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Old 04-01-2019, 12:15 AM   #4601
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Just woke up from my nap and feel awful. Gonna walk to NYNY and ride the roller coaster which ive always wanted to do. Hopefully thatll wake me up
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Old 04-01-2019, 02:23 AM   #4602
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I did the tourist thing alone in Chicago last summer. Saw the sights. Went to a Cubs game. Tried the food. Met with some folks I know. It was better than I expected. Glad to hear you're enjoying a trip alone jmakin.


Yea it was a great trial run for me. I’m amazed at how much fun i’m having.

Like i wasnt feeling well so i just took a walk to NY and rode the roller coaster which was awesome and they had an arcade in there and i was pretty stoned and just played pinball for like 45 mins on $5


If I was here longer I can think of 1 million other things I would want to do.

^ LOL as i was talking that sentence into my phone some black dude walked by me and heard and whispers in my ear “Do cocaine” and just kept walking

Love this city
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Old 04-01-2019, 02:51 AM   #4603
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Gonna play poker again. These late night sessions rarely go well but i feel im playing okay so why not.

I just saw a low limit grinder/fish ive played on 3 separate occasions at various places on the strip. I call him “the cowboy” because hes literally dressed like one. He’s really obnoxious but pretty solid for these stakes but a fish overall.

He just left the table im queued for , probably a good omen. I hate playing with that guy. So weird i keep running into him.

The floor manager at the poker room at flamingo was kind of a dick, i hope nothing comes up.
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Old 04-01-2019, 03:01 AM   #4604
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LOL i went to a 3/6 LHE game because i am actually decent at minbet, its slow paced and the wait for 1/2 is like an hour+.

HAHAHAHA THIS IS SUCH A **** SHOW. Dealer gave me **** for coming in with red chips when that was what the girl gave me.

Play is slow. Players can barely follow the action. This is hilarious.


Edit: LMFAOOO SHE JUST HAD TO EXPLAIN THE BETTING STRUCTURE

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Old 04-01-2019, 03:38 AM   #4605
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Now i know why i quit that stupid game. Got the money in way good several times but down $50 in like 2 orbits barely even playing any hands.

Go to NL and make that back in 3 hands. Lol
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Old 04-01-2019, 05:41 AM   #4606
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Biggest nit of all time at my table.

She only minbets and folded $6 into like 70! With second best full house. Jfc. She orders grapefruit juice.

She just asked me, “who drinks two beers at once?”

Nit, I do.

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Old 04-01-2019, 07:51 PM   #4607
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I was up til 5am playing poker and drove back at 11, want to post a proper TR but I am so exhausted.

It was a pretty epic trip.
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Old 04-01-2019, 08:19 PM   #4608
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Glad you enjoyed it.

I enjoy doing things alone often as well: vacations, movies, restaurants etc. I don't understand the huge aversion to it.
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Old 04-02-2019, 09:01 PM   #4609
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Proper TR coming whenever I can figure out how to get the photos off of my device. I have a lot of 10-20 second videos I want to share, but not sure the best way to do that. I wanted to upload them to imgur or something but it doesn't look like I can link those in this forum software. Gonna have to upload a lot of short youtubes to my account which is annoying but if I have to I will.
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Old 04-03-2019, 12:18 AM   #4611
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Ok this will be a really long post. Here is the best I can do to encapsulate the trip.

Saturday morning I planned on leaving at 9am to make it by 1-1:30 pm. Historically the vegas drive takes me a maximum of 4.5 hours. Check in wasn't until 4, so I didn't really have a plan on how to kill those hours. Instead, I decided to golf with my friend I usually go with and some jackass autist I worked with that thinks he's really good at golf and I've been dying to play in a round.

I beat him, so I knew the trip was off to a good start. I immediately went from the course to grab my things at home to leave for my trip, which had me coming in around 4-4:30 pm. Perfect.

Drive there was about how it usually goes other than I had to pee a LOT. Traffic slowed really bad on the 15 at one point and I saw this wreck:



Get in to vegas around 4:30 and go to check in at Caesar's. I had popped an edible as soon as I hit the strip so I could be ready to go as soon as I got into my room. Unfortunately, Caesar's is super confusing and I had parked on the top level of the casino structure which was a million miles from hotel registration. Eventually I found it and checked in. I had only booked the 1 night, so I asked about the possibility of an extended stay if I decided to do so, and they said they'd book me a room with flexible booking (LIE!).

