This blog will feature my ramblings about everyone's (well at least a few people's) favorite card game, bridge. Hopefully it will be a chance to exchange ideas and ultimately help us all become better bridge players.
Saturday, December 29, 2007
Still a "Young" Bridge Player
For some reason sitting at breakfast today, one of the last mornings in '07, I started thinking about how many times I have heard from an opponent upon arriving at a table, "It's nice to see young people playing bridge." In my early years of playing I heard it so often that, while I smiled politely each time, I was still a little annoyed by the un-originality of the comment. Well, I turn 30 in early '08, and as my grey hairs add up, I'm starting to wonder how many times I'll hear that again. It isn't annoying anymore. While I'm no longer that young in mainstream life, I am confident that I have at least a couple of more years of being called a "kid" at the bridge table. And that feels all right! Happy '08 everybody.
I'm a fairly regular guy whose number one hobby happens to be bridge, a game many people think is played only in retirement homes. I played a bit with my parents and grandparents growing up but took up the game in earnest when in college. Now I have been playing pretty seriously for over 10 years. I have a number of friends who are as addicted to the game as I am, and thought that this blog would provide a chance for us to exchange ideas about our favorite game. I hope you enjoy it!