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Some Fond Card Game Memories
February 26, 2013 1:28 PM



Some Fond Card Game Memories
It is amazing how a deck of cards can bring back so many wonderful memories.

Because I recently got to thinking of when I used to play a lot of poker a few years back, mainly Texas Hold'em, and about how fun it was. I used to play both online, with friends and with family. In fact, I even got so into it that I bought books about how to improve your poker game. But I never did win any big money though. However I did manage to make it to some final tables in a few big online tournaments, mostly freerolls, which was quite exciting. And because I never deposited any money into my online poker accounts, I only used what I earned in freerolls to bet in other poker tournaments, I actually ended up on the plus side before my poker interest faded.

Some Fond Card Game Memories
I wish! ;p

Nowadays my favourite card game is UNO, a card game I mostly associate with my childhood. But when I got it as a Christmas gift a few years ago I instantly got obsessed with it again and I have been hooked on it ever since. Another very popular card game in our household while I was growing up was a game called Chicago, which is similar to poker - but with a twist. Of course I have played a whole bunch of other card games through the years as well but the card games I have mentioned here are the ones I frequently still play today.

So card games and I have had many fun times together over the years, and I am sure we will continue to have a lot of entertaining adventures together in the future as well. In fact, just thinking back on all these fond card game memories makes me want to take out a deck of cards and play a game right now! Anyone up for it? ;-)

/A.L


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UNO All Night Long
November 25, 2011 11:22 PM



UNO All Night Long

I have been a bit obsessed with the card game UNO lately. Now I used to love to play UNO when I was a child. But for some reason I stopped playing it for a long time? However, this past Christmas I rediscovered how fun it is to play UNO. Because I bought it as a Christmas gift to some of my relatives, who loved it. So we played UNO together all through Christmas, which was a ton of fun! But then they went home, and brought UNO home with them... And so my UNO delirium came to an abrupt end.

At least for about 10 months. More specifically until my birthday, when I got UNO as a birthday present. Yay! So ever since then I have made everyone who come over for a visit play UNO with me. Lol! Which is why I am very glad that it is finally the weekend, because that means it is time to play UNO again - all night long! Wahoo!!!

Happy Weekend Everyone! :p

/A.L


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Gambling talk and poker flashback
August 9, 2011 1:06 PM



A few years ago I had a period when I played quite a bit of Texas Hold'em online. I actually managed to build up a bankroll on a few online poker sites by earning some dollars from freerolls. And I got all into to it. I read poker books, casino reviews and even played some video poker. All so I could become a better poker player. Even though it was fun and I did win some money. In the end it was a bit more time consuming than I had initially thought. So I came to the realization that poker was probably not the career for me.


But I still play it from time to time though.

And gambling can be fun indeed! Although I have also realized that when I gamble nowadays it's not because I think I'm actually going to win. It's more because I want to feel like I have a chance to win. Some fear is involved too. Lol! I actually think I continue to play my standing Lotto ticket because I believe that if I stop, my numbers will get drawn and I'll beat myself up over it for the rest of my life. But I'm a pretty cheap gambler. Somehow I think that's why I never win any large sums of money...

/A.L


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Betting on hope
September 2, 2010 15:55

So I have a standing lottery ticket that I renewed, once again, today. I don't know if I'll ever hit the jackpot, but I at least want the possibility - which is why I think I keep spending money on lottery. Not because I really believe I'm going to win, but because I want to have some hope of winning. No play - no hope.

Even though I don't bet on a lot of games, just sometimes when there are World Cups or other major sport events, when I do I tend to choose the team with the highest odds. This is because I love to support the underdogs, and I love when things happen that the majority of people don't expect. Sure, usually I lose right along with them - but it's worth it. Because when they actually win, it's a truly sweet victory :-)

/A.L

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Ten Triss, is today D-day?
July 16, 2010 13:38

Yesterday I received ten Triss-lotteries as a reward for answering some surveys. Ten lottery-tickets worth 250kr, I scratched, scratched and scratched. In the end I won 125kr, it was ooook but not WOW...So no D-day yet... And by D-day, I mean the day I'm going to strike gold in some sort of lottery.


