Read my Poker Face

After the #fitblog chat on Twitter, I ate leftovers from Sunday night:

It was just as good the second time around. I think it’s my new favorite Crockpot creation. I added some Trader Joe’s Pineapple Salsa to it.

After dinner, Michael attempted to teach me how to play poker. 😉

Fat Kitty tried to help with the poker playing. Michael is a great poker player and he’s a good teacher. Very patient. 😉

We started with 7-Card Stud and then switched to Texas Hold ‘Em.

It was so much fun! It was nice turning off the TV, spending time together doing something, and it really gave Michael a time to shine because he’s so good at it.

I have a horrible Poker Face.

Michael can read me like a billboard. He, on the other hand, has an excellent Poker Face. Playing poker was so fun and it made me remember our last trip to Vegas….

About this time last year, a friend contacted Michael and me about free tickets to UFC 106. Our friend’s company was a sponsor for the show and had extra tickets! One thing lead to another and Michael cashed in some airline miles, arranged a hotel room at The Palms through his dad, and we were on a plane at the last minute!

The Palms Casino

It was literally last minute. Thursday night we bought tickets, Friday afternoon we arrived in Vegas! Our room at The Palms was magnificent! Humongous with the most gorgeous jacuzzi tub I’ve ever seen.

We had such a good time and being crazy spontaneous like that was exciting. It was definitely not like me at all. Michael surprised me with a fancy dinner at CraftSteak in the MGM.

Craft Steak

It was an amazing dinner! The BEST MEAL I’ve ever eaten, hands down. The Martinis were Knock-You-On-Your-Ass strong too.

The next day we went to UFC 106. We had fantastic seats.

We had a great time at the show. Afterward Michael played lots of poker and I sought out a roulette table in my price range. 😉

I broke even with roulette but it was a great time! I miss Vegas. The weather was just right. The casinos were decorated for Thanksgiving and Christmas. We flew home Sunday after a whirl-wind weekend.

Spontaneity is fun!

I don’t think I’ll ever be good enough at poker to play in Vegas. But I’m having fun learning!

QUESTION: What is the most spontaneous thing you’ve ever done?

Author: Lisa Eirene

About Lisa Eirene Lisa lost 110 pounds through calorie counting and exercise. She swims, bikes, runs, hikes and is enjoying life in Portland, Oregon. Her weight loss story has been featured in First Magazine, Yahoo Health, Woman's Day and

10 thoughts on “Read my Poker Face”

  1. Technically I only played a little bit of poker, about 5 hours over the course of the 3 days. I just won a lot during that time. 😛

  2. I met my husband through the internet on a Wednesday. Had an honest-to-goodness date that Saturday (which turned into a Saturday thru Monday date). Spent one night apart, have been together ever since. Here we are 4 kids later and going strong. 🙂

  3. Jason and I LOVE Vegas… I once won $1800 at a craps table… I was playing for a few hours, but still… it was pretty incredible for me!

    Jason sat in a poker game to win a bracelet for the World Series of Poker, but he only lasted an hour or so… it was fun for him to experience!

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