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Gonna Break My Heart

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This, in 1000 words, is what it means to be a fan of Houston sports teams. Play like crap most of the season, then come from seemingly nowhere and have a real shot at winning the division, only to then choke at the last minute or totally blow it in the actual playoffs. Earlier this week, I knew it was possible they’d win the division, but also knew it wasn’t very probable. And then they go and win nine games in a row, building up that little thing called Hope,…read more

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Online Poker is Rigged – Phil Ivey Edition

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Phil Ivey has your bad beat story, like the rest of your poker game, completely crushed.

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Don’t Lie

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You’re thinking it too –

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Do you Want to Play Questions?

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(A rare cross-posting from Chrishanel.com) Um, apologies to those subscribed to my RSS feed who were bombarded with every single one of the 98 images I uploaded yesterday to Flickr. I forgot I was auto inserting them into my feed. However, nobody’s complained, so maybe Feedburner was smart enough to know I was being a moron and thwarted my ignorance. Only you, the readers, can be sure of that. Maybe I should subscribe to my own feed. Good news on the Orlando/apartment front – We found one we like, and…read more

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Yet another reason why IRC > Yahoo IM

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If you got an IM appearing to be from me, sending you a link to look at pictures, please ignore it. If it’s too late, I recommend you change your Yahoo password. It doesn’t appear that the link is doing anything more than sending your user info and password to a Hotmail address for further IM spamming, but you might also want to run a virus and spyware check just to be on the safe side. Details on the phishing scam here.

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The Answer

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Is the answer to fly to PA on the 22nd? Posted by: JoeSpeaker at September 13, 2006 11:49 AM Sorry Mr. Speaker, it was not. I did strongly consider making the trip out, but work schedules + side projects + school + lame Southwest flight schedules = no Bash para mi. It’s all good though, as we Austin types have plans to gamboool it up that weekend locally. I’ll miss you guys tons, but I have to pass this time. But look for me to make a rare LA appearance…read more

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i hit the second deck and i spent my paycheck

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It seems like all great summers have a theme – the Summer of Love, the Summer I Got My License, the Summer I Got Laid, the Summer I Spent in Cancun. It’s been years since I had a theme summer, but this past summer had several. The Summer of Vegas, the Summer I Was Sick All The Damn Time, the Summer I Grew Up. The theme that really sticks with me though, is the World Series of Jewelry. For many years of my life, I wore a ring. The same…read more

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Please Hold

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In my assorted travels on campus today I noted several people dozing off at tables or falling asleep on the bus, the thud from their heads hitting the window awaking them briefly and keeping them from missing their stop. UT’s fall semester historically begins half-way in the week before Labor Day, giving the allusion of easing everyone back in to the school routine with a few weeks of light coursework. Only the freshman believe that to be the case, at least until they meet the cold reality in the eyes…read more

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Review: Hunting Fish

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The one-minute review: Upon my arrival home from the WSOP, I had two books waiting for me – Hunting Fish and Phil Gordon’s Little Blue Book. I picked Jay’s first, fully aware that my poker crush had written the other. And despite being a fair amount of pokered-out, I couldn’t put it down. The full review, originally posted at PokerBlog: Despite our rapid acceptance of online poker and the ease with which it puts us in nearly every game/limit combination imaginable, most poker players still imagine themselves living the life…read more

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