Welcome Doctor To Our Humble MadhouseWritten by Thomas Morgan aka The Irishsetter
I have a friend, probably most intelligent person I’ve ever met, who occasionally joins my group in our Las Vegas excursions. We refer to him as “Doc” as he has a Phd. from one of ivy league schools. He’s tall, excruciatingly thin, and appears to be made up of only arms and legs. If you were to meet him in passing, his appearance and demeanor would leave you with impression that he’s a bit of a stiff. When my friends and I would head for craps tables, he would go to play blackjack. He’s a moderately strong BJ player, and would probably be an excellent one if he played more frequently and was more passionate about game.
One night, awhile back, instead of his normal routine, Doc followed us to craps tables. “Just want to see what you guys get all wound up about…” Three of us settled onto a table with Doc standing behind looking over our shoulders. In between rolls, we explained basics of game, which he quickly grasped. We couldn’t have timed our arrival any better as table began to shift from cold to warm about time we placed our first bets. Within 15 minutes, my friends and I were all up about 20 units. “You shouldn’t be winning, you know….the odds are stacked against you.” Doc said. We nodded and continued to call out our wagers. He continued to watch.
The stick calls, “Five, pay line!” The table erupts in cheers, laughter and high fives.
Forty minutes pass. Chip racks are filling and what was once a half full table is now packed with players standing elbow to elbow. No one is having monster rolls, but nearly everyone is making at least a pass or two and throwing some numbers in between. Doc, who has a thoughtful scowl on his face, seems almost irritated that things are going so well for us. “Doc, come on! We’ll make some room. Squeeze in and play!” I said. He shakes his head, “The probabilities have to start evening out soon. This has been going on far too long. A correction is due.”
I tried to explain that he was over thinking, being too analytical, but he would have none of it. We continued to win at a steady pace, all while Doc appeared to be doing math computations in his head. I think I even heard him say something about standard deviations and Gaussian curve!
Jar Lid and Jar Candle DecorationWritten by michelle gauthier
Jar Lid and Jar Candle Decoration Create a personal look to your Jar candle and Jar lid Written by Expressive Candles Supplies Needed: Most items can be found around house or in a craft store. Jar Candle with lid – with removable plastic bottom Craft Glue Paint Scissors
Decorating Candle Jars and Lids is a fun and easy project for all ages. You can use many different craft items to embellish your jar and lid. If you are really creative, you could even make a snow globe out of lid. But we are going to go over a few inexpensive ideas to turn your Jar into an attractive looking and still functional decoration.
Most jar lids come with a plastic under cap, which can be taken off by a screw driver. In this space you can add many different things, from dried flowers to an elaborate scene.
One of my favorite things to do is to add fake flowers and greens to my lid, typically using same color flower as my jar wax. Everything can be placed at top of lid and adding green leaves to keep it secure.
Sand, Rocks or Marble pieces can add a different look to lid. One great idea is to use different layers of colored sand. Just make sure you fill it to top, because under cap will have a little bit of space. You'll get same look as those colored bottles that you can buy at fairs. For rocks, try using some Aquarium rocks, as they come in multiple colors.
You can add a more personal touch by adding a picture or personal message in lid. Just cut picture to fit lid and put some kind of background behind it. One idea is to use a nice piece of colored felt or velvet fabric. By adding enough fabric, you can be assured picture will stay where it is. I do not recommend using glue on top of lid, as it will be visible.