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May 29, 2009

So, you may or may not have noticed that I haven’t posted in awhile. I wasn’t intentionally ignoring this corner of the interwebs, but life just kind of got in the way for awhile. Since my last post I’ve:

  • Spent 10 days on the east coast where I played golf with friends at Foxwoods for a weekend. The place hasn’t changed much since my last visit, aside from the addition of the new MGM tower, which I found rather disappointing. The highlight of the trip, aside from hanging with my aforementioned friends, was a Saturday night session at the craps table where a local working girl who looked a lot like Jennifer Tilley rolled the bones for 45 minutes, earning me about $400.
  • Other highlights of the east coast trip included drinks and meals with other old friends, checking out the new Rock & Roll Museum Annex in Soho, and catching Bruce at the Izod Center. The show was kind of uneven, and it didn’t seem like Bruce and the band were as locked in as usual. Maybe they’re still adjusting to having Max’s kid Jay sitting in on the drums while his dad does his Conan O’Brien gig. Still, an uneven Bruce show is better than almost anybody else at their best, and I’m seriously considering returning to Jersey in October to catch Bruce playing the final shows at Giants Stadium.
  • A final highlight was my last night in town, where I ended up having an impromptu family reunion. After going to dinner with my cousin Andy and his wife in Brooklyn, we crossed into Manhattan to catch another cousin, Adam, performing with the Upright Citizen’s Brigade. As it turns out, we weren’t the only family in the theater, as Adam’s parents, sisters, grandmother and my cousin Beth and her husband Robert were all in the audience as well.
  • I flew back to Vegas last Sunday and spent just 24 hours in town before driving out to Mesquite, Nevada to play in the 14th Annual Matt Savage Invitational Golf Tournament. Lots of fun was had, and Wolf Creek is one of the most amazing courses I’ve ever played in my life (it ranks with Pebble Beach). It’s also ridiculously tough and really, the only reason worth going to Mesquite for. Seriously. The town is in the middle of nowhere and has absolutely no cell service, which makes life miserable for iPhone junkies like me.
  • While I’m posting this and recovering from the past three days, I’m mentally gearing up for the next six weeks where I’ll be — wait for it — working. Yes, that’s right, working. Granted, I’ll be spending my time inside a casino, but instead of playing cards, I’ll be part of the Poker News tournament reporting team covering the WSOP. It’s going to be crazy, chaotic and tiring. And I’m looking forward to every second of it. I think.
2 Comments leave one →
  1. May 29, 2009 11:38 pm

    If you’re working all the time, does that mean that I get to flop all of the sets at Venetian?

  2. katkin permalink*
    May 29, 2009 11:46 pm

    Sure. I just want a 10% commission on each hand you win.

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