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Archive for January, 2008

Maybe God Loves Us After All

Sunday, January 27th, 2008

Tomorrow I’ll write up a post about my trip to Costa Rica, but lazy as I feel I simply HAD to bring your attention to this article in Time magazine. I also haven’t been posting updates in my quest to lose weight, so I suppose little note kinda qualifies for that. Kinda, but not really….
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Nose to the Grindstone

Monday, January 21st, 2008

I don’t have Internet access in my room which is making it tough to post while I’m here. I’d rather write stuff along the way rather than catch up once I get home, but I’m in the lobby here typing away and trying to upload a few photos. I don’t have a lot of time…
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Feed Me

Thursday, January 17th, 2008

I learned last night that there will soon be an RSS feed for the UB Blog, so that made me a happy boy. As did the news that we’ll be upgrading to a more robust platform that will allow me to upload photos and video a lot easier. So the full flower of my talent…
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Viva Las Vegas!; or, I Shoulda Picked Option Two

Wednesday, January 16th, 2008

Late last night I went out to my car to brush away the snow and scrape the windshield. I walked back to my flat and thought, in just 18 hours or so I’ll be in Central America. I stared up into the darkness and marveled at the wonder of it all. Mistake. I woke up…
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Do You Know The Way To San Jose?

Tuesday, January 15th, 2008

The Mean Gene Experience pulls up stakes again tomorrow as I head to Costa Rica for a week-long powwow with my UB overlords. Well, it won’t all be powwowwing–when I asked my boss how long I should stay he at first said, "as long as you like" and then narrowed it down to "at least…
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Rough Night

Sunday, January 13th, 2008

Sometimes in poker you just have to be bloody-minded and grind it out. The cards screw you over and there’s nothing for it but to accept the punishment and move forward. Played a 180-person SNG, made the final table as chip leader, lost a couple of pots and then I made a boo-boo. I flat-called…
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Still Mad

Saturday, January 12th, 2008

I have little interest in this weekend’s NFL games, though I’ll probably watch just because. I’m still mad about last week’s Steeler loss–mad about the kick coverage (or lack thereof), mad about Big Ben’s horrible first half, mad about Tomlin’s decision to go for two from the frickin’ TWELVE YARD LINE, and mad about running…
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The Lion In Winter

Friday, January 11th, 2008

A few sharp-eyed readers noticed that I changed the "About Me" photo in the upper left corner. Over the months I got a few comments, mostly from my friends, that the picture of me with Ernie the Cat on my shoulders lacked gravitas. Or the reflected light from my computer monitor made me look possessed….
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So I Didn’t Break His Spirit

Thursday, January 10th, 2008

I’d like to be among the first to congratulate Bertrand "ElkY" Grospellier on winning the PokerStars Caribbean Adventure event and two million bucks. I’d also like to remind everyone that about two weeks ago I frickin’ SCHOOLED ElkY during a tournament. OK, maybe winning an all-in with A-3 against K-4 when you’re brutally shortstacked isn’t…
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This Could Get Dangerous

Tuesday, January 8th, 2008

I’m writing this at the brewpub that’s 100 yards from my apartment. Today I learned the answer to a question I’ve been meaning to pose for a few months now–do they have WiFi? The answer turns out to be yes. Meaning that on those days when the walls of my apartment are closing in tight,…
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