Money? For a card game?
Apparently my dad had managed to snag enough money to take his bride on an nice little trip, for nothing but apparently being good at a card game. I was intrigued.
When I first started playing poker online, my hopes were simple. I wanted to take my bride on a trip. And I wanted to play in the WSOP.
I got my cashout from PokerStars last month. In September, we go on a Caribbean cruise.
And in a couple weeks I am going to go play in Event 48 of the WSOP. I even have my card capper (a 1978 Dodge Dart) picked out. Hopefully there will be many entertaining blog posts and tweets. If you are in town, let me know. I'll have a mustache painted on so you'll know it's me.
I am fully aware that this is a crazy and foolish thing to do. My wife is a beautiful person for being willing to let me do something crazy and foolish like this, just because I have decided that I enjoy this dumb card game and want to take a tilt at a windmill. I'm sort of looking forward to it.
Wish me luck.
ETA - Image from Dave Sim's great Cerebus collection High Society, which you should buy and read.