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Archive for August, 2006

Sixth-Graders Suck; or, Even Cowboys Get The Blues

Thursday, August 31st, 2006

OK, here is the long-awaited post from my trip to the lake a bit ago. You’ll soon understand why it took me so long to write. I’m not a masochist, I don’t go looking for pain. And reliving the agony…it was hard. Ted and I arrived on Thursday afternoon, and while I took the JetSki…
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Some WSOP Comments

Tuesday, August 29th, 2006

I haven’t seen the first episodes of the 2006 Main Event yet (probably will tonight), but I’m watching tonight’s episodes and have a few observations: I can’t explain why I was so saddened to hear that Cecilia and Carlos Mortensen split up. I mean, I actually said, “Ohhh…” aloud. I was happy to see her…
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Quick Hit

Monday, August 28th, 2006

Got the DSL hooked up, got the wireless going, got the TV on…I’m in electronic media heaven. Normal blogging will now resume, provided I think of something to write about. A few thoughts to share: We now know that John Karr didn’t kill JonBenet Ramsey, thanks to DNA tests. My question is, why the hell…
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Bittersweet Day

Wednesday, August 23rd, 2006

There are moments in life when events move beyond your control, when you’re no longer able to affect the outcome. You just have to sit there and get through it and move along. I’m not talking necessarily about huge, life-altering events. Things can happen that might seem perfectly innocuous to other people but mean a…
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Metaphysics With Mean Gene

Tuesday, August 22nd, 2006

It is very difficult to successfully throw away a garbage can. That is all.

One Last Time!

Sunday, August 20th, 2006

It seems like every August I think about buying a laptop. I ask you good people for advice, you generously give it, and then I don’t pull the trigger. Well, this is the year! In the next day or so I’m going to make the kill and get myself a brand-new laptop. So, again, I…
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The Sports Guy Still Ain’t The Poker Guy

Friday, August 18th, 2006

Apologies for my delayed lake report, featuring me GETTING CRIPPLED WHEN MY KINGS WERE BUSTED BY A (deleted) SIXTH-GRADER. But Bill Simmons finally posted a report of his World Series adventures and I must take up my pen like a sword. Well, my keyboard like a sword. “The keyboard is mightier than the sword.” It’s…
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A Quicky

Wednesday, August 16th, 2006

I will be posting my usual lakeside report soon, mostly for the amusement of those who were there and saw me LOSE A GIGANTIC POT WHEN MY KINGS WERE CRACKED BY A GODDAM 11-YEAR-OLD. You think YOU have a bad beat story to tell? Get out my face. The WSOP has come and gone, and…
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I Love Poker, I Love Golf

Wednesday, August 9th, 2006

Went to a golf outing yesterday, picking up the sticks since…last year’s outing. I know full well I’ve no chance to play well if I only get on the course once or twice a year, but is it too much to ask that I hit one decent pitching wedge over 18 holes? I’m not kidding…
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Bloggus Interruputus

Sunday, August 6th, 2006

Jesus, Ryan made it all the way to 410th place in the WSOP Main Event. Hey, I sorta made a funny there and I didn’t even mean to. Those of you who have been following the action know what I mean. Tuscaloosa Johnny made it to 768th place. Wow. The field is down below 100,…
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