Ocean's Eleven

Ocean's Eleven (Widescreen Edition)I watched this movie yesterday and forgot to write a review. I’ve seen the movie once or twice in the theater and countless other times on DVD, so that alone should tell you I think it’s a great movie.

What more could you ask for? Eleven guys (all with different talents) team up to rob a Las Vegas casino. It’s a great plan that runs into a few bumps in the road. Just when you think you have it all figured out, a final twist is thrown as you. “Wow!” is about all you can say when it happens. George Clooney, Matt Damon, Brad Pitt, Bernie Mac, Elliott Gould, Casey Affleck, Andy Garcia, Julia Roberts and many others make it a great cast for a movie.

If you haven’t seen this movie…what are you waiting for? I give it an A.


Basketball Exam

Why are so many kids jumping straight from high school to the NBA these days? Is it because they are that good? For a few, yes, but for most, it is because they are too dumb to be able to be able to pass college classes and maintain their eligibility.

Today the University of Georgia released documents relating to NCAA rules violations by their basketball program. Assistant basketball coach Jim Harrick Jr. taught a Coaching Principles and Strategies of Basketball class in 2001. Many athletes (including some of his players) took the class. It’s not surprising that everyone in the class received an A when you read some of the following questions from the only exam that was given for the class:

How many players are allowed to play at one time on any one team in a regulation game?

How many halves are in a college basketball game?

How many points does a 3-point field goal account for in a Basketball Game?

In your opinion, who is the best Division I assistant coach in the country?

ESPN

All of these questions were multiple choice! Things like this make me love the Duke basketball program more and more. Duke is one of the toughest schools in the nation, but year after year, great players graduate. It’s a true testament of the kind of person that Coach Mike Krzyzewski is. He recruits good people that have basketball talent, unlike other schools who recruit basketball players and then cheat to get by the rules.

Kung Fu The Flu

Made it through two and a half hours of work today before I made the decision to come home sick. I get tired just walking around. Anyone have any secret remedies to get rid of this?

Some Kind Of Flu

I started coming down with something on Monday night. I could feel my throat getting a little scratchy and the stuffiness was starting. Tuesday at work I felt like shit all day long, but managed to get through it. When I got home I went straight to bed for about 2 hours. I felt a little bit better, but still went to sleep at 11:00 last night.

Today when I woke up it was worse. Stuffed up even more and something is going on in the back of my throat. I called in sick to work and went back to sleep. Ended up crawling out of bed around 9:30 this morning and felt pretty good…I thought. I answered a few emails, had some cereal, and watched a little TV. After moving around the house for a bit, I started to feel really weak, so I dicided a shower should help.

Soon after, I began working on my brother’s computer and then it hit me. I’m not sure if it was all the dust flying around my room or the fact that I had to move his computer from the floor to my bed several times. I started to feel like I might pass out, so I took a little break. After I was done, I watched a movie and got a bite to eat. Back to bed after the movie for about an hour and a half. I just got up not too long ago and steel feel like ass.

I hate being sick!

Mike Caro University

I just finished watching a poker seminar video by Mike Caro University. Very good stuff! I think I’m going to start visiting his site for some good reading material.

During the seminar he gave a lot of good advice. Most of which I’ve never thought about, but made complete sense after hearing it. Following is one of the greatest pieces of information that a poker player needs to understand and learn:

You’re not getting paid to win pots; you’re getting paid to make good decisions.

Mike Caro

What a simple concept, but such a hard one for most people to grasp. In poker, you don’t make money by winning a lot of pots. If you win a lot of plots, it usually means that you are playing a lot of hands. When you play a lot of hands, there are a lot of pots that you do not win. Over time, you will lose money playing like this.

You get paid off (make money) in poker by making good decisions. These good decisions will win pots and over a period of time, you will make money. Making good decisions can be the hardest part of poker, because our natural instincts attempt to take over when we think we might be able to win, but the odds for us are bad. You really need to train the way you think while playing poker, because if your mind isn’t focused, you’ll make bad decisions, which ends up costing you money.

Poker Skill Or Just Luck?

I had a very interesting conversation today at work about poker. There are so many people out there that suggest or truly believe that there isn’t any skill involved in poker…just dumb luck. I invite everyone who believes this to come play a fews sessions of poker at my house, and we’ll see how much skill it takes to win!

I read an interesting article today and I couldn’t give a better argument if I tried, so I’ll just give a few of the main points from the article and let you read the whole thing if you are interested.

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The Core

The Core (Widescreen Edition)I don’t remember ever hearing about this movie when it came out last year, but it was pretty damn good one to watch. It didn’t remind me of all the other typical save the planet movies that come out every year.

It was a pretty neat story that kept on moving forward and kept my interest. I even learned some little tidbits of information about the make-up of our planet Earth from it, so that was a nice bonus. Hilary Swank was smoking HOT in this flick, even with the mid-length hair, and DJ Qualls (Kyle from Road Trip) did an excellent job as the uber computer geek. The geeky computer stuff in the movie may have been what set it apart (for me) from the majority of the save the world movies that I’ve seen.

If you are looking for a movie to watch one night and nothing is looking good, I’d recommend this one. I give it a B+.


Top 10 February 2004 Searches

At the end of each month, I plan to give a list of the top 10 keyword combinations (searches) that visitors have used in a search engine to get to my site. It’s not a popularity list, because “poker chip tricks” and every possible way to search for that would dominate my top 10. These are the funniest, weirdest, or craziest searches that have resulted in a visit to my site. The searches listed are exactly as someone typed them into a search engine.

Here’s the list for February 2004…enjoy!

  1. STATISTICS PROBABILITY QUESTIONS ON SOCK WASHING
  2. i make love with wife sister
  3. blood clot, fetus, photo
  4. 26 cavities filled in one visit
  5. Quiznos Subs Song: Words to the Song
  6. green hut bay city
  7. “Salma Hayek’s titties”
  8. cartoon characters as innocent girls
  9. “forget the bitch”
  10. “Krzyzewski” hitler

Poker Champ

Played in a poker tournament tonight with some friends and a few people I had never met before. Thirteen people ended up playing. The entry was $20 per person and the top four places paid out. We played at two tables and I drew a spot at the table with 7 people.

I started out the night with some pretty good cards and won a few pots the first time we went around the table. In the 7th or 8th hand, someone called to go all-in and lost. She eneded up dealing the rest of the night, and she was pretty good at it. After the first trip around the table I didn’t get much for cards, but played a hand here and there. After awhile I started to get some very nice pocket cards, but could never get anything on the flop, so I had to keep folding. During the first two hours I think I had “pocket rockets” twice and won both times, which was nice.

During the end of the 2nd hour and for a good portion of the 3rd, I got pretty short stacked, so I played very tight. After watching everyone else play I knew I could outplay them, I just had to wait for my chances and let them make the mistakes. I was being very patient and eventually it started to pay off.

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Playoff Win

We won the first playoff game tonight for basketball league by three points. It was a great game that went back and forth for both halves. I think the biggest lead of the game was six or eight points. At one point during the game, someone on their team yelled out, “We’re losing to a bunch of white boys.” That fired us up a little bit.

We were up by one with about a minute to go and managed to waste 40 more seconds by spreading the court. They had to foul us a few times to put us in the bonus. They ended up fouling me for the bonus and I hit both free throws. Clutch! They came down the court and got a good shot off, but I snagged the rebound. GAME OVER! Everyone on our team really played a great game.

On to the next round…