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Old 06-27-2019, 07:35 PM   #51
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-$1,500 Monster Stack
-$800 8-handed

Hiding out right now but I've been on PokerSnowie all week.

$600 Golden Nugget Main and maybe $888 WSOP this weekend. I would like to play one more minor bracelet event before the World Championship starts next week.
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Hiding out right now but I've been on PokerSnowie all week.



$600 Golden Nugget Main and maybe $888 WSOP this weekend. I would like to play one more minor bracelet event before the World Championship starts next week.
This Golden Nugget event is fun. You through to day 2 or firing again tomorrow? I ran it up to 230k at one point before busting firing off an animal bluff. I'll be there tomorrow too and plan to be liberal in my beer consumption. GL and hope to see you there!
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This Golden Nugget event is fun. You through to day 2 or firing again tomorrow? I ran it up to 230k at one point before busting firing off an animal bluff. I'll be there tomorrow too and plan to be liberal in my beer consumption. GL and hope to see you there!
Joe, I was there yesterday only. We started with 25,000 but I never got above 50,000. A7hh vs. AQ on A33AQ run-out. I just called him down and didn't lose everything, but I was short-stacked after that. Eventually shoved 87dd on 765 flop and got called by 88 (puke) and good game.

Anyway, how did you do today? I wonder if we saw each other or not. Let me know if you'll be around this weekend or during the Main Event and I'll buy you a beer sometime.

After the Golden Nugget, I stopped by the Rio last night and played the $888 Crazy Eights WSOP event. C/r shoved AT vs JT on TT6 flop. Jack on the river. At least I charmed this cute dealer who I ran into again later in the evening. For once I wasn't in a bad mood despite another 3-out bust, maybe all of the disappointment and self-loathing are out of my system. I just calmly walked over to the cash tables and bought in for $1,000 at 5/5 PLO.

+$3,175 profit, very good session. Felt a little better after that.

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Cash:
PLO +$4,555
NLH -$1,850

Total = +$2,705

Tournaments:
-$19,810

Cumulative through 6/28: -$17,105

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So that's it for tournaments this summer until the Main Event. I feel like I have now fulfilled my commitment to persevere and play the entire summer, regardless of results. My goal was always to make a profit this summer in both cash and tournaments, and I'm very pleased with how far my PLO game has come along. Obviously not a large sample size but I played very well winning all three cash sessions, took two really bad beats to go from potential chip leader to bust in the $1k event, and almost cashed the $1,500.

Now, my attention will turn towards grinding NLHE cash games until the Main Event on Thursday. I'd like to get that number positive .... +$1,005 specifically would reduce my total poker costs for the summer (including my share of the Main Event buy-in) under $20k. Anything above that would start covering my living expenses for the summer.

After that, we'll just have to see how things go in the Main Event. I played last year for the first time, and cashed Day 4. Thanks to that experience, I have confidence to play well and succeed this year, but I will need to make at least Day 5 and $40,000-something to $50,000-something in order to achieve my final goal and turn a profit at everything for the entire summer.

Of course, ultimately I want to win the damn thing. But I can only do that one hand and one step at a time.
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Life goals right now:

My friend is in town playing a few tournaments and we should go out drinking tomorrow night. His girlfriend just broke up with him, so regardless whatever is going on with my life right now, I'll try my best to get his mind off things and see if we can meet some ladies while we're out tomorrow night.

And hopefully play a round of golf or two.


Adventures in Banking-sitting

My new bank and credit cards just arrived. My bankers back in Indiana are ****ing fantastic. They are just salary people but they all know me by name, they are always friendly, and most important of all, they know their **** when it comes to their job. They call me up and they're like "hey Mark, we have this new money market account offer with higher interest rates"...or more recently, they gave me a new credit card with cash back rewards and bonus miles and a $20,000 credit line I will probably never use, all without any inquiry. Banker just asked me if I wanted one, no application process or anything, just here you go.

In contrast, I opened a new Bank of America account after I arrived here in Las Vegas. This branch I go to is the worst ****ing banking branch I have ever visited in my entire life. Literally every time I go in there, the customer service is terrible and someone is always screwing up at their job.

