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06/08/2005: "so why should we care?"




explanations after the jump.


ok, so i finally lost my first heads-up match; that makes me five for six! so someone answer me: as i go up in the limits, can i expect the skill to improve, b/c so far, all i see are a lot of fish.

you will also notice above that i fully squandered my free entry with my token. in my defense, i did get rivered on a 4-outer for a guy to straight, but still, i wasn't playing that well. harrumph!

onto other questions that inquiring minds wanna know: am i the only person that has a serious book-buying addiction? i mean, i plan to read all these books, but my damn life is kicking my arse and taking my name (that's b-r-e-n-t-l-y...no, not bentley and not brinkley, thank you very much.) here is what i have sitting on my shelves waiting for my grubby, little hands:

1) High Fidelity by Nick Hornsby - never read it; Otter tells me it kicks the movie's ass.
2) Freakonomics by Steven D. Levitt & Stephen J. Dubner - saw one of the authors on The Daily Show
3) Super System 2 by Doyle Brunson et al - heck, i would just like to get to the limit and triple draw sections
4) Love, Poverty, and War by Christopher Hitchens - another Daily Show find
5) Fugitives and Refugees by Chuck Palahniuk - non-ficiton, no less!
6) Haunted by Chuck Palahniuk - his new fiction...including "Guts"!
7) So What: The Life of Miles Davis by John Sawed - had this for over a year...makes baby jesus cry.

ok, so those are all new, spine unbroken. not too bad, that is only seven. well, here are the ones that are in various states of reading:

8) Stranger than Ficiton by Chuck Palahniuk - sue me, i like his stuff
9) Blink by Malcolm Gladwell - i still lack about 1/4 of this
10) Fast Company by Jon Bradshaw
11) The Poker MBA by Greg Dinkin & Jeffery Gitomer - so far what i have read is great
12) Poker The Real Deal by Phil Gordon & Jonathan Grotenstein
13) Harrington on Hold'em by Dan Harrington & Bill Robertie - i love this so far
14) Aces and Kings by Michael Kaplan & Brad Reagan - the chapter on Stu Unger (featured in Cardplayer) was enough to make me buy the book. Lederer's chapter is good too.

so that is fourteen total. is that bad? is this a sickness? it feels like one. i would hate to enumerate the music that i still have to load into iTunes...probably twice as much.

in other news, wifey had me spend roughly three hours this last sunday, yes sunday-the-first-day-i've-had-off-work-in-fourteen-days, putting together a gazeebo for the back patio. while it is wonderful now that it is up, i have to wonder if the Chinese aren't planning on crushing the U.S., not so much with cheap products, but rather with poorly 'designed for assembly' and craptacularly instructioned products. my god, it's enough to drive a man to drink. but, it has afforded us to cook out each night since sunday, which is nice.

bad flip side? add to the books and music all the TV shows we usually watch, which have been piling up on TiVo: new Six Feet Under, new Entourage, more Desperate Housewives re-runs (i am catching up so that i can carry on conversations over cocktails with all the other middle-class yuppies who are addicted to this show...), 60 Minutes, etc etc etc.

are you getting the feeling my life is out of control? i am....

anywho, i am going to finish my day off by reading one of my new books!

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desperate housewives? good god. that's bad, and I laugh at that 70's show...

for shame. for shame.

dac said @ 06/08/2005 07:46 PM CST

freakonomics -- 1st half good, 2nd half BORING

dl'd haunted from audible (gift cert)

don't remember if movie was all that good (john cusack and jack black are in it though) but high fidelity was interesting when I read it 10 years ago.

dac said @ 06/08/2005 07:48 PM CST

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