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Double Fantasy

Friday, August 29th, 2008

Tonight’s the draft for the Pittsburgh Blogger Fantasy Football league. Last year I finished fourth. One out of the money. Of course. I managed this despite having Reggie Bush AND Philip Rivers AND Travis Henry on my team. Those gentlemen will not darken my door this season…actually, is Travis Henry banned from the league? In…
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On The Sidelines

Tuesday, August 26th, 2008

This past weekend was the tournament for our beach volleyball league. How did we do? Great–we forfeited our opening game. Look, people were out of town, or they had plans for the rest of the weekend…and we were scheduled to play at 8am Saturday morning. I don’t need to tell you that eight o’clock comes…
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Line Up for the Train Wreck

Wednesday, August 20th, 2008

Last night ESPN televised the final table of the $50,000 H.O.R.S.E. event, which I live-blogged along with Change100 and Logan. I was thrilled to cover what is perhaps the most prestigious poker tournament in the world, tho less so when I got a healthy taste of blogging stud games. That was no fun, hopefully Hold-Em…
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Isn’t She Lovely…

Friday, August 15th, 2008

Isn’t she won-der-ful? Bought a car today. Finally. After about 2 months of dickering and back-and-forthing. I got a decent deal, I think, and I got the car I like. After driving a car with no air conditioning and no radio for the last month (and worrying that it might belch and die for the…
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And You Are?

Wednesday, August 13th, 2008

I watched ESPN’s broadcast last night of the $1,000 rebuy event that I covered. Well, I half-watched it as I made myself a tasty little stir-fry. But I taped it so I can obsessively do a frame-by-frame analysis to see if I got any camera time. I did see myself during the segment where they…
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What’s the French Word for Merde?

Monday, August 11th, 2008

I didn’t watch the 4×100 relay in real time, but watching it this morning was almost as good. Odd–not so long ago, if you missed a performance like that you’d have to sit in front of the tube hoping and praying they show some highlights. If you wanted to see something a bit more obscure…
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Two Beers In

Wednesday, August 6th, 2008

Swear to God, I’m gonna finish those longish posts I’ve been bleating about. I can’t believe how much frickin’ writing I do that ends up in the trash. Make myself sick. Anyway, thanks for all the advice about the internet issues. Talked to my bro today, and turns out he’s been having problems with Verizon….
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Picking Your Brains Again

Tuesday, August 5th, 2008

Once again I turn to my readers for help. I know that lots of you are IT magicians or are in some way handy with computers, so here’s my problem–I keep having problems connecting to open WiFi connections. Or, I can connect to them, and I get a strong signal, but I can’t actually get…
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Oh, How They’ve Grown

Tuesday, August 5th, 2008

Been a busy/lazy time the last few days. I’m house/dogsitting for my brother, and his internet has been giving me fits. I’ve had to shuttle between the house and my flat to make sure that both Sunny and Ernie have adequate amounts of food, water, and attention. I’ve been trying to get two longish posts…
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