Friday morning before Golden Nugget, I stop by this bank to make a $5k withdrawal. I'm already dreading going to this ****ing place again, but when I walk inside there is a line ten people deep. Of course there is. I take my spot at the back of the line and what the hell is going on? Like always, there are two tellers and about half a dozen other "workers" standing around talking, pretending to look busy but probably not doing anything at all.

It took me almost an hour... almost 1 hour...to get through this ***ing line and get my money out the door.

Why? Well when it's finally my turn, I walk up to the window. One of the two tellers is having problems with a customer, but there is nobody else to help her out or anything. She actually deserts her post and disappears into the bowels of the bank, never to be seen again.

So now there is only one teller servicing a line more than ten people deep.

I walk over to the other girl's window, but some guy in a suit comes out from the back and hands her paperwork, and she tells me I have to wait a minute while she finishes taking care of what this fat little-suit man wants. Nevermind there are all these people waiting in line and maybe this ******* boss of hers could come back some other time. I stand there another 5 minutes before she finally gets around to servicing me, and in the meantime, I start pacing around like a menacing bull. Just incredulous and clearly showing my anger and frustration at the entire situation.

Finally, the man in the suit notices pitchforks and torches are gathering, as other people start to audibly murmur and grumble behind me in the queue. He makes a Ned Flanders attempt to calm the situation, quickly expressing this idiotic, wide fake smile, pitching a Chicago Cubs themed debit card to me since I'm wearing a Chicago Cubs hat...

(best Ned Flanders voice)
"Hi diddly ho! Looks like you're wearing a Chicago Cubs hat there. Did you know we have a Chicago Cubs theme debit card? Would you like to apply for one today?"

(I look him directly in the eye and say these exact words)
"Listen, I'm not interested in your bull**** small talk. I just want to get serviced and get my money and get the hell out of here."

The look on his face was priceless.

After that, I asked the teller girl what's her boss's name. The actual manager of the bank branch, the top guy. She had no idea. She has to call over for another employee, who also doesn't know, but she says she can get me a card with his name on it, which she does manage to track down, despite not having the time to help anyone else behind me in the line.

Tells you everything you need to know about that unholy place on Earth.


Ozu and Setsuko Hara project

Now that I received my bank and credit cards, I'm just waiting for my passport to arrive. At some point I need to start planning my trip to Japan. I watched another rare Setsuko Hara film couple weeks ago, but I haven't managed to write up the review quite yet, so I'll try and do that tonight.

The Daughter of the Samurai (1937) -- acquired with subtitles, watched, review pending
The Saga of the Beautiful Women of Tokai (1937) -- acquired without subtitles, translation needed
The Giant (Japanese adaptation of Les Mis, 1938) -- available on VHS, not yet acquired, translation needed
Pastoral Symphony (1938) -- available on VHS, not yet acquired, translation needed

My contact has dropped the ball on providing subs, so I need to find another translator for those films before going on my trip to Japan.

Additionally, there are some films beyond that which Toho has never released on home video, VHS or DVD or otherwise. Not that many, but still I need to find a way to get in touch with Toho or some TV station in Japan that has previously aired those films. Not very easy for someone who only took one year of Japanese.

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Old 06-30-2019, 04:01 AM   #55
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And then there's this... tonight I received a text from Chinese poker player girl I briefly dated last year. The last time I heard from her was ... September?

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"Hi Mark, this is so-and-so. I just wanted to tell you I passed all of my professional exams. I will be leaving the country this week. Thank you for your support."

This downward spiral started last year after me and my ex-girlfriend broke up. Few months later I met this Chinese poker player girl. We play a few sessions all night together, get breakfast in the morning each time, exchange numbers and start texting, and then a week later I win a big tournament for almost a quarter million dollars at the same casino. She was asking me for updates during the day and she was the first or one of the first people to congratulate me that night.

I have otherwise never dated a woman who plays poker, or works at a casino, or anything like that. But in this case, that's how we met, and then I immediately binked a big tournament and naturally felt like a huge stud, confident that would make me even more attractive in her eyes. She invited me to stay the night at her apartment, we went on a road trip together and played some more cards, and then we kept in touch while I was here in Las Vegas last summer.

After that, I returned home and we saw each other only one more time. She told me she would be busy the entire month of August, and probably not free until after that....OK? Sounds sketch but alright. Couple weeks later she basically goes MIA and I just assume she's a flake or not interested or met some other guy.

