The Longest Day

Monday, December 12th, 2005, 12:52 pm

I’m tired.

Just got home. I don’t know if I slept on the redeye, impossible to get comfortable. I fell asleep sitting at my desk checking email. I’ve had cottomouth since, oh, Friday at 3 o’clock. Tho if that was Vegas time or ‘Burgh time I don’t know.

Here I am afraid to fly, both flights go no problem. And then when I try to start my frozen, snow-encrusted car, nothing. Won’t turn over. Had to have airport maintenence come over and give it a jump. Just too cold. Added an extra hour I didn’t need.

Of course a longer post will be forthcoming. Jesus, what a weekend. Weekend? It was like one long day, interrupted by a series of 3-hour naps. I’m completely fried.

I think I used the word “awesome” more the past 72 hours than Jeff Spicoli. Total blast. And I gambled, like, hardly at all. Just talk talk talk. Totally awesome.

Now, a nap.

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3 Responses to “The Longest Day”

  1. Scott Houston Says:

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    ONLINE ENTREPRENEUR CALVIN AYRE HOSTS
    “BODOG SALUTES THE TROOPS,” AIRING DECEMBER 18 ON SPIKE
    Hawaiian Tournament Raises Funds and Awareness for Fisher House Foundation

    San Jose, Costa Rica (December 12, 2005) – Today, Bodog.com announced a deal with Spike TV for a made-for-TV special produced by Bodog.com Productions and starring Bodog.com Founder and CEO Calvin Ayre. The recent deal marks another milestone in Ayre’s plan to utilize television to help turn Bodog.com into a 21st century media and entertainment giant. Bodog is the first company with roots in the online gaming industry to produce a TV show and host an hour-long TV special with U.S. soldiers and their families as the benefactors. This move again redefines the playing field for online gaming companies, forcing the rest of the industry to reexamine their business models.

    Bodog’s celebrity “thank you to the troops” charity event was held for the 110,000 men and women of the U.S. military in Hawaii, many of whom were awaiting or returning from deployment in the Middle East. The two-day event has been distilled in a one-hour program, “Bodog Salutes the Troops: A Tribute to American Heroes,” and is set to telecast on Spike TV on Sunday, December 18 (12:30 -1:30 a.m ET/PT; 11:30 p.m.–12:30 a.m. CT), a great way to cap a pre-holiday Sunday night for Spike’s young male audience.

    The event benefited the Fisher House Foundation, which supports military families, and included celebrities, musicians, comedians and troops interacting in various activities, including a poker tournament and concert and comedy show in Oahu, Hawaii. The celebrity events brought together the servicemen and women of the NAVY, AIR FORCE, MARINES and ARMY based at Hickam Airforce Base, Schofield Barracks, Pearl Harbor and Kaneohe Marine Corps Base.

    The weekend kicked off with an inter-service poker tournament overseen by world famous poker tournament director Matt Savage with military finalists playing alongside celebrities, professional poker players and Bodog players at Camp Bodog at the exclusive Kahala Mandarin Oriental resort. The No Limit Texas Hold’em tournament was won by actress and first-time tournament player Estella Warren (“The Cooler,” “Planet of the Apes”), who blazed a trail through the 90-player field, knocking out professional poker player David Williams along the way. Warren took home the grand prize trophy and a monetary donation was made in her name to the Army’s morale welfare department.

    The show’s final table also featured Shannon Elizabeth (“American Pie”), Emmy Award winner Jorge Garcia (“Lost”), World Series of Poker winner Josh Arieh, four servicemen and Bodog winner Tim Johnson, who earned his trip to Hawaii through an online Bodog tournament. Sgt. 1st Class Shane Woods of the Army was the lucky

  2. Donkeypuncher Says:

    Wow. That’s your shortest post in about six months. You must be beat.

    Great meetin’ ya. Time to work on the trip report. Maybe after another nap…

  3. facty Says:

    Dear Nice Gene,

    You are nice. and your hair looked as sleak as an otter.

    love
    facty

    PS you are nice.

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