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Archive for October, 2007

A Potpourri Post

Wednesday, October 31st, 2007

Got a few things stacked up in the queue, so how about I lump everything into one big ball o’ nonsense. Adieu, Robert Goulet. I’m not a Broadway musical fan but I was a huge fan of Goulet’s campy acting career, which included appearances on The Simpsons and Police Squad and TV Funhouse. My humor-impaired…
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The Ups, The Downs

Monday, October 29th, 2007

I promised I would provide interesting updates about my quest to get svelte, but by now you know that my word is about as reliable as a plumber’s estimate. How did I do this past week? Well, that’s open to debate. I lost a pound–yay! The bad news is that I’d lost nearly two before…
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A Long Drive Spoiled

Saturday, October 27th, 2007

I decided around noon to head down to Mountaineer to play a little poker in their new room. But I procrastinated a bit and exercised and booked my flight and room for December’s blogger blowout. So it wasn’t until a little after 4 when I hopped in the car and headed toward town. I decided…
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Mean Gene Investigashuns

Friday, October 26th, 2007

If you’ve been wondering why I haven’t been posting a lot lately it’s because I’ve been scribbling elsewhere. I have an article up at LasVegasVegas about the good folks who have the prohibition of gambling their goal in life. The introduction to the post describes me as an "investigative journalist", which will no doubt get…
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Almost Heaven

Tuesday, October 23rd, 2007

After watching my Nittany Lions flop around in Bloomington before disposing of Indiana, I asked myself, "So, whaddya want to do now?" I already knew the answer to that question, but I was comfortable on my couch and getting me in motion was gonna take some doing. "Let’s go play some poker," I said aloud,…
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The Less You See of Me The Better

Friday, October 19th, 2007

I’m fat. I’ve been teased about my weight since I was in junior high…which is strange, because in junior high I was actually skinny, at least in comparison with today. Hell, I look at pictures of myself from college, when my friends said I was fat, and I look like a stick figure. Here’s a…
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Guess Where I’m Going Tomorrow?

Thursday, October 18th, 2007

To the Panhandle, baby. Yes, tomorrow sees the start of legalized poker in West Virginia, and unless work or a hangover intrudes I think I’m gonna head across the border and check out the scene. Mountaineer is only an hour and change away and it opens it’s 37-table poker room (thirty seven tables!) tomorrow at…
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Looks Good To Me

Tuesday, October 16th, 2007

Every time I see a baby wrapped up in a soft, soft blanky and sleeping away the day, I think to myself, "Savor it, kiddo. All too soon you’re gonna be crawling out of a warm bed at 7AM to go to school." At least that’s what I was thinking as I met my five-day-old…
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PokerStars Is RIGGED!

Sunday, October 14th, 2007

I get it all-in with AA against 88. Once again, we both flop sets. Unreal. I’m already counting my 110K in chips when the case Eight hits on the river. Otis arrives in chat and I tell him that we don’t hand out bad beats like that on UltimateBet. "I have nothing to do with…
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Kickin’ Ass

Sunday, October 14th, 2007

I’m in the top 5 in chips in the PokerStars Blogger tournament. Thanks in part to twice stacking guys with KK against JJ–and on  both occasions the other guy flopped a set. The first time I also flopped a set, the second I hit my King on the turn. Also lost with QQ against JJ,…
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