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Take This Job and Shove It

Thursday, July 31st, 2008

I would like to take a moment to give a standing ovation to my sained mother, who is retiring today. She’s taking her victory lap dahntahn at the bank and then she’s outta there, forever. And good for her, dammit. Originally she was going to work until March before hanging ’em up, but she got…
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Miscellin…Missileani…Random Crap

Tuesday, July 29th, 2008

Went to see Elvis Costello and the Police last night. Think I agree with Scott Mervis, the P-G rock critic, when he said he wished EC had been the headliner. Not that the Police weren’t great–they were–but Costello was only onstage for an hour and that just wasn’t enough. Costello was sporting muttonchops and looked…
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Tickets? I Got Tickets

Sunday, July 27th, 2008

A bit late to mention this now but we have some extra tickets for tomorrow’s Police/Elvis Costello show. I thought this would be a show that my friends would all want to see, but as time went by folks seemed to have plans or didn’t feel like going and so we have some extra tix….
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Little Red Corvette

Wednesday, July 23rd, 2008

I’m in the market for a new car and while I’d LIKE to buy a little red Corvette, that isn’t on the list. Come to think of it, Corvettes really aren’t little, are they? The ones I saw at the car show were long, undulating beasts. No, I’m looking for something a bit more practical,…
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Bereft

Tuesday, July 22nd, 2008

I’ve been busy since I got back from Vegas. Went to the lake for 2 days, and yesterday a very special friend came into town for the Jimmy Buffet concert. She got in around 2pm and we decided on a late lunch. But where? She likes Atria’s, which is a small chain of restaurants here…
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The Sin City Diet

Monday, July 21st, 2008

So this morning I got on the scale. I was trying to lose weight before I went to Vegas, did good, and then I did not so good. I knew that spending nearly two months sitting in a chair, drinking a lot, and hitting the buffets would not help me shed the tonnage. My hope…
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The Quiet Life

Sunday, July 20th, 2008

Nothing like writing up a post, packing up the computer, driving to the lake, unpacking the computer, and realizing that you never hit the "Publish" button. I was 30 minutes away from an internet connection and at some point my computer belched and I lost the post. Technology. It underachieves. I left one group of…
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Leaving Las Vegas

Thursday, July 17th, 2008

My flight’s at midnight, I’m pretty much packed, and I have a bit of time to kill before I turn in my keys and whatnot and head to the airport. I woke up this morning at 7am, thanks to a phone call from my Dad. "Where are you?" he said, and I slurred, "Uh…what?" He…
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The Butterfly Effect; or, Seeing it Through

Wednesday, July 16th, 2008

Yesterday we covered the last day of the World Series of Poker Main Event. 27 players entered, nine remain. I won’t reveal any details about what happened, both because I know some people like to be kept in the dark and because, well, I don’t wanna. I spent 12 hours or so reporting on what…
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The Last Waltz

Monday, July 14th, 2008

I’m covering the last day of the World Series of Poker Main Event. I won’t reveal any details in this post because I know there are people out there who like to be kept in the dark about what happens. Thing is, I really don’t care who wins at this point. All I want is…
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