Unfortunately by the time I had checked in the edible had begun to take hold. I can function fine on weed but honestly even my sober self would've had trouble finding my room. I was given no directions on how to get to my Forum Tower room. I figured it was by the "forum," somehow missed the set of elevators near Gordon ramsay's pub and went straight towards the forum mall. I went inside because I remembered when I stayed at paris with kate, our floor's elevators had been tucked directly inside of the mall in there so it wouldnt be that weird to me if the forum tower was inside the actual forum.

Wasted a lot of time wandering around in there looking at all the shops and came back and asked where the forum tower was with some hotel staff at a desk. They pointed me back towards the forum again!

Finally after about an hour I found the room. Overpriced, it was dirty, and my bath towel had pubes on it. The loveseat had visible and obvious jizz stains all over it. I didnt want to touch anything and the safe was too small for my laptop + cash.

Oh well. After I went back to my car (i accidentally parked super close to my room entrance) and dropped my stuff off, I went in search of food. A lot of reviews led me to Carmine's, which I wanted to try.

I sat at the bar:



and ordered some overpriced beer. Waitress was friendly and vaguely flirty. Alright I thought, this isn't so bad. The nerves were fading. I ordered the linguine + calamari pasta, and this is what I got:


it was a tasteless, oily mess. Pasta was way undercooked and rubbery. The "calamari" was really obviously taken from some grocery store freezer food aisle fodder. For $25 I was NOT impressed. The bartender asked me if it was ok and I didn't want to make an issue of it and just sucked it up and ate it. I didn't have much of an appetite this entire trip for some reason and I had really bad constipation/gas mixed with sudden bursts of diarrhea, I think it was related to this dish. it didnt affect my trip but made me really uncomfortable several times.


So, this is where the trip turns around entirely. I go back to my room and decide I want to play poker. Grab my noise cancelling headphones, wander the strip a little bit looking for a possibly better cardroom than the one at caesar's, and decide caesar's was adequate.

As I was headed back to my room from my car, I got a call from the helicopter tour company. They wanted to upgrade my trip if I would go on a 9am flight (730am pick up time) and they guaranteed I'd have the front seat. I was like **** yea, I am an early riser anyway and didn't have anything planned for the morning. Let's do it.

Read my long post above for how that night went from that point. It went awesome.

As I was leaving I met that girl and we had sex in my room. She said she was a stripper in LA and gave me her number. She definitely looked like one. If you want to know what she looked like - google "kendal woods" (EXTREMELY NSFW). Except a little less dark, with a cuter face, bigger boobs (with piercings), and a lot of tattoos on her body. It was great. Chatted with some girls on bumble, including a dancer that wanted to hang out around 3am, but I was way too tired and I had that early flight booked. Bumble ended up being a gold mine this trip.

****** GRAND CANYON *******

Woke up the next morning hungover and still drunk as **** but got my **** together. Wandered around the casino and got supplies before I found the place my shuttle was supposed to pick me up.

My driver was the most affable driver I've ever met. Funny, charming, and engaged me the whole way while the rest of the people in the cab sat in silence. He asked where I was from and told me he'd spent some time down here on vacation before and always wanted to go back.

We got to the airstrip in boulder city around 8:30am. Checked in and sat around for a while. Got assigned my helicopter. Had absolutely no idea what to expect but I was chatting with another single group guy from Salt Lake. He seemed nice enough, asked me a lot of questions about myself but I just didn't care to know anything about him so I didn't reciprocate the questions. Woops. Oh well, don't care if it was rude.

We get in the chopper and it is tiny. Our pilot was an extremely confident and competent seeming woman. I get the front middle seat which I was fine with.

It's cramped and I'm claustrophobic and my knees hurt the whole time but honestly it was so great I can't complain at all.

