Nidoking (nidoking) wrote,

Veggie spaghetti is good but takes a lot of prep and cleanup

Today's Bridge: We had a new player today - I don't remember his name, but it starts with a Z. He didn't declare anything, but Jerry had a pretty good day as his partner aside from a disaster of a 4S with a fit in hearts that they didn't find. I had S 10-x-x-x H J-x D x-x C Q-J-10-8-7, which was great for covering Jerry's club suit, and I got a heart ruff after a bunch of trump honors crashed, followed by covering a low spade lead, throwing in dummy when it had only red cards and I had only black ones, and Dan H. ruffed the heart return before I could get to it and led a diamond to promote my ten of spades. Off three. It was our best result - we made a 2S, but I went for a game when Dan supported my heart overcall. On S 3 H A-K-J-x-x-x D K-x-x C Q-J-x, I felt game was a good gamble and didn't really have a good way to invite. His S K-x-x-x-x H 10-x-x-x D x C x-x-x left us with four losers and the opponents took them off the top. The final hand was a 3C response to a takeout double of spades - S J-x-x-x H A-x-x D J-x C K-Q-x-x facing S x-x H K-Q-J-x D 10-x-x-x C A-J-9. Our new player started with the ace, king, and queen of spades, so I had to ruff high. Had I guessed that Jerry had four clubs to the ten, I would have run the nine, but I thought that was unlikely (although I should have expected it, I think) and just cashed my top clubs. With two losers in diamonds, I couldn't afford to give up a ruff yet, so I ran the hearts. Jerry followed throughout, but I could only get rid of one diamond and then dummy had only diamonds to lead, so I ended up off one. It was makable if I could see through the backs of the cards.
Today's Work: I spent the day working out what to work on tomorrow. It sounds unproductive, and it probably wasn't the most productive thing I could have done, but I did what I had to do.

A combination of zucchini and yellow squash made pretty good spaghetti. I'm glad I have enough for the next three days because I got really lazy about picking side dishes.

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