It’s a year of firsts – and it was the first Thanksgiving as a family. Of course, we spent it with Ash’s family as we would have had we not had our own child, but there was definitely something different anyway. A potluck style meal, every aspect was delicious. But probably most exciting was seeing Landen eat Ashley’s sweet potato soup and him nibbling on my stuffing. I don’t know that I’ve ever seen Landen in such a good mood for an entire day before. He was smiling from wake-up to laydown. He didn’t even cry when he got up from his naps. Must’ve known it was a good day.
It was all slightly marred by the knowledge that I have to work tomorrow, which is assuredly an eye-brow raising proposition, as my entire job hinges on me being able to speak to attorneys, approximately .09% of them who will actually be in tomorrow. But I’m seeing it as entirely likely I’ll be able to skip out early. We’ll see.
I will eventually have some pics that will prove quite definitively that Landen is my son, but I don’t have them yet. It’s late and I’m pretty tired.
Another reason why it’s time for bed? I played five very quick poker tournaments tonight. In these, I was either all-in or called an all-in 10 times.
My hand vs. their hand (and flop if it happened already before the all-in) – % to win – what happened
J9 vs 89 (flop 9 7 4) – 78% favorite to win – split the pot on a runner runner two pair
AK vs J10 – 59% favorite to win – lost to two pair
88 vs A9 – 57% favorite to win – lost to a runner runner flush (I had trips)
AK vs AJ – 72% favorite to win – lost to a jack on the turn
10 10 vs AJ – 57% favorite to win – won with the pair
JJ vs 22 – 82% favorite to win – lost to trip 2s
55 vs 54 – 79% favorite to win – won with a pair
AJ vs K10 – 62% favorite to win – lost to a pair of Ks
A7 vs QQ – 28% favorite to win – lost to two pair
10 4 vs 33 – 48% favorite to win – lost to the pair
As you can see, I was ahead (in 4 cases dominating) in 8 of the 10 cases, and ended up winning only twice. Some nights, it doesn’t matter how smart you play, you’re just bound to lose.