Monday, 18 February 2019

So, How Are the Bridge Lessons Coming Along?



WHY ARE THERE SO MANY RULES?

WHY????

46 comments:

anne marie in philly said...

the gumbies!

DEZMOND said...

I've learnt it as a child, but I don't remember it was so complicated, are you sure you're learning bridge? :) Kanasta is way more complicated... but also way more fun.

Harry Hamid said...

Hey, that's the way to learn new skills. Keep going so hard that you're dreaming about it.

mxtodis123 said...

I've never learned bridge. In fact, don't know anything about it. Never give up though. The rewards of learning a new skill are awesome.

Moving with Mitchell said...

One of my favorite "lines"!

Bob Slatten said...

Anything that makes my wee brain ache is a hard pass for me!

Parnassus said...

I think that's why I was never fond of games--so many arbitrary rules. I prefer building up different structures in my mind, like doing research to recreate how things were long ago.
--Jim

Joanne Noragon said...

So does mine! Well, sometimes.

Sixpence Notthewiser said...

Hysterical. I just learned to play pocket and I always have to ask for confirmation >_<

e said...

Lol. Be sure you wear a hankie tied around your head when you play!

Rawknrobyn.blogspot.com said...

Oy, I applaud you for taking it on. I couldn't, wouldn't, won't.
A great week to you.

Willym said...

Being part of the diplomatic and expat community in many places it was expected that you played bridge. It was also expect that you'd have a martini at 1700 and that you'd probably have an affair with someone in the community's spouse. I could never understand bridge - hell I have trouble with Bingo! Affairs are too complicated, too many people get hurt. The martini thing - change it to a bloody Caesar and I'm in! I was never a very good diplomate!

Deedles said...

I refuse to play partner games. I don't think on a logical scale and my attention span is almost nonexistent these days. I would always let my partner down.

^.^ said...

I agree with Deedles … Love, cat.

Susan Kane said...

After doing battle with my computer, my brain always hurts. Sometimes it cries.

JACKIESUE said...

I absolutely know absolutely nothing about bridge..
but you must..and I say you must watch Letterkenny..promise me.

Adam said...

This is what Republicans say when they have to read facts.

bobbie said...

Never even tried!! Rummy is enough for me ~

LOL at Neko Random! Or when the dump has to read briefings...

Good luck with your endeavor, and more power to you!

holli said...

You can do it!! I have no idea to play any card games except 52 card pickup that sucks!

Guillaume said...

I am not very good remembering rules at card games. except Solitaire and, to a lesser extend, poker.

Miss Val's Creations said...

I have not tried bridge but if there are too many rule, I would not like it! Good luck!

Martha said...

Too many rules would drive me crazy!

mshatch said...

I used to sort of know how to play. All I remember now is that it's a bit like Whist but waaaay more complicated.

Fundy Blue said...

Haha! I get the "My brain hurts!" Hang in there, Debra!

Ur-spo said...

I wish I knew how to play bridge.

G.B. Miller said...

I had the same issue with pinochle (another game for people 55 and older) back in the day. Also had the same problem with cribbage, which never stuck with me.

But, I do enjoy the occasional Gumby every now and then.

Marie Smith said...

I hate a pile of rules these days. Maybe it’s my decaying brain now.

jono said...

...except for one-eyed Jacks.

Ol'Buzzard said...

Mine too
the Ol'Buzzard

Missy George said...

HaHaHaHaHa...Enjoy!!

brewella deville said...

That pain is just your brain stretching, you'll get there.

Susan said...

Ha! My parents used to belong to a bridge club - I was the only one in the family that did not do well with card games. The only thing I took to was cribbage, which is as exciting as watching paint dry.

Hena Tayeb said...

haha!

http://www.henatayeb.blogspot.com

Professor Chaos said...

They used to print a Bridge column in the SF Chronicle, maybe they still do. I used to read it and just be completely baffled. It might as well have been nuclear physics. Why would a game be so complicated?

bj said...

I don't know diddly squat about Bridge.My mom loved it and was good at it but I didn't have an interest to learn

SmitoniusAndSonata said...

I've mastered Snap. Is Bridge similar?

Magaly Guerrero said...

It looks to me like you are having a blast. Stop pretending. You are enjoying the too-many-rules torture. Admit it! Then, massage your poor brain.

Guillaume said...

Somehow I don't think I can have patience for bridge.

The Blog Fodder said...

Loved contract bridge but haven't played it for many years. My late wife was my best bridge partner. (We also wallpapered together). finding other equally untalented players is always a problem. Learned it at University and skipped many a class

bill lisleman said...

Good for you to take Bridge on. Wouldn't it be more advantageous to learn a card/dice game played at casinos?

Rommy said...

LOL, sometimes a simple clip says it all. I never knew bridge was a complex game. Think of how awesome it will feel once you have all those fiddly rules down.

baili said...

Ah rules!

If you mean UNIVERSAL RULES SET BY NATURE
THEY are to Protect you :)

LL Cool Joe said...

I'd rather go to the dentist than play Bridge. :D

Kirk said...


Ha! Love Python!

Magic Love Crow said...

Debra you are so funny! LOL! Good luck my friend! I don't know anything about bridge!!!

Ur-spo said...

The ancient greeks comedies are full up with fart jokes; they will never go out of style.