2L82diyung – Travels – USA 1

11 Jul 2008

Just a last minute update.  Jason and Mark both busted out on Day 3.  Jason fairly early to a bad beat, and Mark late in the day.  Mark made it the furthest and was about 50 away from the money.  He also had his opponent dominated, and the guy hit a runner-runner straight to take him out.  That’s a real heartbreaker.

I went to see Ka tonight.  Amazing althetic performances.  I am amazed at what human bodies can do.  I’m headed to WA tomorrow for the day, but I’ll be back Sat. at 5:00.  Just in time for Salmon Jam.

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ann riebel
Hi there. Tom found your blog on his computer, so I am updated on your excursion. I have to say, we didn’t stay in a tent when we went on the ferry! I think your experience is a little more, shall we say, interesting? Ann

06 Sep 2008
Rob
Statistical independence is a bitch man, too bad. Glad you had a good time at least, see you soon.

11 Jul 2008
Bert
Paul- sorry to hear you busted out – still makes a great adventure story and you are coming back with a little dough – see you soon
PS – River is expecting a visit now

10 Jul 2008
Hodges
Paul, — pleased to hear that the mysticism of the Far East has a connection to this dimension, however we’ve heard through the grapevine that the realities of the more mundane Western statistical sciences have caught up with you. We’re all disappointed to know that we’ll still have to cruise the lake on your inflatable yacht, but none of us have sailed the seas of Vegas. You have been our avant garde, our captain of the Enterprise, one who has dared to follow the footsteps of Thompson and Acosta. (Head out to NLV and go to the pharmacy next to the Food City for the ether.) Alas, Wednesday night is passing us with only, actually a few decent wines, an Italian Pinot Grigio, so I shouldn’t say only, but only ethanol, not ether or anything more exotic than the King of the Caribbean Belizean Stew that Dirk is cooking up for the Salmon Fest. So now you know what you’re missing here in Cordova. (Becky told me to leave off Assbrain.) OK. I’m going to finish off the wine — Paso Robles for a wine tour for the New Year? — and stop this babbling and let Dirk and Becky call it a night, even though Bert and I filleted the fish and deserve a good drunk. We’re proud of you. Ken, and guilty by association at the Slough House, Dirk, Becky, and Bert.

10 Jul 2008
sam and TJ
GO Paul Go…that is a great story enjoy!

09 Jul 2008
Bert
NICE – should give you a bounce in your step at the big tourney

09 Jul 2008
river
nice work paul, bask a bit in the glory, you deserve it!

09 Jul 2008
Colin
Paul:Keep it going. My expectations are seeing your poker face behind a pair of shades on ESPN

08 Jul 2008
Cathy and Dix
Grey day here at home, hope the sun is shining on you! As well as lady luck rubbing your shoulder. Vicariously living large through you. And hoping for a win! Hope the cabbies don’t play the Eagles. The Dude Abides.

08 Jul 2008
sam and TJ
Paul, TJ and I are cheering for you! GO Paul GO!!!! Be careful of those fake red hair girls. Thanks for keeping us posted.

08 Jul 2008
Rob
Hey Paul:
Glad to hear you’re hanging on – good luck. If there’s anything TV and movies have taught me it’s that you need a little setback to get the mojo working. Treat yourself to a little training montage and get back out there!

07 Jul 2008
Ashley
Paul, we are cheering for you in Cordova! Please call us if you need any tips. 😉

07 Jul 2008
Max ‘n’ Deb
We will be sending those good desert vibrations your way from New Mexico. If you get bored in Vegas, Farmington is only 8 hours away.
Good Luck! Max ‘n’ Deb

07 Jul 2008
becky and dirk
sounds like a tough day –good job hanging in there! thanks for keeping us posted. we’ll be thinking of you on Wed….we’ll have a wine for you no matter how the cards fall.

