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Tuesday, July 24, 2007

Brain Dump: Terror Level is Yellow, Stay Calm

A few random Tuesday morning observations for your annoyance:

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Think positive: It might not be that long before Lindsay Lohan can make incredibly authentic women in prison movies!

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It's been awhile since I've remembered to thank my sponsors. So ... thanks. It's great to have this site supported by outfits that I respect and use - I play at Full Tilt and have done & look for bonus offers when signing up for new sites through Poker Source Online, Launchpoker and Whichpoker - if there is ever a poker carveout from the UIGEA, I'd love to dive back in. I check those sites and pokerblog.com for poker news as well - just today I noticed a report that a Danish court determined that poker is a game of skill.

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I've already done a little price shopping for December airline tickets to Las Vegas. As usual, I'm presented with an assortment of options and will have a hard time choosing. Can you tell that I'm just a little obsessive-compulsive?

Allegiant is the cheapest, about half the cost of any other option, but it requires an hour and a half drive plus the flight times kinda suck - return at the crack of dawn on Sunday? Eww. All the majors fly out of the airport that's just under an hour away for the same (higher) price. For a few dollars more yet, I can fly Midwest out of the airport just up the road. Or, if I really want to get adventurous, I could drive to Detroit and for $40 less (if bought right away on sale) fly Spirit in one of their first-class-but-we-don't-call-it-first-class (no amenities) seats. I love the idea of extra legroom, a direct flight and their flight times are good, but I'm not so hot on the prospect of a three hour drive.

Anyone ever fly Spirit?

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I've enjoyed the last couple sessions at the track and continue to be impressed by how decently run the operation is. It's not perfect, but a lot of the limitations are imposed by the Charitable Gaming Division, not by the outfit and charities operating the game.

I did find myself wondering last week, however, how on earth a UAW local qualified to put on a charitable gaming event.

It would also be nice if the operators would update their website a little quicker.

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Still working on putting together a Minnesota trip - it's looking like the weekend of September 15 and 16 is most likely. A visit to Canterbury for some low-stakes live donkey-on-donkey action is almost guaranteed. If you're going to be around, the more the merrier.

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With that, it's back to the lifesuck otherwise known as work.

5 comments:

Shelly said...

What are the December WPBT dates - do we know yet? :)

BG said...

Midwest also does the not-calling-it-first-class seating, AND you get free warm cookies.

(And are you kidding me? $250-$270 to fly out of MUSKEGON? Book it, book it immediately, if not sooner.)

Drizztdj said...

I should be in the state of Minnesota during those times in September.

And leaving on Sunday morning during the WPBT is crazy talk!

Sunday NFL viewing with the bloggers is a must attend function. Root against the Cowboys at all cost :)

on_thg said...

Thanks for the comment, BG -- I looked again and Midwest dropped their price by $75 since yesterday. I think I might just book today!

StB said...

Fly Midwest!!! It is the only way to fly. BG points out the benefits. You will not be disappointed.