So... can anyone recommend some cool shit to do in New Zealand?
Last night I got hired to cover an event in Queenstown, New Zealand, putting two trips down under on my rapidly expanding travel schedule. I get to spend about a week in NZ, before flying up to Melbourne and covering the PokerNews Cup at the Crown Casino with Pauly. Three weeks down under in October, another four in January. I'm a lucky, lucky girl-- though I fear I'll need to install a sidebar on this blog like the one Pauly has telling people where in the world I am. After returning from London, I get a little over a week in Los Angeles before going away for a weekend trip to Florida, then eight more days home before the 17-hour flight to New Zealand takes me away until the end of October. I think I get all of November at home (we allllmost had a Thanksgiving-week gig in Moscow of all places) before heading back to Vegas for the December blogger trip. Then back home for Christmas before leaving again for Australia the day after New Year's.
I'm exhausted just thinking about it! So yeah, any recommendations on cool shit to do down there would be most welcome.
For now, it's back to the grind in the Empire Casino for Day 2A of the WSOPE Main Event. We're all reunited in the same venue today after being spread around London for the last two days. Plenty of poker luminaries are still in contention including a number of poker's most talented women-- Jennifer Harman, Vicky Coren, Annie Duke, Isabelle Mercier, Beth Shak, and Annette "Annette_15" Obrestad. I met the latter a couple of days ago while she was sweating friends in the 2,500 H.O.R.S.E. event and she's sweet as can be.
"I watched you win the $500K on Full Tilt a few weeks back. You're a sick, sick puppy!" I said. Annette blushed and smiled.
"Aw, thanks. I couldn't believe I won. I got some pretty sick hands at the end of that one."
Destroy your workplace productivity and tune into Poker News for all the skinny from London! You didn't want to file those TPS reports today anyway, did you?