06 Jul 2008
fred
paul-hope we trained you well at the home game-get in the money $$$$$$ fred

06 Jul 2008
Maureen Meyers
Hi Paul,Colin and I are enjoying your blog. As is so happens I will be in Las Vegas this coming Wednesday – Friday. Would it be possible for me to come and see you play in this event? I arrive at noon on Wednesday and am free until about 5:00. Are you playing then?Let me know.
Maureen

06 Jul 2008
Ann
Thank God you sent this blog! Tom has been online trying to find your name and see how you are doing. He is terribly jealous. If you win Tom says he’ll go with you next year and help you defend your title, but you might have to spot him 10k. We’ll keep our fingers crossed.

05 Jul 2008
rotnrontoo@msn.com
good luck – kick sum butt

05 Jul 2008
rotnrontoo@msn.com
good luck – kick sum butt

05 Jul 2008
Kay
Hi Paul –
So sorry to hear about your friend. Jane just told me. I hope you made it home ok and that you were there to support his friends and family.
Kay

16 Feb 2008
Jane Ahlness
Hi Paul,Hope all is well with you. I am not having any desire to visit Cambodia right now, glad you got out of there OK. Your last message worries me Paul. If you are in Minnesota and you need anything, let me know. Take care, miss you!Jane

11 Feb 2008
Kay
Baahhhaaaahhhhaaa!!!

05 Feb 2008
Kay
God, Paul. You got lucky. I think I’ll have to have a beer now to calm down.

05 Feb 2008
Kay
wow – S C A R Y !!!

05 Feb 2008
AL
When the going gets rough…Make friends with the Irish.Mahoney taught me that.AL

31 Jan 2008
River
Hey Paul!That sounds like an adventuresome morning of boat travel. I found that 90% of the time, we weren’t getting screwed but a few times we ran into similar situations where you were stuck and someone had a great opportunity to swindle some money out of you, and they did so under the premise of being helpful, with a huge smile. I guess what bugs me about the situation is it engenders a culture of screwing another person cause you can and creates ill will. People end up spending all there time and mental energy trying to protect the resources they have rather than share. I think in the end these little acts of fiscal self-determination undermine people’s basic trust in other people and creates a world that has bars on the windows, obstructing the view and keeping the “haves” inside and the “havenots” wielding crow bars.

29 Jan 2008
Marie.
Sound like you are enjoying your stay. I agree with your version of hapiness. I don’t think the material world is what makes us happy, but many people feel if they just had this one thing that would do it. People can have very little and still be happy, probably more so than people that have alot. Take Care.

24 Jan 2008
Kay
Good grief . . . are these worth it? Sounds like something I would not do! But, I can hardly stand a regular old back rub. I playing catch up with your blog. My fingers are so cold I can barely type. We are getting down to -17 tonight. Computer is right by the window and I can feel the draft. Enjoy being warm!

24 Jan 2008
Kay
Sweet moments are to treasure. I enjoyed your blog entry today.

24 Jan 2008
Kay Kalthoff
Hi Paul –
I’m hanging out with Janie for the day and she told me about your blog!! Cool. I’ll be checking in. Can’t wait to read about more of your adventures!
Kay

20 Jan 2008
A.L.
Nice blog. I enjoy hearing your thoughts; your travels are approached much differently from mine and I like reading about a side of Thailand I didn’t see. Cool story about Bong. I, too, was never allowed to kick anyone in the nuts when I was younger. Any birds around”A.L.

20 Jan 2008
Rick
When you return to Bankok, check out the Temple of the Emerald Buddha if you have time. It’s worth the visit. Just remember, photographs aren’t allowed of the Emerald Buddha. Everything else inside the gates is OK to photograph. There is a mural that goes around the walls that shows a Thai version of ancient history. It shows Thai people coming out from underground, and shows how their civilization progressed including great battles and other highlights. It’s real interesting, but it’s easier to understand with a local explaining it to you. There is a Royal museum in the same compound that has some old crowns jewelry and stuff and pictures of ancient monarchs. Hope you find some peace up-country.

16 Jan 2008
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