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Today's Bridge: We didn't have much power, so we did our best to hold on. I bid the 1C-2NT sequence with S A-x-x H A-Q-x-x D K-Q-J C A-x-x, and Dan H. let that go with S x-x-x H J-9-x D A-x-x-x-x C x-x or so. The opening heart lead ran to my queen, marking Dan C. for the king on my left, so I cashed two diamonds, found the split favorable, and led a low heart to the jack for an extra overtrick. But the opponents finished their game first, then went for a couple of 2NT contracts. I had S A-7-x H K-10-x-x D A-K-x C K-10-x to defend the first one - with S x-x H Q-J-9-x D Q-J-x-x-x C A-x or so in dummy, I had five guaranteed tricks, but every time I was forced to take one, I had to underlead my ace of spades, hoping Dan H. could come up with a trick there. In the end, he did, when Dan C. apparently figured I couldn't have the ace and held up his queen on the second round. Then I had the abysmal S x-x H 8-6-5 D A-Q-x-x-x C x-x to defend the other. Dan led the nine of hearts, covered by the ten in the closed hand, which told me that my partner had A-Q-J and hopefully one other heart remaining, while declarer had K-x left. Sadly, Dan couldn't find the diamond lead when he was back in hand, choosing instead to cash his ace of hearts and exit with the queen. His entry, plus my ace of diamonds and his four hearts, would have set the contract.

Today's Work: I'm almost done with the last effort to cause a system corruption. One of my coworkers may have managed to cause a different problem, or I could be the latest victim of things just suddenly not working for me when they work for everyone else. I'll have to find out tomorrow.

There were disasters today. I got home and put some chicken tenders in to marinate, as I usually do, but the bag exploded and got sauce all over everything. I made a big mess while making dinner, and didn't even care. I've got clothes soaking in stain remover and I succeeded in eating food, so I'm done for the night.

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Yes, I'm THAT Nidoking. Sometimes I write fanfiction... often I waste all my time playing video games and watching anime. But it's not a waste if I enjoy it, right? I can quote from a movie, video game, anime series, or British comedy apropos of just about any situation, and one of my main goals in life is to entertain people. (The other big one is amassing as much anime and manga as I can... see below for a progress report.) That's me in a nutshell. ("Help! I'm trapped in a nutshell! What a bloody great nutshell this is!")
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