Friday, March 23, 2007
W Hotel, Cirque, Victory Station
Well, my girlfriend had to cancel our karaoke date, so she asked me to come over to her house Friday night instead for a big poker game. I've played Texas Hold 'Em quite a bit online, but I've never played poker with live humans. Eek. Either I'll be amazing, or I'll be abysmal. I don't expect a middling performance from myself.
Now I'm reading Streets of Laredo by Larry McMurtry, sequel to Lonesome Dove. McMurtry writes so brilliantly about women that I suspect he's actually listened to a woman once or twice in his life.
I had lunch Thursday with a friend at a restaurant in the Trammell Crow Center downtown. Fancy place, that. Actually, I don't believe I've ever eaten a meal in a skyscraper, before. There's something odd about 40-odd stories of humans stacked on top of the floor you're in. The food was amazing, though, when I could stop thinking of all the humans I was holding up. Herculean burdens, and the women who wield them...