Friday, December 12, 2008

Boring update not really deserving a catchy title

Just wanted to give a little update, in case I don't get around to actually doing a real post this weekend.

I've taken a nice long break from league play. I haven't played since before Thanksgiving and have permission to sit out until February unless there's an emergency. I really appreciate that I have teammates that are willing to support me....or maybe they just want to get rid of me. But when you keep going when you know you shouldn't, it doesn't work for anyone.

I started off the season with a clean slate, and it showed in my game. But I noticed on the weeks I played league, I tended to be less focused in practice. And each week it got a little worse. Maybe, it was just exhaustion from the late nights, or maybe all the league drama was sticking to my brain more than necessary.

In my extra time, I've been following my plan of playing pool in different situations, playing more 9-ball, and sticking to a revamped practice routine to focus on basics. It feels great. And at the moment, I have no desire to return to a league at all, but I'm sure that will change.

Also, who needs league when there's so much great pool that's being streamed live on the web? In the last few weeks, the Great Southern Billiard Tour One-Pocket & 10-ball, Ring Game in Olathe, KS, and now the Reno Open on AZBTV. Its great to be able to watch good pool with out having to travel to the wintry locations that are so good for the sport!

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Just when you thought it was safe to go back into the water

If you've been following my blog for a year or so, you know that I have been a fan of OMGWTF's "Bitch I will cut you" Bunny T-Shirt. (A great Christmas gift for the Bitchy Bunny in your life, or better yet Easter...). There's a whole menagerie of cuddly animals with attitude, to surprise and amuse those who dare to stare.

Just when you thought it was safe to go back into the water....there is now, Pool Minnow the T-Shirt, created by OMGWTF and inspired by this blog.

I'll post pics later, but for now, here's the link to check it out, and buy one yourself. (I'm hoping that it might be possible to get them in kid sizes at some point).

Pool Minnow T-Shirt

Thanks, OMG. I'm honored.
Still just a minnow with big dreams of kicking butt up the food chain....and someday, maybe, being closer to the top of it. But now I'm a minnow with a new T-Shirt. Hooray! Laundry can wait another day...more pool!