Nidoking (nidoking) wrote,

Introducing Bridge conventions is hard because they're so specialized

Today's Bridge: I don't think we quite played to our full potential - Dan H. left me in 3S in the first hand and I made 4 without really trying, but then he made 3S exactly to finish the game. I botched the defense in a 3NT that I think we should have set - I held onto the eight of clubs because I forgot that Dan H. had the other remaining club, so I unguarded the king of diamonds. We tried to come back starting with a 2NT with an overtrick, but Kevin made 4S with an overtrick and ended the rubber. We also got set in a disastrous 2C along the way - I doubled Dan C's opening 1D even though I had S K-J H A-K-Q D J-x-x-x C 9-x-x-x, Dan H. responded 1H, and Dan C. bid 1NT. I decided to try 2C just to see if maybe Dan H. was 4-4, planning to end in hearts, but he passed with S 10-x-x H 10-x-x-x-x D K-x-x C x-x. I think that was worth a 2H rebid, since with five clubs, I probably would have overcalled instead of doubling. Oh well.

Today's Work: I finally made it to the lab, and the equipment wasn't even set up in the morning. I still managed to demonstrate the new functionality and test what I'd done. There's a problem with one feature that will probably be used a lot more than it ever was with the improvements I've made, so I plan to work on that tomorrow. It's a problem I've fixed in other features before, but I didn't like the specific change I made, so if there's an alternative, I want to find it.

I've noticed a significant decrease in flashbacks lately, although whether that's a direct effect of the medication or just me happening to think of fewer things that cause them, I don't know yet. I had one not too long ago, but they usually happen a lot more than that. I think that was the first one all day. So if the medication is actually having an effect, it might be working. My chest also feels a bit heavier than it has after past doses, and for a fair bit longer, so I'm worried about that. I'm still breathing okay, but if it keeps getting worse, I'll have to stop taking this medication and try something else.
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