Sunday, August 22, 2004

That Was a Crazy Game of Poker

Well, K-Dawg's birthday bash extravaganza has now officially come to an end. But I'm happy to report that the evening's festivities came to a fruitful finish for moi.


The Gang of Five played Texas Hold'em tonight for a few hours; we had a real set of chips and everything. In case you're not familiar with the game, I recommend watching this variation of poker being played on ESPN on Tuesday nights sometime.

To buy into the game, each of us put $3 into the pool (I know, we're big rollers), and we decided the person who knocked off the rest of the opposition would get a prize of $10 with the person who came in second acquiring five fresh greenbacks.

Well, after much excitement and outright craziness, I managed to win the pot, eliminating Scrizzle in two big hands: 1st, a well-played trio of sevens for me vs. two pair for her and then -- to take it all -- a pair of kings, ace high for me to a pair of kings, ten high for her). I could go into more detail about this amazing game, but I feel that no matter what I write, it couldn't compare with the description given by a certain SarcasticGuy of his last Texas Hold'em experience.

So in lieu of more rambling by me, I'll turn the soapbox over to him. Here it is, rant #68:

So I was playing no limit Texas hold'em today with two friends. I was sucking ass and we decided to play a 3rd game. This game lasted 2 hours and at one point I had <4000 of a total 35000. I started playing defensively and eventually the other guy went out. I had around 7000. I got my hand and on the first flop I had a flush and bet well and went all in eventually and so did the other guy. He had a straight and I doubled my money. Then on the next hand I got a ROYAL FLUSH on the flop!!! I did the same thing and got him to go all in and he had 2K and 2J. We were about even. Next hand we went all in because we both were dealt 2A so poop. 3 hands later we eventually went all in again, I had 2K and 3J and the other guy had 4 threes. I lost but it was the most awesome game I have ever played, and I used up all my luck. :-(

If that didn't get you excited about gambling, I don't know if anything could. He should be in PR for the boats.

All right, I'm done gloating now. ;-) But I'll leave you with one of my favorite songs...

You can listen to it by going to the band's site and using the media player at the bottom of the screen. Actually, there are two versions of the song available there; one is recorded in studio (my favorite - The Wanderer album), but it seems to cut off halfway through on this site for me, so if you want to hear the song in its entirety, go with Disc 2 of Any Time Now.

"That Was A Crazy Game Of Poker" (O.A.R.)

My twenty thrown down in my fist of rage
And the man to my left just folded down
Johnny doubled up with a Royal Flush
I had three jacks and a pair of nines
My mind is turning just two shots more
There's not much left to play
Then dude walks in Black hat on top, what a mop
I'm lucky it wasn't a county cop, cause I'm just running out of time

Who's up for game two, what to do?
My wallet's getting thin and I just lost my watch last night
I got a problem, just one answer got to throw it all down
And kiss it goodbye

That was a crazy game of poker
I lost it all
But someday I'll be back again
And I'm never to fall
Never to fall

Who's up for game three?
I can barely see the bourbon drowning next to me
And I just lost it all
Well there's a man sitting next to me
Red with smiling eyes
It's funny I don't have no money tonight.

That was a crazy game of poker
I lost it all
But someday I'll be back again
And I'm never to fall
Never to fall

Bada biba... ... ...
I say now skitili dat dat dat well how bout that
I'm coming out the front never coming out the back
I walked into the bar yesterday
Cause I had something to do, something to say
And Johnny walked in right behind me and
I didn't turn around
Until I hear the sound of his feet falling
On the ground, looked over my shoulder
And I saw a clown
And I said what are you doing in the bar tonight?
And I said Johnny whatcha doing tonight?
He looked at me with a face full of fright
And I said how about a revolution?
And he said , right.

I say of, you say a, I say revolution, and you say Jah 2x

And I said what are you looking at?
He hit me across the face with a bat.
I grabbed my .45 and I said let's get out and go
Well so he opened the door, and said "now, whatcha here for?"
I said I'm wanderin' down the road 44
And I said I've been walking for about a thousand years
And my feet are growing tired
My eyes a little wired
Don't know what to do unless I retire
And he just said let's play some crazy poker
And I said Johnny whatcha doing tonight?
He looked at me with a face full of fright
And I said how about a revolution?
And he said right.

I said that was the craziest game of poker that I ever saw
I said that was the craziest game of poker that I ever saw
But I'm not gonna quit and I'm not gonna stop
I don't give a shit cause I got the drop
Johnny just got two eyes just like mine
And I'm feeling kind of funky, kinda fine
Cause I drank a bottle of whiskey before I came
Came to the bar to see what's the same
I saw my man named Johnny sitting across the table from
And to my left was a man he had no gin
He didn't even think about starting to sin
The man to my right, wasn't feeling very nice
He looked kinda mad and I felt bad
Because I took his money last night
Now I'm just struggling
I need a honey bunny
I don't know what to say anymore
So I'm just going to go out the front door.

Mr. K., you ought to be born more often -- boy, I could make a killing.

1 Comments:

At 5:23 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Good game Lucas, Good game!

~Scrizzle (AKA Sarah)

 

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