Ready, Steady, Whoa

May 6, 2009

When I got back from Argentina I gave myself a day to decompress and settle back into the nice rut I’ve grooved for myself. Picked up the cat, did a little grocery shopping, even went to the gym. It wasn’t until I did laundry a few days later that I discovered that I wasn’t fully…
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Signal to Noise

April 24, 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

April 22, 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

April 16, 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

April 14, 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

April 11, 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

April 1, 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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Borders on the Fence?

March 26, 2009

When Circuit City announced they were liquidating I paid them a few visits looking for bargains. I didn’t find any. Even with their merchandise marked down 20-30% their prices still weren’t competitive with Amazon. And I knew this because every time I gave an item a look-see I’d pull out my iPhone and use the…
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Condoleeza Rice Should Keep Her Day Job…wait, maybe not…

March 25, 2009

We read in Peter King’s MMQB column that former Secretary of State Condoleeza Rice was asked to speak at this week’s NFL Meetings. What she said, and what King (and others) wrote about what she said, is so incredibly stupid it makes you wonder how people like this feed themselves, let alone rise to positions…
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Drunkblogging The Madness

March 19, 2009

Once upon a time me and my peeps would invade Damon’s at 11:30 when the NCAA Tournament began and spend the next 36 hours in a delicious drunken stupor. I would get so excited that I would actually go through my clothes weeks ahead of time to pick out what I was going to wear–only…
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