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One Week In

Friday, July 9th, 2010

Every morning in Vegas I’ve woken up at 7AM, it hasn’t mattered if I went to bed before midnight or at 3AM. Today I rolled out of bed, performed the tasks necessary to move about in society, and walked into the Amazon Room around nine. There was one other person there, a security guard all…
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Missing the Big Jump

Monday, May 24th, 2010

The eighth episode of Band of Brothers is titled “The Last Patrol”. It’s narrated by David Webster, a private who went through basic training at Toccoa, jumped with Easy Company on D-Day, jumped again during Operation Market Garden, and was wounded in fighting outside Arnhem. He was in England recuperating during the Battle of the…
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The Home Front

Friday, July 17th, 2009

This is the second time I’ve come home from seven weeks in the desert to sweet, summer rain: The trip home was uneventful, though I think I might’ve still been drunk when I woke up to pack. The final table wrapped at 11PM, not the 7AM we all feared, and of course the media rushed…
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Samson, Meet Delilah

Saturday, July 11th, 2009

When last we left our hero (that’s me) I was bitching about having to stay out till the wee hours partying in Vegas. Woe is me! But though it’s fun to run amok, after 12 hours in the Rio sometimes all you want is a cold beer and some relaxed conversation. That’s the always the…
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Everybody Loses

Tuesday, July 7th, 2009

Crazy day at the World Series of Poker, one of the craziest any of us have ever seen. Today was the last day to play in the Main Event–they divide the opening into four starting days, you could’ve played on Friday, Saturday, Sunday or today. Friday and Saturday turnout was light, “only” 1,989 players in…
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The Wee Hours

Sunday, July 5th, 2009

I’m not a club guy. It’s not my scene. Some people come to Vegas and spend the entire time waiting in line outside the trendiest hotspots on the Strip so they can dance the night away. Not my thing. First of all, I dance like Frankenstein after a double hip replacement. For me to get…
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Nothing to Report, But…

Saturday, June 27th, 2009

I’d like to think that SOMEDAY soon I’ll be able to write a post where my ill health isn’t the lead subject, but that day hasn’t yet arrived. After beating down my bronchitis a week ago it came back with a vengeance on Thursday. That’s the day I decided to take as my first day…
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No Touchy

Thursday, June 18th, 2009

OK, I didn’t get to touch the Stanley Cup, or get my picture taken with it, or drink a Sam Adams out of it. But I got some pics and I wrote up a post at the UB blog that I’m gonna repost here, because I really don’t feel like writing another post about last…
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I Want the Cup!!

Wednesday, June 17th, 2009

OK, yinz in Pittsburgh had your chance to see the Stanley Cup in person–now it’s my turn. The NHL is holding a charity tournament here in the Amazon Room today (the NHL Awards ceremony is at the Palms tomorrow) and I have solid information that THE STANLEY CUP WILL BE HERE TODAY. And if the…
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In the Groove

Tuesday, June 9th, 2009

I’ve been in Vegas now for x days. At this point it really doesn’t matter what number x signifies, because it’s insignificant. Who cares? I’ve been here awhile, long enough to feel that I’m in the swing of things. And I still have long enough to go that I’m not even looking at the finish…
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