We played poker Saturday night at our neighbor’s house, while the kids ran around in dress-up clothes. Boo called poker “Pokémon.” Of course, she just lost one of her front teeth on Monday, so it’s hard to take anything she says particularly seriously. She pulled it out herself during lunch in front of an audience of 5 kids. They were all very quiet and respectful. I think they were all thinking, “Dude, do NOT piss off that girl. She can rip out your teeth like THAT.” Then we passed it around in a plastic container. Instant show-n-tell magic.
Back to the poker. It was the first time in 9 years or so. We lost 3 large. (For definitions of large which equal a dollar.) Nickel ante is my friend! Then went home and watched Owning Mahowny (with Philip Seymour Hoffman). Good stuff and good timing. Note to self: do not become addicted to gambling. Looks like a crappy existence. He was not playing nickel ante at ALL.
Off for kids' fall break
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