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Today's Bridge: Dan H. and I partnered up, so we were bidding some razor-thin contracts, and they paid off. We started with a 3NT that hinged on my A-K-Q-x-x-x of diamonds coming in. They did. I was left in 2NT with S x-x H A-x-x D A-K-Q C Q-10-x-x-x facing S A-K-x-x H Q-x-x D x-x-x-x-x C J. The hearts were to my left, so there was a good play at game, but I only needed eight, so I let the heart lead run to my ace, unblocked the diamonds, and cashed dummy's spades and diamonds. The last club ended up taking an overtrick anyway. Brent went for a 2S, which I defended rather poorly by not cashing a club winner when I had the chance (since it would set up one of his clubs for a discard), but he underled the ace of hearts to my singleton king after running out of trump, letting me get the winner anyway. They went for 4H in a competitive auction, but Dan led the king of spades to my A-Q-x-x-x - I covered, cashed the queen, and led a third for him to ruff. He had the ace of clubs for the set. Finally, we were battling in hearts and spades, and with S 10-x-x-x H A-Q-10-x D K-Q-x C x-x, I elected to raise to 4S rather than letting 4H go. It would be possible to trap my hearts with repeated leads through, so we'd get the ace of hearts, ace of clubs, and maybe a diamond or two. As it turned out, Brent had the top two spades and Ken had the ace of diamonds, but Dan led low from my K-Q-x of diamonds to his singleton jack and stole it, then crossruffed, giving up just the trumps and the king of clubs to make the doubled game.

Today's Work: I got a lot of great information about the extensive amount of training I have to do. It'll be a hassle, but I know I've got support from management, so it's not completely awful.

I'm still really tired, and there's supposed to be an ice storm tonight. It's raining pretty hard now, so there's going to be a lot of water to freeze. I took out the garbage tonight even though the can wasn't quite full, because I don't want to be stuck inside all weekend with a full trash can, and I don't want to have to try walking across the ice to the dumpster.

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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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