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DrivingtoMars

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Denver

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Message Posted: Jan 8, 2013 8:52:29 AM

I was checking my Buddies point totals today, and it hit me! Let's see who has the best poker hand made up of your Total Points. Zeros absolutely don't count, except for the last digit of the point total, and the hand can go as high as the Buddies points.
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A point total of 597,860 would be a 6 card straight. A point total of 678,095 would not be a straight, because the zero isn't in the last position. 6 of a kind, 7 carded straights, and more are possible.
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For example, DenverDonJuan this morning has 2,525,225 points. That is 3 fives and four deuces. A beefy hand. Can you beat it?
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Nippor
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Message Posted: Oct 20, 2014 9:45:09 PM

ManicMondayPoints: 970,000

Four of a kind: Zeroes, with a 9 kicker
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FarmHillBarb
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Message Posted: Oct 20, 2014 8:26:10 PM

points = 909,905

Full House = 9's full of 0's w/5 Kicker

[Edited by: FarmHillBarb at 10/20/2014 8:26:30 PM EST]
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DrivingtoMars
Champion Author Denver

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Message Posted: Oct 20, 2014 10:22:19 AM

Total points = 2,918,640.

7 numbers - Even (2,4,6,8,Zero).
6 or 5 numbers - One Zero.

[Good Monday, all.

Thought picking the outcome of NFL games would be easier. It hasn't changed since the beginning. I suppose that's why there's an industry dedicated towards it. Don't bet on the games. My percentage is not good, on a good day.]
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DrivingtoMars
Champion Author Denver

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Message Posted: Oct 20, 2014 10:12:16 AM

GBTPP 10/19 hand results:
# of players: 2
#'s in play: 6
Winner: DrivingtoMars
Winning hand: Odd (1,3,5,7,9)
Total points: 917,325.

[drags the large pile of mythical cash to me.

The rules and hands form are available 24/7.

Thank you for playing Barb.]
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FarmHillBarb
Champion Author Florida

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Message Posted: Oct 19, 2014 6:59:47 PM

points = 909,805

Two Pair = 0's and 9's w/8 Kicker
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DrivingtoMars
Champion Author Denver

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Message Posted: Oct 19, 2014 7:28:49 AM

Total points = 2,917,325.

7 numbers - Wichita Lineman (Odd + 1 Pair).
6 or 5 numbers - Odd (1,3,5,7,9).

[Good Sunday, all.

Just had to play that one over in my mind again. The orchestra in the background is delightful, and it ends excellently. I'll probably review other songs in a brief manner in the future. Especially if bonus points come back, and I feel a need to come up with names for the 8 number hands.]

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DrivingtoMars
Champion Author Denver

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Message Posted: Oct 19, 2014 7:06:58 AM

GBTPP 10/18 hand results:
# of players: 2
#'s in play: 6
Winner: DrivingtoMars
Winning hand: Bewilderment (Odd, x2).
Total points: 917,135.

[drags the large pile of mythical cash to me.

I'm hopeful that Mr. Nippor swept his wife off her feet to a special celebration, somewhere for their anniversary.

The rules and hands form are available 24/7.

Thank you for playing, Barb.]
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FarmHillBarb
Champion Author Florida

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Message Posted: Oct 18, 2014 2:47:58 PM

points = 908,480

Two Pair = 0's and 8's w/9 Kicker
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DrivingtoMars
Champion Author Denver

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Message Posted: Oct 18, 2014 6:48:31 AM

Total points = 2,917,135.

7 or 6 numbers - Bewilderment (Odd, x2).
5 numbers - Odd (1,3,5,7,9).

[Good Saturday, all.

Nippor, Big Congrats on your 27th Wedding Anniversary! The time can seem to fly by. One day, you're a kid with the endless possibilities, and you turn around a few times, and then you're saying "Where did those years go?" And why does my ____ hurt?

The rules and hands form are available 24/7.

