Returning the Favor and other Slices of Life

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Friday, February 24, 2006

Catching up

Well, it’s official. There will now be more out-of-town players at my house tomorrow for the Falstaff Open than local players. A HUGE contingent from G-Vegas, and I don’t just mean G-Rob’s hair, are coming up, plus the Big Pirate and a couple of buddies from Columbia, not to mention TripJax coming down from G-Boro. It oughta be a blast. And with the addition of TheMark and Ms. AllIn, some Omahaha goodness is guaranteed. I’m starting to think one table of side games for hold ‘em and one table for a mixed game…

In other random news, I played a $5 MTT on Stars last night to warm up. I was cooking right along until level 8 when I ran my TPTK into an overpair. My read on the big stack was that she would raise with any sooted face card, so she was able to trap me nicely when my A 10 hit the 10-high flop. IGHN. Oh well, such is tournament pokah.

My shows went pretty well the last two weeks. The NC Dance Festival was all good, designing 20+ dance pieces in a week was pretty draining, then did 8AM – Midnight on Saturday with the Charlotte Philharmonic Orchestra. I wasn’t terribly pleased with the lighting on that one, but the client was, and that’s who I’m supposed to please on some gigs. Next season for them I get to light the remainder of the Lawrence Welk touring band. I soooo need a bubble machine for that gig. Loaded in 42nd St. for the local performing arts high school on Sunday, and was with that gig through Wednesday. I love that gig, because I get to work with kids who really give a shit about putting on a show, and teach them a thing or two while I’m at it. And it looked pretty good when I was done. I wanted a couple more rehearsals for the big finale dance number, but that’s always the case with musicals. I had about 20 light changes in the song and could have easily put another dozen in there if I had the rehearsal time. But that’s life.

More life – February is almost over. That’s the best news I’ve had in weeks. Between my uncle’s death, my dad’s emergency surgery, the death of a dear old family friend from home and some health issues with one of my nieces February was ridiculous. I’m glad it’s almost over and I’ll be drinking beer and slinging cards with some of my favorite folks tomorrow afternoon and evening. Thanks again for all the kind words and support this month, it’s helped a lot. Now go wish Joanada a happy birthday!


Daddy said...

I completely forgot to call the venue last week about my will call ticket. Fuck. Oh well, I guess that shows you how little money means to me. Remember that next time we play no limit.

BadBlood said...

Looking forward to tomorrow. Big time!

See you soon.

theAxeman said...

Hey, man. Heading up with the G-Vegas contingent. Looking forward to it!

Anonymous said...

Tomorrow will be fun!! See you then.