Saturday, February 10, 2007

Haven't posted in a long long time, but have a little bragging to do so I am back.

My #3 son is 16 years old and a junior in high school.
When he started the 9th grade he was extremely obese and decided he wanted to play football. He joined the football team and began working out everyday at the gym. Well, he lost almost 100 lbs.

He then got envolved in powerlifting and eventually put alot of the weight back on. This time the weight was muscle instead of fat.

Today was his first meet.

He practically sweeped the event.
He won his bracket hands down and got a first place medal.
He was the best squatter for the WHOLE event, squatting 675 pounds. He got a special plaque.
He was the best bench presser for the WHOLE event, benching 405 pounds. He got another plaque.
He tied for the most weight lifted in the event, with 1580 total pounds.

Only one other person in the state is ahead of him right now, with 1620 pounds.


We have another meet soon and then qualifications for regionals.


Thursday, October 12, 2006


Long time no see old blog friend. I suddenly have a new zest for life.
The sun and moon and stars are in alignment.

Ok… finally I am gonna start posting regularly. I PROMISE! I was in a big time funk for quite a while. Came out of the funk and started organizing my life again. So I decided to re-start my blog. It will not be just a blog about poker, but about my life and thoughts. Beware at times it might be a little deep.

To Start things off I am making what I call my EARLY New Years Resolution list. And here it is.

KT'S Early Resolution List

1. Post regularly on the blog. At least 3 times a week

2. Keep a list of at least 3 blog items at a time
*Diet, Exercise and Poker
*The 3 year work funk and how krazydust has changed my life
*Learning out why I am such a Control Freak

3. Back to online Weight Watchers.

4. Back to the gym. No workout no poker that day.

5. Start a poker challenge for my self either SNG or Limit.

6. Read all the poker books I bought.

7. Finish my HOH cript notes. (Yes,I am summarizing the books)8.Start and finish various projects at work.

Ok, enough for today. Be back soon.


Monday, July 10, 2006

Wow its been a long time since my last post. Time flies.

I got involved in the Mega Mafia Game. I was actually murdered early in the game, but Tanya had to leave. So I was resurrected as KrazyTanya.
Of course I lost the game for my team. It was really close and down to the wire and I mucked it. So sorry guys!!

After the Mafia game we took a family vacation to Moody Gardens in Galveston. It was ok, not wonderful. It rained and the mosquitoes were very large and hungry! The beach in Galveston is very very dirty, but at Moody Gardens they have a rainforest, aquarium and IMAX theatre. #3 son, the 16 year old, was bored and drove us crazy. We came home early.

Sunday was the ITH People's Championship. Since I had tons of dirty laundry and it was the last day before my grandkids moved...I only played a few hands. Congrats to Prim!!

Today is my last day of vacation. The grandkids left early this morning for the fabulous town of Witcha Falls, TX. I was gonna go to the office and catch up on paperwork, but I will be a bum instead. Have to say I am a little depressed, but have already planned my first trip to see them. It is really hearbreaking for me, but I know I have to let my kids grow up.
There is some saying...can't remember exactly..about giving your kids roots to grow and wings to fly. But it really SUCKS!!

Anyway no fabulous poker stories...nothing exciting to report.


Wednesday, June 21, 2006

More KRAZY DUST stories..

You guys on ITH have no IDEA how the dust stories have uplifted my soul.

I have been in a funk…the grandkids are moving…and the stories about the POWER of the DUST just make me SMILE!!


It just makes me PROUD to know that I have touched your lives in a positive way.I have come to a “lightbulb” moment…the DUST is better when its SHARED.. and not used selfishly.

So on to some stories and these are really good…GREAT!!

Tanya Peck:
We met a few years ago online through a promotional tourney sponsered by True Poker and Nana. In fact that was the one and only time I met Matthew Hilger. He was there promoting his first book.

This story is absolutely true:

As Tanya recalls:
I was down to 1 $100 chip with 34 players left, proceeded to double up about 6 times in a ROW, then ended up taking it all down for first place.

Got a trophy and everything.

