Nidoking (nidoking) wrote,

Why am I even still awake now?

Today's Bridge: I don't remember many of the details, since I was dummy most of the time, but a few hands were memorable. I took an invitation to raise Ken to 5C on the first hand, even though I thought I was a bit weak for it, but he pulled off the contract. Not so much the next one, when he opened 2C, 2D, 2S, and with a side ace and four spades to the ten, I raised to 3S and he continued to game. He had K-Q-J-x of spades and didn't keep a low spade for a board entry once he'd established a suit in my hand. He let me have the final one in 3H with S J-x-x H K-9-8-7-6-5-3 D K C A-10 facing S A-x-x H 10 D A-Q-x-x-x C K-J-x-x. The opening lead of the queen of clubs made the hand abundantly simple, but even if the lead is a spade, I don't think I have a problem - recognizing that I can't afford to lose two spades in addition to three hearts, I take the ace immediately, cross to my king of diamonds to unblock, back to the king of clubs, and sluff my spades on the top diamonds, leaving myself just the ace of clubs and the hearts. I lose three hearts as I did in the actual play and make the contract with an overtrick.

It's been a tiring day. I was awake at about 4, and even when I gave up going back to sleep and wasted some time on the computer, I still got to work at 7 and that meant an early day. I developed a rather painful sinus headache near the end of the day and took some medicine for it, and I don't know whether it's because I haven't taken this kind (the sinus headache capsules) in a long time or because I didn't have any caffeine today for the first time in quite a while, but I was really tired after that. I'm considering turning in hours early to see whether I can get some sleep, but that seems like a bad idea. I'll probably just keep watching videos or maybe some Doctor Who and see whether I can fall asleep while they're on.

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