I took a small vacation, if you can call a 4 day bender in Connecticut and Massachusetts a vacation. Somewhere in the process however there was a wedding, a lot of laughing and several memories that will live on as stories for years to come. From Thursday until Monday there was not a moment at which our traveling circus of characters did not "bet max." I think the bride and groom appreciated the effort, I know I did.
Politically Correct Highlights:
Who wants Grimaldi's? We drove through the middle of Manhattan to grab a bite at the city's #1 pizza joint. I was skeptical at first, but that coal-fired oven is not just a gimmick.
Foxwoods poker room was big and all, but wasn't what I was expecting. It also went a long way towards showing me that being a poker player is not a glamorous lifestyle. I'm going to keep checking, but I think we may have played at the same table as a WPT qualifier. Oh, and our group KILLED at the poker tables. I won't throw out any numbers, but it was a lot.
Playing slots. I was reminded of "The Matrix" (machines sucking life) when looking at the people getting sucked dry on slot machines. Even still, if you're going to play the slots. Always bet max.
Lodging. If you're going to the Publick House (hotel) in Sturbridge Mass, you might want to steer clear of room 159, 160, and 114.
My love is like a gazelle?? Song of Songs 2:8-10, 14, 16a; 8:6-7a is a ridiculous reading to have at a wedding. Especially when a guy is reading it.
Chip Nimmons gets MVP honors for not only being the best man, but also acting as chauffeur for much of the time and legitimately keeping up with everyone while maintaining consciousness. Chip definitely "bet max."