Tuesday, January 10, 2006

Odds and Ends

I have written previously about incredible douchebag tourists, so it's only fair I give props to the top notch tourists I ran into early Saturday morning. For some insane reason, I was up at 7:15am, going in search of food. My neighborhood is largely deserted at 7:15am on Saturday, so I had little fear of running into trouble at Dunkin' Donuts, but lo and behold: there's some kind of freakin' tourbus full of high-schoolers who have been dropped off and are dominating the D&D.

I walk (stagger) into the door, looking like death, wearing slippers, warmup pants and a hooded sweatshirt: eyes full of sleep, and hair featuring tremendous bed-head. I audibly sigh "What the FUCK?," as I survey the scene. The Mom/chaperone/leader of the group, perhaps fearing I'm about to go bezerk, quickly says "You can go in front of the kids sir," and then shouts "Kids - let this gentleman through."

Thank you again ma'am, for not making me wait for 25 minutes behind your throng of young'ins.

In other news, Pokerstars still hasn't delivered on the XBOX 360 I won in the bloggers tourney. They offered the cash value of the prize in my account, but I declined, as I have a friend who wants the thing. I angled for an Ipod Nano while I'm waiting, but they instead sent a box of gifts from their frequent player store. For two weeks I eagerly anticipated the arrival of this box-o-treats, but I must say, I was a bit disappointed with the contents:

1 foam PokerStars squeezy ball
1 tan PokerStars hat
1 PokerStars travel mug
1 PokerStars bag
1 copy of "One of a Kind" autographed by Nolan Dalla

Not even a crappy PokerStars shirt I could wear to the gym to impress the neighborhood groupies.

48 hours 'til Vegas.



Brick said...

Wow, that blows about the XBOX 360. Don't they know those things are worth more than $400?

My experience with the whole thing was pretty much the opposite.

I won the iPod Nano and instead they sent out regular 20GB models. I didn't really have a problem with this, but they gave all the nano winners the option of exchanging, plus $75 for the mix-up.

They sent me the nano, gave me $75, and I still haven't sent back the original iPod they sent me.

I fully intend on sending it back, although I was thinking about keeping it to see what they would do. But they were so cool and helpful about the whole thing that I decided not to.

Also, offering up a freeroll was pretty damn cool to begin with.

I hope they get it worked out. I can't believe they made the XBOX winners miss out on the inflated prices of the pre-Christmas eBay season.

They should give you more than a stupid gift basket. They should at least give you $75 like they gave the iPod winners.

Kid Dynamite said...

I didn't mean to sound ungrateful: it'd be wrong to ever complain about a freeroll - PokerStars definitely did a nice thing.