Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Help Someone in Need Out

In the effort of full disclosure, I do not know the individual. I hardly know Vinnay other than some tourneys Ive played online with him, but in the spirit of the holidays I am posting this in the hopes we may all give just a little bit.

Please visit this site:

Hes a Flyers fan which I can rally around, and he seems like a stand up guy from what Vinnay has wrote so eloquently about him. Please take the time to read and help someone out that is in need.


On a lighter note, I have read reports of how Braylon Edwards will be spending this evening doing......DROPPING THE BALL!

Have a safe and Happy New Year all.

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

You know you are from the Philly area if...

You've never referred to Philadelphia as anything but "Philly." And New Jersey has always been "Jersey."

You refer to Pennsylvania as "PA."

You know how to pronounce Bryn Mawr, Schuylkill, Bala Cynwyd, Duquesne, Punxsutawney, Susquehanna, and Allegheny.

You know what a "Mummer" is.

You can use the phrase "fire hall wedding reception" and not even bat an eye.

You absolutely hate T.O.

You really miss Y-100.

At least 5 people on your block have electric "candles" in all or most of their windows all year long.

Words like "hoagie", "sticky buns", "shoo-fly pie", "pierogies" and "pocketbook" actually mean something to you.

You know the time and location of every "wing night" in a 20 mile radius.

You consider an exotic vacation to be a trip to Ocean City, Virginia Beach, or Myrtle Beach.

You think very little of an Amish buggy on the road.

You’ve run up the steps to the art museum emulating Rocky at least once.

You know that Intercourse, Climax, Virginville, Paradise, Mars, and Slippery Rock, Blue Ball, and Bird in Hand are all PA towns.

You love Birch Beer.

You consider Pittsburgh to be "out west," and you know the fastest way to Philly is the Turnpike.

When the forecast said snow, you stayed up waiting for them to announce that school was cancelled.

You know that more than two inches of snow will at least get you a two hour delay.

You have an uncontrollable urge to buy bread and milk when you hear the word "snow."

You live within two miles of a plant that makes potato chips, corn chips, pretzels, candy, or ice cream, or that packages turkeys, beans, or bologna.

You think the roads in any other state are smooth.

Refer to something as "a whole nother," e.g., "That's a whole nother issue."

You punctuate every sentence with, "You know" at least twice.

You want olive oil, not mayonnaise on your hoagie.

Your favorite dessert is water ice. (pronounced "wooder" ice)

You find yourself using "yo" and "youse guys" when talking long-distance to family members.

You find yourself at a nice restaurant thinking "I wonder if they have cheese steaks?"

You visit New York and are impressed by how clean it is.

You've had more than one debate on why Wawa is better than Sheetz.

You call sprinkles on top of your ice cream cone "jimmies".

You can't imagine lunch without a Tastykake.

A vacation at the Jersey shore is better than going to an island (there's more stuff to do, plus you know everybody.)

You know where to find the Rocky statue.

You've had more than one argument over why your place for cheesesteaks is the best.

You've never been to the Liberty Bell, or the only time you were there was on a class trip in third grade.

You know what and where "Boathouse Row" is

You will buy a pretzel from anyone, anywhere without even thinking of where it was - or where his hands have been.

You can't imagine a breakfast without scrapple.

You don't know what a sub is, but you think they are trying to describe an imitation HOAGIE.

You aren't a bandwagon Sixers fan, you loved them when they sucked, and before they had A.I.

You go to The Gallery or South Street in the summer time just to chill.

You call the Dallas Cowboys the Cowgirls.

When every year a team makes it close to or to the post season and yet every year you still find your self saying i know how this is gonna end...there's always next year.

If you never took a field trip to anywhere other than the franklin institute, the zoo, the art museum, or the museum of natural science

If you listen to Preston and Steve EVERY morning.

If you know every word to the theme song from the fresh prince of Bel Air.

If you know what it means if someone refers to something as a "jawn"

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Holiday Weekend

Had a pretty good holiday weekend. My family (minus my mom) came to Turkey Day dinner and that was fairly good. They only stayed for a few hours but it was nice to see everyone again, specially my little niece, she is hilarious! (shes 1)

Friday I came into work for an hour to make sure everyone was here and logged in, finished up some work and took off. Ended up going shopping on Black Friday (something I have not done in a few years)and ended up with a few good deals at Target.

Friday afternoon Blazman texted me asking if I wanted to head down to Mo Sun. Initially I said no, but the GF talked me into going Friday instead of Saturday, thus I did not argue and went on my merry way.

Get there about 5:30 and its packed. Come to find out Neil Young is playing, thus the crowd.
Signed up for 5-10 limit, 4-8 O8, and 3-6 limit. 3-6 Limit wins, and I got seated. In a word the table was "horrible". One older lady just had no clue but her lucksackery saved her. On a Flop of Q-4-4 the lady called. Turn was a 7. She calls. River is a 3. Bet, she raises. Bettor calls. She flips up 3-3 for the river boat... I got involved in 1 hand with her where my A-Q was outflopped by her A-5, she smacked 2 pair.
Soon after I was called for 4-8 O8 and i took it. Blaz moved over with me. First hand im the BB, flop comes 3-5-6 and I flop the nut straight. I bet aggressivley and after all is said and done I take down the high, another takes the low and we split some 3rd guys horrible 2 pair with horrible low.

I remember winning 2 hands, and after that the rest of the night is a blur (Thanks Red Deaths!) ended up after 8 hours only 2 bucks up, so i then proceeded to lose $200 at the craps table.

Not much else happened. Poker online has been a bust, down $60 since Saturday night.

Wow i always have great ideas when I start writing a blog post, but by the endI just fade. ADD is rigged!