Wednesday, October 13, 2004

Cocktails & Cards

So I did sign up for the charity tourney tonight at Bergdorf Goodman's. There will be cocktails and hor d'oeurves, which is one of those words that I unfailingly will read, if reading out loud from the printed word, "whores dirves," which makes me sound oh so cool. It's not that I don't know how to pronounce the word, it's just that I have sort of the same disability as Ron Burgundy in Anchorman in that I will read anything out loud just as it is written. Put a question mark at the end of my name on a telelprompter and I too would question, "I'm Toby Bochan????"

Part of the reason I decided to play is that I got to spend some time with Bill Burton as part of my business trip to LA, and he knows Greg "Fossil Man" Raymer and said he was a fine player and a good guy. Which could be said for Bill himself as well. The Guide to Vegas for Visitors for (where I hold my day job), Zeke, was kind enough to take BIll and I (and a couple of other coworkers) to the overwhelming and amazingly large Commerce Casino, the biggest card room in the world. I had missed it the last trip out and was very curious to see. We didn't play because the queue for any game below 10-20 was about 100 people long at 10 on a Saturday night, but it was still cool to see.

If I lived out there, I'd be there altogether too much. Anyway, now I have to figure out what you wear to one of these things. I'm feeling a little flashy and trashy perhaps.


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