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Sunday, August 19, 2007

Trip To Atlantic City

I took a trip to Atlantic City over the weekend. I only had one day dedicated to gambling. I mostly wanted to play some poker. I lost $170.

I got their around noon, and went to Taj Mahol. I bought $100 on a 2/5 no limit table, and I felt like my short stack probably wasn't going to cut it on that table, way too much raising and forced action. I moved to a 1/2 no limit table, people were "playing friendlier". After about 2 hours, I made about $30. My chip range was always between $50 and $140.

I left to do some tourist things, and came back that night around 9ish. I was tired and a little sleepy. I went to play some poker at Tropicana. I made some bad decisions and played impatiently, and lost $200. Maybe it could've been the level of competition is different at night comparing to during the afternoon.

Either way, I knew when I lost $200, it was time to quit. Slightly annoyed about the $170 I lost that day, I bought a $4 shot glass, and that cheered me up some. I know, the smallest things amuse me.

Speaking of amusing small things, I decided to get a $5 palm reading at the board walk. She told me about myself. They were mostly right, but then again, the information could've been gathered through logic. She told me "You are not married because you've been working hard for your career". That was right, but it probably was from me speaking educatedly and wore no ring. She also told me that I had a relationship that was about 2 years, but it didn't work out. Right again, but I'm guessing that happened to 80% of the people my age. She said I haven't met the right type of women, and I dislike letting women walk all over me. Again, she was right, but I'm guessing that's how every single guy feels like.

But I was really intrigued. Even if nothing comes out of it, maybe she had some good life advice she could've given me. I asked her for more. She gave me some fortunes and general life advice I should follow. She told me I'd live a long healthy life, and I'll get married within the next 2-3 years. January and September are good months. My future mate will have the initials SK, and I'm compatible with Virgos. Whoa, that's some specific stuff. At the time, I didn't think of it, but afterwards, I just realized my best female friend in the world had initials SK before she got married, I was just totally weirded out by that. As just typed the last paragraph, I checked on the birthday of Virgos (Aug 23 - Sep 23), and I'm pretty sure her Bday's in September. That was just totally strange. The $5 palm reading turned into a $20 one with fortunes with it, she even gave me a "healing", which she put some scented oil on my hand and concentrated, and gave me a small rock to keep in my pocket for a few days.

Atlantic city was a great experience. I'll easily forget the money I lost, but I'll remember the palm reading for a very long time.

2 Comments:

Blogger Andrew said...

"That was right, but it probably was from me speaking educatedly and wore no ring."

NICE!! I don't know where to begin. My middle school grammar teacher would be turning over in his grave.... if he were dead...

8/20/2007 11:24 PM  
Blogger Paul Zhao said...

Yeah, I don't write well. The sentence was made up of random sentence fragments, but at least "educatedly" is a real word, according to Urban Dictionary.

8/20/2007 11:40 PM  

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