So anyway over a month passes and all of a sudden, last September I get a text from her out of nowhere.

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"Mark, I really wanted to be with you. But now let's just be friends."
WTF?

I hand't heard back from her in over a month ... assumed it was over. Who wouldn't? Strange to receive that message from her, like she still had feelings until that moment and was waiting on me and finally gave up. After expressing my surprise, I asked if there had been some misunderstanding between us and invited her on another trip with me. Nope, she declined. Not only that, but she went above and beyond with her rejection, telling me one of those obvious female lies that women tell you when they just want you to leave them alone.

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Oh and by the way, I won't be going to casino anymore. I don't have time for poker.
Translation: no I don't want to go with you, and don't ever ask me again.

So that's the last time I heard from her in 9 months, until tonight. I had long since deleted her number from my phone and thought negatively about her. Very, very strange to receive this new message, to which I replied with my congratulations. Also wished her well, but expressed even more surprise and asked if there was some other reason she contacted me tonight?

No reply.





My life with women often seems that way. See if you can catch the reference.

There must me something wrong or undesirable about me for them to always disappear under such strange and unusual circumstances, but I have to admit that I'm confounded by this new message.
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Old 07-02-2019, 03:27 AM   #56
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Well I've been here for a month, and I finally had my first (and hopefully last) wild and crazy night this summer in Las Vegas.

Met up with my friend for a night of drinking. Started with overpriced casino dinner while I was waiting for him to bust out of a tournament:

$43 filet with garlic mashed potatoes
$13 Caesar salad
$13 Manhattan
$13 Manhattan

Just ridiculous prices for bland food but I'm used to that by now; I try to avoid these casino restaurants like the plague. Anyway, he shows up and we walk over to the bar for our night of drinking. Bar tab: couple hundred dollars. There's this very large black woman who decides it's a good idea to tap me on the shoulder and shove her breasts in my face as soon as I turn around.

"Aren't they sooooo big?" Sure, honey.

Well back to drinking. My friend and his girlfriend broke up recently, so it's my duty to find him a woman if I can. He notices this cute girl on the other side of the bar, and remarks that he sees her every year he comes out here. Target acquired. She doesn't seem too interested in her date, polite and conversational maybe, but that's all. A few minutes later we start making eye contact. I tell my friend we got this! He gets her number while I'm away at the restroom. Later when I return, he says that she will ditch her date and come back to hang out with us at the bar, which she does.

Great!

But oh no...just before she comes back, my friend tells me she's interested in me, not him. ****. She's pretty cute and all, but I'm disappointed because I'm trying to hook him up, not me. Now my friend probably feels worse. ****. The three of us hang out chatting and drinking for awhile, then she agrees to go clubbing with us one night this week, which may or may not happen (details below).

After we all say goodnight, I'm completely wasted, and I stumble over to the Rio cash games so I can play 2/5 NLHE. I'm not there very long before I get kicked out for the evening. Flop a set, another player makes a straight and I get felted. Quickly down $675. Something happens at the table, I don't even remember what it was, but I was unhappy and held the game up so I could call over the floor. My protest was probably unintelligible slurred speech, so he decides I'm done playing.

Well the rest of the night is pretty sketch after that, but here are the details I do remember:

-Somehow wound up in the 5/5/10 PLO game at Aria
-Won +$3,070 by the time I cashed out Monday morning
-only remember one or two hands
-drunk 27 year-old Canadian woman sits at our PLO table and wants to play
-immediately, the player who just got felted returns and asks for his seat back
-thinking she wants to play, I offer her my seat and get up to leave

Turns out this woman has never played poker in her life. She's completely wasted, wandering around the casino. Came out to Las Vegas with her friend all weekend; friend's flight home was at 8 a.m. and hers isn't until later in the afternoon. We share a disgusting omelette together and attempt to sober up, but it doesn't take long until I'm in the bathroom puking my brains out.

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Let's get married.
When I come back, she wants to go to one of those wedding chapels and asks me to marry her. Even drunk me knows that's not going to happen, but we do go back up to her room together at Vdara.

-more breasts
-drunk me buys her a $400 bag (I hate that guy)
-eventually I pass out and wake up in the afternoon
-when it's time for her to check out, I offer her a ride to the airport
-claustrophobic elevator ride down to the lobby
-more puking in the bathroom

When I come back out, she's nowhere to be found. I wait 30 minutes looking for her around the lobby, the taxi and uber curb outside, everywhere, but I never see her again.

