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Teaching An Old Dog New Tricks

tikay, Wed, 10/05/2006 - 11:47pm
 Well, the big day arrived, my PNL (Poker Night Live) debut beckoned, and I was unusually nervous about it. I mean, 4 hours is enough time for folks to find out just how much (=little) I really know about poker, and it's hard to 'hide' for 4 hours. Worse, my presenter, in this case Tom Sambrook, knows his onions, so, unlike dear old Jonny Goul...

Odds & Sods

tikay, Wed, 10/05/2006 - 3:12pm
but let's begin with Dotts Graeme Dott's recent World Snooker win aroused much comment. Even some comment about his apparently dormant website. But imagine if he had a daughter, and she was called, let's say, err...Dorothy. Would her e-addy be 'dot@dot.dott.co.uk'? Try reading that out loud! bangers & mash Well, just bangers actually. I only...

It's True, I tell Ya, It's True

tikay, Mon, 08/05/2006 - 6:22pm
 You may have forgotten, but….. 20 years ago, the roof blew off – quite literally – the Chernobyl Nuclear Facility.

Wednesday 26th April

tikay, Sun, 30/04/2006 - 2:33pm
 Wednesday, 425 day, and another easy day. Robert Cooper got me out of bed, he's the subject of Poker 425's Caption Comp, he wanted royalties, bless him! He's great fun and a good pal. 

Tuesday 25th April

tikay, Fri, 28/04/2006 - 5:50pm
  Tuesday, ‘easy day’ (well, they are all easy really....) but after getting up late and promising myself I'd attack the e-mail pile, my indiscipline reared its head, and I decided to play the $250 Freeze on Laddies at 2.30pm. I'm over $10k ahead on Laddies in a short period, and I love their slow-clock jobbies. But I played like a...

Couch Kev Causes A Rumpus - Saturday 1st April

tikay, Mon, 10/04/2006 - 6:35am
 April Fools Day, and, coincidentally, Rhow's birthday.   Forum is in great heart and mood, with one or two April Fools' thread. But the Colchester Kev Sponsored Railbird thing has everyone guessing - is it, or isn't it? I actually get 8 PM's - EIGHT - asking me if it's a wind-up!  

Disaster Strikes - Friday 31st March

tikay, Sat, 08/04/2006 - 12:30am
  I awake to find there are black feathers all over the bedroom floor, and I know straight away what's happened. Angell has killed Bertie. Bertie is in the bathroom, sans one leg, dead. Angell is laying by the body, looking as proud as punch. I am furious, and sad. No point in chastising Angell, it's an instinct thing for cats to kill birds, b...

Another Early Exit, Another Win - Thursday 30th March

tikay, Fri, 07/04/2006 - 2:32pm
Shattered today, just too tired to think. E-mails and PM's again, until 2.30pm, then I decide to play the Laddies $250. That took exactly 2 minutes. Took a flop with QJ hearts, flop was 9-T-4, two hearts. Against AA or QQ I am 55-45 fave, against KK I'm almost even money - all the chips go in, he has KK, I miss, goodbye to $250. Weirdly, my oppone...

425 Day, Plus Media Freeroll - Wednesday 29th March

tikay, Thu, 06/04/2006 - 12:36pm
  London today, to record 425. I adore Wedenesdys. A leisurely drive to Derby Station, peruse the rolling stock at the Railway Works - the most eclectic collection of Diesel Locos & Rolling tock in the UK I'd guess - the 12.04 slam-door to London, then the Tube across to Wapping for 2.15pm. I'm increasingly fascinated by the London Undergr...

Cats, Cars, Castles & Contracts - Tuesday 28th March

tikay, Wed, 05/04/2006 - 11:07pm
  I do so miss Charlie (my recently deceased tabby). She was like a dog, followed me everywhere. She was mute until 2 years ago, but after the Vet cured a problem she had with her ears, she became extraordinarily vocal. Almost like a 2 year old child who has learned to speak, she howled and miawed and cried and purred and chirped non-stop. She...

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