BOYHB = HOBBY
TUHRT = TRUTH
EEEDRM = REDEEM
AUTMTE = MUTATE
HE STARTED WINNING MORE POKER TOURNAMENTS AFTER BECOMING A – – –
OBB TRT REE TTE = BETTER BETTOR
Good Morning, Everyone! ♠️♥️WHEN THE STAKES ARE RARE! ♦️♣️
🎶 You’ve got to know when to HOLD ‘EM, Know when to FOLD ‘EM...Know when to walk away and know when to run…You never count your money when you’re sittin’ at the table…There’ll be time enough for countin’ when the dealin’s done.🎶.“The Gambler” – Kenny Rogers 1979
♠️♥️ For some it’s just a HOBBY, a pastime amongst friends,
For others it’s more serious, a true means to an end…
The TRUTH be told if you’re amongst the group where stakes are high,
Prepare to MUTATE yourself…or else kiss your chips goodbye.
A gambier on a losing streak’s just looking to REDEEM,
It’s patience and a stony face and somewhat of a scheme…
Just play your cards close to your vest and you won’t be the debtor,
And save the smiles for when it’s done, and you’re the BETTER BETTOR♦️♣️
I know I may regret saying this, but I’m taking a GAMBLE. Is it possible that REDEEM has never been used before? I mean what’re the ODDS? It’s such a common word, that I’m having a hard time DEALING with the fact that we haven’t seen it in GAME PLAY before. But I searched, and I came up EMPTY. I did have much BETTOR LUCK with our other three. We had HOBBY and TRUTH in 2017, and it’s MUTATE that we haven’t seen since 2016 that CHANGED the temperature in the room this morning…2 PLAYERS went cold… Oh well, what can I say? The LUCK of the DRAW I guess….
Today our cartoon OPENS with us seeing JEFF, in his favored Wilco T-Shirt, HOLDING court at a POKER table. It’s a familiar scene…Well the poker table is anyway…Jeff sitting FLUSH? …well that’s another story. You may reCALL, that we’ve had many puzzles before where POKER was the theme, but in those, for Jeff…Uh, let’s just say WINNING wasn’t his strong SUIT. He’s had his HI/LO going fo a few years now…In fact, the last time we sat aROUND a Poker table, back on 11/10/18, the table wasn’t in a Casino, it was in someone’s basement, and we saw Jeff pressing his LUCK. That day, sitting next to a woman HOLDING a Royal Flush, and he having gone ALL IN, he was overheard telling her to FOLD. HA! She folded alright…all the money on her way out the door! …But obviously, those were the leaner days…because today we see that Jeff’s CLEANED UP his act. And the table…since he’s the only PLAYER of the four with any chips. And from the dialogue we can TELL that this isn’t any flip FLOP…this may now be the new norm. And they’ll all just have to DEAL with it…because Jeff’s become a BETTER BETTOR. Good one, David! It deserves a HAND!
Ok, the candy. Off in the background, there’s a black silhouetted table, with a DEALER and two players. Jeff’s table looms LARGE at front, and is the customary green color. Seated to Jeff’s left is his good friend, and fellow Poker aficionado, Lissa Sears, who you may remember from a puzzle last year where she appered on “The PRICE is Right”. The man to his right, who looks familiar enough to make me feel that Jeff’s featured him before, resembles his Father, Tom somewhat, but the nose looks a little off. The remaining man dressed in what looks like a San Diego Padres jersey and cap, looks totally WIPED OUT...and the DEALER, deck of cards in hand, is seen rolling her eyes…Could it be she thinks Jeff is still bluffing? But the winner this morning? It has to be Jeff’s stack of chips. They’re all RED…which are worth $5 a piece. And there’s 6 stacks, with 7 chips in each…$210. Hmm…$210? Patience, Jeff patience…In the meantime...the drinks are on me! Have a great day, Everyone! And remember..Always BET with your head, not over it! ♣️♥️♠️♦️🙋🏻
And Jeff? You know I’m just PLAYING with you! 😉❤️🙋🏻