Alex Camacho
Crosby, TX, United States
Born in Houston, Texas and raised all over living the life of an Army Brat. I Went to eight different schools (three elementary, one middle school, four high schools) and have one little brother who’s not so little anymore. I’ve been married for nearly fourteen years now to a woman who rocks my world and I've been blessed with two wonderful children. Our dog, Sally, is a big black lab saved from a local shelter.

Thursday, April 14, 2005

Game Anyone?

We ended up going to my brothers house last night for a friendly game of poker. He had every seat on his poker table filled. It's probably a good thing too because Lana's poker table is still at Tracy's place. I think he's taken to having it there for his Saturday games. I thought about bringing my octagon table just to be safe but Mike said he didn't need it. I ended up at the end of the table right next to the beer fridge. Lucky me. It wasn't too bad but it did get annoying constantly scooting up. By the time the blinds went up the third time I thought I was out of the game. I was down to my last three chips. Yeah, it was five hundred seventy, but that's nothing when you look around the table. To make a long story short, I pulled off the win by clawing my way back. I ended up going heads up with Lana for the win. I don't think other folks there really understood Lana and I wanting to play it out but I hate not to. Lana's an excellent player and I love a good challenge. Their opinion being it doesn't matter since the money is going to the same place. I don't know what their thinking but daddy needs a new twelve volt 1967 wiper motor. ;)

I think I'm going to stick to home games and tournaments. The games are friendlier, hardly anyone acts like an ass win or lose, and everyone's there to have fun and improve their game. I love playing games but I can't stand a sore loser, or even worse, someone who doesn't know how to win gracefully. When we were at the casino there was an older guy there just steaming at the collar over a few lost pots. He even blamed the guy sitting to his left for his bad call on one fold. He had asked the guy his opinion on what he should do and he folded on that. Did some parents just not teach them what a good sportmanship is?

I'm thinking of making an attempt at a game night that consists of something other than poker though. I'm starting to wonder if Derek is alive, it's been so long since I've seen the boy belly up with a bag of dice. I've got almost a full wall of nothing but games, including a few I haven't broke in yet like Axis & Allies. The thing is "poker night" is now Friday and Saturday's. With the bus only a week away from being inspection ready though, I'll be able to get a game or two going with Oscar and Anthony. They live on the other side of town and I don't get to hook up with them near as much as I would like. We have a roleplaying game we need to continue. My dice bag is getting a little dusty and I'm ready to get back in the game. Game night anyone?

For now though, I've got a lot of stuff to do around the house. What's on my menu for today? Well, I finally got around to cleaning most of the upstairs. Now I need to scrub the writing off the walls, vacuum, fix Marcel's toy box, fix the clothes rack in the closet, finish fixing his cabinets, and moving the cable connection to Marcel's room. It's probably going to take up the rest of the day, but I need something to do or I'm just going to end up tinkering with the bus. Man, I love that car. Every time I look at it, I see it's potential. Man, I can't wait. :)

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