January 17th, 2004

A note on my farewell to Binion's

I'm in LA for a poker gathering, and last night I was sitting next to the guy who dragged me into the match against Nick Behnen and put up part of the money. He was somewhat soberer than I was at the time, and last night he reminded me of bits of the conversation that had totally fled from my brain.

Apparently Nick started grilling me about my personal life at one point. "You married, Patti?" "Not anymore." "Got a boyfriend?" "No, not really. Umm, don't go there, Nick."

And then at one point he said, "I'm going to have to torture you, Patti." (Referring to poker, of course.)

Apparently I responded, "Nick, you just do what you have to".

All of my friends who were watching were in hysterics over that particular exchange... I can't believe it didn't stick with me until I was reminded.