Thursday, September 9, 2021

Thursday This n That

My world is pretty much pre-moving tasks, poker, and music right now.  (In case you're just coming into the story, I am not moving - a friend is.)

Ate lunch in an actual restaurant yesterday.  Chinese food!  Yay!  I had this chicken dish - I think they called it Hung Su chicken? - that was pretty tasty.  Breaded chunks of chicken in a savory but slightly sweet sauce with veggies.  Very few veggies, but I needed mostly protein so it was good.  And crab ragoon.  Loves me those deep fried pockets of crabby, cheesy awesomeness.  And it was large portions so I brought about half of it home.  Hubs had it for dinner.  He thought it was pretty yummy, too.

I haven't eaten in an actual restaurant in years, so yeah, big deal for me.  

It was the first time I was in a Chinese restaurant that was playing country music.  Weird.  

I've been playing poker in a higher stakes room.  5-10M buy-ins with 100K blinds.  Right now, I have around 200 million in play chips.  About a year and a half of playing took me from 25K to here.  Like I've said before, I wish it were real money.  But it's illegal in the US to play online poker for real money.  Thanks for that, Obama.  Turd.

As for music, I'm enjoying listening to music while I play poker.  This Jango internet radio thing is kinda cool.  Not only does it give me the bands I like, but it gives me the occasional independent artist, too.  Okay, so most of those are pretty bad, but every rare once in a while, I find a gem.  I think what I'm tuned into now is called 'folk rock'?  Lumineers, Phillip Phillips, Of Monsters and Men.  Those have been on the radio, so I was familiar with them.  Another band I'm enjoying is The Head and the Heart.  Oh, and The Strumbellas.  Pretty cool stuff and I haven't heard most of it a million times so it's fresh.  I really need some of this stuff on CD so I can listen to it in the car.

Yesterday, there was nothing on TV, so I tuned in to a biopic about RUSH.  That was pretty cool.  I'm probably the last person to learn that 2112 was dedicated to Ayn Rand.  Gnarly.  Hubs has never been a fan of RUSH, though, so once he came into the room I only made him watch a little before I changed the channel.  He did enjoy some of the folk rock (? alternative country? gothic folk? :shrug:) I played for him.  He likes Phillip Phillips.  And he enjoyed when I played 'Ho Hey' by the Lumineers for him.

Hey, if you've never heard Boyce Avenue, give them a whirl.  They do acoustic covers of a lot of songs.  Here's them doing Dust in the Wind.  Pretty!

Okay, well, I'd better get my buns in gear.  I have to do dishes, what few there are, and then grab a shower before I have to go north for cigarettes and then west to resume my packing duties.  Have a great day.  And leave a comment, if you want.  I'll approve them when I get home.  

1 comment:

  1. Sounds like life is rolling along for you with few bumpy spots. That's a good thing.

    I woke up at 4 am. I didn't get drowsy again until 6 am which is when the dogs totally think they HAVE to go outside. Found a show called CHAOS CAUGHT ON CAMERA, 30-minutes of various "home" camera videos of disasters. Crazy $#!+ people do to get the video. Idiots. Still, who am I to chastise considering I stayed awake to watch. FYI, I fell asleep to ENGINEERING DISASTERS show so yeah. I admit I'm weird. Travel Channel for paranormal, Science for real weird stuff, and Nat Geo for crazy criminal stuff. What can I say?

    Woke up to 60 degrees this morning. Fall is coming! It's in the air! Yayayayay!

    I really need to start taking my phone to the bathroom with me and have it in video mode already. Loki plays Hide-n-Seek and Sneak-Attack from behind the shower curtain on the bathtub. It's hysterical but I can never get him on video doing it.

    Stormy's 2nd baseball game is tonight. Hopefully, the coach will pitch better and Liam will stay more focused on the plays in front of him.

    I've gotten some words written this week. Not many but forward progress.

    Not much else going on in my world. Safe trip on your rounds today. Later, tater.