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Waktaskshi wa Gene desu. That’s two years of schoolin’

Wednesday, March 31st, 2004

In college I decided to take Japanese, because I’ve always been fascinated by the culture and thought it would make me a more valuable cog in the global economy. I made it thru the first two semesters, but during the third term you had to actually use kanji and hiragana and katakana on the exams,…
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If I had a hammer…I’d knock out Pauly

Monday, March 29th, 2004

Last night I either proved that my Grublog win was no fluke, that we pokerbloggers ain’t exactly no-limit savants, or that lightning sometimes does strike twice in the same place. I finished third last night in Felicia’s first PJK event, and it was a blast. I played some fantastic poker–except for the times I got…
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What lessons can business execs learn from poker? The wrong ones, apparently

Sunday, March 28th, 2004

Iggy recently posted a link to an article in Fast Company titled “The B in Business Stands for Bluff”. The article features the omnipresent Phil Hellmuth, who charges ten grand to lead poker tutorials for corporate gatherings. Poker, the article says, is the ultimate forum for liars. A player with a lousy hand can, through…
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Anyone know an exorcist?

Wednesday, March 24th, 2004

Don’t talk to me about variance. Don’t tell me that everyone goes through lean times. Don’t tell me that when the going gets tough, the tough get going. Don’t recite that Kipling quote about treating success and adversity the same and you’ll be a man my son etc etc. I don’t want to hear it….
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Some more random thoughts

Sunday, March 21st, 2004

If I needed any more evidence that the life of a professional gambler is not for me, let me introduce my NCAA Tournament bracket into evidence. Everyone (i.e. the basketball intelligensia) picked Manhattan to beat underachieving Florida. I, taking the contrarian (i.e. stupid) view, thought that the Gators were about to make a surprise tournament…
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You mine 15 tons, and what to you get?

Wednesday, March 17th, 2004

Blurred vision and a fat ass. I’ve been working like 15-hour days the last couple of weeks, and I’m bushed. Nice to have some OT, but I’ve been helping out with a project that requires dull, tedious, mind-numbing scutwork, and I can actually feel my brain going soft and mushy. Add the fact that I’ve…
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Confessions of a Dangerous Fish

Tuesday, March 9th, 2004

One great thing about the Internet is that it gives every individual a voice. You don’t have to be a member of the liberal media or the vast right-wing conspiracy to make yourself heard–though that certainly helps. Take our little pokerblogger clique, for example–if it wasn’t for the Internet we’d all be waiting by the…
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A delay for your pound of flesh

Monday, March 8th, 2004

Alas, I will not be able to play in Wednesday’s WPBT event. Work has reared its ugly head, and those who vowed revenge after my win in the Grublog Poker Classic and dreamed of check-raising me until I burst into tears will have to wait a little bit longer. I’m ticked, I was really looking…
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Fish and chips

Saturday, March 6th, 2004

For the last 3 or 4 days I’ve come home hoping a package would be waiting by the door. The chips I won in the Grublog Poker Classic had not yet arrived, and though I expected it would take 2 weeks or so I was starting to get itchy. The chips would be the pieces…
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The Candy-Colored Clown They Call the Sandman

Wednesday, March 3rd, 2004

Glad to see lots of folks read and enjoyed my Phil Hellmuth piece. Writing it, or at least not finishing it, was starting to haunt me. I felt guilty when I was playing instead of writing, reading instead of writing, eating instead of writing. I like to write and I write a lot (obviously), but…
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