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Wednesday, June 3, 2009

You Know You're In Las Vegas When…

A young woman gets into the elevator with you. She is slim in the manner of exceedingly slim young women. She is wearing a baseball cap, and her long dark hair is pulled back in a ponytail. She has on designer jeans that are so designery that they do not trumpet an obvious label. She is serious of demeanor, and looks straight ahead at the elevator door as we descend.

A tiny little rat-dog scampers at her feet, sporting a jewel-incrusted collar. A cloud of perfume surrounds her.

You look at her obliquely. It wouldn't be polite to stare. She's an attractive person, not so much outstandingly pretty but very well-gathered, stylish, self-branded.

Her profile looks awfully familiar.

The elevator stops at the ground floor, and she steps out and briskly away, the practically-invisible miniature dog (still unleashed) skittering after her. Your eyes track her as she rounds a corner. You turn to the people next to you and say, "You know who that was, don't you?"

They do not.

"That was the last woman standing from last year's Main Event. That was Tiffany Michelle."

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

Did she still have the french fry greese on her fingers from last year's main event? Any sign that she's learned to use a fork like an adult?

6/3/09 4:12 AM  
Blogger Poker Dreams said...

Tiffany Michelle was probably saying "oh my god, its her, thats cardgrrl. Ive been reading her blog she means business this trip. I hope she doesnt get sat at my table."

6/3/09 6:17 AM  
Blogger Jim S said...

As if I needed another reason to dislike her, the rat dog did it.

6/3/09 6:38 AM  
Blogger dbcooper said...

Tiffany got a lot of bad comments after last year and much of it was undeserved. Maybe a bit was. I am not sure why guys (yea its mostly guys) have to look for ways to cut lady players down. She deserves a tremendous amount of credit for going as deep as she did in a 6000 plus field. I certainly think she played well. Great post.

6/3/09 11:08 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I thought I was the only one who referred to those smaall designer dogs as "Rat Dogs". I'll take a real dog any day


6/3/09 11:52 AM  
Blogger bastinptc said...

Glad to know the dog is well-behaved.

6/3/09 1:16 PM  
Blogger Cardgrrl said...

@dbcooper: I'm not a huge fan of TM, but I agree that she got way more negative attention than she probably merited. The way her story was told on ESPN did not serve her well.

My A League has jokingly adopted what we call the "Tiffany Swirl" ~ index finger rotating over one's stack ~ when anyone asks how much we have behind. It's not the player's job to answer that question (provided they have clean stacks with big denominations in front).

6/3/09 2:30 PM  

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