Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Another Good Day

After writing this morning, I decided to go for a long walk. On the way to the Hilton, I noticed a bush with small purple flowers, not unlike a lilac bush. The scent was faint, but it smelled of a candy I remember eating as a kid. I don't remember the name of the candy. I mention this not because I have a fondness for horticulture, nor any interest in making them think (you're welcome Cullen), but one of my neighbors said he'd move back east in a second because everything here is brown. I think he is just jaded. I like knowing that when I get up in the morning, even before I open my one set of window blinds, that the sun will be shining. I am so over the "seven months a year gray" that is New York.

I walked past the Hilton (after making a bet for tonight) and on down the north end of the strip past the Stratosphere and The Sands. It was a pleasantly warm day of about 70 degrees and lots of sun. This was the first time that I have bothered to venture over to the strip, and it wasn't even the good end. Nevertheless, the walk took a couple of hours and was nice enough.

I was a bit tired this evening so I relaxed and watched more basketball. I know most of you aren't interested in the NBA, but I can't help but like it more and more than college ball. In fact, I didn't even watch a single college game this season and I can't say as I am all that thrilled about the NCAA tournament. I highly doubt I'll be placing any bets on those games since I am too unfamiliar with the teams. I'd go on a rant as to why I like the NBA better than college ball, but I must remember my audience. I will say for one thing, the NBA games are easier to bet!

Tonight, I wagered on the Phoenix Suns to beat the Portland Trailblazers. I didn't like the spread of -4, so I played the money line of -180. Which means I had to lay $180 to win $100. Actually, I played $360 to win $200. I fully expected the Suns to cover the spread as they have been playing well the past couple of weeks and they have a lot to play for given the tight playoff race in the western conference, but I was worried they might win in a close game. As it turned out, I need not have worried, the Suns won quite comfortably making my bets 3-0-1. For now, I am $400 ahead.

I am not in love with any of the games for the next few days, so I will likely take a break from the betting until this weekend.


Kimberly said...

Keep rubbing it in about the sun and warm weather while we shiver in the damp dreary 40's. Way to make your friends miss you, Dr. Glad to hear that your betting is going well. Guess you won't be hightailing it back home anytime in the near future!

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