Anyone can hold the helm when the sea is calm.
January 24, 2022

This beautiful weather continues.  Every day is perfect with almost no wind.  I wonder if Al Gore's warning about global warming is responsible for such unusual conditions.  Whatever the reason, if you live in the Las Vegas area, you should try to get out of the house and enjoy the great days.

I've been down to Bobby's room at the Bellagio twice in the last week.  There is absolutely nothing going on, not even a game with lesser limits.  Looks like we are going to have to go to the Commerce Casino in Los Angeles to stir up some action.  Besides the tournaments, online playing, and the economy, high stakes poker really misses Chip Reese.  Chip would always be willing to start games along with Eli Elezra and myself.  If you start one, you will probably get players to play but for some strange reason I've never understood, poker players are reluctant to be the first to sit down at the table.

I've been a fan of the old TV series, "Dallas".  I've got all 10 seasons on DVD and have started watching them again.  What a great cast!  Larry Hagman as J.R. Ewing is absolutely terrific in his role as a powerful independent oil man.  It seems like I remember it was the longest running series in TV hisotry.  Dallas was produced by Lorimar which was headed by Irwin Molasky and Merv Adelson.  Irwin is a local real estate developer and Merv was the producer of the recently closed, "Real Deal", which featured the local poker pros.  The thing I notice most about the re-runs is that all the women are extremely good looking with lots of curves.  Not one "Twiggy" on the show and I like the healthy look a lot more.

On a sad note, the teenage girl with untreatable cancer, from El Paso, Texas, died this morning from pneumonia.  It seems a lot of really sick people die from that because their immune system weakens.  I really regret I never got to speak to Margaret because I was waiting for her to recover from pneumonia.  I will remember her for her courage and strength towards the end of her young life.  She didn't want anyone to pity her and she accepted her fate admirably well.  R.I.P. Margaret Hussmann!

@EricOosterbeek No, it's just good natured ribbing. He is a cool guy.

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