Here I am with hope in my hand.

On another note, my aunt and her husband are here for a visit from Stockholm, they are staying at my mothers house and today they came by for a visit. Always nice to see them, however I had to clean my apartment from top to bottom. I really want it to be spotless, or close to, when I have people over who I don't see everyday. So I got up at 8:30 this morning so I could finish my cleaning. I even washed my dog, hehe.

Now I'm tired and my back hurts...so I'm just going to relax the rest of the day.


/A.L



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Feels like I'm in Africa,
July 12, 2010 20:24

because it's so HOT! I know I'm gnagging about it, but it's just so hooot! According to the temp in my car, it was + 33C at 11 o'clock this morning... I was on my way home from my walk with my mum and her partner, third day today. It's going good, but (do I need to say) it's just so hooot!

Spain won the WC, they deserved it! A few tears fell when I saw how emotional Casillas got. I had placed a bet on them, but I thought they would finish during ordinary play time, so no money for me : (

I have been working hard at getting some more stuff up on this site. Check out "i" up in the menu or simply click here.

I'll be back with some pix tomorrow, bye 4 now!

/A.L


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Hot, hot, hot!
July 10, 2010 19:44

Today must be the hottest day so far this year, when I went to mum for our walk, the temp was at +30C. This was about 9:30 in the morning...

Anyway, exercise went well I have to say, walked 6,5 K and after that did push-ups and sit-ups. Tomorrow the battle continues.

It's almost time for the bronze-game in WC-soccer. I do hope Paraguay win but, like the octupus, I think Germany beats them. This time I have not placed a bet but put some extra money towards my Lotto-ticket instead, hehe.

Bye 4 now!

/A.L

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Sun, barbeque, movies and WC-soccer.
July 7, 2010 20:32

Today my sister and her dog, Diva, came to us in my mums house. We barbequed, honeymarinated chicken skewers, with rice in the persian "rice cooker" and tzatsiki, yum! After that some work on this site, check out media, and after that a movie.

So the movie we saw was "Cop Out" with Bruce Willis and Tracey Morgan. It was ok, sure some funny scenes that made me laugh out loud but nothing spectacular. It reminded me of the Lethal Weapon movies and Die Hard movies, although not as good.

And now, WC.soccer. Today I am hoping Germany wins, have bet 30kr on them. Go Germany!




Above: Me working da grill! And on the right pic, rice from the persian rice cooker.

/A.L

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No Uruguay!
July 6, 2010 23:29

So cloooose, but no.


Here I still had hope...

/A.L

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Go Uruguay!
July 6, 2010

I have now placed a bet on Uruguay (30 kr), that they will win todays semifinal in the WC. Long-shot, but that's the beauty of it ;-)

/A.L


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Still under construction, but getting there.
July 4, 2010

I have dragged out my laptop to my balcony so I can enjoy the nice weather, +30 degrees Celsius right now, while working on my site

It takes a lot longer to get this site up, probably because I want to get everything right from the beginning. Even if that means spending a day on getting my banner perfect. But I thought I might as well write about how everything is coming along, on all levels.

Not much has happened today, I took my dog for a walk. Thought I'd be a good girl and get up early (which means 9 in the morning for me) so we could take a long walk before it got too hot outside. However it was already pretty hot at that time so we could not take the route I had planned, but we were out for 45 minutes, which is always something.


No WC-soccer today...I have actually placed a couple bets on the last games. I think it's quite fun to bet on the underdogs as the winners so I always choose the team with the highest odds. It's way too boring to do what the majority of people does...haha. So when Holland beat Brazil I was a happy camper :-).

By the way - Happy fourth of July to all Americanos!


Now back to work...


Me on my balcony today.

/A.L

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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