As I sit and ponder about the past I smile as I remember these 5 friends and the good times we had together.
Kristina Smith, Blake Kelso, Kalli Horne, Joe Busi, Courtney Faber
I can’t say I’ve met anyone else who actually made “Ke$sha” look like sober church girl! We first met when she came to the house after responding to a roommate ad for a spot that opened up in the Seville house. She stuck around and that night we met up with Shawn and Michaela at Cadillac Ranch. We put down a lot of beers, shots and more than I could count. We were the last two left in the bar as it was closing and we had to go. Unfortunately she had drove and I couldn’t drive stick. She convinced my drunk ass that she could and we ended up about 3 blocks before I realized her eyes were closed. Luckily my roommate Blake was awake and came to the rescue. We had many good times after that, and plenty of times that pissed each other off, haha, I remember the time I got pissed for some reason and took the phone out of your hand and threw it across the room. I don’t know what the fuck I was thinking. I miss you smile, I miss your jalapeno cheesy eggs and most of all, i miss your FACE! I hope life is treating you well and you continue to your dreams!
I first met Blake at the Excalibur Poker Room during a 1/2 NL game at the new electronic tables they had for a trial period. It failed, they brought the dealers back after 6 months. I had entered my Poker Stars name “Sandviper23″ and after a few hands Blake had recognized my name. It turns out we had played quite a few hands together online and we got to talking. Blake was pretty wasted that night but we did talking about the new poker house. About a month later he moved into our 9 bedroom poker house and we’ve been friends ever since. He met his girlfriend Lee at one of our parties and they are still together after 2 years. Here is a video of his birthday party at the poker house when we through him in the pool! Haha! Hope poker is going well for you buddy! 2012 WSOP Champion! You’re due!
I first met Kalli at the Seville house with Ashley and we became roommates for several months after. She was always down to do anything, but also capable of changing her mind on the way out the door. Horne, Dash, what is your real last name anyway? One of the funniest things I remember was when we were sitting on the couch and you gave your password away to someone who told you they had naked pictures of Breese or something? haha, i don’t remember exactly, but BAM! you’re facebook got hacked and you struggled for an hour to try to beat them back into it. Straight up, the most down to earth and chill girl I know, even though you love to hate on the ones you love, its all in good fun. Until Vegas brings us together again, bottoms up!
Its been a while since I’ve seen Joe. We first met through John Tollison and the WPDG “Wed Poker Discussion Group” which we all attended regularly way back in they day. 2004? We became roommates in my first Vegas house and played more internet poker that year than I ever remember. Joe was the only person I knew that was so into grinding that instead of taking breaks to go pee, he’d keep empty Gatorade bottles in his room so he didn’t have to miss any hands. After moving back to Austin, he’d occasionally come back to Vegas and rent the out the closet under the stairs cause it had just enough room in the back to fit a twin size mattress. Joe is doing great now and has a beautiful family. I wish him all the best!
I met Courtney back in 2005, when I first moved to Las Vegas. Courtney didn’t drink back then, so our adventures were not of the partying type per say… but more of the random things that normal people wouldn’t consider fun. One day she decided to go on a Canadian road trip with one of my roommates at the time, and although I knew it was headed for disaster, they both seemed to think it would be a good idea. I still don’t know exactly what happened… Anyway, I never met a sweeter girl ;-) Miss you! Hope all is well!