“Don’t take advice from your opponents, including me.”
“So that’s how were going to play this?”
My friend smiled and bumped my shoulder as we got ready to ante in. We were at Casino Night. There was twenties music and free food. Here are four things I learned from this experience.
- Cookies with white chocolate chips taste as good as I remember.
- In Texas Holdem you can have main pools and side pools. This happens when people go all in and can’t bet anymore. This makes things really hard for the dealer.
- Don’t be the jerk who swears every other word and calls his opponents ****ers. You’re not as cool as you think you are.
- Put yourself out there and meet new people. If you’re shy like me, sitting down at a table with six or seven others forces you to talk to them even if it’s just to say “call.”
- Go check out the swing dancing upstairs. It’s a good way to loosen up, swivel those hips.
I think the loosening up is the most important. As college students we are constantly busy and that creates stress. Sometimes we start to feel like walking backpacks. Right now I’m juggling the start of my senior thesis, the search for internships, classes, work, and extracurricular activities. It was relaxing to let all that go for a while. It was a fun pocket of me time. Do something, like Casino Night, that lets you unwind. Even if it’s just a hot shower or listening to your favorite music. You won’t be sorry.