Mxrider has also been touched by the dust and in his own words:
I had been playing this silly game for about 3 years and had yet to take home an mtt first place finish. That is until this wonderful stuff called krazydust came upon me. I found myself in a $10 MTT on Party that had roughly 350 people in it and coming down to the final 3 tables I found myself in the chip lead. While on IRC, I got this strange overwhelming feeling come over me and I soon realized I had been sprinkled by krazydust. About an hour later, I had my first MTT win and $879 to show for a $10 investment. Acomplishment #1.

2 weeks later, I was up late doing some laundry to get my son ready for a school trip he was going on and I was on IRC chatting it up a bit and saw there was a $20 MTT on Absolute with a $4k guaranteed prize pool. 10 minutes prior to start, there were only 80 people registered so I decided to jump in. At start time, we had 197 runners which gave a small overlay. Needless to say, KT came through with the krazydust again and I took home my second first place MTT in a 2 week timeframe. I had to wash my hair 3 times to get the krazydust out.

Now, if that isn't enough, 4-5 days ago, I entered into a $4 180 man sng on stars. I had played probably 10-15 of these getting into the money 3 times but no final tables. Well KT happened to be on IRC this time and had the dust flying again. Long story short, another 1st place!

Unfortunately, 2 days ago, KT was not on IRC when I ended 2nd in a $1 rebuy on absolute and it is because I had not been dusted! SWEET..but there are more!!

And my friend the pig dog man...( this is my pet name for him)and it is meant to be very endearing.

Pig Pen so graciously shared this story:

I was looking for a $10 MTT to play when I saw that a $1000 GP was starting at CD Poker. I figured what the heck, the $5.00 buy-in has a $300.00+ pay-out for first which, if I can bag it, will boost the ol' bankroll a bit. Since I was bounced out of a $20 MTT in 46th earlier in the day (AQ loses to A5) moving down certainly didn't seem like a bad idea.

There were 227 players when the opening bell rang and we were off. Well, I started slow, really slow. Card dead city. It was five, six, and seven gappers hand after hand. What I played didn't hit and what I had folded wouldn't have hit anything either. I had picked up a few pots along the way to help ward off the blinds but it turned out that in the time it took to lose half the field I had played only two hands to showdown. But both hands won and it was enough to keep me just short of mid-pack.

I had been lurking in IRC when KT pops in and says howdy. Now I'm no stranger to KT's KrazyDust, I've seen it at work before and boy if there was ever a time I needed a boost it was now. "KT" I hollered, "I need some dust!". "You got it!" she says.

The very next hand I'm dealt KK and double-up. Two hands later it's A-Q and another big pot. Just one hand later and it's another big pot and I'm 6th in chips! So I'm beeboppin' along and it's down to 18 players. But after a big loss I'm 16th in chips . I'm dealt KQ and figure it's time to move. One pre-flop raiser and it folds to me. I reraise. He goes all-in. I figured him for a mid pocket pair, 8s, 9s or maybe 10s. Thought I was behind but maybe I could catch a flop with my two suspected overcards. "Yo, KT! Dust please!" "You've got the power!" she says. I shove my chips in. He had a pocket pair alright, but it was AA. Ooops. I ran right into that one. Then the flop hits........I've got nothin'. I'm toast, but wait a minute! KrazyDust sneers at your AA! HA! The turn is a king..........the river? Yep, it's another K! Woot! Now that may seem like a miracle runner-runner suckout to some but don't be fooled by such nonsense! It's simply a day in the life of the power of KrazyDust! And now I'm right back in it. So I bob, I weave, I duck......and then there were four.

I made it to heads-up with the chip lead, then I lost it, then I got back to even, was ahead, then behind and so it went for 20-25 minutes. But the Dust, the Dust never faltered. It was there, waiting to unleash it's mighty power at just the right time. And so it did. The full fury of KrazyDust was released on the poor unsuspecting fellow and he never stood a chance. It was over. I won the tourney and took home a nice prize of $306.45. Which is not my first MTT win, but it's my biggest single prize to date. And it couldn't have happened without the mighty, mysterious power of KrazyDust! Woot, woot, KT! Woot!

