Whenever friends visited for the weekend I had a blast, there's something about wandering around casinos getting drinks and gambling for small stakes (I'm talking about $10 craps or blackjack, or slowly playing video poker for .75 cents a hand in exchange for free drinks!) with friends. I have a really great time.
Originally Posted by MadMojoMonkey
I did go to French Laundry (top 10 restaurant in the US) in celebration of my 2nd in 2010, but that was actually paid for by another friend who's a lot more wealthy than I. The most I spent in ratio to what I had was in college, Danny and I were sharing an account and won a tournament online for $3000. We took our two friends out to this nice restaurant in DC, the bill totaled about $300. One of the guys was kind of a douche and ordered two lobsters. It was literally 5-10% of my net worth.
What's the most you spent on your dinner after a big win (not the entire bill, just your own dinner and drinks with the meal)? Where were you? What did you order?
I'm really not that much of a 5 or 7 course meal type of guy, I like hole-in-the-wall type places with great food.
The moment that I realized I had profited a million dollars from poker felt pretty crazy, like most kids I wanted to be rich as an adult and when I was 11 I saw that number as a million bucks. But at the same time, I also felt, "Wow, this doesn't feel like a lot, I need to make ten million!" That's when I realized that any amount of money wasn't ever going to make me happy.
Is there anything you own (that you bought with poker winnings) that you seriously had a reality check when you got it? Something that you maybe dreamed about before it was a possibility? What is it? Is there another dream item on the horizon? What?