A couple of points:
I wanted to recommend a great DVD for no limit hold em poker players. My buddy at Universal loaned me a copy and it really helped beef up my game -- I just watched it earlier this week, so really, it just took a couple of days. There's a couple of others in the series that I'll check out, too, but the one I got is Master Bluffs and Tells, probably the weakest part of my game (and a major one in cards). Oh, and Vince Van Patten hosts the disc, the guy from the World Poker Tour. Highly recommended:
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00075 ... d&v=glance
Also, what's everyone's favorite drink for card games? I generally hook up a reasonable bottle of single malt like Glenfiddich, but my generous friend, same guy who loaned me the disc, brought a bottle of JW Blue Label to one of the games last month, so it's gonna be hard to go back after that.