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I'm going to hate allergy season this year

Today's Bridge: Kevin joined us to make up our four, and he was my partner, but I wasn't playing my best. I missed the winning defense at least twice and took us out of a great 4S game into an unmakeable slam. (To be fair, I was attempting to cue-bid as an invitation, but we had three losers on top in the black suits.) I got to declare 2H with S A-Q-x H Q-9-x-x-x D x C J-10-x-x facing S K-10-x H A-K-J D Q-J-x-x-x C 8-7 with an opening bid in clubs to my left. To be fair, 4H seems like a bad contract to me, depending heavily on a 3-2 trump split if opponents attack clubs early. The lead was a spade, though, and I put in the ten just for the heck of it. It held, but I took the queen anyway and led the diamond, intending to play for a dummy reversal, just because. Ken covered my queen and led a club to the ace, and back came the king and another club. I had to ruff, putting an end to the reversal, but I ruffed out the diamonds anyway - a low ruff, crossing to the king of hearts, another low ruff, dropping the ace of diamonds, and back to the ace of hearts, everyone following. All I had to do then was cross back to the ace of spades to pull the last trump, and I had a top club and a top diamond to go with my top spade - shame I could only take two of them.

Today's Work: I woke up with a bad enough headache that even though critical stuff was going on at work, I felt it would be prudent to take the day off. That didn't fly with the project lead, though, and I had no way to submit the paperwork to do my work from home, so I took a bunch of medicine and drove in anyway. I stayed long enough to do what I had to do, then came home, but by that time, resting was largely out of the question. So I placed a big manga order online and finally remembered to order CPAP supplies shortly before they closed.

I can only hope that I won't still have problems tomorrow. I think it's just really bad allergies, but I didn't feel up to buying allergy medicine after work. If it's bad again tomorrow, I should have no problem taking the day off and dealing with it then.

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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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