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NoNoNoNo; or, This is a Promise, Not a Threat

Thursday, October 30th, 2008

Saturday is November 1st, which kicks off National Novel Writing Month (or NaNoWriMo). The idea behind NaNoWriMo is that you churn out a 50,000 word novel during the 30 days November hath. Once again, I won’t be participating. I tried it a couple of times, but the idea of having to crank out a few…
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Prologue

Wednesday, October 29th, 2008

Back in the old days I’d write up a post about every World Series of Poker episode and I’d bitch and snark and show off my fabled wit. These days I sit down at the computer and write 4,000 words and finally abandon it. Just as I’ve abandoned the post I’m working on now. It’s…
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How Blue Was My Valley

Tuesday, October 21st, 2008

When I woke up Saturday morning…I won’t say that I wanted to die, but a lengthy hospital stay would’ve been so nice. Instead I poured as much water and Advil as I could into my system and took a long, hot shower. By the time we piled in Debbie’s car and headed for Happy Valley…
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As Nails

Thursday, October 16th, 2008

In light of my previous post, this is really, really funny. I’d like to say for the record that I’m not wearing a splint, I haven’t taped my finger, and I’m playing volleyball tonight.

Busted

Tuesday, October 14th, 2008

I’ve broken three bones in my lifetime. Let’s briefly review the circumstances surrounding each incident: 1988–broke my left pinky playing basketball. Reached in to deny a bounce past into the post, stoved my pinky. Hurt, then hurt worse. Friend scared me into going to the doctor with nightmare scenario where my pinky froze in place….
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Not a Man of All Seasons

Wednesday, October 8th, 2008

This might seem rather obvious, but how cold you physically feel is a matter of degree. I’m not talking about Fahrenheit or Celsius here, I’m talking about context. If you asked me the occasion when I was literally the coldest in my entire life, I’d bring up a day in January of 1992 (maybe 93)…
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Bye-Bye

Sunday, October 5th, 2008

Checkout from my hotel was at noon and I planned on going for a walk on the beach, maybe take a dip. But I felt so bloody awful when I woke up that I almost reset my alarm for eleven. Colds are always worst in the mornings and I was sweating and shivering under the…
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Through The Looking Glass

Friday, October 3rd, 2008

Today UB held a rebuy tournament to raise money for the Ante Up for Africa charity. After the main tournament ended I took some pictures at the AUFA event as well. Including this one: Let me explain. I took a photograph of people while a film crew videotaped them getting their picture taken by somebody…
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Aruba Quicky

Wednesday, October 1st, 2008

After writing posts all day about the last thing I wanna do when I get done for the night is write up a post. But this is cheaper that going down to the casino and losing a hundred bucks playing video poker. That can wait till tomorrow. Aruba is different from most tournaments. Most people…
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