The Last Poker

It’s the most wonderful end of the world.
With the kids jingle belling
And everyone yelling,
“Demise is unfurled!”
It’s the most wonderful end of the world!

According to the internets, the Mayan calendar ends on December 21, and people thus think that the world will come to an end on that date.  Which is weird, because my “12 months of puppies” calendar ends on December 31, but no one thinks that the world is going to end then.  And there are a bunch of other calendars that also end on December 31.  You would think that at least some people on the internets would be interested in the fact that the vast majority of calendars give us an extra 10 days to live, but no.

So in the event that either calendar has correctly predicted the end of the world, we should probably get together to celebrate the last poker ever.  We had a good run folks.  I think some spiced wine and Christmas cookies and Christmas music and movies are a fine way to ring in whatever comes next.  Maybe we’ll actually play poker.

Let us gather at [—–] at around 8pm.  Please RSVP with ETA so I know how many Christmas cookies is too many.

And just in case you were a skeptic, thinking there was no real scientific evidence that the end of days is nigh—

Dolin is invited.


12 Days of Christmas Poker (12/12/12)

The 12 days of Christmas – Clerk style

On the first day of Christmas my clerkship gave to meeee:
An unhelpful amicus brieeeeef!

On the .2d day of Christmas my clerkship gave to meeee:
2 conflicting doctrines and an unhelpful amicus brieeeeef!
. . .
On the 12th Day of Christmas my clerkship gave to meeeee:
12 law firm invites;
11 missing pin-cites;
10 snarky memos;
9 pro se weirdos;
8 day a-reviewing;
7 cross a-ppealing;
6 votes for en banc;
5 pooooooker emaaaaaails;
4 cases per panel;
3 co-clerks;
2 conflicting doctrines; and
An unhelpful amicus brieeeeeeeef!

Christmas Pokering has finally come to [——–]!  The tree is up, the lights are strung, and the carols have the words changed to things that make more sense.  Why would your true love even want an off-balance marching band and a bunch of poultry?  And milk…  I guess the rings make sense, but gold is so 80’s.

But I digress.  Tonight we have hot cocoa with peppermint schnapps and Christmas cookies and other festive goodies!  Start time is 8pm.  And tis the season of giving so give me a break and RSVP so I know what to expect.