Thursday, December 01, 2011

I missed the blog's big birthday

And I missed it by a long way. It was 30 days ago, and it was just today that I realized that I've been doing this bloggery thing for five years now.

Here's the very first post, from October 30, 2006:

I don't have anything profound to say about the passage of that interval of time. To use my girlfriend's favorite (hah!) expression, it is what it is. But I thought I'd point it out anyway.

Thanks for sticking around.


AtlantaMatt said...

Seems like there is quite a bit less cursing in this blog since that first entry.

Happy anniversary, Grump! err, Grump's Blog.

Anonymous said...

Congrats on 5 years and I hope you have many more. Your blog is the first one I check each day before checking Very Josie's next.


Josie said...

Happy Happy Belated!

Anonymous said...

It's been good, but was better before tweeeting,

Anonymous said...

Congratulations on the 5th anniversary of your blog.

Your link to the first post gave me a chance to catch up on some nice reading material.

On November, 17th 2006, you posted an arcticle titled "Overly Chatty Dealers", where in there was a deadly hand that was developing on a board of 10, J, 4 (two suited). You did not conclude the hand as that was not the topic of the discussion. Do you remember whether you won a big pot?

I was in a similar situation recently at Chuck (CT) where in I was in EP on a 1/2 table. I bet 10 with pocket 10's. Five callers to the flop.

Flop comes: 10, J, 4 (2 spades)
SB checks, BB checks, I bet 35 (to thin the heard), LP calls and BB calls. Pot: 155.

Turn: Q Club
BB checks, I bet 40, reraised to 120 by LP, BB thinks and calls and I call. Pot: 515.

River: 5 Spade
BB goes all-in, I fold and LP open folds 44. BB turns around K3 spades.

There were a lot of chances for me to win the pot had I bet or played differently, but it was what it was in the end.

Wine Guy said...

Still my "must read" after 5 years. OK, OK, I haven't been here from the beginning, but still enjoy reading of your exploits each day.

Continued good luck at the tables and personal life!

Pete P. Peters said...

Nice first post. Congrats on 5 years. Always an interesting read, Grump.

Memphis MOJO said...

Happy Birthday!