LG... Life's Good
My favourite video that comes out of any event, is always the bloopers & highlights. I love looking back on all the good, and embarrassing times! Here's a compilation of myself, Kristy Arnett and Sarah Grant's finest moments.
For now, it's adios Las Vegas. Thanks for another AWESOME World Series of Poker. Next up, it's some well-needed Mexican beach time! to chillax!
I can't believe it's here again! Although today is Day #3 of the WSOP, tonight is my first official shift, reporting for PokerNews.com of course. It just so happened that the schedule worked out that I had the first two days off which has been such a tease with all this crazy news going on, I feel so out of the loop! I'm so excited to get in there amongst it all tonight! I've been in Las Vegas for about a month now, minus one week where I went home (yes, all the way to Australia) to refresh myself (and my suitcase) before the grind. I've got all the Vegas partying out of my system after Kristy Arnett's crazy bachelorette weekend in Las Vegas and then her and Andrew's AMAZING wedding in the little tucked away town of Fort Wayne. I had the honour of being one of her bridesmaids which was so much fun and I couldn't be happier to have been a part of such a perfect couple's union! Congratulations Andrew and Kristy!
So, now I'm ready to set myself back into Trojan Horse working mode for the next seven weeks! Working with Sarah Grant and Kristy Arnett all summer is going to be crazy, we have so much fun together which is probably evident in our first video kick of the WSOP with our own guided tour of the Rio:
I hope you're enjoying our coverage so far of the 42nd Annual World Series of Poker! The only place to find everything you need is at PokerNews.com
It's been six months since I've graced the strip of Sin City, and seeing I felt like I lived her last year that's a LONG time away from this place. My liver of course was squirming with fear as the plane landed, but I gave it a couple of days to get settled first. My priority? Getting my WholeFoods fix. I'm staying with Kristy Arnett as I'm here performing my "bridesmaid duties" in the lead up to her big wedding at the end of the month! Of course, that involves a three-day bender for her bachelorette party next weekend. Ooooh that week I'm sure I'll have quite a blog to write. So Kristy picked me up from the airport and we literally went straight to WholeFoods before heading home. That night was my second fix for dinner - Tropical Smoothie. Why oh WHY do we not have these two stores Down Under?
So as I said, the first couple of days were tame, just work and all that girlie stuff Kristy and I indulge in when we get together. Until Wednesday night came. Kristy organised a girls night with the PokerNews ladies Sarah Grand and Elaine Chaivarlis. We went to the Goddess Dinner at Lavo which is basically free dinner and cocktails as long as your table has no boys bits sitting at it. Let me tell you guys, I know most of you come to Vegas with a very strong mission in mind... Any smart boy would take himself down to Lavo on a Wednesday night for dinner (or Tao on a Thursday). They honestly have a 9:1 ratio of girls to guys. You're welcome.
After dinner we headed straight towards MGM to play our beloved 50c/$1 NLH game where we can let the booze flow with a risk-free $50 max buy-in. Luckily Sarah called ahead to put us on the list, only to be told that THEY DON'T HAVE THAT GAME ANYMORE! We were devastated! Thankfully, dirty old Bills offers the same game, so off to Bill's Gamblin' Hall we went... I was the only loser of the night seeing that Sarah Grant cleaned me up. Of course she's dealt AA when I'm dealt QQ and she's dealt KK when I'm dealt 1010. Oh and then I got owned by some dude when I attempted to bluff into slow played AA. That's about all I remember from the session apart from my hand to mouth movement with various shot glasses, once again thanks to Sarah Grant
From there, it was home to Kristy's Mac for a Photo Booth session. Oh wow.
The next day we had to get up to record a PokerNews Podcast at Caesars Palace before the WSOPC Main Event kicked off. We were quite rusty to say the least. We interviewed Jamie Gold, who, earned a whole new level of respect from me after our interview. You can listen to it here: