Things that make me happy – today version

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1. Spending the afternoon with a friend who tells me “You are the only friend I have that can immediately make me smile.”

2. Wasting away that afternoon on South Congress in the warm Texas sun, watching the freaks of Austin go by, and laughing myself silly.

3. Knowing that I do, occasionally, put to use some of the things I learn.

TexansBaby: 9h Jd

Pre-flop:

xh1061 folds. FadingPro25 folds. Spabbles calls.
TexansBaby calls. kapeshockey15 calls. jcrump
calls. sf001k checks.

Flop (board: Th 8c 4d):

jcrump checks. sf001k bets $.10. Spabbles calls.
TexansBaby calls. kapeshockey15 folds. jcrump
folds.

Turn (board: Th 8c 4d Qh):

sf001k bets $.10. Spabbles raises to $.20.
TexansBaby calls. sf001k re-raises to $.30.
Spabbles calls. TexansBaby calls.

River (board: Th 8c 4d Qh 2s):

sf001k bets $.10. Spabbles raises to $.45.
TexansBaby calls. sf001k re-raises to $.80.
Spabbles calls. TexansBaby calls.

Showdown:

sf001k shows 4h 8s.
sf001k has 4h 8s 8c 4d Qh: two pair, eights and fours.
Spabbles mucks cards.
(Spabbles has 9d Qs.)
TexansBaby shows 9h Jd.
TexansBaby has 9h Jd Th 8c Qh: straight, queen high.

Just called, because I knew I had the best hand, and to raise would have possibly driven them out and resulted in a smaller pot. Alas, the night was pretty much downhill from there.

4. Getting to pretend that I’m a big time poker player and playing with DoubleAs for a brief bit.

5. Being reminded that I do have some of the greatest friends in the world.