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January 23rd, 2012

Today's Bridge: I managed to get a seat, and Dan and I got the best of the hands - the opponents faced some awful trump splits, while we got several game hands - I declared 5D with S x H A-J-x-x D A-Q-x-x-x C A-x-x or so to Dan's S A-Q-x-x-x H Q D J-10-x-x C J-x-x. The king of trump fell singleton, and I think I pulled two rounds, then crossruffed, giving up only one club somehow. I also declared a 4H over Mike's 4C when Dan had K-Q-J-x-x of clubs - a doomed contract, but since Dan didn't double, I was compelled to bid 4H. It was makeable, but I'd have had to play for the king singleton again, and I didn't. I botched the defense in one hand when I had Q-10-9-x of trump over the board's jack and long hearts - had I thrown hearts at every lead, I might have set myself up a long trump at the end. We still set them, but I think there was at least one more trick in it.

Today's Work: I picked a list of tickets to review and got them all done. I also read the documentation for the other project, so I've got an idea of what I'll need to do. After the kind of morning I had, where I felt sick the whole time, but not quite sick enough to stay home, it was nice to have a good day at work.

I watched the first episode of The Keys of Marinus last night. I guess it didn't take them very long to resort to teleportation to move the characters around, did it?

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