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It’s all about the hair, baby

Thursday, July 29th, 2004

I need a haircut. For most people that’s no big deal–you go to the barber/stylist, he/she does his/her magic and you’re done. For me that’s not so simple. I have a long history of horrible haircut experiences, the last of which has made me consider the possible connection between, of all things, hair and poker….
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Apologies, Pleas, Random Musings

Tuesday, July 27th, 2004

I have a bad habit of starting things and not finishing them. Part of my personality, I know, and something I’ve been working on. So from now on I’m not promising any monster posts that I don’t think I can pull off. Like the David Sklansky screed I promised. Let me explain a wee bit:…
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The Gangs of Las Vegas

Friday, July 23rd, 2004

I have like a mega-uber post in the works, but can’t I just break it up and do a bunch of little ones? I mean, I have to write about the wine festival I went to, a David Sklansky meltdown, the importance bad hair holds in poker, and I’m even considering re-entering the race for…
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Iggy’s back, but Andy’s gone

Wednesday, July 14th, 2004

I’m only two weeks behind the times in writing about the very sudden and premature death of Andy Glazer, poker writer extraordinaire. Andy’s passing last week from a blood clot saddened the entire poker world, and I think the pokerblogging community has an especial reason to miss him because, let’s face it, Andy was the guy…
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More Lake Action, or How I (Deleted) Misplayed Pocket Nines Again

Monday, July 12th, 2004

One of the reasons I keep this blog, besides the groupies, is to write about my own play and, hopefully, learn from my mistakes. In a recent post I wrote about how I lost a ton of chips in a tournament by misplaying my pocket nines. Well, went away with friends this past weekend and…
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Back in the saddle again. Did I say saddle? I meant…harness

Monday, July 5th, 2004

I actually wrote this Monday night, but Blogger crashed and it didn’t post. I post it now, and will post again soon. MG A quote from the classic Britcom Black Adder there. Yes, tomorrow I end the carefree life of the unemployed and go back to work. I’m about ready. There’s only so much daytime…
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A Post In Which I Discuss The Liquidity of American Labor Markets

Saturday, July 3rd, 2004

In other words, I got a job. Had the interview Wednesday, got the offer Thursday, start work on Tuesday. It’s another temp job, but the work seems much more interesting that what I was doing before, a lot less stressful, and I’m making a third again as much money as I did in my last…
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Why You Shouldn’t Break the Cardinal Rules of Poker

Thursday, July 1st, 2004

Because the goddam cardinal rules are there for a reason–to keep you from losing money you shouldn’t lose. The cardinal rule I broke recently is one I read this very day in Cloutier and McEvoy’s No-Limit book. Let me paraphrase, since I don’t have the book handy–they say that the stupidest thing you can do…
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