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Cash:
PLO +$7,625
NLHE -$2,525

Total = +$5,100

Tournaments:
-$19,810

Cumulative through 7/1: -$14,710

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This might not have been a bad summer if I had played more PLO cash games.

Anyway, I was finally sober enough to drive back to my room, but I felt absolutely horrible. Even more so because there was a traffic jam, it was 105 degrees outside, and even with my car's A/C at full blast, the sun through the windows was making me want to puke more.

Slept intermittently all day and night in my room. It's now after midnight the next night, and I still feel concussed and like I might want to throw up one more time.

Needed: lots of rest between now and Thursday.
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Old 07-04-2019, 01:41 PM   #57
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It's time.

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Old 07-05-2019, 12:59 AM   #58
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Out

88 < A4 aipf 110,000 chip pot. A on river gg.
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Old 07-05-2019, 04:09 AM   #59
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Well I think that's it for this summer in Vegas. Sold everything I own except for car, few boxes and suitcase, no plan in life except come out here and get 2 and 3-outed almost every day for 5 weeks, 0 - 14 in flips and -$20,000. Probably standard for tournament poker players at some point but timing was less than optimal.


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Old 07-09-2019, 08:46 PM   #60
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Yeah so while I'm waiting to leave next week or so, I played in the $1,500 PLO bounty tournament today. Didn't win any bounties, just small pot after small pot, chip up from 25k to ~55k and get it in with QJT9 vs. AA on JT4r flop.

120,000 chip pot

2 2 runout good game.

Last three tournaments:
AT vs. JT on TT6 flop no good
88 vs. A4 all-in pre no good
QJT9 vs AAKx on JT4r flop no good

No flips in a few weeks but still 0-14 on those this summer.

Life goal: consume this entire bottle of whiskey before morning. Try not to shoot myself in the head. Play round-by-round tournament tomorrow completely drunk and not even give a ****.
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Old 07-09-2019, 09:23 PM   #61
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...And .... it's gone.

Just kidding.

But that's a half bottle of Woodford consumed in world record time. I dare anyone to challenge me at a drinking contest, but at least try and look as good as Karen Allen in Raiders of the Lost Ark, please.

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Old 07-10-2019, 08:55 PM   #62
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Played $1,500 Mix NLHE/PLO today with a terrible hangover.

Start 25k and slowly chip up to ~38k. We're all-in 3-ways and this time I have the Aces. And they're double suited. And I have both nut flush draws on the turn. And I make a set on the river.

No good.

Get it in for my last 8k with TT vs. AT in NLHE. No good.

Nice life.
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Old 08-06-2019, 05:38 PM   #63
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PLO cash good. Tournaments bad.
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On the romance side, hang in there. If I am any indication, there is hope for you yet.

Had a serious girlfriend my senior year in high school. Broke up with her.

Met a girl first day of college, married her after a couple of years together, had a couple of children, and then got divorced.

Got remarried, separated after a couple of years, and then divorced.

Met a woman several years after that, dated and lived together for fourteen years, and married her shortly more than five years ago. This one is the keeper.

I was a little older than you are now when I met her so that is why I say there is still hope for you.
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I'm at Covelle in Los Feliz, first night in LA right now. Trendy highest rated wine bar according to reviews. Very loud and lively. Sat down at the bar and didn't get served for a half hour. It's not that big. Watched as other patrons sat down and were immediately served. Decided to wait and see how long it took. 30 minutes before the female bartender came over and asked me for my order.

She did some wine samplings for me and hasn't spoken to me since. Pretty sure she has made the small talk rounds with a few other couples she is waiting on.

So anyways sitting here by myself. I noticed two Asia girls came in into the bar but had nowhere to sit. There was one seat open next to me and one seat open in the corner, so I walked up to them as they were sitting on a bench and offered to move to the corner so they could have two seats. They said thanks without looking and never said a word or offered a glance since.

Currently sitting here eating and drinking by myself. Fully plan to tip the bartender one cent and looking forward to it.

Good first night in LA.
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I don't drink, but you have more patience than I do. I would have been gone after five minutes of no service.
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Beautiful morning here in Los Angeles. There are some really nice residential streets here in Los Feliz. I know because I slept in one last night.

