Hold’em!

Monday October 24, 2005
Wow another uneventful day until later on in the night. I mean its a Monday.. You cant really expect much. But ive found myself to have much more fun during the week than the actual weekend, like normal people do.
I just feel like my mind is just rotting away. From starting at my computer screen and watching tv shows and such… I need to start reading more and stimulate my mind..
Anyways… Jovana calls, shes at work and gets off at 10ish.. My mind is only failing me, and making me sleep. Maybe its just my lazy tendencies when i have nothing really planned for the day besides errands… I get ready and head on over to the Gap.. Oh yeah.. She tries to buy me, by purchasing me a Gap scarf. HA!! yeah right! Gap clothing is such poor quality. When i feel the shirts compared to my Express ones.. Ehh.. However i do like the scarfs from Gap.. Anywho!!
Meet up with her, and we try to find out where we want to have some dinner. Mind you, its 10:30 and nothing is really open. Chili closes at 11, the restaurants at the mall are closed… The typical option is Dennys, and thats a very poor one.
I throw out the idea of Dolce.. I was kinda craving it.. However i called over there and the kitchen closes like at that very moment and the bar closes at 12… Totally sucks.. So we just decided to check out Fatburger.. I didnt even know it was open, but Jovana reassures me it is. If its not open, then hey Bostons is right there..
Head on over there, it is open but closing… Well i know where im going to lunch.. I cant believe we got one, its kinda funny since its typically known for being a Los Angeles bases fast food joint.
Went to Bostons, got up into the bar… I heard about the poker game they have for the bar patrons. You get this little computer console, where you play Texas Hold em on against other people in the bar. A flat screen above the bar is dedicated for just that. I noticed a guy at the bar playing, he had over 23000 bucks, and honestly he seemed like a regular. I wanted to take him out, and while doing that, have my name on the high score list. Yes, i know.. I am pretty vain like that..
Long story short.. After losing twice because i was messing around. I decided to play smart and forreal. While i was playing, Jovana was too and learning.. i wasnt too worried about her. It took me about 2 hours to finally beat the guy. After a few good hands.. and going on in.. I finally beat him!! I was glad.. He was pucking me, raising before the flop. Friggin Jovana, i wanted to say good game to him, but she was like dont… He looks sad.. i hope he doesnt know it was you that was playing.. HAHA..
I wanted to stay there until it closes to make sure my name was on record, which it was.. Boston just plays the best music… I figured it was XM Radio KIIS FM station… So yes… My score of over 45000 with my name was up there..
I would say it was a good way to spend a Monday night.. Over 3 hours eating some food and playing some poker… Yes, we did order some food. Im trying to eat light so i got me a salad… I would love to go back to Bostons and play against some other people or with friends while drinking..
I challenge anyone!!!

About Anh Nguyen

Anh Nguyen is a Los Angeles based freelance photographer. Over the past six years, he has covered various concerts, movie premieres, red carpets, parties, and events. A southern California native, Anh attended UCLA and holds a Bachelor's degree in Philosophy and a minor in Accounting. In addition to photography, he is currently pursuing his license as a CPA and hopes to go law school. Adding to his many interests, Anh also loves to cook and has worked as a line cook for Food Network's celebrity chef Scott Conant's restaurant, Scarpetta, in Beverly Hills.