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How Do You Say “Burp” In Vietnamese?

Thursday, November 29th, 2007

As I ponder a trip to Vietnam I read an article by Daniel Gross, a superb financial writer for Newsweek and Slate, who happens to be there at this very moment. The article beings like this: We were in the midst of a nine-course Chinese lunch at the glistening New World Hotel Saigon in Ho…
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Turn Left And Keep On Going

Thursday, November 29th, 2007

I’ve never been accused of wanderlust, but in the last year I’ve done a fair bit of traveling. Aruba, Florida, Vegas, Aruba again, San Francisco, and then Vegas again in a week. Plus I’ve made a few trips to Penn State and a sojourn to the Finger Lakes. After the New Year I’m going to…
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What Not To Wear

Wednesday, November 28th, 2007

I realized the other day that I haven’t been writing that much about poker on these pages. That’s in large part because most of my poker writing goes on the UB blog, but I figured I’d post what I wrote today here as well as it was a piece in the Post-Gazette that inspired it….
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A Picture Is Worth a Thousand Words…a Thousand Hits…a Thousand Whatever

Tuesday, November 27th, 2007

Before I headed to the Caribbean to cover the UltimateBet Aruba Poker Classic I had some business cards printed up. I wanted something with my name and URL on it that I could hand out, so I used VistaPrint and created a nice minimalist card for myself. My name in blue Copperplate caps across the…
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A More Perfect Reunion

Sunday, November 25th, 2007

I was only joking about being offended that everyone at the reunion thought I looked the same–at least no one looked at me in horror and frantically crossed themselves. We all looked pretty much the same. Everyone looked good. Maybe 20 years isn’t that much time after all. Still need to lose about 50 pounds….
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Think I’ll Collapse…Now

Saturday, November 24th, 2007

Had a very nice time at my reunion, drank just enough to render me interesting, but I decided not to go to the bar everyone was gathering at afterwards. For one thing, by the time Matt drove me to Mark’s house to retrive my car it was pushing 1:30AM, and I didn’t want to get…
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Oh No, Guadalajara Won’t Do Now

Thursday, November 22nd, 2007

As I drove home from Thanksgiving dinner at my folks’ house (very good, ate too much turkee, too much stuffing, too much cake) I put my iPod on shuffle and the song it picked out was Steely Dan’s "My Old School". A somewhat ironic choice, as tomorrow I’m going to my 20th high school reunion….
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Whoops!

Sunday, November 18th, 2007

Wrote a post excoriating Anthony Morelli, Jay Paterno and Penn State football in general and WordPress ate it up all gone. And it’s not worth re-writing. That’ll teach me to hit the PUBLISH button and then go back to watching football and playing poker. Been playing more lately and actually winning a bit. I think…
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So It’s Come To This

Friday, November 16th, 2007

I did something yesterday I’m not proud of. Afterwards I came home and did busy work to get my mind off it. I washed the dishes, sorted some laundry, threatened the cat. I felt bad about that last one, there was no excuse for lashing out, but when you’re consumed with self-loathing you can get…
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Home Sweet Home

Wednesday, November 14th, 2007

While San Francisco was pretty much awesome (and I mean that in the Biblical, jaw-dropping way, not in Valley Girl vernacular) I’m glad to be home. Especially as the cold I was fighting for two days finally caught up to me. Got home yesterday morning after taking the redeye, but it feels like I just…
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