10 12 2012

reading material
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Crushing Debt Drove Me to Kosovo — And Then to Iraq
Ten years ago, I was nearly 30 and over $90,000 in debt. I had spent my twenties trying to build an interesting life; I had two degrees; I had lived in New York and the Bay Area; I had worked in a series of interesting jobs; I spent a lot of time traveling overseas. But I had also made a couple of critically stupid and shortsighted decisions..



blog post round up
You didn’t miss anything, but if you think you did…

Wooo, the list is a doozy (because I haven’t kept up).

of cloudless climes and starry skies
  • Men: some think the solution to every problem is themselves.
  • Stars, electricity, cats and spinach.
  • Fancy ramen, for the times you need to build your bankroll.
  • Seriously serious nifty action spot hosts match between Oscar Dominguez and Santos Sambajon, Jr.

You can always click on the tag “Blog Post Round-Up (Yeehaw!)” for short descriptions and links to the last month or so’s worth of material.



the mugs are all right

I was raffling off the new style of 9-ball mug and this was what we saw last time, before it got baked on a Friday (teehee):

mug... ...shot (wakka wakka!)

It’s now been fired (for being lit up like a kiln — teehee) and here’s what it looks like after the makeover:

just like the love boat... ...it's shiny and new

My new thing is to paint stripes on the interior of the mug because why not. The lettering is a dark teal, but I’m not sure it’s showing up well in the photo here. In any case, I really like the way it turned out and will be doing more in the future. I have some other mugshots from the same painting session, but I’ll wait until next week to show those off. 🙂

The raffle is now closed, and I thank you for participating! My tournament updates from the Chuck Markulis tournament this weekend are possible because of you. Read the updates on Twitter or Critter’s Facebook Page.



plenty o' readin'