Thursday, November 16, 2006
"What's real is the people behind the blogs. What's real is the friendship I share with those people. It's the admiration for talent. It's pulling someone out of a hole. It's talking someone down from life-tilt. It's sharing secrets that you know will never show up in a blog post.
Yeah, this universe isn't real. The past two years of this life have been, on one hand, a drunkard's dream in which we created and buried gods of blogging. The past two years have been a process of trading real and virtual dollars over real and virtual felt. On its face, it's an experiment that twenty years from now will be like a childhood summer when the sky was always blue, the thermometer always read 82 degrees, and your bike chain never fell off."
Thank God for Otis. When words fail me, I have him around to sum it up perfectly. Thank you, Sir.
Admiration for talent, indeed.
First off, I want to thank each and every one of you who wrote about Guinness and Poker, and more importantly, everyone and anyone who came here to read about our beloved game of poker. You're the reason I blogged my ass off for over three years.
It would be too easy to get sappy here, so I won't.
I think I want to quote an old friend who blogged this about me:
Iggy the Blogfather, who is to the poker blogging community what Timothy Leary was to the counterculture movement — simultaneously its biggest cheerleader and its most enthusiastic participant.
That about sums it up, even though I've always thought of myself as the Johnny Appleseed of poker bloggers.
Stay tuned for more - I'm almost there. Just another day or two.
So here's the links to the fine folks who took time to write about Guinness and Poker. It's funny, I kinda feel like I'm getting a lifetime achievement award. And thanks for the emails - I'm gonna keep those for myself.
In no particular order:
Go read NOW!
Thanks again to AlCantHang & Gracie for their Outstanding Posts.
Res Ipsa Poker
Beer City Poker:
Poker, Pique and Parenthood
A Poker blog
High on Poker
Infant Days Sleepless Nights
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