Friday, August 19, 2005

I'm here ... really.

I can't believe it has been 2 weeks since I have posted. Time just slips away. Too my loyal reader, yes reader, I appologize.

Last weekend we went to one of my law school buddies houses. We had a sort of mini-reunion of my study group. The one couple lives out in California and were here for a big SCA event. It was so nice to see them. I really miss hanging out with all my study group friends. They really made the 3 years of law school bearable and fun. It was just like old times, hanging out, drinking some beer, discussing geeky things like role-playing and computer games. B made his signature ribs. They were awesome. My only complaint is that I could not eat more.

Tonight, my wife invited several of her couple friends over for a couples Texas Hold 'Em tournament. With as much poker as I play, and I play a ton, I hope I don't embarass myself. Losing to people who don't play much is tough, but its hard to play against people who don't really understand the game/odds/hands/betting. Hopefully, I can just stay patient, pick my spots, and come out with another big win. (The last time I had a tournament at my house, we ended up playing 2 mini-tournaments, I won both. High expectations. Oh, and none of the Youngstown people showed. Thanks.)

Tomorrow, I head out to Youngstown with my brother-in-law to join that gang and have a LAN party. I expect that I have improved quite a bit at UT2004, but will still likely get my butt kicked by M, P, and R ... again. Oh, well, it was fun last time and I'm sure it will be a blast again this time. Funny how I always drive out there to play LAN games, but can't get any of those guys to my house for poker night. I smell a Jihad.

Monday, I start a new job. A bit of a latteral move but the new firm has more long-term potential. And I have an opportunity to spread my wings a bit and get some experience in different areas of the law - although, the bulk of my time will be spent on what I am doing now.

I have a bunch of news stories I want to link to, but, as I am at work, I don't have them in front of me and don't want to spend too much time on this here. Will try to get to them tonight, maybe. Or two weeks from now.

Thursday, August 04, 2005

Pirates!?! Thanks Myrrden

Again, in case anyone actually visits my blog, perhaps they will be kind enough to rate me as a pirate. I can't believe I actually just typed that, but what the heck, I am a huge geek not-so-deep-down-inside.

What kind of pirate am I? You decide!
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