After I was done whining about the bar (haha, get it?) this super hot woman walks in by herself and I offered her the empty seat next to mine of course. But she tells me she is looking for two, her friend will be there soon. No problem, I'm getting up to leave and her friend can have my seat. She's grateful and we talk a couple of minutes until her date arrives. I wind up explaining my story, it's my first night here, blah blah and offer them tips about the bar that I had been sitting there quietly observing for hours. They were pretty nice, turns out she's just out of an engagement that was broken off. Maybe it's their first or second date. He says he can get me any woman in LA, he's very serious about it. A twinkle appeared in my eye and I almost told him fine, I'll take the girl siting next to you. But I kept the thought to myself and otherwise I'm much too proud and don't know anyone here to choose anyway, so I wished them a pleasant evening and retired to my car for the night.

Woke up around 1 a.m. with a couple homeless people squatting next to me on Hollywood Blvd. Everything in that neighborhood was closing down, so I decided maybe a good idea to drive around and find a better spot. Eventually picked this rather lovely street up closer to the mountains. Have been looking around online for apartments while I was finishing my stay in Las Vegas, looked at some in person yesterday, more today etc. There's a couple in Los Feliz I will see this weekend, but I don't think they are as nice as this street. Real shame because it is lovely.

And welcome to the thread Doc. I cant imagine why anyone would want to read my inane thoughts, but glad to hear you finally met the one. The next part of the tour involves real estate perusing in Hollywood, Los Feliz, Silver Lake, Santa Monica, Koreatown, Downtown LA, and whatever dives and bars I happen to stumble into before signing a lease.

Looking forward to it!
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I look forward to reading your continuing adventures.

I am here because while you may think your thoughts are inane, I find them entertaining.
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Entertaining like a trainwreck! Seriously, sitting here in my dirty looking car because the morning before I left Vegas, I went and got it washed. Later that afternoon, clouds and thunderstorms arrived. In the middle of the desert.

It only rained one other time in 2 and a half months.

Now as I'm on the phone, sitting here parked on the steet, a crack appears on my windshield. One minute it's not there, my eyes are down in my notebook. The next minute... very noticeable 18 inch crack. I'm literally just sitting in my car the entire time.

What's next? Should I warch out for lightning bolts? Meteor showers? Asking for a friend.
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Sorry to hear about the windshield.

Looking forward to details on the residence search. This may seem strange given I have no chance of living out there, but I like looking at the really expensive LA area listings on a certain home site.
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The rental market seems really strange here. What I mean is that if you invest the time and effort, you can find very nice, brand new buildings in great locations for cheaper than a lot of worse options.

Some of the places I've looked at:

Industrial loft building with concrete floors, attached to a fitness center in a rundown section of Echo Park, but otherwise clean and well managed. $1,900

Furnished studio in Brentwood Village next to Westwood and UCLA Medical like $2,300. Place was fine and cheaper than most, but seemed cramped with no parking or amenities.

Absolutely fantastic 1bed in brand new building between Hollywood/West Hollywood. Very spacious, lots of amenities. Area seemed fine, especially for Hollywood. $2,800

Another one bedroom in brand new building in Hollywood, perfectly fine but everything just a notch lower, and in much worse area. $2,730

1bed loft in new building in the middle of Hollywood everything, overall not very impressive and sketchy tenants. No deposit even required. Still $2,650

Remodeled 1 bed townhouse in Hollywood, also sketchy looking area and had a bad feeling about it. $2,700

Brand new small building with just a few apartments on the edge of Los Feliz, 1 bed private garage $2,875. Didn't like the layout and appalled to see dead colonies of ants everywhere during the middle of an open house.

1bed very nice new apartment with all luxury vehicles in the private garage, but very sketchy part of East Hollywood. $2,900

Brand new skyscraper luxury apartment building I just toured in Downtown. They showed me several impeccable units never lived in before with floor to ceiling views, mid-high $2000's. Every amenity you can think of throughout the building.

So as you can see, all converging at that price point when in my opinion they really shouldn't be. Overall I'm impressed with the $2,800 Hollywood one I toured yesterday and this AVEN building I just looked at in DTLA. More tours downtown this afternoon, and Santa Monica and Koreatown tomorrow. Doubt I will find better downtown unless another building has better views for cheaper price. No idea what to expect in Santa Monica. One of the places in Koreatown is top floor, never lived in $2,300ish. Looking forward to that one more than the others tomorrow.

