Gambling Losing Streak—–√
Favorite Team Eliminated from the Grandest Football Stage —–√√
Crippling Illness (likely brought on by gambling next to a bunch of Wuhan natives drinking Coronas on MLKDay2K20—–√√√
It’s been too long since your boy has blogged. It’s been far too long since your boy has won while sitting at a table. These last nine months have been a far cry since cleaning out the chip racks at Resorts AC followed by World Series and Super B*** (redacted for trademark purposes) futures wins and the lovely weekend “chew and screws” at Twin River Tiverton. No longer are we singing songs. No longer are birds chirping. No longer are butterflies flapping.
It’s dark. It’s lonely. It’s grim. And that’s what the people want.
Sure my voice sounds like the great David Draiman in the beginning of the blog’s titular subject matter. Sure my bankroll is lighter than Sammy Sosa’s complexion. Sure my confidence is shot. But so what? Is it over? Was it over when the German’s bombed Pearl Harbor? Hell no. Because when the going gets, tough….the Casino Guy (like an idiot) plans his most ambitious 6 month stretch of his life. You guys like ready about the beatings, the struggle, the absurdity of it all. And I am all in!!!!
And as the rock God Mr. Draiman builds to in the song above, the slightest glimmer of hope when presenting itself can propel you to greatness. On the aforementioned MLKDay2K20, Casino Guy, while contracting a disease that puts more people in the ground than Terry Tate Office Linebacker, went out and gave an all time comeback performance providing that spark. That spark needed to ignite a flame. A flame that will burn through the next 6 months like the heat from 1,000 suns.
And in honor of Disturbed tickets going on sale tomorrow, this little spark made me realize how every barbell I ever touched must have felt, what every 30 pack I ever opened quickly found out…. and what every dealer I sit down across from now on will feel:
That I’ve become
Determination that is incorruptible
From the other side
A terror to behold
Annihilation will be unavoidable
Every broken enemy will know
That their opponent had to be invincible
Take a last look around while you’re alive
I’m an indestructible master of war
These next 6 months will be awesome. Check back regularly (I promise this time) for updates from: Rhode Island; Connecticut; New Hampshire; Massachusetts; Cleveland and Toledo, OH, Detroit, MI; Windsor and Chatham, Ontario; Oranjestad, Aruba; Norman & Thackerville, OK and everywhere in between!
(Who am I kidding…this is going to end sooooo poorly. I will be right back here in a couple weeks cleaned out writing about a place I visited 8 years ago begging for quarters. Wish me luck! Shout out to Principal Jer on the song above. No way he got as yoked as he did in 2009 without the playlist I gave him and that song anchoring it.)