Well, I turned in Games of Our Lives, and I get to walk away from the computer and do some marathon training, but before I go, I thought I'd point out some of the stories I've worked on recently at CardSquad and SGNews:
At SGNews, (which is safe for work):
- I edited a story that Seanbaby wrote about Lara Croft entering the Guinness Book of World Records. Seanbaby is hellafunny, and his story cracked me up.
- I also wrote two stories of my own, about a disposable MP3 player that just costs nine bucks, and a story about Apple offering (or not offering) adult movies in the iTunes Music Store.
- There's also a story I wrote last week about this guy who modded a 1988 Ford Escort into a street legal Landspeeder. For reals. It's a story that I'm particularly proud of, because I got to work in a ton of geek jokes.
- I opine that the F-Bomb Rule has got to go.
- Also, Bodog was sued over their reality show, which is quite a lucky bit of free publicity for them, just a few days before the show is set to air.
In poker-related news, this Sunday I'm filling in for Isabelle Mercier in the Tournament Leaderboard Heads-Up match at PokerStars. Two weeks ago, I filled in for Joe Hachem and won, bringing my record in those matches to 3 and 1. I'm hoping to make it 4 and 1 this week. Even if you don't have a PokerStars account, you can download the client for free and watch me play, if you'd like. I'll put up all the details on that later this week.
Okay, I'm off to run, then walk, then run a little bit more, then curse about how much my side hurts, then run again. Anne will have a post about the marathon in the next day or so, maybe even tonight if I can bug her enough to write it.
. . . one last thought, because I think it's important to mark moments like this: I have a really great life, and I'm incredibly grateful for that. I can head out at 1:10 in the afternoon on a Wednesday, after writing stuff that I'm proud of and enjoyed working on all morning, to train for a marathon that I'm running in to raise money for cancer research in June. Later today, I'll get to play Risk with Ryan and Nolan, then watch Lost tonight after having BBQ for dinner with my family. And I know that, if my dog could talk, she'd say, "I love you, Wil, so I'm going to keep hitting you with my paw until you get up, take me outside, and throw the ball."
Okay, maybe it's more about the ball than it is about me, but I'm still one of the luckiest guys in the world.