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Tuesday, February 08, 2005


Got a call yesterday at work that a good friend of mine (Hawk form a few posts ago) had just been in a serious car accident, and he was hoping that he could pull an "emergency friend" card in the hopes that I would come pick him up at the hospital and drive him home. Obviously, I agreed immediately, because, honestly, that's what one does. I can't imagine any instance arising that a friend would call and need a ride from the hospital, and I would respond, "you know, I can't, I have to [insert any activity whatsoever]". This isn't a bragging thing... I can't imagine how you could call yourself a friend, let alone a human being, by disregarding someone in need of basic help.

Anyway, he seems to be fine, his neck's a tad messy and his sternum is bruised, but luckily, no cuts, and no breaks. Plus, since it was the teenage chick's complete fault, he shouldn't have to dish out any serious cash. Only real problem is that he may have to miss our weekly poker games for a while... but that's more of a problem in my eyes :-)

Speaking of which , after taking him back home (and stopping at the greatest restaurant of time, Black Bear Diner), I headed home and passed the cardroom... and since I had some great luck in the past few days (my ex-roommate and eye cleaned out a bunch of fishes in a Superbowl home game), I felt like dropping a Franklin before heading home. I stayed for about 2 hours and left 80 bucks up, so the great week continues. I'm planning on going once more before Saturday in the homes of making at least another 80... if I do that, I'll be using my winnings to buy a seat in a WSOP satellite game... wish me luck.

BTW, last night was cool, because I scored my first quads on the flop that I can remember. I had pocket jacks, and the flop came Jd-Jc-Tc. I got some action (had to simply call a three bet on the flop because I didn't want to scare people away... I'm not sure if that was the right play). Interesting to note, I wasn't a lock to win, because the turn came as a King of clubs and there was a possibly Royal Flush draw on the board... still, if I lost with quads to a royal, I wouldn't have felt too bad, but it never came. The problem with this hand is, though, it's hard to get alot of mine out of people. If the off card on the flop had been higher than a Jack, I may have gotten some more action, but eh, you play the hand you're dealt.

Hmph. I wonder if you can use a poker metaphor when you're actually talking about poker...

posted by Holz | 1:07 PM | Rant & Rave, Bitches! (5)


I won't even pretend to understand half of your poker-speak, but congrats on the streak of luck. And a pat on the back for being a good friend. :-)

By Blogger Kate, at 2/08/2005 2:53 PM  

Umm, Holz, I'm at the hospital cause I just had a zipper accident. Can you come pick me up and drive me home? I can imagine you declining my request. There's your instance right there. But I got your point even though I am being a jerk. And good luck is awesome. We haven't had much lately. And what is WSOP?

By Blogger Stan, at 2/09/2005 4:14 AM  

World Series Of Poker.

(For shame, even a complete poker ignoramus like me knew that. :) )

By Blogger Manchild, at 2/09/2005 7:39 AM  

How could you turn someone down when they're calling you from a hospital? What a great way to kick someone when they're down.

Hope your poker luck holds up!

By Blogger bmh, at 2/09/2005 8:57 AM  

Thanks MC, I had no clue. And bmh, my request qould be denied simply because Holz is in CA and I'm in PA. Just one little letter makes a huge difference. I was just being difficult.

By Blogger Stan, at 2/10/2005 4:18 AM  

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