Thank you all for playing.]
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DrivingtoMars
Champion Author Denver

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Message Posted: Oct 18, 2014 6:16:08 AM

GBTPP 10/17 hand results:
# of players: 4
#'s in play: 6
Winner: DrivingtoMars
Winning hand: Bewilderment (Odd, x2).
Total points: 915,375.

[drags the large pile of mythical cash to me.

GBTPP acknowledges the game has some unexpected variables, for players not used to 6 or 7 number hands. The winning hands are certainly weighted towards using all the numbers a hand contains, if possible.]
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Nippor
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Message Posted: Oct 18, 2014 2:03:56 AM

FabulousFridayPoints: 966,690

Full House: 6s full of 9s with a 0 kicker.

Had a great day celebrating our 27th wedding anniversary. Where has the time gone? Seems just like a couple of years ago we were high school sweethearts. :)
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FarmHillBarb
Champion Author Florida

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Message Posted: Oct 17, 2014 4:32:13 PM

points = 907,255

One Pair = 5's w/9 Kicker
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DrivingtoMars
Champion Author Denver

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Message Posted: Oct 17, 2014 7:52:00 AM

Total points = 2,915,375.

7 or 6 numbers - Bewilderment (Odd, x2).
5 numbers - Odd (1,3,5,7,9).

[Happy Friday, all.

Nippor, I'm glad you appreciate Mr. Campbell's music. We are losing a whole generation of singers and songwriters that had a substantial influence in my life, yours, Barb's, Chris', and others. And I'm happy you were able to avoid that curvy canyon road accident. There is no "good" time to be hanging over a cliff waiting for the fire department to "extract" you from your vehicle.]
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DrivingtoMars
Champion Author Denver

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Message Posted: Oct 17, 2014 7:30:33 AM

GBTPP 10/16 hand results:
# of players: 3
#'s in play: 6
Winner: DrivingtoMars
Winning hand: Odd (1,3,5,7,9).
Total points: 913,725.

[drags the large pile of mythical cash to me.

Chris46, your submitted hand is substantial, and will count in a hand. From the date/time stamp of the post, it appears that the hand was submitted after Midnight in your timezone (Eastern). Is that correct? It will be counted in the 10/17 game, unless you inform me otherwise.

The rules and hands form are available 24/7.

Thank you all for playing.]
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Chris46
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Message Posted: Oct 17, 2014 12:47:23 AM

2,666,965

Read em and weep.
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Nippor
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Message Posted: Oct 16, 2014 11:42:00 PM

ThankfulThursdayPoints: 966,065

Three of a kind: 6s with a 9 kicker

Thankful that I wasn't in the accident I saw today on the curvy canyon road I take to my weekly PT appointments. Looked pretty serious.
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FarmHillBarb
Champion Author Florida

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Message Posted: Oct 16, 2014 8:02:59 PM

points = 906,030

Three of a Kind = 0's w/9 Kicker
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Nippor
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Message Posted: Oct 16, 2014 11:01:01 AM

DTM, I listened to Glen Campbell's song a couple of days ago. In fact, I posted a link to it on Facebook. It was very touching. The video along with the song is heartbreaking.
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DrivingtoMars
Champion Author Denver

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Message Posted: Oct 16, 2014 7:16:32 AM

Total points = 2,913,725.

7 numbers - Wichita Lineman (Odd + 1 pair).
6 or 5 numbers - Odd (1,3,5,7,9).

[Good Thursday, all.

I heard that a Glenn Campbell song not previously released, was, yesterday. Really like his body of work. Car going into the shop later today. Better load up on some groceries beforehand.]
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DrivingtoMars
Champion Author Denver

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Message Posted: Oct 16, 2014 7:08:20 AM

GBTPP 10/15 hand results:
# of players: 3
#'s in play: 6
Winner: DrivingtoMars
Winning hand: Straight (1-5).
Total points: 912,345.

[drags the large pile of mythical cash to me.

The rules and hands form are available 24/7.

