Poker night

Last night was poker night at Todd and Jenn’s. We arrived there at about 7:45 PM. Karl and Lee arrived shortly after us. It was a lot of fun. For a while, Kelly, who was a newcomer to the game, was kicking everyone else’s butt. She had amassed a massive pile of chips, but ultimately went all-in and lost. There were a total of 7 of us playing. I played fairly well and lasted quite a long time. I was the 4th one out, and I went out with a bang. I was set up to get a straight, which I got on the river card. I went all-in. Turns out Jenn had a straight as well and hers was higher than mine. Ah, well!

I ended up with one of the worst stomach aches I’d had in a very long time. Kelly also said her stomach wasn’t feeling great. Could it have been the brownies we made? I’m not certain. The only other thing we ate in common yesterday was the salsa at Baja Fresh. In any event, I felt much better when I woke up this morning.

About Jamie Todd Rubin

Jamie Todd Rubin writes fiction and nonfiction for a variety of publications including Analog, Clarkesworld, The Daily Beast, 99U, Daily Science Fiction, Lightspeed, InterGalactic Medicine Show, and several anthologies. He was featured in Lifehacker’s How I Work series. He has been blogging since 2005. By day, he manages software projects and occasionally writes code. He lives in Arlington, Virginia with his wife and three children. Find him on Twitter at @jamietr.