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• 2013 Majors

CSI POOL
BCAPL National 8-Ball Championships
Rio All-Suite Las Vegas Hotel and Casino
Las Vegas, NV
first time at the Rio (adios Riviera) and things get epic
 
INDEPENDENT EVENT
Hard Times 10-Ball Open
Hard Times Billiards
Bellflower, CA
just a lil pre-Vegas warm up tournament
 
INDEPENDENT EVENT
West Coast Challenge
$4,000 added One Pocket
$10,000 added 10-Ball
California Billiard Club
Mountain View, CA
last event at this location before they close (sadface)
 
INDEPENDENT EVENT
Cole Dickson Memorial 9-Ball
Family Billiards
San Francisco, CA
for legendary road player Cole Dickson
 
INDEPENDENT EVENT
Pots 'N' Pans Memorial 9-Ball
Pool Sharks
Las Vegas, NV
celebrating hustler Bernard Rogoff, better known as "Pots 'N' Pans"
 
THE ACTION REPORT
TAR35 | Dennis Orcollo vs Shane Van Boening
TAR Studio
Las Vegas, NV
second and third days
 
THE ACTION REPORT
TAR33 | Francisco Bustamante vs Alex Pagulayan
TAR Studio
Las Vegas, NV
second (1P) and part of third (10B) day
 
THE ACTION REPORT
TAR32 | Ronnie Alcano vs Jayson Shaw
TAR Studio
Las Vegas, NV
GREAT match • Andy Mercer Memorial 9-Ball Tournament coverage
 
INDEPENDENT EVENT
Chet Itow Memorial 9-Ball
California Billiards Club
Mountain View, CA
drank too much to do good coverage, but here it is, anyway
 
CSI POOL
Jay Swanson Memorial 9-Ball
Hard Times Billiards
Bellflower, CA
let Robocop show you how to run a six-pack, Citizen
 
THE ACTION REPORT
TAR31 | Mike Dechaine vs Shane Van Boening
TAR Studio
Las Vegas, NV
ALL HAIL THE HOVERCAT
 
THE ACTION REPORT
TAR30 | Darren Appleton vs Shane Van Boening
TAR Studio
Las Vegas, NV
the boys are back in town
 
 
10+1 INTERVIEWS
» Huidji See
» Donny Mills
 
 
EVERYBODY WAS KUNG-FU FIGHTING
the best kind of New Year's Sandwich
that's not okay
 
 
READER'S CHOICE
you know that I'm no good
on being a reasonable human being with realistic expectations
 
instasham series
stories from the distant and slightly-less-distant past
 
the only people for me are the mad ones
questions, tournaments, bets, running 26.2 miles

• LINKY LINKS

PARTY ANIMALS
The Action Report
purveyor of fine challenge matches between highly-skilled players of note
 
PUBLICATION
Cue Times Billiard News
Colorado's best resource for all things pool-related
 
CASE
Jack Justis Cases
the choice of champions
 
CUE
Sugartree Customs
made by Eric "Slower Than Snails" Crisp, if and when he feels like it
 
CUE
Tucker Cue Works
"If you feel the need to ask me how your cue is progressing every week then maybe there is a better choice of cuemakers out there for you."
 
MEAT
Kurzweils' Country Meats
yes, meat

life can only be understood backwards

 

 

mundane moments in a mundane life
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...but it must be lived forwards."
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I met a boy and we traveled down a road until the inevitable crash and burn. I jumped out of the wreckage and began running, driven by irritation, regret, and the imperative need to forget. My game shot back up to where it had been, and then rolled further.
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I won and we got hammered. They dropped me off at home full of spirits and in high spirits. I clattered through the door and woke the Cat.
“Hey,” I said, full of unbalanced elation. “Hey, Cat.”
It took me two-and-a-half tries to unfold a chair. She observed without judgment. I fell into the chair and plopped my face down, nose-to-snout. She regarded me gravely but made no retreat.
“Hey, Cat,” I said again. “Cat. You know what? I want those six months back. They were a waste, a total fucking waste.”
“You don’t get them back.” I was surprised when she spoke. My previous cat had not had a BBC accent. “You don’t always get second chances. Nor should you want them.”
She turned her back on me and went to sleep.
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The spirits were gone when I woke, but the past—and the victory—remained.

 

 

søren kierkegaard

5 comments to life can only be understood backwards

  • Funny, my dogs have BBC accents but the cats all have French accents and they’re doleful ones at that.

  • Alan Saville

    My doggie doesn’t have an accent but I often tell the “roommate” inside my head to shut the f*!#! up, but I try to be tactful. I also tell him to stop taking everything personally and that there’s nothing wrong with nothing.

  • Heath

    A lot said in such short content.

    Glad you put something else out. I was sick of looking at that sweaty fried chicken everyday. 🙂

    • Adhesive Remover

      I may put the Instashams on a sub-blog of their own, as there are many non-pool Instasham bits I could write as well.

      P.S. I did put the HT10B write up between this and the fried chicken. 😉