It has also helped:
bb88 win a pot limit Omaha
Autumn Harvest win $1500 net profits in one day in tourneys
Suited Jock place 195 in the Sunday Poker Million...

AND..Alcswab..make it to the FT in the Sunday Poker Million.
Fortunately for me I had a stake and made a HUGE profit.
Thanks alc!! is this just coincidence or do you BELIEVE!!

By the time the WSOP ME is in full swing...I will have stakes in three winners!!
Matthew Hilger, Ciaran and a soon to be named ITH Champ!!


Saturday, June 17, 2006


Let me give you guys a little history…so you will understand.

My #1 son, the first born, has always had a special place in my heart. I was in labor over 36 hours after being 2 weeks overdue. Had an emergency C-section..etc.

Anyway..he was my STAR athlete…and I mean that seriously.

In football he was the one who caught the winning pass to score a touchdown in the last 16 seconds of the game and pushed his team to a district win.

In baseball he hit more grandslams than I can count. In fact he walked on to the HS team without trying out (and that year they won state). Scouts galore were “watching” him.

Well..his junior year( after he made 2nd team all state in football with a broken collarbone) he found out about girls…and then the sports went down the tube.

Long story short..I was soon to be a very young grandma.

So he quit all sports and graduated HS by the skin of his teeth. They married and did the “right thing”.

Fast forward to 2006. He is now married several years..with 3 kids. His youngest, my angel, has Down’s Syndrome (but believe it that is a blessing and a future post) . He wakes up one day and thinks…DAM... I am gonna be 26 years old soon..and I have no career.

So..February 2006 he enlists in the Army ( in the middle of a war). He gets a great MOS…medical equipment repair..AKA the fixer of the MRI and CAT scans. And off to basics…

During basics…he mucks up his knee (torn ligament ) and breaks a rib. BUT…he is a trooper and graduates.

So Daughter-in-law and grand kids put their house up for bites until today.

THEIR HOUSE SOLD…so they are moving in 10 days. And thus the DEVASTATION!!

I knew this was coming..but everything is happening so fast..

Please pray for them and me…I need a shoulder to lean on…

KT (wiping tears from my eyes)

Sunday, June 11, 2006

Do you like RAP Music??

Quite frankly I am not a fan, appears my #2 son has taken on being a rapper as his indeavor in I may have to make a huge adjustment. Life is weird...daughter-in-law Christian Music...son rap.

How do I decribe my #2 son...he his so complex. Lets say I should be bald from pulling out my hair...he has put me to the test as a mother.

#2 has always "colored outside the lines". He will push things to the edge..but knows where the edge is. Does that make sense?

I could (may some day write a book about all my boys), #2 would have many many chapters.

#2 ALWAYS tested off the scale in the smarts category. 6th grade...reading at 12th grade level...9th grade reading at college level...etc etc.

I remember in high school his history teacher called. "Mrs..D...I have good news and bad news.
Good News: #2 is one of the brightest kids I have ever taught..he should be in my honors class..and he just scored 2nd highest at the school in the state history exam.
Bad News: He flunked my class because his attendance was less than 50%.

My response..flunk him..he needs to learn responsibility.

Well, it appears he was writing music and rapping instead of going to class.
And...he wins money doing it. They have contests on 6th Street in Austin and he has only lost twice. Its called free-styling.

So he has a site on my space and you guys need to check it out...

He wrote and composed most of it. Had it mixed..all the tracks are his voice.
Since I know nothing ( and I mean nothing) about rap...I really don't know if it is great or aweful. But, "they say" its really really good.

So enjoy...and SOMEONE please...tell me what you think.


Saturday, June 10, 2006

A Drunken Post

I have to say...I had an abosolute blast tonight at my high school reunion..left in tears...

It was great to see everyone and of course they are all my NEW best friends.

It was so much fun..of course there were a few wannabe players there, but I ignored them and chatted with the rest.


I think I was the belle of the ball!!