Category Archives: gambling

Prep Time and the Book

I guess you could say I went to a garden party one day.  It was only fun because I could pay off a bet.  Let’s just say it wasn’t a Twix candy bar sort of bet.  I had one hour … Continue reading

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Big News!

Hold the texts.  The Patriots are going to win the Super Bowl in 2019. Without encouraging my gambling tendencies through Fantasy Football this year, and although I love the sport of American football, my lawn mowing duties are far more … Continue reading

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Hitching Post 77

Picking up hitch hikers is something my wife and I don’t ordinarily do.  In fact, after almost ten years of marriage, this was our first time.  I’d never personally picked one up myself and neither had she.  The only hitch … Continue reading

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Cinnamon Rolls and Chili

Brown bagging was my roll.  However, suffering from PB and J after four straight days, I could then use those sandwiches as currency when someone in the cafeteria placed a corndog in front of me.  Working it properly, I said … Continue reading

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Twix

January 20th, 1980. This is when I lost my first official bet to an adult.  He was our neighbor and friend.  He also knew how to take advantage of a 7 year old. Bill was a friendly man.  He was … Continue reading

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Laughter

The funny thing about laughter is some people either love it or hate it.  I’ve never understood those who hated laughter unless they were absolutely miserable. There have been times in my life when I was absolutely miserable, but if … Continue reading

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The Good Fellows in my Life

Sometimes, life is like a blackjack table. The odds are against you, but if you are surrounded by certain people, you have a much better chance of success. Blackjack is fun, and it may translate to a skill with which … Continue reading

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The Finals Dinner

If you follow my blog or college basketball, you will understand that The Spokane Stromboli are facing off with the North Carolina Fried Green Tomatoes tonight.  Whatever the outcome is, everyone will eat well. Personally, I am looking forward to … Continue reading

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Awake

As with every morning, I awake to feed our dogs, cats, squirrels, and my wife.  Today, I didn’t have time to feed myself because of gambling and the month of March.  It’s that time of year when some may succumb … Continue reading

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March

It’s time for  March Madness, and more importantly, gambling. My wife wants my advice regarding the NCAA tournament brackets.  She believes I know more about gambling than the professionals in Las Vegas making a living off of people like me.  I … Continue reading

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