February 19th, 2009

schott

Schott's Miscellany 18 February 2009

American astronomer Clyde Tombaugh discovered Pluto (1930)


POKER ANTES & BLINDS

ANTES are set amounts that every player must contribute into the pot before the start of each hand. The sum does not count toward any future bet and is a sort of "payment to play" that makes even low-action hands worthwhile. BLINDS are sums, based on the limit of the game. In Texas Hold 'Em, they are paid by two players each hand. The player to the left of the dealer (or the symbolic dealer's button) pays the big blind, and the player to the left pays the small blind.The big blind puts in a sum equal to the small limit ($5 in a $5/$10 game); the small blind puts in half this sum. Unlike antes, blinds do count toward the first round of betting--so, for example, if the pot is not raised pre-flop, the small blind will only have to double his blind to match and call the big blind.


Three may keep a secret, if two of them are dead.
Benjamin Franklin (1706-90)
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Marcus

poor 'cus....

Well, it was bound to happen. Marcus, who was diagnosed with diabetes last year, had his first sugar crash tonight. terri_osborne rode to his rescue, with me serving as nurse. The funniest part was that he crawled behind the toilet in the little bathroom, and then his fat ass got stuck back there.

But Terri gave him Karo syrup, and he had a bit of his diabetic food, and things are better now. He's still not 100%, but he's walking more steadily and his breathing has slowed down.

We went through this with Mittens, too, so it's kinda old hat, but it's still scary. I'm glad our big guy's okay. *whew*
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