Monthly Archives: October 2010

The road to Las Vegas

It seems that I’ve been there more lately.  Friday I had the honor of picking up the Rioteer and bringing him home with me for a few days.  It was a pleasant surprise but he was demanding and knew everything … Continue reading

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Today is a birthday – no poker content

WARNING:  This is personal, has nothing to do with poker, it’s part of my life.  You may want to go somewhere else and do your daily reading today. 

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Thinking back

Even after a few days of trying to think about the order of how things happened, where I started to recognize the fact that there was a game in the back room, it still eludes me. I’m sure there was … Continue reading

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One step back

I feel the need to add a small glimpse of my history to the ongoing Oxford story. In order to appreciate my own insanity and addiction with poker, it might be easier to explain (without going into too much detail) … Continue reading

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Get ready for the ride

I can’t remember putting my thumb out but somehow I was a hitchhiker in a world I knew nothing about and I managed to catch a ride with a busload of poker crazed lemmings heading for the coast. There’s something … Continue reading

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The haze of history

At times my ability to recall events and even words spoken, is amazing. At other times I find it difficult to put things into any order and decipher when certain things happened. The time spent behind the Oxford bar seems … Continue reading

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Despair

Today I went into Pahrump with my son.  He went to a couple of the casinos looking for work.  I sat down at a 5c keno machine for about an hour while I waited for him to fill out an … Continue reading

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Back to the present

Things seem a bit hectic but maybe it’s me, maybe it isn’t, I’ll just go with the thought that they seem hectic whether they are or not.  I made a trip into Las Vegas on Friday – that was yesterday … Continue reading

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Behind the bar

This bartending job was my first experience with people that had serious drinking problems and forced others to share their problems in public places. I had been a cocktail runner some years previous at the Elks Club in Sandpoint Idaho … Continue reading

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So ya wanna be a bartender…

The OX was open 24 hours a day.  The bar was open from 8 a.m. to 2 a.m. and food was served 24 hours a day.  The OX’s claim to fame was Brains & Eggs and listed on the Menu, … Continue reading

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