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Saturday, June 10, 2006

52 cards, 7 players

It was poker night for me and the boys in the Bogdanski Hut. The whole home team (and a cousin) worked hard to make it the perfect evening, and it was. I even had a lucky rock with me -- so designated by the kids, who rubbed it a few times for extra good luck. I was down when they slipped it to me, but I promptly rallied and wound up breaking even for the night (down 50 cents) after an up-and-down game.

I'm lucky, and poker is the least of it.

And the playlist for the heart of the evening turned out better than I anticipated (you can never tell with these things):

Frank Sinatra - Luck Be a Lady
Randy Newman - It's Money That Matters
The O'Jays - Back Stabbers
Harold Melvin & the Blue Notes - Bad Luck, Pts. 1-2
Cannonball Adderley - Mercy, Mercy, Mercy
Hall & Oates - I Can't Go for That (No Can Do)
Elvis Presley - Good Luck Charm
Muddy Waters - Stuff You Gotta Watch
Alice Cooper - No More Mr. Nice Guy
The Kinks - Low Budget
Dire Straits - Money for Nothing
Billy Preston - Will It Go Round in Circles
The Beatles - Get Back
Billy Preston - My Sweet Lord
Wilson Pickett - Hey Jude
The Beatles - What Goes On
Statler Brothers - Flowers on the Wall
Neil Young & Crazy Horse - Losing End (When You're On)
Billy Joe Royal - Down in the Boondocks
The Four Tops - Reach Out, I'll Be There [Extended]
Jerry Butler - Hey, Western Union Man

A swell night, but something tells me I won't be checking out the first game in World Cup, just over four hours from now.

Comments (2)

Money for Nothing.

That ought to be the Portland Anthem!!!

On a separate topic: did you notice that Sam's Team is silent on the many questions that have been posted regarding the Tram's operating budget.

How about this for a Portland City Motto:

"With a good name, one may sin easily"

Do you play nickel, dime, quarter games? Ah, how I love the comradarie of a decent evening of the game.

The best suggestion I've heard for a city motto is the one suggested years back, a perversion of the motto on the Skidmore Fountain:

"Rich citizens are the good of a city."

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