I'm no Astin, BUT....

It continues to run about 101F outside right now, so this heat has me thinking about tonight's dinner.

To start the meal, I headed down to the garden for what we like to call around these parts, one of each.

They would be one Cherry Bomb, one Banana and of course old faithful, the Jalapeno.

The day before I'd made a 24 hour sun-soaked fiesta salsa, with two of each in every jar.

A recipe I'd learned back in Akumal and might I add, from a very good friend. FWIW since the whole "Mayan Riviera" BS, the place has really lost it's luster to me. That's of course IMHO. But I just think the whole 'Sales' thing, is ruining the last great destinations we have on the planet. The first time I enjoyed Akumal, I did it with 16 locals and four other adventurists. The last time I visited back in 2000 something, I might as well have travelled to Disneyland.


I grabbed a bit of 80/20 and as per my old family recipe, I mixed it 80/20.

Chef'ish, (in my case anyway) talk for 80/20 ground beef, mixed with an extra 20% ground pork. For the foodies out there YES, the cheese is in the meat.

It was 109F out there so for Peb's and I, fries were totally out of the question! There were however some pretty damn good Louisiana Hot Sauce ripples in the cupboard, sorta' lookin' for a taste.

Oh and the oval shape of the burgers?

When the Paninis come out of the oven right at 4:30PM I always say, MAKE THE BURGER FIT THE DAMN BUN!

Yes that's the salsa on my burger and yes, it was delicious!

Who needs to actually breathe while eating anyways?

My sincerest thanks for dropping by....


Team Bammer.... FTW!

Despite all that was at stake, I went into last night with a pretty good feeling I would win. How could I not really?

Team Bammer;

Poker Grump
Doc Chako
Ken Prevo
Memphis Mojo
and the ever lovely, Joanada.

The night over at FullTilt, started as most of them do.
I drag my first pot with The Bammer.

(soooooted feels soooo dirty!)

Then in the natural progression of NLHE, I drag another pot of blinds.

In style too no?

Naturally as things seem to go for me, I lose a race with slick up against a Gretzky from one of Amir's players.

Then I see big slick one more time. "Go big or........

go home!"

I can't thank each of you enough for making it such a great, and VERY enjoyable night.

Uber congrats to Jo!

Maybe there really IS something very special about that, "Dank position?"


Thanks kids!

My sincerest thanks for dropping by....

Break even....

My friend Amir and I held a little game.

If you weren't there, you may have missed the best of the best on fire! If you were there, you may just know exactly what it is I think about you.

It's a blog and I know, I'm supposed to write like all clever and shit. If you've actually ever read here, you'll know I'm incapable for certain.

My heartfelt thanks go out to each of you that came out to make my 55 minutes so very much fun. 55 minutes that turned into just about let's say, around 3 hours or so shall we.

The story, the love links and most of all the great BS, will all have to wait for another day.

What a frickin' night!

My sincerest thanks for dropping by....


"T" minus, about 3 hours....

Team Bammer is shaping up nicely for tonights big game.

Right now as it stands, it looks like there will be 14 on team Bammer and 3 fighting it out for the honour of Amir's Pokerwit site. I have to say, I like my odds!

I could use a few more on the team though, just to shore up the deal a tad. So if you have nothing on the go tonight at 9:00pm ET, I'm always looking for more talent for the team!

See you there!

My sincerest thanks for dropping by....