Thursday, July 21, 2005

The Ashes

Rosie: How strong are you, Porter? Personally, I think you are the strongest man I have ever met. But I wonder if it's enough.
Porter: For what?
Rosie: If I know you, you want this Resnick guy for something he won't like.
Porter: Yeah, I'm gonna kill him.
Rosie: That's something he won't like.

You know, I was going to do the forth instalment of “Know Your Australian” today, and indeed I had typed about a page and a half on the subject of cricket – but to be honest it was boring myself so I deleted it. Suffice to just say that the most important cricketing rivalry in the world begins again tonight as Australia try to win the “Ashes” for about the 7th time in a row against old mother England. The past 6 or so Ashes series have had England showing some grit in the first game and then getting completely blown away for the rest of the series – but this year England have a very good young side that will prove tough to beat on home soil. I can’t wait to see what happens.

I haven’t played a hand of poker since the weekend, mainly due to the latest Harry potter book, which I finished just last night. I won’t spoil any other the secrets of the book for those few interested, but let me just say what a turd of a book this one is. Sure, there are some massive story line curves that occur and shocking revelations, but that accounts for about 15 pages of this 610 page book. You could start reading half way through and not really miss anything. It’s a shame, because the last two books were written so well, and were surprisingly gritty considering at heart they are children’s books. This one, “the Half Blood Prince” was mostly filler.

The details of the “Heafy’s Honeymoon Classic” will hopefully be finalised either today or tomorrow, and then I can spread the good word. I’m looking forward to it, especially after all the excitement of the WSOP. Live poker has such an attraction at the moment, the atmosphere and thrill is far greater than online poker, which is only natural. I just wish live poker was as easy to get to (not to mention play) as online.

We were playing a card game the other night at home, I can’t remember what it was but it wasn’t poker, and I decided to break out the KEM cards again. We have a half decent collection of casino cards from around the world, as well as a deck of KEM cards curtesy of Poker Source Online. The KEM cards though have become stained, I think perhaps from the fabric we used to make the poker table. Anyway, I have to say I don’t like KEM cards, I much prefer the cheap used casino decks. Sure, they may not last as long but I just much prefer the feel of them, especially the last ones I bought that came from Binions. Maybe this is just a personal thing then. I haven’t tried Copag cards as yet, so I can’t give an opinion on them.

Anyways, I think I have said enough for now without saying anything really at all. The Distraction has just left for a 3 day work conference, so I will log a ton of hours over the next few days to share with the world. Bad beat stories here we come!

1 comment:

DuggleBogey said...

I started reading the last Harry Potter book, but after reading hundreds of pages of excruciating detail about going to a frigging quiddich match, I gave up. I was nearly bored to DEATH.

If you say this one is even worse, I'll pass. Thanks for the honest review!