||[Aug. 23rd, 2008|11:58 pm]
International Bon Vivant and Raconteur
I spent the afternoon playing Texas Hold 'Em with awv2006 and a bunch of other friends. After tying for third in a tournament that lasted a good three hours, we switched to a cash game, where I played rather sloppily, losing my $20 buy-in. And I wasn't even drinking!
Part of the problem, I think, was playing with six players instead of the usual eight. It got worse when it dropped down to five, then four. The cards just aren't right with that few players. But ultimately it was my own sloppiness at fault. I played hands I shouldn't have for stupid reasons, like being dealt a high card and staying in through the flop, and sometimes even the turn, just to see if I could make it work. Blerg. It's embarrassing -- I know better than to do that!
Alas, after today's loss my dreams of employing a coquettish French maid named Brigitte remain frustratingly elusive.
Ah, Brigitte. Though it is clear that you and your ilk are fictional, even in France, I cannot resist the way you hold your martini while telling charming stories of your days at French Maid School. And now I weep, for we shall never be together!