At 9:35 this evening I received the following text: Your mug and name was just on ESPN.
The text was from Bryan Devonshire - Professional Poker Player Extraordinaire. I met up with him and his fiance in Las Vegas on my roadtrip cross country over the summer.
It just so happened to be during the World Series Poker Tournament Days 7 & 8. And it just so happened that I was able to stick around long enough to see Bryan finish 12th out of over 6,000 players who entered the competition at $10,000 pot. Evidently the camara caught a few shots of me while I was there - but Bryan also said my name was mentioned, which means that he probably talked about me in an interview.
That's CRAZY - this is the same guy who taught me how to surf back in 2002 when I worked at Forest Home summer camp in So Cal.
Professional poker playing is an interesting "sport" - to say the least. Some may look down on this "sport," but I can't help but wonder if poker players are much different from entrepreneurs who take financial risks in hopes to someday gain a profit. Hmmm...
I told my roomie Shannen the news when she returned to our apartment after and she told me the news, "I think I just got hit on... in the elevator...by women..."
"What? Are you serious?!?!"
Shannen nodded yep, and explained that one of the woman told her, "You're cute. What floor do you live on?" Shannen cautiously answered the question and the same woman continued on introducting her to the other, "This is Joanna, she's new here..."
Shannen is a wee bit traumatized. I would be too.