Dice is Back

God may not play dice, but young adults in Sacramento do. An increasingly common site at parties, concerts and anywhere else lively friends gather is a small group leaning in at the circle they have created, usually accompanied by whoops and laughter, as someone is always winning in dice. all-about-dice.com cites dice as the oldest known gaming instrument on earth, having existed with the Native Americans and also imported to the United States with almost every other ethnicity. Playing or gambling with dice as the only object in the game is growing in popularity, almost always with several crumpled $1 bills piled alongside. As a social 23-year-old college student, I see my fair share of people enjoying their off time, and it seems that recently young adults are rekindling this timeless tradition. One of the most popular dice games is called Cee-Lo, a very simple game of luck, brought over long ago with Chinese immigrants. This easy and exciting game has become the dice game of choice in Sacramento and has many people peering into its circle of chance. The results are young adults in an atmosphere that closely resembles children playing Chutes and Ladders. This rambunctious scene is found anywhere from parties to street sidewalks. It is easy, fun and usually does not cost much. Games are often only $1 a round, so at […]

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They say breaking up is hard to do. . .

 Dear "Cheaters", There is no easy way to say this, so I’m just gonna spit it out:  I’ve been seeing someone else.  I want you to know that I’ll always have love for you.  When I was new to town, you took me in, and I’ll never forget that.  We’ll always have Oregon basketball; who knows, maybe we can ring in the new arena together next fall. You need to understand that it’s not you, it’s me.  Please, don’t cry.  Stop it.  You’re a still wonderful bar, I’ve just found someone I’m more compatible with.   It’s been going on a few weeks now. I wanted to watch the Giants game and grab a beer, but it was raining, and I didn’t want to go all the way down Folsom to do it. I’d noticed this place on 19th that looked pretty cool.  I went in, had a drink and, well, one thing led to another. Next thing I knew, the Giants game was over and the NBA playoffs had started and I was still there, having a great time. It was as if we’d known each other our whole lives. O.K., O.K., I’ll tell you who it is, but you have to promise not to make a scene.  You probably know her, and this is already awkward enough. Are you gonna be chill? It’s The Zebra […]

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Dice is Back

God may not play dice, but young adults in Sacramento do. An increasingly common site at parties, concerts and anywhere else lively friends gather is a small group leaning in at the circle they have created, usually accompanied by whoops and laughter, as someone is always winning in dice. all-about-dice.com cites dice as the oldest known gaming instrument on earth, having existed with the Native Americans and also imported to the United States with almost every other ethnicity. Playing or gambling with dice as the only object in the game is growing in popularity, almost always with several crumpled $1 bills piled alongside. As a social 23-year-old college student, I see my fair share of people enjoying their off time, and it seems that recently young adults are rekindling this timeless tradition. One of the most popular dice games is called Cee-Lo, a very simple game of luck, brought over long ago with Chinese immigrants. This easy and exciting game has become the dice game of choice in Sacramento and has many people peering into its circle of chance. The results are young adults in an atmosphere that closely resembles children playing Chutes and Ladders. This rambunctious scene is found anywhere from parties to street sidewalks. It is easy, fun and usually does not cost much. Games are often only $1 a round, so at […]

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They say breaking up is hard to do. . .

 Dear "Cheaters", There is no easy way to say this, so I’m just gonna spit it out:  I’ve been seeing someone else.  I want you to know that I’ll always have love for you.  When I was new to town, you took me in, and I’ll never forget that.  We’ll always have Oregon basketball; who knows, maybe we can ring in the new arena together next fall. You need to understand that it’s not you, it’s me.  Please, don’t cry.  Stop it.  You’re a still wonderful bar, I’ve just found someone I’m more compatible with.   It’s been going on a few weeks now. I wanted to watch the Giants game and grab a beer, but it was raining, and I didn’t want to go all the way down Folsom to do it. I’d noticed this place on 19th that looked pretty cool.  I went in, had a drink and, well, one thing led to another. Next thing I knew, the Giants game was over and the NBA playoffs had started and I was still there, having a great time. It was as if we’d known each other our whole lives. O.K., O.K., I’ll tell you who it is, but you have to promise not to make a scene.  You probably know her, and this is already awkward enough. Are you gonna be chill? It’s The Zebra […]

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