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Signal to Noise

Friday, April 24th, 2009

I don’t know why it tilts me that the weather is always magnificent when the NFL Draft rolls around, but it does. Actually I’m in a tilt-free zone at the moment–I’m sitting on my friend’s deck, soaking up the brilliant sunshine, while her two hounds slumber at my feet. Blue skies, trees swaying in the…
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Cuadros bonitos

Wednesday, April 22nd, 2009

I was gonna write up a little trip report but between fighting off a cold (looks like I succeeded) sorting out my WSOP credentials (mission accomplished) and retrieving Ernie the Cat from my parents (he didn’t wanna leave) it’s been a full day. Well, as full as I was capable of after my trip home….
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Upside Down World

Thursday, April 16th, 2009

After I closed my hotel room door I paused to give myself a little pat on the back. “Well done, Geno,” I said, enjoying a rare moment of pride and satisfaction. I’d somehow managed to transport myself from Allison Park, Pennsylvania to Mar del Plata, Argentina, and the fact that I’d accomplished this without psyche-scarring…
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Goin’ South

Tuesday, April 14th, 2009

Sitting at home, killing time before I begin a day-long journey to Mar del Plata, Argentina. I do enjoy these surreal moments before taking a long trip–here I am, sitting at my desk just like any other day, and tomorrow I’ll (hopefully) be in South America. Actually, this time tomorrow I’ll be on a bus…
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The Passion of the Mall

Saturday, April 11th, 2009

Yesterday was Good Friday, the most solemn day in the Christian religion. And so I felt a bit guilty about spending it walking around the Grove City Outlet Mall, though the cold and riving rain felt a bit like penance. There’s a Bose store up there and I needed a replacement cord for my noise-canceling…
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Fool Me Once

Wednesday, April 1st, 2009

April Fool’s Day is the great underachiever among our manufactured pseudoholidays. The idea, of course, is that you play some diabolical trick on some unsuspecting rube and as his world crashes down around him you shout “April Fools!!” And then everyone points and laughs as the victim falls to his knees and weeps tears of…
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