No poker this week so far. Missed a home game on Tuesday due to a late start and later finish in golf league (sorry, guys). Missed the DADI last night due to (ugh) house cleaning. I need to get back at it, possibly this weekend. Need to clear some bonus bucks.
From the “No, thanks, I really don’t want the album” file:
Five random old school songs I’ve heard recently that I’d be buying on iTunes right now if someone handed me a gift card:
1. Lakeside, “Fantastic Voyage”
2. Paul McCartney, “Live and Let Die”
3. Paul Hardcastle, “Nineteen”
4. Depeche Mode, “Everything Counts”
5. Fleetwood Mac, “Secondhand News”
I blame radio. Stupid radio.
And I blame many years of defective education for the overly long run on sentences.
Getting old just doesn’t get any easier. An announcement in the local paper last night notified area seniors of a special event: A Shredded Wheat breakfast! July 31 is the 113th anniversary of the invention of the blandest breakfast food this side of grits, so c’mon out and celebrate.
Yes, reservations are required.
If you’re not following the bloggers covering the WSOP, you’re missing out. Lots of great stuff appearing on the official Pokerstars blog, pokerblog.com, Tao of Poker, Ccexplore, Bluff Magazine and I’m sure I’m missing a few. We’re talking a veritable horde of talented writers.
I’m not quite finished with it, but if you’re looking for something to read let me put a plug in for Robert Kaplan’s Imperial Grunts: The American Military on the Ground. Kaplan spent much of 2002-2004 embedded with U.S. soldiers stationed all over the world, usually on the front lines of the “War Against Terrorism”. His book is an examination of policies – from those dictated by Washington on down to those created by individual soldiers – that apply to the unconventional wars being fought around the world, as seen through the eyes of the men and women doing the grunt work.
It’s an interesting read – timely, critical, well written and full of exotic places that most of us will never see. I’m no expert on the military and can’t say that it’s a subject I read much about (the occasional Tom Clancy novel excepted) or have interest in, but I’ve found the book hard to put down.
There you have it, a crummy review of a pretty darned good read.
Well, I’ve wasted enough time, yours and mine. It’s time to