Got the front seat:



Here's the take off:


shot from when we reached altitude:


lake mead:


somewhere off lake mead and a bridge:
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colorado river delta or whatever it's called:


Here's the arizona border:


Here's the western grand canyon entrance:
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More pics of grand canyon flying in:





We landed at some tourist spot owned by the Indians. There were 3 stops on the bus tour, to which I had a ticket. I was supposed to be back in two hours. We landed around 10. I guess at our first stop, eagle point, 2 tourists had fallen off the ledge in the last few days so security was super tight and you couldnt walk up to the edge without being yelled at. I got some photos there:



didnt know the smoking laws in this area and i was only supposed to smoke here (this trip I decided to let myself off the cigarette ban)



they had artifacts about native americans from the area. Here was a cool shelter they had on display:



Also had some poor Hualapai (spelling?) tribe members doing a demonstration of some dance/song thing that no one was paying attention to.



Then I went to the next stop which weirdly had 0 security whatsoever and you could just walk to the edge of the cliff. I had really weird thoughts about throwing myself off the edge of it that I quickly dismissed but they persisted for a lot of the time. I have some video of me at the edge that I recorded but it isn't a great video. You're like 1000 feet up or more and none of it looks real, so it's not even that visually intimidating or scary.

Here is the remains of some cable station that used to service the canyon:


You could go inside:



Funny sign inside:



Photo of the canyon from inside:



There was some rock summit about ~200 feet above this that you could scramble up and get a 360 view of the canyon. I got up there and took some shots - you can't really tell from my photos how high up I am. Look at the people in the 360 video I took for a sense of scale. I can't stress how hard it is to get a sense of scale when you're out here. It's so unbelievably huge.

Panorama shot:


I think this is a shot from the top as well:



Obligatory canyon selfie (i've taken like only 8 of these in my life)



On the ride back the little kid in our group wants to ride in front so I let him. I was cramped in the back but it was fine because there was nothing to see. I just REALLY had to fart the whole time and I knew my farts were gonna be lethal so it was an uncomfortable ride back. And the stupid kid fell asleep.

Took a photo op with the pilot:




From here I went back to caesar's and checked out. I was exhausted, sunburned, hungover, and had to poop. I also had nowhere to go. In the morning before the trip I had reserved a room at Flamingo, which I now wanted to cancel and go home. I couldn't cancel it so decided to just relax the rest of the day. Flamingo was awesome and let me check in 2 hours early. Went back to my room (which was the nicest room I've ever been in, A+ to my flamingo stay) relaxed and got some beer downstairs and a quesadilla to go.

Passed out for a while and woke up at like 9. There was one last item on my trip - the NY NY roller coaster. No one I go with has ever wanted to go on it with me. So I got really stoned on edibles and took a ~40 minute walk to NYNY.

Walking around the strip is really pleasurable while stoned. I can take everything in, see all the sights, hear all the sounds, and every little detail is magnified. It's like the best people watching in the world and a complete sensory overload. I could never experience anything like that unless I was by myself.

NYNY was a **** show, super long wait just to buy tickets and the staff was clearly undetrained and didnt give a ****. Anyway, that was really fun. I love roller coasters. I got out and played the arcade pinball machines for a while.

Walked back, decided to play more poker but by that point it was nearly midnight. The rest is history - lost like $70 at 3/6 minbet, got up to +$150 in 1/2 (there was no 2/5 table running) and it was kind of miserable. Arguments constantly at the table, the floor manager was a jerk and not doing anything about it, and I had a cheater/angleshooter at my table that I got in several confrontations with.

He was a mid 40's asian man who kept showing his cards to people around him. I usually don't care but eventually got tired of it and asked to see what he showed to the people around him. Complete meltdown ensues. He does it again, and since he reacted so poorly the first time I asked, I asked again. He yelled at me "PAY ATTENTION!" and I snarkily replied that I wasn't clairvoyant and couldnt see from across the table what he was showing to only a few people around him.

It wasn't colluding but it was super obnoxious behavior and we were all playing fairly deep by that point and I just was tired of it. He rubbed me the wrong way so bad that when he finally mucked a hand without showing anyone else I remarked, "WOW! Precisely executed muck, no one saw a single card, well done" and he went on a tirade at me. I proceeded to get in a large hand with him in which he kept trying to ambiguously check to induce action from me, like raising his eyebrows and **** that was supposed to be a check to me. Every street I said, "IS THAT A CHECK?" to which he'd get really pissed off and annoyed.

Won that big hand from him and he went and sat to the seat to my left to which I should've decided to walk away but I didnt want to hit and run til I stayed. He had one of his friends sit directly behind me which seemed sketchy as **** and the dealer wasnt doing anything.

