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Deny Me Everything

Tuesday, February 28th, 2006

Although it’s fair to say that my Catholicism can now be found in the “lapsed” category, I still give up something for Lent every year. I may have my issues with the capital “C” Church, but it’s much harder to take Jesus Himself to task. Love thy neighbor, care for the poor and downtrodden…if only…
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8883 Miles to Ho Chi Minh City

Monday, February 27th, 2006

When I flew out to Vegas last December I think I described it as an “epic journey of discovery”, which was perhaps just a wee bit of a hyperbole. But it would be no overstatment to say that about the trip my cousin Noreen is about to embark upon. On March 3rd she’s flying to…
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Like Sand to the Oyster

Thursday, February 23rd, 2006

Before I get into a few irritating things that happened today, I just got done watching the first run of the men’s Aerials in the Olympics. Um…is it me, or is what they’re doing friggin’ unbelievable. I watched the women yesterday, and, like, wow. And the men are just as insane. They fly up this…
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Like I Have Something To Talk About

Wednesday, February 22nd, 2006

I’ve owed Pauly story for Truckin’ for about a year now, and the guilt is right on top of me and compelling me to work. So I resurrected a thing I started about a year ago (I actually titled the file “thing” in a fit of uncreativity) and I’ve been clattering away at it. It’s…
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President’s Day Memories

Monday, February 20th, 2006

Ah, I just can’t help thinking back on the great times I’ve had on previous President’s Day. All the parties, the revelry, the expensive gifts…good times, people, good times. I didn’t even know my office would be closed today until Thursday, I thought this was one of the superfluous holiday we were open. So I’m…
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Let’s Salvage Some Dignity!

Saturday, February 18th, 2006

Played poker with folks from work last night, and to be honest I didn’t play so poorly that I should feel ashamed. Got all my money in with QQ against A-9, and of course the flop comes A-10-2. All clubs. He had a club, I didn’t. The turn is the goddam queen of clubs. So…
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The Thumbscrews Were Effective, Ja?

Friday, February 17th, 2006

It was odd writing the name “Isabelle Mercier” in my last post without writhing in agony from the electrodes the doktors implanted in my brain. I’ve undergone aversion therapy the last six months to break me of my puppydog crush on the divine Ms. M and it seems to have worked. Six months of endless…
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Don’t Bash the ‘Burgh

Thursday, February 16th, 2006

Ask me what my dream job is (aside from Isabelle Mercier’s chip-caddy) and I’d say I’d like to be a newspaper columnist. To write about whatever I wanted, with a large audience reading my every word. That’d be awesome. That’s a big reason why I started this blog, to give myself the outlet no reputable…
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Bringing Down the Thunderbolt

Wednesday, February 15th, 2006

About two weeks ago I cashed out my online accounts (why I did such a daft thing must wait for another post) but I did leave myself a tiny lifeline. I wanted to cash out nice even amounts and so I left three bucks and change at PokerStars. I didn’t plan on playing with it,…
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Happy V-D Day! Uh, No, Just V-Day

Tuesday, February 14th, 2006

Ah, Valentine’s Day, when withdrawn and emotionally-stunted men can show the inchoate love and affection they hold for the women in their lives simply by purchasing a card and some candy. Some might call Valentine’s Day a cynical holiday manufactured by florists and Hallmark to keep their otherwise pointless business models intact, but I like…
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