Sunday, January 29, 2006

Gambling Update

In late December I blogged and shamelessly bragged about my $60 jackpot. Unfortunately – or fortunately depending on your point of view – I haven't gambled since then. I haven't had any legitimate reason to visit the casino. Even though it's only a short drive away, I don't go there unless there's a reason or we're on an outing. Too bad. I was on a roll.

Meanwhile, I read that they're closing Bay Meadows Racetrack in my hometown of San Mateo to make way for some bland development. That's a tragedy. The racetrack is a way of life for a lot of folks.

And speaking of gambling, I recently watched the movie 'Two for the Money," starring Al Pacino and Matthew McConaughey. I heard a review that it was an excellent movie with incredible insights into gambling, so I was eager to see it. I wasn't expecting anything as great as "Casino," but with those two actors I figured it would, at the very least, be decent.

But it turned out to be a nutty turd – the cinematic equivalent of an episode of "Nash Bridges." It was lame and unbelievable from beginning to end – a total bust. Save your money and rent "Cinderella Man." That's a great movie all around. And it stars Renee Zellweger, always a pleasure.

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