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So, While I Was Gone…

Friday, September 29th, 2006

What the hell? I’m outta the country for a week and look what happens? The Senate and House decide to give the President unlimited power to arrest whomever he wants and do whatever he wants to them for as long as he wants. Charges? We don’t need no stinkin’ charges? Torture? We don’t torture. We…
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Hanging With The High and Mighty

Thursday, September 28th, 2006

I’m writing this in the lobby of DoubleAs’s hotel, waiting for him to come back from autographing a copy of his book for a fan Mrs. DBAS ran into as she tried to explain the broken vase in their room…long story, he’ll tell it, never mind. “That was really surreal,” he said as he returned…
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Up and Running

Sunday, September 24th, 2006

Got access to the UB blog, just posted my first…post. So I’m gonna catch up on the other stuff I wrote yesterday that never got posted, do some lizardblogging (you’ll see) and work my tailfeathers off, as Mom would say. Got the Mother of All Head Colds last night, but I’m feeling better. Feeling better…
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The View From My Window

Saturday, September 23rd, 2006

Just a few pics: Think I’m gonna go for a quick dip before I get to work this afternoon. UPDATE: Still don’t have access to the Ultimatebet blog yet, hopefully soon. I’ve been hanging here, writing up stuff to post when I have access. Got to meet John Vorhaus, who as advertised seems a great…
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Getting in Touch with My Inner Degenerate; or, I Need Your Help More Than Ever

Friday, September 22nd, 2006

The blog for the Aruba tournament will be at ultimatebetblog.com. Though I got scooped by doubleas. I was coming through the casino at the Wyndham and thought I recognized the aformentioned maestro from the pic in his book (which I brought with me and will ask to be autographed just as he’s about to play…
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Ever See a Six-Foot Tall Chicken?

Friday, September 22nd, 2006

Well, if you saw me right now you’d be able to say, “Yes, yes I have.” Ahh, I’m not that scared, fifteen minutes from boarding. I’m manageably terrified. Getting to the airport was fun, a lot more traffic than I expected, including one goon who refused to let a guy merge near Robinson and ended…
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Goin’ South With Freddy Deeb

Thursday, September 21st, 2006

I guess I’m about ready to go. Got suntan lotion, got batteries. Got comfy new running shoes. I’ll spend the rest of the day packing and making sure I’ve got everything I need to survive down there. Still nervous about the flight, but if I wasn’t flying to Aruba tomorrow morning I’d be driving to…
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A Brief Aside

Tuesday, September 19th, 2006

Watched the Steelers lay an egg in Jacksonville tonight–I kinda feel bad for Jags fans. First of all, you have to wear all that teal. That’s rough. That’s really rough. And then, according to the MNF crew, you define your season by how you do against the Steelers. Jags beat us last year, we won…
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Doing My Homework

Monday, September 18th, 2006

To prepare for my Total Coverage of the 2006 Ultimatebet Aruba Poker Classic, yesterday I read the entirety of John Vorhaus’s blog about the 2004 event. After waking at eight and having a nice breakfast, I pulled my tapes of the last 3 Aruba Classics and I’m watching the 2003 event right now. This is…
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Working on my Swing

Friday, September 15th, 2006

With my trip to Aruba on the horizon I thought getting a taste of hot poker action would be a good idea. Get in the rhyhtm of the live game, observe the players, become attuned to the pulsating energy of a packed casino. One problem–I’m in Pittsburgh, and with the ETA of our planned slots…
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