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Friday, February 27, 2004

Time of the season

End of the month. Pay day. First Friday of Lent. Last weekend before Super Tuesday. The halfway point of spring semester -- it's all downhill from here.

The taxes are pretty well scoped out, although the painful process of writing the checks is still six weeks away. The daphne looks like it might finally bloom, although it took an awful beating in the snow and ice this year. Time for moss control on the lawn, as Oregon winter is doing its wet, wet thing. The days get slowly longer, slowly warmer, and not the least bit drier.

Thus, the stage is set for the occasional, but always memorable, poker game at the Bogdanski "hut." The Magnificent Seven, in their quest for the perfect hand. With the same banter that's been bouncing around the table for going on 25 years now. Mostly the same background music, too.

No wild cards.

UPDATE, 2/28, 3:15 pm: I was the big winner! Got A-plus hands, played them at about a B-plus level. Woo hoo! I'm a lucky guy.

Comments (3)

Your tax headaches will get better in the years to come, thanks to Bush's child tax credit. When you add in Clinton's Hope and Lifetime credits for college-age-kids, it's managed to reduce my federal tax liability for 2003 to zero!

Of course, those credits represent some real expenses too...

In 25 years, has no one pulled a straight royal flush with no wilds?

Arg! Halfway point of the semester! Must...go...outline...!

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