Yay Panda!

Pool Playing

I have recently started playing 14.1 continuous (also known as straight pool). Up until recently I had just been mediocre at best. However since I have not had gainful employment and have had lots of time on my hands with which to practice I have totally improved. Because of this improvement I am going to Las Vegas this coming Tuesday to play in the BCA National 8 ball tournaments. I would like to have been able to play in the singles, but due to financial constraints can only play in the teams. That said, we do have an extremely strong team (the best I have ever had the priviledge of being a part of) and I like our chances.

Anywho, my brother and I were playing the other day and I hit my all time high of a 28 ball run. The game looks and sounds easy, but anything over a 15 ball run is hard to accomplish because you need a "breakout ball" and proper cue ball position to break up the rack and have a following shot. See video for details (I edited out all of the racking to make it shorter, but it is still +- 7 minutes.)

It may look easy, but I assure you...it is harder than it looks. You can tell by my reaction after the last shot I did NOT want to miss it. =)
Yay Panda!

In honor of Dumbledore's now empty closet...

The next 7 books J.K should write:

Parry Hotter and the Sorcerer's Bone
Parry Hotter and the Chamber of Secretions
Parry Hotter and the Prisoner of Ass-kaboom
Parry Hotter and the Goblin for Hire
Parry Hotter and the Odor of the Penis
Parry Hotter and the Half-Blood Quints
Parry Hotter and the Teethly Swallows

(Reposted from March)
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Why I am friends only.

After much deliberation I have decided to totally friends lock my LJ. A series of recent events, including what I feel to be an invasion of my privacy, has forced my hand into keeping my private thoughts and feelings between me and those I care about. I would much prefer the ability to talk about work/pool/life without fearing reprisal. For example, I'd like to be able to exaggerate (I think my coworker is going to slip rat poison in my breakfast taco), to complain (my family is so frustrating!), and to feel (I'm in love!) without being either emotionally, promotionally, or financially blackmailed.

That being in the case, I'm optimistic about being fairly liberal about who I add as a friend - mostly, I want to know you in real life, or have known you at some point in the past. Common interests, of course, also tend to be a bonus if I don't know you - unless you're snarky and obnoxious, in which case I'm more likely to enjoy your company. ;) Adding coworkers makes me a little nervous, although I'll happily consider people on a case-by-case basis. Please don't be offended if I don't add you back - I assure you, it has nothing to do with you, and instead everything to do with my intense desire for my private life to remain that.