Thank you all for playing.]
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Nippor
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Message Posted: Oct 16, 2014 1:46:25 AM

WackyWednesdayPoints: 964,440

Three of a kind: 4s with a 9 kicker.
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FarmHillBarb
Champion Author Florida

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Message Posted: Oct 15, 2014 8:16:50 PM

points = 904,805

One Pair = 0's w/9 Kicker
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DrivingtoMars
Champion Author Denver

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Message Posted: Oct 15, 2014 7:30:44 AM

Total points = 2,912,345.

7 numbers - Dire Straights (1-5, x2).
6 or 5 numbers - Straight (1-5).

[Good Wednesday, all.

Will be out and about today. It looks like the car will need some service soon. Don't like the little drips that have appeared with the cooler weather. It could lead to some unpleasantness if ignored too long.]

[Edited by: DrivingtoMars at 10/15/2014 7:32:00 AM EST]
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DrivingtoMars
Champion Author Denver

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Message Posted: Oct 15, 2014 7:16:01 AM

GBTPP 10/14 hand results:
# of players: 4
#'s in play: 6
Winner: DrivingtoMars
Winning hand: Bewilderment (Odd, x2).
Total points: 911,735.

[drags the large pile of mythical cash to me.

Welcome back, yjsk2100. Now that you are a 6 number player, I would suggest that if you haven't already, please review the rules. It lists all the 6 number winning hands, that will be popping up in your numbers soon.

The rules and hands form are available 24/7.

Thank you all for playing.]
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Nippor
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Message Posted: Oct 15, 2014 12:25:24 AM

Thanks for the encouragement, DTM.

TerrificTuesdayPoints: 963,555

Three of a kind: 5s with a 9 kicker
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FarmHillBarb
Champion Author Florida

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Message Posted: Oct 14, 2014 7:28:18 PM

points = 903,355

Two Pair = 3's and 5's w/9 Kicker
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yjsk2100
Champion Author South Bend

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Message Posted: Oct 14, 2014 12:35:00 PM

110,515 (3-1's and 2-5's)
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DrivingtoMars
Champion Author Denver

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Message Posted: Oct 14, 2014 9:15:35 AM

Total points = 2,911,735.

7 or 6 numbers - Bewilderment (Odd, x2).
5 numbers - Odd (1,3,5,7,9).

[Good Tuesday, all.

Nippor and Barb, I'm very proud of you two. You are active Gasbuddy members, and have shown that you have the dedication to achieve things that so many others don't. Yes, I rarely break a sweat while reporting gas prices, but it allows someone else to avoid being gouged when a lower priced station is just down the road, and not quite visible yet. It's the reason I joined. Got gouged really bad near the Grand Canyon about two years before I joined Gasbuddy, and always remembered that incident. Technology can be of extreme benefit when well thought out ideas are translated into computer code.]
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DrivingtoMars
Champion Author Denver

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Message Posted: Oct 14, 2014 9:05:06 AM

GBTPP 10/13 hand results:
# of players: 3
#'s in play: 6
Winner: DrivingtoMars
Winning hand: Quantum (9's, with a Pair of Zeroes).
Total points: 909,990.

[drags the large pile of mythical cash to me.

Things will return to somewhat normal after the Quantum outburst.

The rules and hands form are available 24/7.

Thank you all for playing.]
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Nippor
Champion Author California

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Message Posted: Oct 14, 2014 1:15:25 AM

ManicMondayPoints:961,990

Three of a kind: 9s with a 6 kicker
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FarmHillBarb
Champion Author Florida

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Message Posted: Oct 13, 2014 7:37:09 PM

points = 902,255

Two Pair = 2's and 5's w/9 Kicker

Thanks DTM!

[Edited by: FarmHillBarb at 10/13/2014 7:38:12 PM EST]
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DrivingtoMars
Champion Author Denver

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Message Posted: Oct 13, 2014 6:30:50 AM

Total points = 2,909,990.

