Wasn't able to get on the Untrained Profession with OCD blog tonight, without a password, so I'm going to assume that she was just getting too much flak locally from the Baker City folk.
That's too bad. She wasn't really saying anything out of line.
But I'm sympathetic. I think I've hurt a few people feelings here, which isn't my intent. But I don't know how you can write a local blog under your own name without saying the occasional out of line thing. I mean, there is a line I'm trying to walk here, saying what I think without getting offensive, but I know that I'll tip too far one direction or another.
I figure, hey, I'm just a opinionated slob, and what do the hell do I know? The only difference is, I'm not anonymous.
I've also decided to ask people to realize that even though I write about my job, this is not an official mouthpiece for Pegasus. I always used to tell my wife, that I have to go make sacrifice to the great god Pegasus. And I really do think of it as a separate entity.
Do you buy that?
Anyway, for anyone I've insulted, just remember I probably make more of a fool of myself than I'm making of you. Take what I say for what it worth, why don't ya?
Read another book on poker, POKER NATION, by Andy Bellin, as a break from my Dark Tower readings. (I just finished the fifth book, and it was jarring when Stephen King inserted himself into the proceedings. I have a feeling he's about to go all meta on me, which just pulls me straight out of the 'fictional dream.')
Anyway, it confirms I don't want to play poker, even as it fascinates me. I wonder if I have the skills, but there are too many pitfalls. Golf is another game that interests me for no reason whatsoever. I've never played, nor will I ever play. My Dad is glued to the Golf Channel, which even though he was a doctor, I don't remember him ever playing.
I probably raced in several dozen ski races over the years, and got pretty good, but even when I was active the sport bored me on T.V. Even then it was full of yahoos. The one team sport I played but was lousy at (too small, but also just not good at it) was the sport I watched and still watch. Football.
Anyway, back to golf and poker.
Maybe it's the strategy and the personalities. Tiger Woods helps; and so do all the colorful folk at the WS of Poker.
I don't know why I read so many books about subjects that will never enter my life. Just curious, I guess.
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