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Archive for May, 2007

Ominous Clouds Gather!

Wednesday, May 30th, 2007

I nearly conked out last night at 9PM, not good. I’m trying to get my circadian rhythms set for Pacific time and that wouldn’t have helped. So I brushed my teeth, combed my hair, and headed down to the IP’s new poker room. Priority #1 was to stay awake till at least midnight. Number two…
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Raging Solo…Minus the Rage

Tuesday, May 29th, 2007

Since this was my last free day before I put on my hardhat and boots and descend into the mines, I decided to play tourist again and wander among the big casinos. Eight hours later, I think I might’ve overdone it. A bit. Especially as I overdid it a bit yesterday as well. Somehow I…
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Memorial Day

Monday, May 28th, 2007

Before you head out to a picnic or the park or even the couch to watch whatever ballgame is on, read this Op/Ed from Andrew Bacevich, whose son was killed in Iraq on May 13th.

Go West, Still Moderately Young Man

Sunday, May 27th, 2007

Sitting at my gate, waiting for the plane that will take me to Cinci, and thence to Vegas. As always before I fly I’m a bit freaked, but the freaking-level goes down with every flight. I’m pretty much beat, especially after the little adventure I had last night. See, I thought I left my cell…
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Liverpool vs. AC Milan

Wednesday, May 23rd, 2007

Two years ago I was at work following the Liverpool-AC Milan final thru ESPN GameCast. After Milan took a 3-0 lead I shut it down and went back to doing my actual job. I checked back an hour or so later to read the game story…only to find the game was in penalties. That’ll learn…
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Breakfast of Champions

Monday, May 21st, 2007

This, of course, is a leftover slice of Pittsburgh Pirogi Pizza from the Church Brew Works. Mashed potato, with onion and garlic mixed in, fills a chewy pizza crust. Cheddar cheese spread thick on top. Fantastic. But I had to gild the lily. I couldn’t help thinking the pizza needed a little something. And when…
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An Even Bigger Deal

Friday, May 18th, 2007

I must’ve gotten one of Amazon’s first copies of Anthony Holden’s Bigger Deal, because I actually finished it more than a week ago. I haven’t read any reviews of it around the blogosphere, which surprises me, and I haven’t written one myself yet, because I’m a lazy sloth (and that probably doesn’t surprise you). Suffice…
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The Heavy Hitters

Tuesday, May 15th, 2007

As you’ve no doubt read elsewhere, PokerNews will be providing live updates and chip counts at this year’s World Series of Poker, and I will be a part of the pirate crew supplying Total Coverage. I am honored, humbled, and, yes, a little bit frightened to be working with such an elite force–Pauly and Amy…
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Tagged

Thursday, May 10th, 2007

You never really leave high school, do you? OK, I got tagged by D to the P, so here are seven random things about me you probably didn’t know: My internet writing career started on Amazon.com, where I was one of their top 100 reviewers for awhile, but my big break came, uh, when I…
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Wish I’d Thought Of That One

Monday, May 7th, 2007

I can’t say that I follow baseball all that closely (living in Pittsburgh will do that to you) and I find the media’s obsessive coverage of the Red Sox-Yankee rivalry pathetic–it’s the battle between the Bad Guys and the Worse Guys. Still, the Yankees signing Roger Clemens elicited a fantastic one-liner from one of Bill…
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