Today's Bridge: It wasn't too bad a day. Keith was my partner, and I think he's gotten a bit rusty, but to his credit, when he passed my takeout double of Ken's 1H, we did manage to set them by one trick. He had quite a few hearts, apparently. I got to play some fascinating hands, including a 4D with something like A-10-8-x-x-x-x of diamonds to my name, and Keith had the 9. Fortunately, Kevin put forth some unfortunate defense, honors fell on honors all over the place, and I got to sluff a heart loser on Keith's great spades. The best one, though, despite not being in the right contract, was a 2D with S x-x-x H A-10-9-x-x D A-J-10-8-x opposite Keith's S A-Q-x-x H K-x D Q-x-x C A-Q-10-x. He opened 1C, I bid 1H, Kevin put in a 1S, Keith bid 2C (highly questionable... a double would be much better and less limiting), and I responded 2D, which got passed out before I got a chance to advertise my length or strength. I think it makes 5D even with a bad heart split, and it should make 3NT as well. Kevin led a club, so I played the ten, Ken covered with the jack, and I ruffed. At that point, it only made sense to cash the two top hearts and ruff one, and they split 3-3, leaving me with the last two. So I ran the queen of diamonds, losing to Kevin's king, and he led a low spade, so I took the marked finesse, pulled the rest of the diamonds, cashed my hearts, and had nothing on the board but the two black aces. If the trump finesse works, I can make 7.
Today's Work: News about some stuff going on for the rest of the week which might make it hard to get my work done, but I'm making progress, and management liked my idea for that problem I was talking about last week. Which is good, because it makes the most sense, and I'm done with most of the work for it. I don't want to think about the complexities involved in doing it another way.
In short, I was reading webcomics when I remembered that it's Monday, and not Tuesday as it originally felt like.