Crib sheet for apartment hunting is stick to brand new buildings and/or buidlings with smaller occupancy. Local, no nationwide managememt companies. I'm making an exception downtown like with this AVEN building, but as long as its brand new, that should be fine. You couldn't pay me to live in some $5k apartments in old buildings down here or in really posh areas on the Westside, dont care where they are. And I realize I'm doing this all wrong...should be taking my money and buying a house in a more affordable city or another country even with lower cost of living. But those are the breaks in life I guess.
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Good bar trip report coming up from last night. Don't think I have enough time to type it up on my phone before next appointment, but should have a good update posted later today.
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Thai Angel good. Covell bad.

So after a long day of apartment hunting yesterday, I was ready to unwind. Really wanted to find a bar where I could get some good food while I was drinking, so I looked around online and found this place called Thai Angel. At first I was self-conscious of the fact that it sounds like some place a creepy white guy might go to pick up Thai hookers or ladyboys, and in the description it said "club vibe", so I kept looking for other joints. There's this southern or wild west whiskey saloon called Sassafras which I considered, but the food menu options didn't appeal to me. Kept looking and nothing...so eventually Thai Angel it was.

Great decision.

I walked in during the late afternoon/evening hours, and the place was mostly empty except this Asian guy at the bar with a dog on his lap, and some Thai people in a booth. And the Thai woman and her Thai daughter who own this family bar and restaurant. Great. Here comes the creepy white guy, right? Nope that's not me...it's the three "bros" who come in after me. No hookers or ladyboys, but they do ask the bartender to turn on some hentai porn on Netflix. That's right....the entire time I'm there, cartoons are ****ing on the TV screen thanks to these guys, who sat there watching it with rapturous delight.

Meanwhile, the mom and her daughter are the stone cold nuts. Thai Mom has this serene old lady confidence about her. She tells me she's almost 60, hard to believe right? And you know.. she's right. Then Thai Mom points out the 25 year old sweeping the floor behind me is her daughter. I'm told her name is Angel, and she takes over for her mother as the bartender. I order a garlic noodle and pepper dish with chicken, beef, and pork, and a glass of Mae Kong (Thai) whiskey. This isn't upscale like Lamaii I went to once in Vegas this summer, but it was very good and authentic Thai comfort food that I enjoyed. The whiskey was very smooth, would describe it as something like liquid cotton candy with a toffee finish. Pretty good drinks and a meal.

The rest of the evening, I talk to Angel and the guy with the dog while the bros keep watching their hentai porn. I thought the guy must have been walking his dog and stopped in for a drink, but the more I think about it now, he was probably one of those goofs with an emotional support animal sitting on his lap. Absolutely can't stand those people, and it borders on animal abuse in my opinion. But he seemed friendly at the time so I bought him a glass of Mae Kong so I could have a drinking buddy and we got along just fine.

Angel, the bartender, was beautiful, cute, curly hair, that kinda quiet and shy but still outgoing vibe that I find so attractive in girls. I did my best to smooth talk her all evening (and also compliment her mom)....no idea if it worked or not, but she did bite her lip one time. At the end her mom came back out and offered me a free neighborhood shot that she said was for good health. I have no idea what was in it, best described as Thai moonshine a friendly local might give you in an Indiana Jones and The Temple of Doom movie. But yeah it tasted fine and was appreciated. Here's to good health!

So if you're in LA make sure to check out Thai Angel. Good food and drinks and the mom and daughter are super nice.
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Went to Del Rey this morning and checked out a 5-year old building that turned out to be an absolute dump. Woman giving me the tour was on her phone the entire time. No electricity inside so couldn't see anything anyway.

$2,850 lol

Seems residential with a slight urban vibe here, nice to get around and see other parts of the city. But otherwise total waste of time.
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Went to Del Rey this morning and checked out a 5-year old building that turned out to be an absolute dump. Woman giving me the tour was on her phone the entire time. No electricity inside so couldn't see anything anyway.

$2,850 lol

Seems residential with a slight urban vibe here, nice to get around and see other parts of the city. But otherwise total waste of time.
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