Wednesday, November 22, 2006

It’s the day before the long Thanksgiving weekend and I’m in a very laissez-faire mood. Something tells me my work day will be unproductive. I’m debating whether or not I should skip out early to play some poker this afternoon. That’s a judgment call I’ll make around lunchtime. Unlike my old job, I’ve done very little intraday slacking here at the University of Phoenix over the past few months, so I figure I’m justified in tacking on a few extra hours to the long weekend.

Not that anyone here would really blink an eye if they knew I was contemplating playing some hooky to hit the tables. These days I’m known as the office poker champ after having placed 3rd and 1st in consecutive No-Limit Hold’em tournaments at the UoP IT Division picnic two Fridays ago. I put up a good front, having boasted profusely the entire week heading into the picnic that I would win both events handily. In truth, I was doubtful. I hadn’t played Hold’em of the No-Limit variety in nearly 6 months, and all the nifty tournament strategies I read about in the past year had long since been forgotten. No matter; I won, so until the next picnic I get the respect of all the nerds with whom I work.

As for my negligent blogging, it’s likely to remain sporadic at best for the next 18 months. In a few weeks I’ll be starting my Master’s degree program at UoP, leaving me precious little time for random musings. I’ll try my best of pop out a terse paragraph every now and then on the latest disturbing, Earth-shattering events, like the Britney/K-Fed divorce and the TomKat nuptials. For some truly talented writing, bookmark this blog by an old friend of mine. He’s just emerging from his personal blogging hiatus, and his stuff is better than ever.