Monday, May 02, 2005
I'm in a home game. It's about 4-5 of us who actually know how to play the game with at least a skill level above a mouth breathing retard. The other 2-4 seats are filled currently by friends/family who are kind of in the "figuring the game out" mode.
It's all fun, and we play SnG style with a $2-5 buyin, nothing extravagent.
But I have to comment on Jessica (name changed to protect the fish). When she first started playing, I commented one night over beers that she would be easy to read. You have to know her, but it's true. I barely remember the comment, probably because of the massive amount of liquor I had coursing through my veins, but I do remember the conversation.
Jessica has taken this comment to heart, and has done everything she can possibly do to try and prevent me from "reading her" during our games. It's pure comedy at this point. She's putting on her best straight face, yet still has those darting eyes. And it's not like we're in any of those so called "Looking into your soul" moments. This is during normal play!
I don't have the heart to tell her that her face is the last thing I'm thinking about when playing her. It's all about the betting, and her actions with her hands (the ones attached to her arms).
Thank God for poker on TV. The make it seem like if you're a "people person", you'll have no problem at the table.