Monday, February 27, 2006
Mardi Gras Weekend.
I did not train on Friday, because I went to a party. I did not train on Saturday. I slept in, then did some cleaning, then did some laundry, then went to the store. I had a get-together at the house Saturday night, including watching some Kung Faux DVD which I had completely forgotten about. It's basically 70's kung fu movies edited down to just the fights and plot points, then dubbed over by rap artists playing the characters with the ebonics laid on thick. Funny stuff. It's big on cable in the UK, but too harsh for the censors here. Anyway, then I went to play poker at Harrah's until the sun came up. I arrived at the casino with $23. I put $20 in a penny slot machine until I hit a bonus and cashed out $65. I bought chips and played some 3/6 Texas Hold 'Em. I was up about $300, but lost $100 back before I decided it was time to quit. Then I slept. Then I played hockey in the afternoon. My team won 8-4. I grabbed a Vanilla Hulk Smoothie from Smoothie King, stopped by the grocery store for a few items, then played hockey again at 8pm. It was a very fast paced drop-in game. Playing against people who are way better than me indicated some weaknesses. I need to work on puck protection and shooting from my backhand side. When I was first learning to play and going to Mike McEwan's clinics in Oklahoma City, he would have us pick a partner, grab a puck, and just play keepaway for about 10 minutes at the beginning of practice. I learned more about puck protection doing that than anything. But I need to brush up, I guess. After all that I was craving pomegranite juice. It's about six bucks for a 24 ounce bottle. . . which was empty before I even got it home from the store. In all, I'd say it was a fun weekend.