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Her name is Reno, and she dances at the Sands

Bowling, Gambling, HBO, Las Vegas, My-Sugar-Na, Nostalga, Poker, Reno, Restaurants, USBC, Vacation, YouTube


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Creative title - "I didn't lose all my money"

Bowling, Gambling, James family, Las Vegas, My-Sugar-Na, Poker, Reno, Restaurants, USBC, Vacation, Weather, West Allis

I am a very traditional guy.  I wear my britches up where they belong, I take off my hat at Mass, and I give you the vicarious thrill of my yearly trip to Nationals.

Ready to be vicariously thrilled?


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In memory of one of my best friends

Bowling, Gambling, Las Vegas, Reno, West Allis


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May is gonna be a very busy month

Bowling, Craps, Injuries, Las Vegas, Milwaukee Wave, My-Sugar-Na, PBA Tour, Poker, Reno, Restaurants, USBC, Vacation, West Allis


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Has it been 50 weeks already?

Craps, Football, Free market, Gambling, Green Bay Packers, Las Vegas, Milwaukee Brewers, NFL, Nostalga, Poker, Reno, Restaurants, Television, Vacation, YouTube


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Potpourri

Blogger's Clip Show, Bowling, Brewers players, Cooking, Free market, Gambling, James family, Las Vegas, Local news, Milwaukee Brewers, Milwaukee Wave, My-Sugar-Na, New Orleans, New York, Nostalga, Poker, Reno, State Fair, Television, Vier Pogo Squad 51, Weather, West Allis


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My mind is taking over

James family, Las Vegas, Reno, Vacation


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I'm breaking my vow to no longer be controversial

Nanny State, Free market, Las Vegas, My-Sugar-Na, Reno, Restaurants, Taxes


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Life as a single man

Poker, Bowling, Craps, Gambling, Las Vegas, My-Sugar-Na, Nostalga, Reno, Restaurants, Vacation


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Tragedy and the Yin-Yang

HBO, My-Sugar-Na, Reno, Television


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Am I finally noticing my mortality?

Blogger's Clip Show, Bowling, Injuries, James family, Reno, Uphill (both ways), West Allis


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Everyone likes a quicky

Football, Blogger's Clip Show, Bowling, Craps, Fantasy Football, Free market, Gambling, Green Bay Packers, James family, Las Vegas, Local news, Milwaukee Wave, MISL, My-Sugar-Na, Nostalga, NFL, Reno, Television, Vacation, YouTube


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I. Can't. Wait. 'Til. Saturday.

Poker, Bowling, Football, Gambling, Las Vegas, NFL, Reno, Restaurants, Vacation


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A couple of articles caught my attention this morning

2008 Presidential Race, Barack Obama, Bowling, Gambling, James family, Reno, Vacation

First, it looks like Madonna died a week or so ago.  Someone forgot to tell her soon-to-be-hubby.

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There is no Peter Lugers in Las Vegas. I checked

Bowling, Craps, Gambling, James family, Las Vegas, My-Sugar-Na, Nostalga, Reno, Restaurants, Television, Vacation

I've never been known for my brevity, so here goes...

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I. Can't. Wait. 'Til. Sunday.

Bowling, Craps, Gambling, James family, Las Vegas, My-Sugar-Na, Nostalga, Reno, Restaurants, Vacation

Vegas, baby!

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The Denny's PBA tour is bypassing Milwaukee

Bowling, Las Vegas, Miller Park, PBA Tour, Reno, US Cellular Arena, USBC Masters

For the past four seasons, the USBC Masters qualifying has been held at AMF Bowlero in Wauwatosa (with the finals held twice at Miller Park, and once each at the US Cellular Arena and the State Fair Expo Center).  In January it was announced that the Masters was leaving Milwaukee, and would instead be held in Las Vegas.  Although it was a blow to lose the Masters tournament, at least the Masters was going to become part of the USBC national tournament is that will be held in Las Vegas in 2009.  Unknown is whether the Masters will stay in Las Vegas, or if it will continue to follow the USBC nationals (which are in Reno in 2010, Orlando in 2011, Baton Rouge in 2012, Reno in 2013 and Orlando in 2014).

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The heartbreak of Golfer's Elbow

Bluemound Bowl, Bowling, Craps, Injuries, My-Sugar-Na, Reno

Last week Friday (January 11th), I had surgery on my right elbow.  The first time I had a twinge in my elbow was in Januray 2005.  At that time, I had bowled three nights a week for a few years, but I was only bowling one night a week for the beginning of that seaon.  I was asked to bowl in a new league for the second half of that season, and on the very first night on this new team I felt a twinge in my elbow.  Not that it really hurt, because that same week I bowled a career-high 847 series at Bluemound Bowl (which included two 300 games).

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Who IS Michael James?

Bowling, Brewers players, Fantasy Football, Gambling, Green Bay Packers, Las Vegas, Milwaukee Brewers, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Milwaukee Wave, MISL, NFL, Nostalga, Other blogs, PBA Tour, Reno, Television, Uphill (both ways)

Maybe a check into some of the lists (lower right of this page, but conveniently linked in this post) would give us an idea...

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Oh, craps

Craps, Gambling, Las Vegas, My-Sugar-Na, Reno

As much as I would hate to turn away readers, if you don't know much about craps, this entry might be hard to understand.  But please, try to follow along.

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Believe it! A community that freezes spending in mid-year.

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Reno, School Board, Taxes

Since I've been to Reno five times (and Reno isn't really that big) I know the city well enough to occasionally glance at the Reno Gazette Journal and read some of the local news.  For example, when the Mitzpah hotel burned down in October 2006 and killed 12 people, I knew exactly where that hotel was located.  This past summer when fires threatened Lake Tahoe's southern shore, again, I knew the affected area and now check in on the reconstruction of the area.

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