Gregg came down with a Poker Jones on Sunday and at the last minute called me begging for a head to head game and even drove all the way to Burden Lake in order to play me head to head.
Neighbor Ron wandered over and got into the game, but after ups and downs he got beat.
So did I at the beginning. I was down $60 before my butt hit the chair.
But I clawed my way up and took all of Ron's money and Gregg's too.
Then Ron went home.
And Gregg wanted fifteen minutes of head to head.
And you know what happened.
All -in preflop I held A-10 and Gregg held A-J. An Ace came. So he retrieved his own buy ins and $8 of Ron't money and I quit while he laughed all the way to the driveway.
It was a good time of poker, however, and I liked not having to drive and being able to cook with no effort or planning because I was in my own house and knew where everything was kept and could whip up enough to feed us in an hour. I took our some live fish from the live well under the dock, cleaned them, and cooked up some fresh whole fish to teach Gregg how to take the flesh off the bones of cooked fish. He liked the results.
However, I think Gregg's favorite Burden Lake fish is me.
Chica liked it that I had cleaned fish just before she came. It took her about two minutes to find the guts and roll in them. For the rest of night she spiced up the night air with some new smells very different from her usual methane contributions at Gregg's house.
We locked her on the deck for a while, but she is just so sad if she can't sleep by her buddy and he is sad as well.
I also made pork and peppers and some of that $8 wild rice that everyone seems to like. We had enough to eat and some whiskey to drink as well although I finished one of Charlie's home made beers with my fish fry.
Well, sorry if any of you felt left out, but this was really spur of the moment.
I expect few of you readers would want to drive all the way to Burden Lake, except Jerry of course, who always showed up in the past for the old Burden Lake games, once coming a full day early and losing to me in head to head Omaha before heading home to return the next day when I suspect he won it all back.
Think about hosting an Omaha poker night, Slink. That would be fun. You would have the advantage having practiced.
I'd come. Perhaps some others would come looking for a bit of variety.
Elizabeth comes home from Greece on Tuesday, so I don't know if I will make Gregg's on Wednesday. We'll see.
Good luck to all of you.