Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Why Does It Take So Long To Fill A Seat?

Generally I prefer to leave my day job where it belongs, in the poker room. But eventually (aka, when I retire) I may have to write a book about it. I have one page done so far and since I haven't blogged in awhile, what the heck. Here it is. Along with pictures of some of the poker/gambling related jewelry I've worked on. These are pieces that can be found at ChezChani.

So, Why Does It Take So Long To Fill A Seat?

Short answer:
Table changes

Long answer:
“John , I have a seat for you on table 9, would you like it?.”

“Oh, I just played my blind, let me play to my button.”

Tick Tock.

“John are you going to take that seat?”

“Oh right, let me look at it.”

Tick Tock. Tick Tock.

“John, you taking that seat?”

“Yes, I’m just racking up.”

Tick Tock. Tick Tock. Tick Tock.

“John, what’s up, are you moving??”

“You know what, I think I’ll just stay here for now. But leave me up for the next one.”

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Long Time & The Temple Of Flora

It's appalling that I have not posted anything here since May! Of course the end of May through the beginning of July is one of the busiest times in the Las Vegas poker world. But now the WSOP (World Series Of Poker) has come and gone and things have slowed drastically.

At home my little Izzy has become a little high maintenance, due to her kidney disease. IV 3 times a week, a Pepcid once a day, high Iron vitamin twice a day...

But I shall always squeeze in some crafting and I'm currently going crazy with scrabble tiles and dominos. I can finally make my own pictures so I just wanted to show you the Temple Of Flora series I've just completed. Soon to be seen on Etsy.

Thursday, May 5, 2011

eBay Fever!

I'm getting the "sell sell SELL" fever again. My reasons are twofold. It helps me get rid of some really nice things that I just don't wear/use. And now, it is helping me with my Buy A Used or Refurbished DSLR fund.

I love cameras. Don't know why. Had a lovely Nikon SLR when I was in college (still have it) that I rarely used. I did take a photography class but discovered my favourite part was being in the darkroom. Once I moved to LA, I never got back into the darkroom.

Then the age of digital brought me my $1200 Sony digicam. I'm frugal but sometimes, I just want it and I get it. Never really learned how to use that one properly. Still have it, could fetch $100 on eBay on a good day. Might end up there soon. Mostly right now I'm using my little Kodak Point and Shoot.

But I got hit with a yen for a DSLR. I learned from the Sony though, don't spend so much! I figure a two or three year old DSLR would be fine for me. Real camera buffs probably upgrade and update fairly often.

Long story short, check out my ebay auctions. Currently I have a really great suit that I don't wear because skirts don't look good with Shape-ups, and some perfume that is very popular but smells like bug spray to me.

Oh, and if you have any recommendations on good cameras, or places to buy used or refurbished, let me know. Thanks!

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Altered Nation For Awesome People

"Altered Nation offers alternative clothing, accessories, art & gifts for awesome people. All of the designs are unique because they are handmade, upcycled & handpicked vintage.

Altered Nation is an emerging collectable design line based in fabulous Las Vegas that also offers semi-custom orders and wholesale.

This unique design line has recently been featured on Fox News, ABC's Morning Blend, numerous print & online publications including the Las Vegas' Review Journal & Offbeat Bride. Altered Nation hosts avant garde fashion shows and photo shoots to showcase the emerging talent in Las Vegas."

This is from Altered Nation's shop announcement,and I couldn't say it better myself.

Handmade. Upcycled. Vintage. Only a blend of all the things I love.

Check out Altered Nation on Etsy, website, facebook, blog and Twitter.