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Archive for March, 2008

Changes In Attitude/Latitude

Wednesday, March 19th, 2008

Things did no go well for me in last night’s Blogger Skills game. First of all, I thought we were playing H.O.R.S.E., not H.O.S.E., and when an hour or so went by and I realized I hadn’t played a single hand of Razz I said "Uh-oh.". I was getting lots of little cards in the…
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Channelling My Inner Greenstein

Monday, March 17th, 2008

The group I’m going to Vietnam with has been doing their good works for years now. They raised money to build a school, opened a medical clinic, helped children who lost limbs to birth defects or land mines, and this year they raised money to build a bridge between two villages that get cut off…
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Soooper…Geeeenius

Sunday, March 16th, 2008

Last Thursday I went to the final meeting before I accompany the Friends of Danang group to Vietnam. We leave on the 28th and I’ve been looking over our itinerary and using a guide book to get an idea of what we’ll be seeing and doing. Our first day there (which is on March 30th,…
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The Divine and the Profane

Friday, March 14th, 2008

I didn’t start reading Army of Dude until six months or so ago. It’s a blog written by a soldier named Alex who served in Iraq, and I ask that you read his last two posts. The most recent is about the day he arrived back in the States–read the post, and then read what…
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Pulling Some Chin Music From My Collection

Thursday, March 13th, 2008

The Yankees play the Pirates in an exhibition game today and Billy Crystal is going to be in the Yanks’ lineup. Yes, that Billy Crystal, the actor-comedian-director-Oscar host. Crystal is a lifelong Yankee fan and, to celebrate his 60th birthday, they’re giving him a chance to fulfill a childhood dream. This is, on the face…
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Just Shoot Me

Thursday, March 6th, 2008

After my late run in the Mookie last night I was still sleepy when Ernie woke me at 7. After I fed, watered, and threatened him I couldn’t resist crawling back under the covers. So I didn’t officially get up until 9:30 and after doing some work I didn’t get out the door until just…
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Back to Back

Thursday, March 6th, 2008

Finished runner-up in last night’s Blogger Skill game…and then took 3rd out of 117 in the Mookie tonight. Wow, I must be some poker-playing savant, huh? Yeah. Twice I was all in with a dominated Ace and ended up chopping the pot when the board paired twice. I was on the respirator most of the…
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Representin’ the UB

Wednesday, March 5th, 2008

What with my busy social life (ladies love the Mean Gene) I don’t play in many blogger events. OK, be fair, I usually forget what time they start because I’m too busy arguing with the cat. I’m touched in the head. But reading Al today I saw that there was a tournament tonight, and that…
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Wiki Wiki Wiki Wiki!

Monday, March 3rd, 2008

I’ve long dreamed of finding a way to attain some measure of immortality. Once upon a time I thought I would take the literary route to everlasting fame–I would write the Great American Novel…and then the Great Canadian Novel…and then, just to show off, write the Great Honduran Novel. But what with American Idol and…
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Six Degrees of Ricin Separation

Saturday, March 1st, 2008

I’m loathe to direct your attention to my competition, but Michael Craig has a funny little post up at the Full Tilt blog. In 2006 Craig spent the World Series of Poker at a joint that would need a top-to-bottom renovation to qualify as a Roach Motel. As he writes, "“I can’t tell you what…
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