In one hand I won he splashed the pot and the dealer realized he left it short. In the last big hand I won, he went to splash/drop his chips after a call and shorted it $10 and the other dealer chastised him again. At this point I was super annoyed but he turned to me and said something and I remember just throwing doc holliday quotes at him, like "why can't we just be friends?"

Anyway he got most of his money back unfortunately because I got sloppy in a hand with him. Only ended up down $20 on the 6 hour session but **** that guy.

Left a more sour note on the trip, but it could've gone way worse. Overall the best 24 hour period of my life by a lot, and in the running for the best weekend I've ever had. I want to do it again soon.
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Old 04-03-2019, 12:55 PM   #4612
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Great TR, sounds like you had a blast!
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Jmakinmeangry's debauchery and general idiocy blog

last year during spring break, I put my dog, my disc golf stuff and an extra pair of shorts in my car and drove. stayed in charlotte for 2 nights and played 3 or 4 courses there, went down to charleston and back. took 8 days, played 14 different courses, got home feeling like a different person.

this year, I think I left my house 3 times, and that was to get more thc cartridges mostly. :-/

good for you. try to save that feeling for the next time you feel ****ty. <—- I can’t personally do that (yet?), but that’s what my therapist always says.
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Old 04-11-2019, 10:41 AM   #4614
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Not a lot of updates because ive been overwhelmed by work.

I mostly post about it in /programming but the gist of the situation is my actual role is impossible to perform at this company, so I’ve kind of been filling time as helping out as a developer.

Well they want me managing mostly full time now which I let my boss know I was not super thrilled about because of how disorganized things are, I laid out some of the things I needed and they ended up giving me way more responsibility.

It completely backfired on me and now I’m managing this $2m project partnering with two other companies. I’m going to get the project going and then probably ask for a raise even though I just got one because this is a lot to ask of someone of my experience and all the extra stuff they typically throw at me. It’s really stressful, the future of the company probably depends on how this partnership goes, and I don’t feel qualified to be doing any of this. Not sure how much is impostor syndrome but I studied computer science not management.

So in the meantime I asked for them to pay for a PM course and my certification because it would give me more confidence and it would give them value as well, they agreed.
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It completely backfired on me and now I’m managing this $2m project partnering with two other companies.
I've always felt that if you start showing a little competence they'll give you more responsibility and promotions will follow.
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I know I’ve built up a lot of trust with my bosses, sometimes I think they trust me too much. I think my trial run was this 8 week small-ish but valuable project I just delivered. Every possible thing that could have gone wrong went wrong and I delivered it a few weeks late but I powered through it with sheer force of will and it was a quality delivery under the circumstances. I pretty much did that one single handed with no supervision.

But it’s weird that I basically told my boss I feel unqualified and then this happens.
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I remember when I was first given senior leadership position. My first thought was "WTF? Do they know me?" Just keep working to your standards and you'll be fine.
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Maybe you weren't the ideal candidate as PM in their eyes but the best there.
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I have a very rough project charter to work with and have something approaching the correct inputs for once to produce a real project plan, but man the charter and proposed budget looks completely unrealistic.
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Sorry guys I need to make a golf post.

OFFICIALLY A BOGEY GOLFER OVER HERE


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I watched the masters this morning and it was so amazing I watched it again. Kind of a lazy feeling day but after watching Tiger for a second time I felt so inspired to play and hit up my friend around 4 who wanted to play with me. It's the same friend who's a scratch golfer, maybe like a 3 or 4 handicap at worst.

We have this other friend I used to work with who's a little autistic and we've had a rivalry for years. He's the guy I beat for the first time right before my vegas trip a few weeks ago. We have a running thing where I try to beat his weekend score when I play with my friend. This week he shot an 84 on a par 59 which is the best score we've ever seen from him and I think my best is like a 92.

Hadn't swung the club in weeks so I took a small bucket and I was spraying a little left and right which is weird for me, but the contact felt good, I wasn't hitting anything fat which is a constant problem for me. So I was like Ok this could be a good day. Just focused on keeping a compact swing and keeping the left arm straight and maintain posture. Sounds like a lot but when I set up correctly I just have to think about my left arm, getting to the right backswing position, and then I'm good.

