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01/23/2006: "i think the young people enjoy it when i "get down" verbally, don't you?"

has been and was an uneventful week here. the usual with the shop, the remainder of my time being siphoned off by poker, reading, and a list of chores/errands that built up over the holidays.

i played in a tournament on Friday night and had a rousing good time (big ups to April for setting it up!) besides the great competition of fellow bloggers, the new endeavor of playing HORSE was quite fun; it was also my first time to ever play Razz or Seven Card Stud Eight of Better. i guess it was also enjoyable b/c i finished 20th out of 61, a feat that was purely possible b/c the deck raped me like a child molester in a federal pound-me-in-the-ass prision. seriously, i got a lot of good cards. my luck ended when i turned Broadway only to have THG river a full house. so is life.

hit the jump for a chance at free books!


usually i finish books and unless i feel that i am going to read them again at some point, i just take them to Half-Price Books and sell them off. this morning i started thinking that i bet there are a lot of bloggers who would love a chance to read these, but may not have bought them, for whatever reason. so, here's my offer: shoot me an email with your address and i will mail you the book. when you finish it, drop me another email; if no one else is in the queque, mail it back to me, otherwise, i'll tell you who's up next on the reading list and you mail it to them. sound fair? what could the cost be to mail a book? $2?

here's what is in my outbox:

Tales from the Tiltboys by the Tiltboys

All In: The (Almost) Entirely True Story of the World Series of Poker by Jonathan Grotenstein & Storms Reback

I'm All In: Lyle Berman and the Birth of the World Poker Tour by by Lyle Berman & Marvin Karlins

Fast Company: How Six Master Gamblers Defy the Odds - And Always Win by Jon Bradshaw

The Poker MBA: Winning in Business No Matter What Cards You're Dealt by Greg Dinkin & Jeffrey Gitomer

Championship No Limit & Pot Limit Hold 'Em (Championship Series) by Tom McEvoy & T.J. Cloutier

of these above, the Tiltboys and Fast Company are my choices for top reads; i throughly enjoyed both!


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