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Don’t use Dr. Move in Dallas

19 Dec

I’m moving my office from the physical Oak Lawn address into my spare room at home, since I spend so much time on the road with this client I’ve had for the last 2 years. To make life simpler (ha!), I called “Dr. Move” to make the move. I only have a small office, and really, with proper padding, it could be moved in a pickup truck. But, because of their pricing structure, I needed to pay for their 20′ truck in order to get the free packing services they offer. I discussed this with the Dr. Move sales person, and laughed over the ridiculousness of the situation, having to pay for the bigger truck.

Today, Dr. Move showed up (btw, if you’re wondering why I keep saying Dr. Move, it’s so Google will pick this blog entry up so people get warned appropriately) an hour late, with no packing materials. The mover in charge called to the dispatch center, and the woman I had spoken to was not there. They decided they’d need to come back tomorrow, with materials, and they’d need to charge me more for the wasted trip. Uh… I don’t think so.

I argued a bit with whoever was in the Dr. Move sales office this morning, and finally just canceled it. They were jerking me around. So, what happened after that? Ten minutes later, the original sales woman called me to yell at me over the misunderstanding. Very classy. After yelling for 3 minutes, with me unable to get a word in edgewise, she said “there’s no point in talking about this, you’ve made up your mind.” I told her if we were going to talk about it, it would be a 2 way street, with me actually getting to say something, but yes, she’s correct: Dr. Move is not doing my move, they’re out.

So, if you’re doing a move in Dallas, do yourself a favor … do NOT call Dr. Move.

 
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General Chaos

18 Dec

Sounds like a superhero name, doesn’t it? It just describes my home right now. Moving things around and trying to get better network coverage.

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More Poker Stories from the Road

16 Dec

Now that I’ve got a little more time, I’ll fill you in on a few more poker-related stories from the trip.

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Stranded in AC

15 Dec

So… it’s been a while since I last posted. Here’s the deal. Just as I was gathering up my crap for check out yesterday morning (Thursday), Delta called and left an automated message that there was an update to my flight. I called them back to discover that my flight out had been canceled due to mechanical failure, and the next available flight out was 8AM the next day (today), going through Orlando. Robyn’s flight was rescheduled for 7AM, going through Atlanta. I’m not sure why I didn’t get the Atlanta flight, since that would be easier, but whatever.

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No Luck This Time

13 Dec

Wow. I’m a little stunned. I was playing great poker and had the biggest stack at the table, when the following happened.

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Ugh

12 Dec

Well, I made it to level 3, at least. My cards were just choppy, and fell such that I won small pots but lost big ones. I don’t really feel like I made many big mistakes, the cards just weren’t with me.

Robyn is still in … Kick some ass, Robyn… I’ll be at the craps table.

 
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Try, Try Again

12 Dec

Ok, now that I’ve slept off the few beers I needed to numb the pain of that late exit…

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One Down, No Pay

12 Dec

What a bummer to play for 12 hours and go out on the bubble. In today’s $500+60 tourney, there were 297 players, meaning 27 people get paid. For the entire last level (blinds 1000/2000 with a 400 ante), I was card dead. I rarely saw a face card, and if I did, it was with a rag. So, it didn’t take long to whittle away at what was a slightly above average stack. By the time I finally picked up a hand, I had no fold equity on the big blind, who drew out on me and sent me to the rail in 30th place. Oh well, there’s always tomorrow.
Oh… Robyn went out very early, and decided to check out the boardwalk during the day. While she was over there, she stopped into Caesar’s, who gave her $10 in slot play for some reason. She turned that into over $700. Sweet! That’s tomorrow’s buy-in for her.

 
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Game Day #1

11 Dec

Last night wasn’t very successful at the craps table, but I’m shaking it off … heading to the poker table in 3 hours.

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“Smoke Pot Daily”

10 Dec

This is the graffiti that greeted me as I entered a men’s room stall in DFW airport. Stuff like this makes me curious. Who’s the author? A drug dealer? An avid smoker who just wants company? (The equivalent of me telling people “you should try hold’em, it’s great.”)

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