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Monday, May 02, 2005

Canterbury Here We Come!
B (aka Dr. Cheap Thrills, now that she has her PhD) and I have been deliberating for a couple of weeks now, trying to figure out where in the hell we're moving to this summer. A couple posts ago I mentioned that the choice had come down to Washington, D.C., or Minneapolis. . . .

Minneapolis it is! (Or perhaps St. Paul, we haven't decided on that yet :-) B has taken a 1-to-3 year postdoc at "the U" of Minnesota. The hope is that the research she does there will set her up to get her academic dream job down the road.

What this means for me, of course, is that I will be joining the esteemed ranks of Minnesota poker bloggers! Chris Halverson, Drizztdj, Chad, Jarooty, Stripper by Night . . . is there something in the water out there? (I'm betting there are others I'm missing -- if so, please clue me in.)(Update: Whiskeytown, who I've read before but missed was from MN. Another update: The Fish Tank.)

I've only ever been to Minnesota once, for a wedding in 1999. In the days before the wedding, we went to the Mall of America, got drunk on a boat on Lake Minnetonka, and went to the Minnesota State Fair, where I ate pork chop on a stick (yum) and cheese curds (not so much yum) and saw the state's biggest sow. Oh, and I drank Leinenkugal at a bar in downtown Minneapolis after the rehearsal dinner. All in all it was a blast.

Anyway, we're looking forward to this new phase of our lives. We're planning to move in late June (the plans are still very vague), so for the next few weeks we'll be trying to squeeze in all the time we can with our friends and family here.

Which reminds me of something I've known this for a while but haven't actually blogged: As much as we want to, there's no way we're going to make the poker blogger convention that'll be happening in Las Vegas next month. We're going to have our hands full with the whole moving halfway across the country thing. Doh! I know it's going to be an incredible event . . . at least I'll get to read about it :-)

Well, things are going to be hectic for us for the next couple of months, but I'm already psyched about the Canterbury!

Comments:
Isn't Whiskeytown from up that way? Enjoy the land of 10,000 Lakes, if you every find your way out of Canterbury.
 
Woo hoo! We gain another one!

You'll like it. Despite the frigid cold in the winter and blazing heat in the summer, oh and the mosquitos, it's a great place. It's even better if you like outdoors stuff (which I personally hate) due to the lakes and the woods that are close by.

And yes, Whiskeytown is from here too.

We'll all have to get together at Canterbury sometime. Once the horse racing season starts it is crazy fun out there. Lots of gamboolers.
 
The weather can suck here as I've probably whinned about it enough this winter. But its home and it always will be.

Horse racing starts up this weekend actually. And Chris is right, lots of gambOOOOOlers at the tables while the races are going on.

I can't drive, but I'm more then willing to join in on a trip to Canterbury :)
 
Cool, racing goes through Labor Day, so we'll be there for the second half of gambooler season.
 
Oh, don't worry, there's plenty of loose crazy play (esp at 4/8 and lower) any time. It's just even more "exciting" when people are winnng their trifectas and getting handed cash while sitting at the table.

Good times. :)
 
come to seattle! it rocks up here. :) thanks for the links by the way.
 
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