Came out hot on #1 with a bogey. It's a par 3 that is ~160 but plays about 200 because it is severely uphill with no bailout areas and slopes severely off every side. My usual score is a triple. I crushed a 6 iron, not trusting the 5, and came within 5 yards of the green on that hole. Chip it on, then my first putt was a whiff leaving me like 8 feet. Made the second putt for bogey and realized that maybe something was happening.

Bogeyed the next 3 holes. Wow. That's solid for me.

Then I hit kind of a chunky shot on the hardest par 3, it's ~120 but is guarded by a nasty bunker and slopes off the right side, it's a really hard shot for me. I almost carried the left edge of the bunker, it was headed right at the stick and just barely caught the edge of the bunker and rocketed into there. ****. Chipped it out leaving like a 12 foot putt from the rough. Lipped out and it skittered away 7 feet. Robbed on that putt and ended up doubling. Really frustrating.


The next hole I hooked one that looked like it was gonna end up in the ditch to the left but it sliced around and landed in the other teebox and almost took out a guy. Weirdest shot I ever hit because there's a net that protects that box. Chipped on and 3 putt for double. Yikes.

Then came the first par 4. Hit a rocket of a drive dead center of fairway, ended up bogeying that hole after I missed the green on 2nd shot.

8 and 9 were a little cluster****y too. Doubled both. Hitting the ball really, really long but just spraying it everywhere. +14 on the front. about 4 strokes better than usual but it felt sooo bad because it should've been so much better.

Then I go into the back and realize that I can only go +10 to beat that autist's score from this weekend. I think the best I've ever done was +13 on the back. There's a cluster of par 4's that are really challenging for me, 15 16 and 17. I call them "the bear trap" because I usually triple all 3. #15 is a genuinely challenging hole even for a real course.

Then on the back something magical happened.

Came out white hot with a double bogey on #10. Started to lose hope a little bit and cracked open a beer, **** it I thought. Let's just focus on making good contact with the ball, and close out with a decent score. My ball striking had actually been incredible to this point (for me) and my wedge felt deadly in my hand. I didn't miss a single chip today that went outside 15 feet from the hole. Several went much closer. My putting just sucked really bad. I don't know what clicked in my head at this point but something just did.

Tee shot on #11 hits the green to about 15 feet. I miss the birdie putt and it sails past the hole down the slope about 7 feet.

This would be the exact same putt I saw for the next several holes. In my mind i was like "I am NOT missing this putt" and just drained it dead center. I would not miss a putt inside 8 feet for the rest of the day.

#12 "golden bell" is a 90-95 yard par 3 with a severe back to front slope. In front of the green it slopes even more severely. It is not uncommon to have a 8 foot putt for birdie roll off the front of the green and enter double bogey territory quickly. It happens to my friend a lot. It really is a deceptively treacherous hole for how inviting it looks. And today it was the front left pin placement, the hardest one (imo). We always make jokes about this hole and call it "golden bell" (augusta reference) and were kinda chuckling how this was the hole where tiger turned it around today because molinari ****ed this hole up royally.

I took out the pitching wedge and hit a buttery cut that started left and went right at the flag. It landed just on the left front edge of the green and rolled up to about 6 feet from the pin. I took a photo of it, I'll post it later. It was the nicest shot I've ever made.

The putt for birdie wasn't as close as i initially thought it'd be. So i wasnt gonna be upset as if i missed a tap in 4 footer, this was a legitimately challenging putt. Slight uphill with a little right break but I dont try to play the break much on short putts. I took my time, took several deep breaths, and dripped it in the dead center. This moment was so weird, I've never felt anything like this before in my life. For a few seconds as I was making the putt it felt like I left my body and there was only the club, my ball, and the hole. I was so intensely concentrated on the cup. It was intense and I've never been so jazzed to make my first birdie on what was a good tee shot and a good putt, not some crazy lucky chip in or some 20 footer I had no business making. This was 2 really good strokes in a row.

Now I had momentum. I just went par, birdie *****. Next hole is a fairly straightforward par 3 that plays a little longer than its advertised 176. I usually cannot reach it but it's an easy up and down for par/bogey no matter how badly you miss the green.

I take out my 5 iron and smoke it to about 12 feet. Easy two putt par.

At this point my friend takes out the scorecard and kinda seriously remarks, "you've beat me on the last 3 holes and you're only +1 on this 9 so far"

then I got REALLY ****ing nervous. I didnt realize that til he said that.

