Checking Out / Going off the Grid

by , Jul 28, 2008 | 7:40 am

It’s been nice knowin’ ya, but I’m outta here. Will be away from Pokerati for more than a week — yikes, that will be the longest I’ve been away from the controls ever. We’re not shuttin’er down or anything. I’m just taking my first real vacation since deciding to give up on the whole “job” thing back in ’01. (Yeah, I know I work for Thrillist, too, but that’s not really a job, it’s a gig eating and drinking.) And it’s not even a vacation at that … I’m doing important poker research on the nuances of 40th Anniversary celebrations — you know, in preparation for the 2009 WSOP. Heading out with the entire family to the Caribbean — the folks, sisters, bro-in-laws, nephews, Grandma — for mom and dad’s 40th, but I won’t be bringing my computer (lie), so emails, comments, phone calls, etc. ain’t happening. Awesome Sorry.

I will be playing a little poker, mind you. Apparently the Carnival Imagination has a tourney or series of tourneys played on PokerPro electronic tables (neato!) and one of my “goals” for the vacation is to follow in the footsteps of this familiar face and win the whole dang thing:

Chris Vaughan

In the meantime, California Jen (editorial) and Ed (technical) will be in charge … so please, bug them to keep you informed/entertained. KevMath, Goldfarb, and maybe even BJ Nemeth will be joining them to pick up the Danslack, which as we all know isn’t really that much.

Bon Voyage, suckers!

8 Comments to “Checking Out / Going off the Grid”

  1. on tilt

    You’re leaving Ed in charge?

    Good luck.

  2. Ed

    The real Ed…not that other one. I will be a good step dad. I will touch you less than Dan does.

  3. Poker Shrink

    Dan AWOL for a week, I believe we have seen this before.

  4. DanM

    but that’s only during the world series, shrink. ok, really, i am leaving. bye. have fun while i am gone.

  5. edbucks

    I’ll take it from here, Dan. I’ll let fake Ed chime in once a while.
    The Real Fake Ed

  6. Ed

    what a donkey.

  7. anon

    This is like leaving my dog to feed the turtle. Yikes.

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