Sunday, September 28, 2008


Some valiant guesses for the top five cities, however no one got the correct answer:

1. Boulder
2. Las Vegas
3. New York City
4. Atlanta
5. Linkoping, Sweden

My current activity as of late is developing/inventing a simple fun and strategic card game. Who said nothing productive happens at 5am?

Wednesday, September 24, 2008



Comcast cut my cable off today for unpaid bills
My check to the IRS bounced
My dog got out of the cage while I was out
I had one of my worst days in poker today
My condo is a disastrously messy
My gastritis flared up this evening
Sometimes I just don't care about anything

Sunday, September 21, 2008

Super Fun Game Time

Game: List (in no particular order) the top five cities that bring the most web traffic to this blog.

Hint: At least one is not in the USA


Since I think it is highly unlikely anyone will get this I will forgo coming up with a creative give away and just award $100 on poker site of choice to anyone who gets this one right.

Saturday, September 20, 2008


The following is a live recording {done on my laptop microphone} of my piano duet alongside Thomas Grillo on the theremin at the premier of Golgotha.

Live Performance from Joel Joel on Vimeo.


Thursday, September 18, 2008

Ownage on Half Stack

Seat 1: peace23 ($1,019)
Seat 2: gamblegambel ($1,369.50)
peace23 posts the small blind of $10
gamblegambel posts the big blind of $20
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to gamblegambel [Qs Qd]
peace23 calls $10
gamblegambel raises to $100
peace23 calls $80
*** FLOP *** [5s 3h 8d]
gamblegambel bets $140
peace23 calls $140
*** TURN *** [5s 3h 8d] [Ah]
gamblegambel bets $280
peace23 calls $280
*** RIVER *** [5s 3h 8d Ah] [8h]
gamblegambel checks
peace23 bets $499, and is all in
gamblegambel calls $499
*** SHOW DOWN ***
peace23 shows [7h 6d] a pair of Eights
gamblegambel shows [Qs Qd] two pair, Queens and Eights
gamblegambel wins the pot ($2,037.50) with two pair, Queens and Eights
peace23 is sitting out

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Life Update

  • I've been spending a ton of time developing piano music for the Golgotha premier this Friday
  • The trip to Boulder was rather uneventful
  • Our Kickball team is 1-0 and I have an ERA of 0.0
  • I am having a decent enough month on the poker tables
  • My condo smells of rich mahogany

Saturday, September 13, 2008

There Is a Good Reason

Why you aren't allowed to punch below the waist - that's where it hurts the worst

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

CoCoCoCo Goes Sour

gamblegambel posts the small blind of $200
David Benyamine posts the big blind of $400
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to gamblegambel [5h 5c]
Ansky451 raises to $1,400
DaEvils folds
Urindanger folds
gamblegambel raises to $5,997, and is all in
David Benyamine folds
Ansky451 calls $4,597
gamblegambel shows [5h 5c]
Ansky451 shows [9c Qc]
*** FLOP *** [Kc 9s Qs]
*** TURN *** [Kc 9s Qs] [Tc]
*** RIVER *** [Kc 9s Qs Tc] [Kd]
gamblegambel shows two pair, Kings and Fives
Ansky451 shows two pair, Kings and Queens
Ansky451 wins the pot ($12,391) with two pair, Kings and Queens

Sunday, September 7, 2008

Whatever It Is I Think I See, Becomes a Variance Graph to Me

So I am in boulder for the WCOOP (world championship of online poker). I know... what's the point of traveling 1427 miles to play poker on the internet? Primarily I'm here just to be around good friends who happen to play online poker also. Honestly, I might go the entire 6 days I'm here without playing any tournaments. I haven't even looked at the schedule and don't really care to. I'm greatly pleased with my life's current state and future plans.

Thursday, September 4, 2008


Seat 2: flopmynuts33 ($2,076)
Seat 3: gamblegambel ($2,380)
HenryII posts the small blind of $5
MaverickB82 posts the big blind of $10
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to gamblegambel [6h 8h]
stockbrokerr folds
flopmynuts33 raises to $30
gamblegambel raises to $90
nevermo folds
HenryII folds
MaverickB82 folds
flopmynuts33 has 15 seconds left to act
flopmynuts33 calls $60
*** FLOP *** [Ac Qh 2c]
flopmynuts33 checks
gamblegambel has 15 seconds left to act
gamblegambel bets $150
flopmynuts33 calls $150
*** TURN *** [Ac Qh 2c] [4c]
flopmynuts33 checks
gamblegambel has 15 seconds left to act
gamblegambel checks
*** RIVER *** [Ac Qh 2c 4c] [6c]
flopmynuts33 bets $250
gamblegambel has 15 seconds left to act dealer I would like to raise the minimum
gamblegambel raises to $500
flopmynuts33: lol
flopmynuts33 has 15 seconds left to act
flopmynuts33: what a great river card
flopmynuts33 folds
gamblegambel: lol, what a great fold
Uncalled bet of $250 returned to gamblegambel
gamblegambel shows [6h 8h]
gamblegambel wins the pot ($992)

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Don't Try this One at Home

Deldar182: posts small blind $10
EmpireMaker2: posts big blind $20
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to KKBigDawwg69 [Td 2c]
takechip: raises $40 to $60
JPette333: calls $60
ADZ124: folds
YellowCab: folds
banzaiii: folds
KKBigDawwg69: raises $40 to $100
Deldar182: folds
EmpireMaker2: folds
takechip: folds
JPette333: calls $40
*** FLOP *** [4h 3s Ks]
JPette333: checks
KKBigDawwg69: bets $240 and is all-in
JPette333: folds
Uncalled bet ($240) returned to KKBigDawwg69
KKBigDawwg69 collected $287 from pot

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Whoa Son, Yo' Bitch Is Pregers!

Apparently learning 3o minutes worth of classical music in two weeks is a rather unreasonable goal. Interestingly enough as soon as I put aside the music I put up two great poker days. I'm not sure whether I am extremely moderate or moderately extreme. Either way I'm some sort of oxymoron.

Monday, September 1, 2008

Catch 33

When something really catches my attention I tend to going insanely OCD all out [former victims include: billiards and Worms 2]. What this entails is obsessively thinking about it, compulsively playing it, and a disorderly amount of hours invested. Currently three things have my attention. Learning piano music for the movie concert, mastering the art of pitching kickball, and poker. Progress and results in all three have been suffering lately. I suspect my plate may be too full for any one thing to live up to my expectations.