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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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Where’s the Rage?

Sunday, January 11th, 2009

Yeesh, been a week since I wrote anything? Pathetic. So much for my plan to post more. And I’m gonna be busy this week writing up stuff for UB’s online championship series, which goes on all week. I actually played in one of the mini-UBOC events (they run mirror events with 10% of the buy-in)…
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Wrap It Up

Wednesday, December 17th, 2008

I’m not gonna write a lot about this past weekend. Either you were there and know what went on, or you weren’t there and…you followed the action on Twitter and know what went on. Heck, I was checking Twitter every ten minutes to see who was having more fun that me. The highlights: Meeting up…
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I Got Friends in Low Places

Wednesday, December 17th, 2008

I think it’s fair to say that the Imperial Palace isn’t the most glamorous hotel on the Las Vegas Strip. I remember three years ago the escalators to the sports book were under repair and the joint looked like an aircraft carrier in drydock. Check out the clientele who gather there at 4AM and you’ll…
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Back To Reality

Tuesday, December 16th, 2008

Wrote up a little post when I got home last night…and didn’t click that little ‘ol publish button. I’m assuming you don’t want to hear about how tired I was last night and chances are you don’t wanna here about how tired I am today. Actually I feel a’ight. I was a good boy in…
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Calibrating

Wednesday, December 10th, 2008

The past few nights I’ve forced myself to stay up till 4AM, in what will probably be a vain attempt to tune my circadian rhythms to Vegas time. I really get clobbered by jet lag and the Sin City cocktail of booze, adrenaline and pumped-in oxygen often isn’t enough to overcome it. The first time…
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Lapped By the Field

Monday, December 8th, 2008

After drinking a pot of coffee and finishing a spot of work I did something unusual this morning–I played  online poker. That’s something I don’t do much of these days, even though I still enjoy it. I checked my PokerTracker stats and since I got home from the WSOP I’ve played less than 4,000 ring-game…
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TickTickTickTick

Thursday, November 27th, 2008

This Sunday 60 Minutes will run it’s long-awaited story on the cheating that took place at UltimateBet and Absolute Poker (I write for UltimateBet, in case you didn’t know). The trailer to the piece is on the CBS website and begins thusly–"We should tell you that this $18 billion industry is illegal in the U.S."….
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Fame Ain’t All That

Sunday, November 23rd, 2008

Got home last night from the bar and let’s just say I was a little polluted. Not bad, not bad at all really, but I was feeling warm and fuzzy. Decided to play a little poker and as I waited to pay my blind I checked my email. Turned out I had a Facebook friend…
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