So, hanging out with the Crofton Crew was a really good time. I don't regret any of it. Those guys really brought some excitement into my life and they turned out to be lifelong friends.
Anyway, I was thinking about one night we ended up at some house party in Crofton. I don't think we knew the person having the party ( I defintely didn't know him), but like always, four or five car loads of us showed up and took over. We found the biggest table, busted out the cards and started playing spades. Now, let it be known that spades, especially in the group I ran with was a serious game. If you didn't know how to play, if you made silly mistakes or god forbid if you tried to cheat, there would be problems. I was taught by hardcore guys that learned to play in jail. Well, more like the Annapolis Detention Center, but nonetheless they were serious about spades. For the most part I didn't cheat. I didn't get much into having signals and setting the deck, although I know a lot of people did. So, I learned to spot the signs that someone was cheating and eventually to keep up with the Jones's I had to learn a signal or two to keep things fair.
Anyway, so we sit down at this table and we start playing spades and these two guys come in and say that they have winners. Okay, cool. My friend Eric and his partner win, so they start playing against these guys in the next game. Eric aka Blinky had an issue with his eye. Sometimes it would blink uncontrollably especially if he was nervous or under a lot of stress. There were other times that you did n't even notice that he had an eye issue because it just wasn't acting up.
Of course, I'm sure you can see where this is going. Somehow things got heating during the game and these guys accused Eric of cheating by throwing signals with his eye. hehehe Well, I dunno how things got so out of control, but the next thing I know the table is flipped over, a chair was thrown through the sliding glass door, punches are being thrown and I'm being dragged outside, into a car and we are flying down the road. I heard there was thousands of dollars worth of damage to this poor guys house. All this over a game of cards that we weren't even betting on. I really can't tell you how many fights broke out in the course of my lifetime over the game of spades. I miss playing. I need to find a new partner and start a league or something.
Did anyone watch the Oscars????? I didn't. But, I think I'll do a red carpet review after I send out a few more resumes.
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