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Today's Bridge: It wasn't the best day for my side, as the opposition made their way to a game and 90 while I probably completely blew a 3D with a 4-0 split for off two, but the last hand more than made up for it. Paul opened 2H in second seat, Dan C. doubled, and I had S A-K-8 H A-8 D A-10-x-x C 10-x-x-x. Not exactly a monster, but with favorable vulnerability, I jumped to 4H. Dan H. bid 4S, after an opening pass. I decided to double that on the two guaranteed tricks and two likely tricks, plus whatever Paul might happen to have. Things were bad for the opposition, since Dan C. only had two little spades for his double. I think our defense wasn't perfect, since Paul rose with the jack of spades on the first round and I covered to feed him a diamond ruff - he had an opportunity to throw me a heart to ruff with the ace for another diamond ruff, but he led clubs at every opportunity instead. Had he held the jack, that would have been a much better play, but I don't know whether it was worth more than the off four we got. 1100 made up the differential from the rest of the hands pretty nicely. I may have given Paul too hard a time for some of his defensive plays that I didn't agree with, particularly leading the king of diamonds and then switching suits. I marked declarer with the missing Q-x, but Paul had both. I don't know whether that affected the outcome, but I'm sure it would have helped to know the actual lay of the cards to find any setting play there may have been.

Today's Work: Mandatory annual training, all day, every day. Yay. I really want to get a commentary recorded tonight, but we'll see. Things have been busy and I'm building up a Youtube backlog that I'm not going to clear any time soon.

At least I got to write a rant about people who say things like "What kind of drugs were they on when they came up with that, and where can I get some?" whenever anything seems unusual to them, as if people are incapable of creativity. I'm really insulted.

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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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