The Break-in

When I was living in my nice condo in Las Vegas I was doing quite well taking care of myself, and if I didn’t do a good job, the three women who lived in  our four-plex babied and mothered me, so life was good. I had this girl I met at the Sahara come homeContinue reading “The Break-in”

Don’t Give Up

Don’t ever give up. I still have a handwritten Thank You card signed by Jim Valvano after I donated to his fund. It is hard not to like this coach who achieved such heights only to be stricken down by cancer. He cost me a chance to win a $5000.00 NCAA Basketball pool. For onceContinue reading “Don’t Give Up”

Pinch Me

I have to make sure I am not seeing things. Did I see a headline that said Kevin Bacon and Kyra Sedgewick told a sob story about losing all their money in the infamous Bernie Madoff’s machinations? Boo fucking hoo. Here is the All-American boy who has been in every movie ever made since heContinue reading “Pinch Me”

Think About It

`1Two million people as of about an hour ago, are without power in the wake of Hurricane Ian. I knew two Ian’s in my lifetime. One was a pussy, and the other was one of the meanest SOB’s you would ever run across. Best be left alone and not to be fucked with. Kind ofContinue reading “Think About It”

I Made a Girl Cry

Arguably my finest hour. I was playing Your Song by Elton John, and as I was finishing the last chorus, Karen nodded to me and directed my attention to the bartender. She was a pretty young blonde girl and she explained that her grandfather’s favorite song for his wife was this same song. You alreadyContinue reading “I Made a Girl Cry”

Lazy Sunday

I can’t wait for fall sports to start back up. The Domestic Despot is off my case today, as she had just a little too much vino last night. I can tell when she is at her limit when she asks to smoke pot. She never smokes pot. Dead giveaway. I practiced a few hoursContinue reading “Lazy Sunday”

My Hottest Hot Streak

…came at the conclusion of the 2008-2009 NCAA football season. I had enjoyed a very mediocre track record what with losing most of my homer Notre Dame bets, but gaining ground on the other games. At the corporate workplace I was being babied at, there was a rule against pools, or any form of gamblingContinue reading “My Hottest Hot Streak”

Golf Tale

I was sitting here at my desk checking out some of the framed pics I keep close. One I keep very close is the shot of me, on the Tournament Player’s Championship golf course in Scottsdale. I only had a few occasions to play there, and I managed to be invited there on three occasions.Continue reading “Golf Tale”

Throwing Dice

For me, it all started watching my brother and his friends tossing dice against the wall. I didn’t really understand the whole game, but I could see you could accumulate a lot of cash in a very short period of time. I was interested. Very interested. So, naturally, I started my first crap game onContinue reading “Throwing Dice”

It’s Over

Finally, the interminable English Premier League football season has concluded. In what was the worst-ever season for United, they only managed to be gifted the sixth-place finish which qualifies them for entry into the Europa League as their only international football. United need a complete overhaul. Here are my thoughts on next season’s Red Devils:Continue reading “It’s Over”