#14 is a par 3 that's virtually identical to the previous hole except there's a lake on the right side. It's easy to tee up in a way that takes the lake out of play but it still lurks in your mind.

I pulled my shot really bad on this one but was pin high and able to chip on and 2 putt for bogey. +2 going into "the bear trap" and #15, aka The Mother****er.

It's a 315 yard uphill par 4. It's not driveable but it tempts you to, at least it always does my friend. The fairway is only 20 yards wide and slopes severely from left to right, drawing in towards the huge bunker that guards the entire front of the green. On the right are a lot of trees and a lake to catch any sliced drives. If you go long right you're greeted by a BRUTAL ~30 degree embankment on the right side of the green that has like 6" jungle rough. Lost ball territory. At night I typically lose 2-3 balls on this hole. A bogey's basically an amazing score on this hole.

I knew at this point I'd had a little bit of a pull bias and just wanted to hit the fairway so I took out the 5 iron, which was ballsy but I'd been hitting the ball great the last several holes. This club has a little bit of a high whiff factor for me. Teed it up slightly, took aim a little right of the ~150 yard marker on the left side of the fairway and hit a rocket of a dead straight shot that went about ~170 leaving me a comfortable 6 or 7 iron into the green without the bunker in my way very much. Hit my 6 iron on a really nice line at the flag but the severe slope in front of the green kicked it back in front of the bunker.

Third shot left me a little carry over the bunker about 20 yards. Played it safe and went a little left and left myself a 12 footer which I 2 putt for bogey. NICE score on this hole. This course is right under the airport and after we were walking to the next hole, a plane flew overhead and I had so much emotion, I just SCREAMED at the top of my lungs and my friend probably thought I was a ****ing weirdo but laughed. I felt so ****ing unstoppable.

16 I smoked one dead center of fairway and landed my 8 iron a little left of the green, chipped and 2 putted for bogey.

17 is really easy. Hit the fairway leaving an 80 yard wedge shot, stuck it to ~15 feet. easy 2 putt par.

18 was a little rough, downhill ~165 par 3. Hit it way short and right, my first real shank of the day. But I chipped it on, and 2 putt for a bogey. +4 on the back, for a total of +18, 77!!!!

On cloud 9 right now. It was so fun having my friend there cheering me on too, after every shot. I think my favorite shot was that intimidating drive with my 5 iron on 15. I just hit a ****ing rocket down the fairway after lining up my shot, and stepped straight up to it and slapped it without any hesitation. It felt so good.

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Old 04-15-2019, 02:08 PM   #4621
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Well don't everyone lose their minds at once.

Just a few rounds ago I shot my worst ever like +45 and have been sort of thinking about quitting and this isn't for me. Then I made that major change to my swing (focused on correct setup and keeping left arm from breaking down) and i've been seeing much better results the last few times.

It's not quite a tiger-esque comeback but for me and only having played a few months (and during the offseason only) I am pretty damn happy to improve on my score by that much.

My friend was like "dude now that you know you're capable of a +4 on 9 holes you know you can score like a 65 here"

don't think that's happening soon but if I start plugging all the leaks I think shooting a +10 or better would be a reasonable goal by the end of the year.
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I know those feelings - golfs a lot of fun. Especially w/ good company. Your posts make me want to play.

You’re definitely through the worst part of the learning curve. Keep at it and try a par 72 soon. It will kick your ass but also be inspiring.

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The best part about having the consistent shot (i only pushed one shot all day) is i feel like i can actually play golf rather than a shank fest in which I am trying to play my 45 degree push slice by aiming 50 yards left of the green, inevitably miss and the game devolves into how good I can scramble from 30-50 yards. That’s just not fun but I think it gave me a lot of confidence with my wedge.

I was seeing angles and shots I never ever see and it was like a brand new course for me. Par 72 is intimidating but I think if I can find a consistent 3 wood shot i’ll be ready. Driver just isnt even in my bag at this stage.
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I was doing 5 iron wedge on all the par 4’s so on a real course if i found my 3 wood i think i could handle a long par 4 in two.

Quote from yesterday: “wow this game’s a lot easier from the fairway” (i had previously only hit the fairway a handful of times but didnt miss any yesterday)
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yewww hitting the 8 iron over the palm trees at my range which used to be a flush 6 iron for me. About 140 carry
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