Wednesday, January 10, 2007

Brandon

Q: What has two thumbs and has been to all seven continents?

A: This guy:
 
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It's really great to be in Melbourne. I arrived this morning around 10:30 AM and ran into John Caldwell at the airport. We shared a cab back to the Casino and I found my way up to the room that Mansion Poker booked for Carl. The Crown Towers is probably the nicest hotel that I've ever seen. The Hermitage in Monte Carlo was great for many reasons but the rooms just can't compare to the room that Carl and I are in right now. I have 10 days in the lap of luxury before heading out to Brisbane to live as a poor backpacker again. The games down here look great and are probably pretty profitable despite the suffocating rake. I'll probably play in the A$1500 tourney tomorrow and hopefully will have some good news to report. Carl and I went for a walk today and it was nice to get some sun. The poker room is downstairs from the main casino and, while it's nice, it's easy to get stuck down there and lose track of time. I'm going to make it a goal to leave this place at least once every day. Sounds like an easy task but people often spend every minute on-site since the hotel and casino are in the same building.

I still haven't seen Pauly and I'm not too pleased about it. He's probably coming with me to Brisbane and will be backpacking down the Gold Coast with me so we'll have plenty of time to throw back some beers down under. Anyway, just wanted to check in. Peace.

9 comments:

AlCantHang said...

Have a blast! I talked to Pauly and he said he's on the look out for you.

Anonymous said...

If this place is nicer than the Hermitage, you need to post pictures, because I find that hard to believe. Good luck out there.

Derek McG said...

go brandon!!

Jaxia said...

Yay Brandon!

Anonymous said...

Have fun BALLA and good luck! :)

Jimmy said...

You look like such a dirty, dirty man. Can I borrow some of that pit hair?

Drizztdj said...

Good luck Brandon and congrats on the cash!!!

Anonymous said...

dude we have the same name! I goggled it for fun and you came up. Wish I had the same poker skills.

Cheers,
(the other) Brandon Schaefer

Anonymous said...

I'm glad you're having fun roaming the globe, and I appreciate the occasional photos on your blogspot, but please, no more pit shots! Love, JoMama