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Today's Bridge: I had garbage hands all day, including the ones I played. I was in the pass-out seat holding a mere S A H x-x-x-x D 10-8-6-4-3 C Q-x-x after 1S-P-1NT and two passes, and the opponents had a 90 partscore, so I balanced at 2D. Ken bid 2H, and Jerry raised me to 3D with S Q-9-x-x-x-x H A-K D A-Q-7-2 C x. I put the queen on the opening spade lead because why not, and Dan C. supplied the king. Sensing that it would come down to a crossruff (even though I was missing too many high trumps), I cashed the top two hearts, then led a low spade. I should have ruffed with the six, but I ruffed low, and Ken overruffed with the five. He led a club to Dan's ace, and I ruffed the spade return with the ten, when this was the trick for a low ruff. I led a low diamond, and Ken sluffed a heart. That didn't seem too bad, though, so I played low and Dan was in with the nine. He could have hurt me by leading a diamond, since I can't afford to pull any more trump, but he went for a top spade, which I ruffed. A club ruff brought me back to dummy, where I led the lowest remaining spade, intending to ruff. However, Dan had played all of his high spades and was left with only the two. The final spade left him with no option - if he let it go, it was my eighth trick, and the ace of diamonds would be my ninth. Instead, he ruffed with the jack, and had to lead away from his king to the tenace in dummy. I really didn't expect to make that, especially given how badly I played, but it worked out. It was pretty even otherwise - I mishandled trump in a 3C and went off two, but Ken landed in a likely doomed 5H and went off two - I had K-x-x-x of trump and a doubleton club, so after he finessed the queen of hearts with dummy's only trump, I got the queen of clubs and led a low heart. Ken ducked, and Jerry's jack took the trick, which still left my king to take one. I believe I ended up taking a ruff and leading to a top card Jerry had to complete our take for the hand.

Today's Work: More of the usual, really. I was up early, so I got to work early and got home early. I thought about making fajitas, but I figured that would work better on Thursday, when I'll be working from home. So I just heated up some of my pre-cooked food and had a bowl of salad on the side. It was a good meal.

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