Poker night

One of the things I miss about living in Illinois was the regular group of friends I had over to play poker. A wonderful byproduct of the never-ending basement finishing project was that I had room for a poker table. Every few months, I had a bunch of friends over, and usually lost money while having a great time.

Here in California, I finally got around to scheduling a poker night and invited a number of co-workers and neighbors. And two days later, Rick’s second law of poker night was proven true: everyone on the distribution, once they accept the invitation, must immediately proceed to explain to everyone else how they barely know how to play poker.

Direct quotes from the e-mail thread:

“sounds like you will be taking the money from me.”
“I haven’t played in (many) years. But, after losing so much $$$ in 2008, why not lose a bit more to friends over beers.”
“I’m not much of a poker player.”
“I am a real novice at poker and know only the basic rules.”

If the past is any guide, I’m going to lose money on Friday night.

7 responses to “Poker night”

  1. I can't imagine getting together with the same group of guys on the same night every week in the same place. How pathetic!s-Billsp.s. We miss you.

  2. Oh, if only it were every week. I'm lucky to get it 3-4x/year…Speaking of which, what are you doing Friday night? Any chance you want tocome to the East Bay? 😉

  3. Oh, if only it were every week. I'm lucky to get it 3-4x/year…Speaking of which, what are you doing Friday night? Any chance you want tocome to the East Bay? 😉

  4. Well I'll wait to hear back on how well you fare before I invite myself to “lose some money” too. sI had a game in college that I never resurrected. sYou've inspired me. s:)

  5. We continued the poker games in your basement for quite a while after you left.s Imagine the shock we had when the new family finally moved in.s I think Henry nailed itsby pointing out that was probablyswhysthe fridge was so poorly stocked.

  6. Dammit, if i wasn't in the middle of a blizzard, signature-gathering, crazy-ass special election, I'd fly out there and take your money too.sTCB

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