Having a Demi Moore Moment

Last night, Scott came home after being away for a week playing the World Series of Poker main event in Las Vegas. Out of 6844 players, he finished 466th, earning a very nice prize package of $27,000. I am so very proud of Scott, as this is his first time playing such a big live tournament.

Normally, when Scott plays poker, it’s late at night in his office at home. He’s wearing his baby blue striped pajama bottoms that I bought him for Christmas last year, grey fuzzy slippers and a ratty shirt that says, “I luv my daddy.” His hair is usually messy and he has a can of diet coke with a bowl of microwaved sweet butter popcorn by his side.

So last night when we got home, Scott showed me the link to the WSOP photos – as we scanned the thousands of photos from the event, I didn’t even recognize his photo.


My goofy, gentle elephant got swallowed up in that black hat and sunglasses! Check out that fierce poker face!

Remember this Shirt shirt that I made for him? Yes, he wore it, but not while playing because Scott won his WSOP entry through Full Tilt Poker and the deal was that if Scott ever appeared on the TV broadcast wearing Full Tilt gear, they’d award him $10,000.

Let’s see.

SteamyKitchen.com’s marketing budget = $13.48
Full Tilt Poker = $10,000

I was outbid. Bastards!

Anyways, the first three days of poker playing was a race for the players to get into the money. 6,844 players and only the top 666 players would get paid. Scott was low on chips for most of the tournament and definitely the smallest at his table amongst massive stacks. I think they called that “pretty much fucked,” but he survived and played his “short stack strategy” by not letting the others bully him around.

Yeah. You certainly don’t mess with a guy looking that fierce!

When he finally busted out – and for you poker players, he went all in with AA and was beat by QQ’s when a queen fell on the turn. (translation: bad stinkin’ luck)

But WOW, what an accomplishment to go out at 466th place! Scott told me that once he was in the money (meaning reaching past 666th), everything else was gravy on top. After he busted out, a tournament runner escorted him to the payout room, where he filled out all the necessary tax forms to get paid.

The tournament cashier offered him his prize amount in every way possible: any combination of cash, chips, check, wire transfer, money deposit at the Rio Casino or just a big hug and pat on the back. They’re easy like that.

Of course, after enduring some of the most intense few days, Scott said it kinda seemed anti-climactic to just get a small piece of paper with some writing on it as a receipt for the wire transfer. So, he chose to get a wad of cash. Specifically, a BIG wad of cash. And so when he came home last night, after we put the kids to bed, we had our own little Demi Moore/Woody Harrelson Indecent Proposal moment.

Climactic for sure.


I know you’re all wondering what we’re going to do with the $27K – I mean it’s a lot of money, and certainly more than we’ve ever had to just hanging around with no agenda. After much thought and deliberation, we’ve decided that the best thing to do – the RIGHT thing to do – was to be very responsible parents. I’m getting a boob job.

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Comments 76

  1. cindy

    ha, ha, when i read the title, ‘having a demi moore moment’ many, many things ran through my head with all the movies she’s done! ggod thing it wasn’t anything from ‘ghost’ or ‘g.i.jane’! good job scott!

  2. courtney

    Hahahahaha! You are hysterical. Congrats on the huge win. Scott did really well. for the first time in a tournament like this. It can only get better. Whatever you do with the money, enjoy it and have fun.

  3. Hal

    Climactic, indeed! I’m sure the boob job will keep those moments coming. :-X

    BAD HAL!

    (I swear it was unintentional until I wrote it and looked at it again)

  4. Fran Magbual

    Whew! I thought you decided you didn’t like your haircut after all and adopted Demi’s G.I. Jane hairstyle. At least you’re not spending the money on anything frivolous. πŸ™‚

  5. Natalie Sztern

    well i happen to have two guys at home always watching poker and one who has a regualr game ‘with the boys’ and it is not my hubb but my son.

    wow…27 grand is nothing to sneeze at…

    is it going to be a balloon D – anything less don’t waste the bucks LOL

  6. Wade

    That’s awesome Scott………………..and Jaden. You can get a round trip ticket to Phuket, Thailand for less than 1K and get a 8008 job while you’re there for only 2K. Roadtrip!!!

    Miss you guys!!

  7. mochachocolata rita

    some pointers from rita’s investment 101:
    1. buy high, sell low
    2. ONLY buy stock of companies of which the second wife of the chairman is smoking HOT (no, first wives don’t count)
    3. ONLY buy stock of companies you absolutely NEVER heard of
    4. DIVERSIFIED PORTFOLIO: 10% losing stocks, 20% expensive things you don’t need, & gamble away 90% (yes total more than 100% – of course)

  8. finsbigfan

    Congratulations Scott! Ya know Jaden, the best place to show off those new boobs is VEGAS!!!

  9. Mike

    That’s awesome–congrats on the big win! And rofl at the plans for the money–have you considered a career as a financial planner/adviser?

  10. katy

    hahahaha!!!!!! congratulations to both of you, and i think it’s HILARIOUS that he came home with a suitcase of cash! (now go put it in a bank bc it’s hilarious and also terrifying!)

  11. Sig

    WOW! Congrats to Scott… Getting in the money in WSOP main event is a major accomplishment… and I think it is a great way to go out with pocket aces against a major suckout, a bad beat story to tell people for ever! I sooo want to move to a state where I can play internet poker again…. πŸ™

    Oh and what a way to spend the money… are we getting before and after pictures? πŸ˜‰

  12. SpecialEd

    May I recommend getting one at a time, that way you can get used to it and see if you like it while also putting away some money for the little guys (your sons that is) education.

    And since we are so used to your fabulous photography, we do expect before and after shots!

  13. Scott

    I’m confused. Why do you want before and after pictures of stacks of cash? The before stack will be taller in comparison to the now depleted after picture.

  14. rita

    another big congrats from across the pond!!! woohoo!! hubby looks really fierce in that pic, that’s for sure. that’s so awesome that he brought home that wad of money, girl. another celebration we’ll do for you guys. how timely, too… there’s a bier fest this weekend at the next town over and we’re going to that. so i guess, that’s where we’ll do our celebration for you guys! have fun with your new boobs, too. YAAAY!


  15. The Survival Gourmet

    Now that is funny!!!

    Since you’re getting a gift for Scott, what is he getting you? LOL


  16. Dan

    I love your recipes and I tried some of them with and without success, we have a small selection of ingridients here in the midwest specially seafood considering I’ve live in Hawaii and California most of my life.

    I like you humor about the bob job but I call that “front bumper upgrade” πŸ™‚

  17. Carrie Hasson

    Congrats to your husband Scott! Being in the money is no joke, and he definitely had the nuts lol. Have to say I’m sorry to see your brilliant marketing campaign didn’t pan out, but I’m guessing he can wear your shirt to the bank when he deposits that $10k!
    If you’re serious about your reward for being home all week with the kids, enjoy the new “girls’ but keep in mind that they can definitely be an on the job hazard! I’m just sayin’…

  18. Grace

    My husband and I are curious, which year did Scott graduate from West Point? My husband graduated in ’99. Congrats to Scott! Them’s better be big boobs!

  19. Allen

    Darn it … nothing against Scott but when I read ‘Demi Moore moment’ I assumed there was going to be a super-young, shirtless ‘Ashton’ in the story as well. πŸ™‚

    Congrats on the big win!

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