7 or 6 numbers - Quantum (9's, with a Pair of Zeroes).
5 numbers - Four of a Kind (9's, with a Zero kicker).

[Good Monday, all.

Nippor, here's another one. After this one it will probably be back to normal. You are 32 days away from a big milestone (I.M.O.) in Gasbuddy.

Barb, Congrats on passing the 900K point mark! You are getting closer to achieving a big milestone of your own.]
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DrivingtoMars
Champion Author Denver

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Message Posted: Oct 13, 2014 6:16:39 AM

GBTPP 10/12 hand results:
# of players: 3
#'s in play: 6
Winner: DrivingtoMars
Winning hand: Quantum (Zeroes, with a Pair of 9's).
Total points: 909,000.

[drags the large pile of mythical cash to me.

GBTPP observes the gas prices falling in several key parts of the country. Wondering how long the prices will fall. Last year, the national average hit its low on November 11th (Veteran's Day). It would be a shame for the average low to be recorded before Halloween this year.

The rules and hands form are available 24/7.

Thank you all for playing.]
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Nippor
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Message Posted: Oct 13, 2014 1:31:38 AM

Nice Quantum, DTM!
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Nippor
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Message Posted: Oct 13, 2014 1:31:04 AM

SunnySundayPoints: 961,165

Two Pair: 6s and 1s with a 9 kicker
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FarmHillBarb
Champion Author Florida

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Message Posted: Oct 12, 2014 6:56:05 PM

points = 901,130

Two Pair = 0's and 1's w/9 Kicker
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DrivingtoMars
Champion Author Denver

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Message Posted: Oct 12, 2014 7:08:26 AM

Total points = 2,909,000.

7 or 6 numbers - Quantum (Zeroes, with a Pair of 9's).
5 numbers - Four of a Kind (Zeroes, with a 9 kicker).

[Good Sunday, all.

Posting this early allows me to not worry about forgetting to post a hand later in the day. Not an everyday event, but not any less embarrassing when it happens. I did start this game after all.]
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DrivingtoMars
Champion Author Denver

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Message Posted: Oct 12, 2014 6:59:01 AM

GBTPP 10/11 hand results:
# of players: 4
#'s in play: 6
Winner: Nippor
Winning hand: Fremont Street (6-Zero).
Total points: 958,760.

[Slides the large pile of mythical cash to Nippor. Wonderful play!

Welcome back, yjsk2100. It has been a while since you've played.

GBTPP recognizes the shortening of daylight as a major cause of darkness.

The rules and hands form are available 24/7.

Thank you all for playing.]
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FarmHillBarb
Champion Author Florida

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Message Posted: Oct 11, 2014 8:49:05 PM

points = 899,805

Two Pair = 8's and 9's w/5 Kicker
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Nippor
Champion Author California

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Message Posted: Oct 11, 2014 5:12:55 PM

SuperSunnySaturdayPoints: 958,760

Fremont Street (6-numbered straight): 5,6,7,8,9,0
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yjsk2100
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Message Posted: Oct 11, 2014 10:09:50 AM

110,115 (four of a kind 1's)
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DrivingtoMars
Champion Author Denver

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Message Posted: Oct 11, 2014 7:27:46 AM

Total points = 2,908,000.

Four of a Kind (Zeroes, w/ a 9 kicker).

[Good Saturday, all.

Welcome back, Barb. You were missed.

Doing this early, since wife is taking Mother-In-Law out today. Cooked a meatloaf yesterday. It was really dry for some reason. Must have been the saltines instead of regular bread. Trying to figure out how to eat without most of the bad stuff. Okay, all the bad stuff. It's not easy given the current state of our mass produced food supply.]
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DrivingtoMars
Champion Author Denver

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Message Posted: Oct 11, 2014 7:16:14 AM

GBTPP 10/10 hand results:
# of players: 3
#'s in play: 6
Winner: DrivingtoMars
Winning hand: Full House (Zeroes full of 9's, w/ a 6 kicker).
Total points: 906,090.

