Monday, May 16, 2005

Hysteria

I'm glad this is "Def Leppard Song/Post Title Week" and not Air Supply or somesuch. Pretty appropriate title to encapsulate the last 14 hours.

You want a seamless narrative? You want precise language? Sorry, not today. Go read Pauly. I am incapable.

Again, thanks for all the comments. I kinda missed all the chat there at the end, though I vaguely saw the box go zooming by. See, when the third spade fell, I shot off the couch like a rocket and shouted "I'MGOINGTOTHEWORLDSERIESOFPOKER I'MGOINGTOTHEWORLDSERIESOFPOKER" while awkwardly and repeatedly high-fiving the dear and patient wife, an act which ultimately resulted in me banging my right pinkie knuckle on the coffee table, perhaps breaking it. What the hell? Win a seat, break a bone in your hand? Is that the deal, Bob?

Anyway, I wished I'd "acted like I'd been there before" and at least managed to copy the chat. Special gratitude to Iggy without whom none of this is possible, in more ways that one. You sir, are drinkin' for free when I'm around three weeks hence.

Didn't sleep much last night. Way too amped. Got pre-registered and extended my stay at The Plaza to Thursday night. Just like that, one day closer to Vegas. Damn WSOP is really gonna cut into my drinkin' time, though.

Even my mother, who frowns on this little hobby of mine, seemed genuinely happy for me.

Some weekend. Get pimped (and mocked) by Felicia and win a blogger satellite. Whose friggin' life is this anyway?

Schmaltz Alert: Down to two-tables, The Boy handed me a necklace he'd made out of these plastic chain links. I promptly put it on and proceeded to win three big pots with AJ from that point. Coincidence?

Hell no. Shit like this doesn't mean a damn thing without the love and support of your family and friends, which I'm lucky to have. They're kinda proud of me today. That means everything.

17 Comments:

At 11:13 AM, Blogger Dr. Pauly said...

We were all pulling for you Joe. Great job once again.

 
At 11:14 AM, Blogger Dr. Pauly said...

We were all pulling for you Joe. Great job once again.

 
At 11:18 AM, Blogger BadBlood said...

Rock on Joe. Rock on.

 
At 11:45 AM, Blogger Ignatious said...

you da man.

 
At 11:45 AM, Blogger Joseph Guido said...

Congrats. You're gonna be on tv. You better be one of the best-dressed there. You've got a rep to maintain.

 
At 12:01 PM, Blogger JasonSpaceman said...

I've got ten bucks on Joe to last longer in the WSOP event. Any takers?

 
At 12:25 PM, Blogger BG said...

Buying Iggy's alcohol for the weekend? Hope you got room on your Diner's Club Card, that bill don't come cheap.

 
At 12:45 PM, Blogger peacecorn said...

I'm going to be looking to be sure you're wearing that necklace at the WSOP!

 
At 1:03 PM, Blogger StudioGlyphic said...

Jason, I'm not taking that bet.

 
At 1:52 PM, Anonymous Mike said...

Congrats Joe! Watching you play inspired me to my own little tournament victory. :)

 
At 2:23 PM, Anonymous Chops said...

Congrats and well played. Does this make 7-4 your signature hand? Fantastic if so...

 
At 4:55 PM, Blogger Julio said...

what's this?

you got tickets to the World Series of Poker?

Will you be on TV? If so, let me know, that way I can not watch you. ISoP

 
At 7:07 PM, Blogger Huge Junk said...

Don't worry about the broken bone, the pain goes away in like, 8 to 15 weeks.

If we make the final table I say we get casts for sympathy from the poker gods and tv land.

 
At 7:35 PM, Blogger Diceman said...

Congrats on the win, it was well overdue.

I dunno the noble result, but i know you got 3rd in the first one and 9th in the second.

Top bombing

Shame the scousers wont win against AC though : )

Phill

 
At 8:58 AM, Blogger obp1000 said...

confucius say, "poker man with broken hand will not be master of baiting." ;)

GL, Joe!

 
At 4:35 PM, Blogger Felicia :) said...

Did you hear the new Def Leppard tune released today? It's a cover, but I think they did a pretty good job.

 
At 8:41 AM, Anonymous online poker site said...

great job joe... i like the way you commentate on internet poker. yet to find another blog like it

 

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