After my brief flirtation with gambling this past weekend, I spent some time (when everyone was out of the house) watching Bravo’s Celebrity Poker Showdown. I was fascinated by the knowledge and strategery… um… knowledge… of the host Phil Gordon, and it was fun watching B-list celebs pretend they know something about poker.

Of course, I know very little about poker, so it’s not like I was being all elitist. I was just relying on the commentary from the host. Oh, and Dave Foley is funny, too, even with his goofy goatee.

No-limits Texas Hold ‘Em is the game they were playing, which seems to be the poker of the moment. Heck, even the former Ensign Wesley Crusher is playing it these days.

Sadly, I would be unable to watch the show normally, since it appears to be on at 1 PM and 2 AM. Plus, I don’t get Bravo; I’d have to upgrade. But, I am still intrigued, so I’m going to find some poker games and mess around, maybe pick up a book or two. I won’t play for real money at first, but if I have a knack for it, I might find some online games to play…

That sound you hear is my credit reports groaning in anticipation…