Thursday, July 01, 2004

Here we go...

Tickets, check! We swung by the airport last night and bought our plane tickets to Bermuda! I'm kind of freaking out. DBF and I have gone to College Station and Louisiana together and on one camping trip but that's it as far as trips. Our longest stay so far has been a 3 day weekend. I'm not really worried about us getting along (or not getting along), so much as just seeing this as a step in the relationship. It's going to be so much fun! This is my first international flight (I've only driven into Mexico a little) and the first time I've been off the continent (aside from being in a glass bottom boat in the keys but I never got on land that wasn't US soil. Very exciting!

I'm a bit nervous because I dress so casually and that's unacceptable there. So we can't go from the beach to the stores or restaurants like we do around here; we'll have to go back to our room to change clothes. But I'm sure it will be worth it.

Knitty Gritty DIY Network is airing a new episode of Knitty Gritty today if anyone is interested. It comes on at 9a (I think) and 2p here in central standard time.

As far as my knitting, I took a break from it yesterday but hope to get somewhere on DBF's blanket today. I'm only 6 rows into it (so I'm still on the border) but I'm about 1/3 of the way through Dug's hat!

Exercise? Do I have to? Just kidding, I've been digging our rainy crazy wonderful unsummerlike weather lately and couldn't stand being in the house anymore. I went for a walk on Wed that turned into nearly an hour just strolling around the neighborhood. I'll probably do the same again today or tomorrow. And will probably hash this weekend, maybe get a bike ride in also. Who knows?? DBF and I haven't planned anything this weekend except that we can't go out of town (or SCUBA diving) because he's oncall. Bleh!

Tuesday, June 29, 2004


Well it is Texas hold 'em for a reason, you know... Last night I was supposed to nap, run, get groceries, clean my running shoes and socks, do some laundry, and knit. So, what did I do?
I started my nap but just as I was falling asleep DBF called and told me he was going to a poker tournament. I had to be there in an hour if I wanted to play. It was rush hour and raining. I made it.
I lost, but feel that I played almost perfectly. There is only one hand that I would have changed how I played even in the slightest, and honestly if I played that hand again a hundred times over I would probably play it the same about 75 of those 100 times. If I had played it differently I might have been in the game a few more hands but would have been upset with myself about how I played it later. So, what did I learn?
You can play perfectly and still lose; that's why it's gambling. What's the good news? I learned that without paying a cent. :) (And I was cheap leader for a good part of the game!) I was also playing against people who are very experienced (DBF and I were definitely in the 3 least experienced at this 8 person table, in fact 4 of the people at the table had won or placed in tournaments and also attended poker tournaments that are for real money on a weekly basis, so they really were good players. And some of those players praised my playing style. Woohoo!)

Vacation Yippee! It's closing in, we are setting dates, and picking flights! We'll either leave next week (OMG!) or the last week in July! Either way, yeehaw!!! I'm learning alot about Bermuda but there isn't nearly enough pirate info. Grr! I love pirate-lore!