Written by: Nick
I run a little poker tour out of my house. After each tourney, I update the website with the results and send out a group email. James was part of that group email. My updates have cheesy headlines like “Swyul Kills” and “The Shoe Fits”. And I use all kinds of poker lingo that no one understands. It makes me happy.
Whenever I saw him in the hallways at work, I would try to convince James (and Dean) to play… and although I think he saw the beauty in cards (LOL), he hadn’t yet taken the plunge and played. I took the “subtle” hint… and one day offered to take him off the group email list. His reply? “No, no… keep me on there man, I like reading your updates, I like your stories.” To have one of the greatest copywriters of my time say that about my crappy poker website, well, that was pretty cool.
I still hold those poker tournaments. And James is still part of my email list.