WSOP Online Poker in NV: No Fun, No Money

I play using the uber-hipster, totally original screenname “chrissalmon”

Since I live at Lake Tahoe (South Shore), I was hoping to find a place to play poker that didn’t require me to drive to Reno. Harvey’s Hotel and Casino here in Stateline has a poker room, but it’s only got the same 6 or 8 guys in it every night, who all know each other.  When you walk up you the table to play, you definitely feel like a combination outsider and meat being examined before put in the grinder.  Plus, you’re obviously in someone else’s social club when you’re at their table, the conversation detours around you as things and people you know nothing about are discussed.  Don’t get me wrong – they’re polite and nice and all!  But you just know that, well – you just don’t belong there.  They’ve turned to room into their little social club and strangers who swing by to play are there to help pay for their club.

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The first piece of new music in years.

Here’s a piece of music that is basically just a percussion framework to build on.  I’ve gotten WAY into Kpop lately and it has been super inspirational!  So I’ve decided to get back into regular music practice and composing.  This is my first little bit of music, it’s not much, in fact I don’t like parts of the bass line very much, but it’s a work in progress.

Don’t Believe Everyone Complaining About Twitter Harassment

There’s a strange Twitter scam being played on the public by some celebrities.  I’ve seen it 3 times in the last few years.  Only famous people do it, because only they would benefit from it.  I’ll tell you what I personally witnessed.  The first person I saw do this is a well-known pornstar, so let’s just call her that, because I don’t want to use any of these people’s real names.  I’m not trying to make a public splash with this, or get into a personal fight with anyone.  I just want other Twitter users to know this goes on.
So I was following Pornstar because I was a fan of hers before this.  This was when I first started using Twitter all the time, which was only a couple years ago.  Reading her tweets, she often got into fights with people harassing her.  Calling her names,

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I hate it when casinos act weird about my blackjack play.

“How do I know he’s cheating? HE’S WINNING! That’s how!”

Playing blackjack in Vegas years ago, some guys next to me said they “Didn’t understand insurance.” “Oh,” I said, “It’s a bet on whether she’s got a ten under that Ace. But only 1/3 of the deck is tens, that’s why you don’t take insurance, because she only has it ..1 out of 3 times overall.” When I gazed back at the table I noticed this pit boss was staring at me with rage and hatred in his eyes! That cracked me up and I just laughed and smiled at him. Then he goes and gets on his pit phone, which also cracked me up! Why is this so..funny to me? Well, this guy’s steaming angry and calling to have my play reviewed because I can do 3rd grade math!! 10JKQ – 4 tens per suit. 4 suits. 44=16. 52 cards per deck. 16 goes into 52, 3 times (note 3*16=48) with 4 left over, or 3.25. Thus approx. 1/3 of the deck ..is tens. Exactly 1/3 would be 3.333… close enough for this purpose. All that’s just simple arithmetic, 3rd and 4th graders could do it. So this pit boss is enraged at people who can do arithmetic. That’s why it gave me the giggles! It’s ridiculous and it exposes so many

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Today’s recipe – shredded chicken Tex-Mex

Todays recipe is my easy version of shredded chicken Tex-Mex style.  My son and I are going to ski and lift weights all week so I’m making a big batch of it.

Boneless, skinless frozen chicken breast

Start with boneless, skinless chicken breast, boil in water with a bit of salt until just cooked (white) all through.

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Lake Tahoe, Nevada – Heavenly Mountain Opening Day 2017/2018 – Photo Gallery

Today Show, Aug. 15, 2003 – after the blackout

Actually parts of the city were still without power.  But basically we had all made it though OK! Hooray New York!

 

The Great Blackout of New York, 2003, Part 5

The Great Blackout of New York, 2003, Part 4

A few years ago two companies who make science documentaries bought the rights to my blacked out New York City videos, and brief pieces of them have been seen worldwide.

The Great Black Out of New York, 2003 part 3

New York City had undergone an unexpected transformation in the post 9/11/2001 years.  I had spent time there on a honeymoon over the New Year’s between 1999-2000 – I figured I couldn’t forget when I got married later that way :-). On that trip people, especially cops and such, were very brusque and rude, exactly how the old-school New Yorker stereotype was portrayed in pop culture.  They just didn’t have time to talk to you for any reason, so GTFO – that was the attitude.  But after the City was so violently attacked and all the firemen and cops and everyone became heroes, well I’ll be damned if they didn’t start acting like heroes, too!  It certainly made a difference those days without power in the summer of 2003.