Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Flowers for Deadpan Alley

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Sending lots of virtual hugs your way, lady friend.

Monday, July 20, 2009

Gone South :(


The "Larson original" Smackdown trophy resides for the time being in Charleston, West Virginia. The WPA team will be highly motivated to bring it back where it belongs next year, (after all, it was born here.)

Particular congratulations are in order to Martha, who made a clean sweep of the entire WPA team, gained eighty rating points, and lost her only game to a fellow WVA player in the King of the Hill round.

It certainly looked like everyone had fun, though the team results for WPA were somewhat painful. I had a good day, finished in the money, picked up a couple of rating points, and got to deliver a thorough spanking to two of my favorite WVA opponents.

On to Dayton ....
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Friday, July 3, 2009

And sometimes you hit paydirt

A new player showed up at the club Wednesday night, as they do from time to time.

I gave her the cheat sheet and the tips for beginners, explained the perks she would get as a new player, and set her up with a game.

It happened that I played her in the second round, and what a treat that turned out to be. She was using the cheat sheet, wasn't making any of the obvious beginner's mistakes, and kept saying she was having a grand time.

Looks like she's a keeper, it's so nice when one shows up.