How Did I Deal With My Hangover? (VA) “DAY 10” – 7/14/10

July 15, 2010 - 5:41 am - (VA) “DAY 10”

It’s 5:41 am and I just got home from the casino.  Yes... I went to the casino already :), but we’ll get to that later in the story.

I'm dying!

If you read “DAY 9”, you would know I got up this morning (8am) hung over after doing to many shots and singing way to many songs.  I had to, in order to write my post for all of you to read. (Thanks for reading! :))

Anyway, by the time I had finished writing, Kim had gotten home from work (noon).  She was hungry and hung over as well, so we went to grab lunch at a Chinese restaurant.  The food was good but I could barely eat for fear of seeing it again in 20 minutes, this was the unfortunate reality I was dealing with. 🙁


It was around 1pm when Kim and I got back to her place.  My plan was to go for a run and try to sweat out the hate, what happened was... I laid down on my bed and fell asleep for 4 hours.

When I woke up, Kim told me the softball game I was suppose to play in was canceled because the field was still wet from the monsoon the day before.  It was at this point that I had to make a decision...

Do I go work out, eat a healthy dinner, and then get a good night sleep... Or .... Do I pack up the Rooster mobile and head for the casino in Charles Town, West Virginia?

This is a easy one.  Since I already lost 14 lbs and needed a day of rest, I decided to go to work and try to build an empire!  Or maybe it ‘s because I’m lazy and needed to gamble.  Either way I went to the casino! 🙂


Hollywood Casino (WV) is 70 miles from where I’m staying in Alexandria, VA.   I called the poker room before I left, but nobody answered.  At this casino, the poker room is only open from 8pm -4am, Monday thru Thursday, 3pm -4am Fri.- Sun..  I did speak with an operator who said there would be waiting list to play but that I would be able to get on a table.  So I left at 7:30pm and arrived shortly after 9pm.

When I got to the board (area where you sign up for poker), the list play was already over a 100 names long!  F%$K!  I just drove almost 2 hours, now I’m gonna have wait 3 more just to get on a table, and then the poker room closes at 4am.  At this point, I’m saying to myself... Why did I come here? Am I even gonna get to play?

I put my name down for a few different games hoping I would get in one of them before midnight, which would give me 4 hours of cards (plenty of time).

Bobby, Me "Rooster", Mel

While I waited, I met a bunch of cool guys who were in the same position as me...  waiting to play poker.  We told stories and laughed until all of us eventually got called into a game.

I got called after 3 hours but it wasn’t the 1-2 NL game I have been playing, it was for a 10-20 (Texas Hold’em) limit game.  I bought in for $300 and won my first hand with Q 7 off suit.  (I had to post ($10), so I was forced into the hand.)  I took down a $70 pot.

$1 is better than no dollar!

The night was off to a good start.  Seated next to me was a guy named Tai, he was interested in my journey and we talked for a while.  When he got up to leave he said he would follow my trip and donated $1. ( Hey, every dollar helps!) Thanks Tai!

Around 2:30 am some big country dude waked over to me and said “You’re Rooster!”, I looked up at him slightly confused, wondering how he knew my name.  (I found out later a guy I was talking to earlier told him about me.)

Rooster... Than who am I?

Anyway, he said he was “Rooster”... cause he either killed, fought, or molested roosters (J.K), I don’t know... I didn’t want to ask to many questions.  😉  He was a nice guy and allowed me to take a picture of him, “The Original Rooster”.  He also had a rooster card protector, it was super cool! I need one of them.

Throughout the night, I didn’t get any real good cards but I also never got any second best hands. (Meaning, you play to the river (last card) and lose with the 2cd best hand).

Basically, when I played a hand... I won!  The little victories added up and when I got up to leave I was plus $437.  Well.. $438 with Tai’s donation.  My best night yet, woo hoo!

I racked up my chips and headed to the cashier's window at 3:20 am.  When I got there, there was a line a mile long.  Only one teller was working...  Are you kidding me!

This is the line!

After a 45 minute wait, I finally cashed out and headed back to Virginia.

So here I am, it’s now 6:45 am and I still have to add all the pictures to the story... I am so tired!  (F.Y.I. - I just finished with the pics... 7:57 am)

Today, I plan on working out and getting a tan. (Tan fat always looks better than white fat! :))  Also, I have another softball game to play in and tomorrow I have to be up at 8am in order to get to my charity work on time (Fri., 9am -12pm, serving breakfast to the homeless).

Man, I’m busy for a guy without a job!

Thanks for reading!


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  1. Dad says:

    Hey Dave, nice nights work.So you met another Rooster!
    What were the odds of that happening?

  2. Edie says:

    You’re doing awesome Dave! Keep it going man!

  3. Jeremy says:

    Could the Original Rooster really have been you traveling back in time to warn yourself about some catastrophic future life event that turned you down the wrong road?

  4. Larry says:

    Can the Real Original Rooster please stand up…

  5. G says:

    Way to take money from those hillbillys!

  6. Cronk says:

    when you get to ann arbor i want you to yell “F*^K the Ohio State” and “F*^K Sparty” on my behalf….it’s been too long…thanks for your help!!

  7. dave says:

    You got it Cronk! Done!

  8. dave says:

    You know it G!

  9. dave says:

    Thanks Edie, I will try!


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