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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

11 21 2011

running on fumes

My apartment building will undergo fumigation in the near future. This is going to be fun. From what I understand, I’ll have to clear out the contents of my refrigerator. That means I’d better get cookin’. I also have to finish painting a bunch of ceramics since the unglazed pieces are porous and the fumes may or may not affect how well they take paint after.

I have an upcoming Cooking Class post but I don’t think I’ll get to it this week. Besides, y’all are too busy obsessing over your own T-Day fooding plans, anyways. Come back after Thanksgiving, if you’re still hungry.

 

 

internet foraging

Kill some time and read some things. Here are recommendations on the lengthier side, which make them perfect for a slow Monday (and a short week, if you’re celebrating American Thanksgiving).

the Somerton Man   Skin
The lampshade emerged from the wreckage of Katrina. But was it really what it appeared to be—a Buchenwald artifact made of human remains? A Holocaust detective story.
 
     
perhaps it occured at Owl Creek Bridge   Deep Intellect
Inside the mind of the octopus.
 
     
perhaps it occured at Owl Creek Bridge   Heart of Dark Chocolate
Beer is the Dom Perignon of the Amazon. The surest way to get everyone’s attention is to show up with an obscene amount. We had everyone’s attention.
Fascinating look into the business of wild chocolate.

 

If you don’t have time to read long articles, here’s a whimsical snack that will only take a bite.

the Somerton Man   In Feline Agility Events, the Biggest Obstacle Can Be the Cat
Most cats enter feline agility competitions cold, but other cats are trained.
Let’s herd cats!

 

And also, because I have yet to tire of the following video clip of owls…

 

 

must… finish… projects…

I had these two tall mugs in reserve for whatever I was going eventually paint on them. Since I am now on a deadline, I painted them this weekend. They are a set. I tried doing some gradient colors on them (very difficult because of the opaque nature of the glazes) and using some dimensional glazes. We’ll see next week when I pick them up if they turned out all right.

Also, no, I’m not all that creative. I stick to motifs that are easy and somewhat fail-proof, hence the proliferation of the sunny skies theme. 😉

 

 

blog post round up

Let's all drink and make poor decisions!It seemed like a good idea at the time.   I make The Greatest Cereal Bowl Of All Time. I’m not going to sell it because I like it so much.
I decide to raffle off the The Greatest Cereal Bowl Of All Time. This is because I like competing in pool tournaments so much.
I play in the 2011 U.S. Open 9-Ball Championships. It’s a nice trip with plenty of shenanigans. I decide to take a break from pool. This is because I don’t like pool so much.
Now that I’m on vacation, I have more time to do things like cooking French onion soup and watching all the seasons of Dexter.
I went to Las Vegas for a league pool championship (that I was not a part of) and it was everything I thought it would be. Also, there were Canadians.

 

 

run turkeys run

Barring a sudden burst of ridiculous blog productivity, there won’t be another post this week. But next week should be fun.

Eat lots and don’t forget to vote on my two little polls up there on the top of the right sidebar!

 

no postage necessary

2 comments to 11 21 2011

  • Zack

    I seem to remember at some point in the recent past I heard you had a great idea for a crafty craft for me. I have a hefty sum (somewhere between $20 and $25) waiting in my paypal when it’s ready.