Sunday, February 10, 2019

Ace Tours WW

What does WW stand for?  Is it a World War museum, a Wonder Woman set, a Weight Watchers office, Willy Wonka's chocolate factory, or the Washington Wizards locker room?  All of those are acceptable guesses but WW stands for the West Wing of the White House.  

Saturday, February 2, 2019

Back in the Air

Greetings from the air again.  I didn’t plan to type up another post while flying but such is life.  In the last post, I left off as we arrived to PR for vacation and to celebrate the New Year.  We met up with my wife’s family, about 25 of us.  I find it interesting that our culture focuses more on celebrating the beginning of a new year and less on reflecting on the previous year and toasting to the accomplishments.  Of course, some years will be better than others but what’s the point if at the end of every December we say, “Glad 201x is over, can’t wait for 201y!"  Seems like a very pessimistic outlook from one year to the next.

Thursday, December 27, 2018

Queen of the Skies

I'm currently in Puerto Rico on vacation but I wrote a post on my way down here.  Here it is:

As I type this, I am currently 37,000 feet in the air in a Delta Airbus A320.  But this story is about another aircraft, the Boeing 747.

Friday, December 21, 2018

Playing Poker in Las Vegas

This post is about the first time I played poker in Las Vegas.  To be more specific, it is about one hand from that session that still makes me shake my head when I think about it.

It was May, 2013 and a group of guys flew to Vegas for a bachelor party.  One came from NYC, two from Miami, and six of us from DC.  Well, we flew from Baltimore thanks to a cheap round trip nonstop flight that was under $200.

Saturday, December 15, 2018

What's the Chance of That?

In one of the previous posts I mentioned that I was dealt pocket aces and the next two hands someone at the table was also dealt pocket aces!  As I was writing that post, I thought it would be interesting to find out the probability of pocket aces being dealt three hands in a row to any of the ten players at the table.  To make it a challenge, I decided to deal 90,000 hands to ten players!