Saturday, August 05, 2006

Get Me Outta Here!

It seems like the closer I get to moving out on my own, the more I can't stand coming home. A place where I am on constantly on edge.

I don't want to be cold or mean to EM, but nothing else seems to work. If I give any kind of friendly response, it seems to be taken as a sign that I want more. It is difficult to say the least.

I'm hanging on, just waiting for the day I move out from my first and only house. I can't wait to go and yet there is some sadness in leaving the home where we started our family. The home where so many dreams and wonderful memories have taken place...

So it is understandable that I focus on upcoming events with my blogger friends.

First, there is also a day at Del Mar that Speaker is planning. What a fabulous idea!

Then, I booked my flight to Philly for the Bash! I'm ready to do more SoCo shots with Al, and I will try to - Are you sure you can't make it? Oh wait, Derek will be there...

I will need help getting the Luckbox to drink.

There are more and more people on the list that I can't wait to meet. Jordan and Tripjax are going..YEAH!!!!!

I had such a great time in Vegas for the last blogger event, I could not think of missing this event. Not to mention the fact that I am dying to escape.

Waffles says he will try to spend more time with me on this trip (I'm not gonna hold my breath)!

I have promised Steve a big hug. And despite any rumors that Waffle may try to spread, Steve and I will not be "getting it on"!

I may get into some trouble however with the lovely Kat who has agreed to be my roommate. And by trouble, I do not mean any lesbian experiences Waffles!

And then there is this wonderful person, that has become one of my favorite pals, who I can't wait to see again. Which reminds me, I never did share with you the story of the night I met this clever individual. But first, let me back up and share a little about this incredible person. Now most of you online know that I love to chat. I know that I can become annoying and that many people just want to talk about poker, not life, not problems, etc. So when I find a blogger who enjoys hanging out chatting and stays up till all hours of the night, I am thrilled. I met him when I was at one of the lowest points in my life. Many days, I just wanted to onload and would find myself whining and venting. He was willing to put up with me. He has been one of those people who has made a difference. Helped me get through those rough days. A great listener and a caring friend. I never expected this from the blogfather. It was an amazing surprise to build a friendship with one the most respected bloggers in our community. Hence, he was on my "gotta meet" this blogger list for Vegas.

I would get this opportunity on my very first night in Vegas. I went to the MGM to play and mingle with the bloggers. It was not long before someone told me Iggy was at the bar. I made sure to rush over, cause from what I knew, he has a tendancy to get completely wasted at these events. And I did not want to miss the chance to see him in person.

He was not hard to find. And as soon as I approached him and said "Hi Iggy", he knew me immediately. I was greeted with a nice warm hug and a "Hi Yoyo" as he calls me. He was as warm and approachable in person as he has been online. In no time, he was sharing stories about playing Roshambo with some of the bloggers. Roshambo? What is that?..And so he introduced me that night to the competitive version of Rock, Paper, Sissors. And yes, it was Iggy who took my Roshambo cherry. And it cost ME $20 for him to take it. In hindsight, had I not been broken in by the master, I might not have won the Charity Event against a slew of bloggers the next day! So thanks Iggy for training me. My only disappointment was that he didn't even remember. How do you take a cherry of any kind and forget? How sad is that!

So if you haven't planned to join one of these blogger events, what are you waiting for? It is sure to be a great experience...

Hasta luego..


Drizztdj said...

You lost to Iggy playing roshambo??

I think I found a way to win my gambling money for the trip. :)

Raveen said...

hey yoso nice meeting u last night ill def add u to the roll my site is

slb159 said...

As promised, we'll stop at the hug....ummm,
Looking forward to meeting you.

Veneno said...

Drizz...You can try! Just remember Roshambo is a one on one game..and you know how I am

Raven...I enjoyed meeting you too!

Steve..Stop dreaming of more than a hug buddy!

HighOnPoker said...

V, you were probably the tipping point for me and this philly trip. Its time to meet me some poison.

Hammer Player a.k.a Hoyazo said...

Great post, V. I would love to go to the Bash, but I don't know that I can pull it off. We'll see.

One of these days you have got to lose to me again in some HU action.

Veneno said...

Jordan..I'm glad you will come. We are sure to have good times.

Hoy..Hope you do work it out. It would be great to see ya again in person. More HU with you...nice!