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Archive for June, 2006

Please Explain Why I Don’t Work for ESPN, CNN, etc…

Thursday, June 29th, 2006

I know that reporters working under a deadline can say stupid things. And when you’re working online or blogging these mistakes can be amplified. But Chad Ford of ESPN really outdid himself in his recap of tonight’s NBA Draft. Which I missed because I was playing volleyball. And drinking beer. And staring at nubile, underdressed…
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Getting a Result

Tuesday, June 27th, 2006

Took 3rd in Wil’s Garthmeister Classic tonight. Which was nice, especially as I fell asleep right before and only woke up three minutes before kickoff. Almost decided against it, as the two glasses of wine I had with dinner had me nearly down for the night, but I said what the hell. I ended up…
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Now THAT’S How You Play the Hammer

Tuesday, June 27th, 2006

Been mostly playing heads-up SNGs the last few days, and I’m batting around .800. Man, I thought I sucked at heads-up play, but little did I know how bad the vast majority of donkeys are when it’s one-on-one. They lay down hands if the flop doesn’t hit them, they don’t lead out, they don’t raise…
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Don’t Be Ruud; or, Heads Up!

Sunday, June 25th, 2006

Far be it from me, an ignorant American, to preach about the Beautiful Game…but I’m an American, so preach I shall: You will find no bigger booster of JP DellaCammara than me (he was the announcer for the late, lamented Pittsburgh Spirit MISL team), but I for one didn’t think the referee lost control of…
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Some Good News, Some Bad. Mostly Good.

Saturday, June 24th, 2006

Got a bid on the house today. Not quite what we wanted, but in the ballpark. They don’t want to close until September, which is sort of later than I wanted, but in a way it’s a good thing. It gives me a bit more time to find a new job. I’m pretty sure I’m…
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A Little Bit of Luck is Luck Nonetheless

Friday, June 23rd, 2006

After spending two days wallowing in self-pity–and enjoying it immensely–it’s time that I snap out of it, pull myself up by my bootstraps, see the forest for the trees, the silver lining, etc. Last night I played some volleyball, had a few beers, and when I got home around midnight I decided to play a…
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There’s Got To Be A Morning After

Thursday, June 22nd, 2006

Thanks to everyone who wished me well after yesterday’s bad news. I guess I’m still a bit in a state of shock. Still not quite ready to move on. I think the reason the axe dropped yesterday was because our company announced its quarterly earnings yesterday and they needed something to appease the analysts. Cost-cutting…
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The Best of Times, the Worst of Times…all in 30 minutes

Wednesday, June 21st, 2006

No, what you’re about to read isn’t a bad beat story. Goodness, what I would give to tell a banal tale about how my king-high straight was trumped by a guy who made his straight flush. Which happened last night, actually. Hey, a guy makes a straight flush to beat me, I tip my cap….
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Quickies

Tuesday, June 20th, 2006

A police helicopter landed in the parking lot outside my building. Less than 50 yards away. There are guys in black T-shirts and fatigues standing in a rectangle around it. Helo takes off, flies away…comes back and lands. Some guys get off, some guys get on. It looked like one of the guys getting on…
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24 Minutes of Fun

Sunday, June 18th, 2006

That’s how long I lasted in the PokerStars Blogger tournament, placing 1993th. I had AQ, he had AJ. He flopped the nut straight. Gonna go outstide, get some sun, and read in the hammock. Shouldn’t be ticked about losing in a freeroll, but I was in the mood to play. Ah well. UPDATE: Jesus, it’s…
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