that perfect hand…

In Ocean's 11, Danny said that "the house always wins. If you play long enough, never change the stakes, then the house takes you. Unless, when that perfect hand comes along, you bet big… and then, you take the house." Here's the hand I've been dealt, sometimes it's risky and sometimes it's safe, but all the time… it's perfect. It's mine.


brothers in law

Dear Mark:
I just wanted to give a ‘shout out’ to my brother in law. It’s probably about time I do so, seeing as it’s just over four months since my sister and him got hitched.
So if you’re reading this, I just wanted you to know some things. It’s not every day that a girl has a Russell Crowe (as Maximus, as the picture alludes) come into her sisters life and sweep the sister of her feet like a swiffer duster (also, given the photo)… and I think that you’re fantastic (not like the cleaner). Sometimes, there’s horror stories of in-laws (photo cred) but here’s the honest truth: if I knew that you could be a friend (again, illustration) and look out for me the way you do, I think I would’ve planned the wedding myself… and a lot longer than four months ago.

So, you win. I’ve never done a ‘shout out’ before… I hope underneath all of the wit you find a genuine understanding that I really think you’re the greatest. I admire you in countless ways…

I love brother in laws. Marli get on it.

Now, if only you could make the cold weather stop (pic).