[drags the large pile of mythical cash to me.

GBTPP acknowledges the seasons are changing, but is observing that the transition is somewhat slow this year. Many of the trees around here still have their bright green leaves firmly attached. It has been warm after that initial cold slap in the face at the end of August.

The rules and hands form are available 24/7.

Thank you all for playing.]
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Nippor
Champion Author California

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Message Posted: Oct 10, 2014 9:22:44 PM

Fabulous Friday Points: 958,555

Four of a kind: 5s with a 9 kicker
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Nippor
Champion Author California

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Message Posted: Oct 10, 2014 9:21:22 PM

DTM, I was home alone when I discovered Mr. Scorpion. It was during the daytime: Hubby and son at work, daughter at school. So, I had to fend for myself like a big girl! ;(

Oh, and he's staying in that jar...going straight into the trash bin and into the trash truck on Trash Day!
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FarmHillBarb
Champion Author Florida

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Message Posted: Oct 10, 2014 5:01:13 PM

points = 898,580

Three of a Kind = 8's w/9 Kicker
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DrivingtoMars
Champion Author Denver

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Message Posted: Oct 10, 2014 8:42:20 AM

Total points = 2,906,090.

Full House (Zeroes full of 9's).

[Good Friday, all.

Nippor, I bet that was heart pounding action corralling that critter. Knowing what was at the end of its tail, and hearing the tapping of a poison filled syringe on the glass jar. I'd freak me out. Where was the Mister? Or did he say something like, "You found it. You deal with it." It's a desert dweller, and may or may not be dead under that jar. Please be careful when handling the jar.]
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DrivingtoMars
Champion Author Denver

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Message Posted: Oct 10, 2014 8:23:54 AM

GBTPP 10/09 hand results:
# of players: 1*
#'s in play: 6
Winner: None
Highest hand: Full House (Zeroes full of 5's, w/ a 9 kicker).
Total points: 905,050.

[Rearranges the large pile of mythical cash on the table.

* - No winner in the 10/09 hand. Although GBTPP understands the need to address other immediate attention getting issues. Like scorpions! Oh my!

The rules and hands form are available 24/7.

Thank you for your consideration.]
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Nippor
Champion Author California

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Message Posted: Oct 9, 2014 11:15:47 PM

DTM, the scorpion was walking, pinchers stretched out in front of him, tail out back and curled up at the tip, just walking at a good clip across the sand-colored carpet. I ran to get a pickle jar from the kitchen, and when I got back to the living room, he was now on the tile hallway. So I trapped him in the pickle jar (very carefully, because he wasn't too happy at being trapped-he was tapping his stinger-filled tail against the side of the glass jar.)

We think the strong vinegar odor from the pickles (and the small amount of water in the bottom of the jar) killed him. He is either playing dead, with his tail up high against the side of the jar, his head down, and his pinchers out like he is doing a headstand, or he IS dead. I put the jar out on the back patio last night before bed (because I just didn't trust leaving him alone INSIDE of the house overnight! If he wasn't dead before, he is now after cooking in his greenhouse jar on the patio all day today. Darn, I should have put him out where he'd be in the sun ALL day-that'd really have cooked him!

Sorry to hear that you found a nest of territorial wasps! I hate them!
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DrivingtoMars
Champion Author Denver

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Message Posted: Oct 9, 2014 7:23:11 AM

Total points = 2,905,050.

Full House (Zeroes full of 5's).

[Good Thursday, all.

Nippor! A scorpion? Was it huge and chase you through the house? That would be a real attention getter. They aren't native here, so I'd probably be calling 911. For the heart attack I'd be having. Did you corral it, and help it out the door? I hope nobody (Shadow included) was injured. I've heard they can sneak into peoples shoes and sleeping bags. Hopefully it wasn't like a bad 50's movie where the irradiated creature wreaks mayhem in a suburban residence. Gotta love those old imagination filled, black and white classics. Since you posted about it, I'm assuming you were not injured?]
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