Wednesday September 5th, 2012
Tough game at the tables today. Was in a $5 buyin. Only 29 players. 4th gets paid $117. 1st gets paid over $400. Knocking someone out gets you $2. I knocked out two players. Then with 6 players remaining, I go in with AA. The other guy flips his cards, AJ. I feel so good. Then, am horrified when the flop is 10, 9, 8. Sure enough a river Q shows up. I would have had 30,000 chips and been chip leader and 3 other players had chips of 6,000, 6,000, and 9,000.
I was looking at the first place payout, thinking $400 would be a good return on my $5. I instead ended the hand with 3,000 in chips. I lasted longer than another player after I won a hand with an Ace high flush. But, I still ended in 5th place, out of a triple digit payday.
Took one of the grandkids to the Dollar General and bought him like a 50 piece erector set. I went to the gas station and filled up a tire with some air. Little did I know that when he got out of the car, he threw away the box with a picture and the instructions that go to the erector set.
So, his Mom did a decent job assembling the toy, having only 8 pieces remaining and used 42 of the pieces. Later that day, I found an erector piece in the car, I had already told the grandson not to open the box in the car.
Got the three grandkids to the park for an hour today. I had them walk the three blocks there and back as I have a sore knee for the last week and did not want them having an easy time on their bicycles. I wanted to wear them out a little bit for their parents, too.
Got in 30 pullups at the park and 150 stationary jumping jacks.