February 22, 2004

Shh! Don't tell my mother!

I have a confession to make. Watching Hockey Day in Canada was not our only planned activity yesterday. After doing that in the afternoon we went over to see some other friends for dinner and a (gasp) Poker Night. I’m more of a bridge-player myself, and I barely even know the rules for poker. And, we were going to be playing for money! Admittedly, measured in cents not dollars, but still, that’s a lot of pressure! Plus, it’s gambling… horrors! But Mark assured me he would make up for my losses with his winnings, so I decided it wouldn’t hurt to sit in on the game. And I knew we’d have fun with these friends, because we always do, no matter what the activity.

Well, I won’t bore you with a blow by blow account, but I will say that both Mark and I came out ahead by the end of the evening, though Mark did significantly better than I by winning big on the last hand of the evening. And I did enjoy myself, though I still prefer bridge. So as long as I don’t suddenly find myself sitting in front of a slot machine in a zombie-like state, all is well. I might even be persuaded to attend another such evening…

In fact, yesterday was a very pleasant day all around. We didn’t get a single moment of work done, but we saw two sets of friends whom we don’t see nearly as often as we’d like and enjoyed lovely hospitality and good entertainment. No doubt I’ll pay for my day off later, but for now, I’m happy.

Still no knitting pictures; Rogue progresses slowly. But I’m very inspired by Steph’s accomplishments - her Rogue looks lovely. I have a feeling that I’ll find the grafting on the hood very problematic, if Steph had to work to figure it out - I have real problems grafting plain old stocking stitch. I have to figure this technique out; it’s too useful a tool for me not to be able to use it.

And now, back to work.

Posted by Aven at February 22, 2004 04:39 PM
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ACK! AVEN!! GAMBLING!!! I KNEW THAT MARK GUY WAS NO GOOD FOR YOU!!!! HAVE I HIT PRATCHETT MAD YET?!!!!! (glad you won….)
Mom
ps — keep it to pennies, kid!

Posted by: Mom!! at February 23, 2004 02:25 PM