Neilochka returning to Redondo Beach with all his worldly possessions.
I’ve played Texas Hold-em a few times now, and I’m surprisingly good at it.Â I used to play a lot of cards with my grandmother so I feel comfortable with card games.Â I also think I have a good instinct for when to bluff and when to go all in.
It’s a good instinct to have in real life as well.
Today was a good time to make a play.Â I decided to move back to Redondo Beach (for now), which is a few miles south of Los Angeles proper, not far from LAX.
I never really liked the “bachelor pad” I’ve been living in since I separated from Sophia.Â It’s a sublet with a dirty carpet, tiny kitchen, and unfriendly neighbors.Â So, today I’m starting to move out — back to Sophia’s place.Â
Don’t get too excited.Â
I’m only staying here for the two months that she is gone.Â We decidedÂ it is a waste of moneyÂ to pay two rents (and besides, Sophia wants me to water her plants and tape “All My Children” for her).
For the future — let’s see what the cards have to say in a few weeks.Â
But for now, as they like to say in my part of the town, surf’s up!
Now, here’s a gratuitous shot of women in bikinis who, if they wanted to, can easily beat the shit out of me.Â (As if you really believe that I would sit out in the hot sun to watch a volleyball game on a crowded beach, even if they do include women in bikinis.Â That’s why they invented TV).
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