Wednesday, August 02, 2006

New Day ... New OCD

In my previous posts I have failed to mention two other items with which I am OCD about, but they are under the same main topic - Gambling. Yes, I am a sinner and I love to gamble (don't mind a Coors Light with that while I throw some dice). I have recently rekindled my love of horse racing - spending endless hours lately reading, studying, trying to find that perfect technique to handicap a race - still working on that. In fact, last Saturday my wife and I ran off to Vegas for the weekend, just the two of us, for some fun. I spent the entire flight (3 hours) and about 2 hours in the hotel room once we got there to handicap one horse track on Saturday. We did ok ... From there it was on to Craps. It has been about 3 or 4 months since I have played. I now know why - addiction. (What is that gamblers anonymous phone # again????) I have played long enough now to learn a few important rules that I seem to forget every time I play.

1. Never play drunk or with drunk dice throwers - trust me, this will fuck you up. A bit tipsy is ok, drunk - nope!
2. Play in a place where people can really throw dice (Bellagio, Caesar's, Wynn), not at the Barbary Coast, UNLESS you can throw the dice and you bet heavy on yourself, just not on the others.

Just wanted to share my new OCD's items ... stay tuned for the Vegas trip posting - it was entertaining!