June 29, 2004

Came in sixth

I told you all that I woould give an accounting of my pool shooting exploits yesterday evening, so here's the report. I didn't suck, nor did I shine. The first guy I played didn't have a clue. I couldn't whiff enough shots to make it even close. His clock is now thoroughly and completly "minty fresh" and buffed to a high gloss. I can say that it really pisses me off when this nitwit is shooting with an Eight Hundred Dollar cue, and I've got an Eight Dollar stick.

The next pairing I had was with one of the "Big Sticks" out there. Not pretty. Three up and three down. Suddenly my timepiece is free of any cobwebs. This guy is so good it's scary. I believe that I only got three looks at the table in three games, and it could've been even less (I'd been drinking, and wasn't really paying all that much attention.)

Final match (now in the Loser's bracket) pits me up against another solid player. He beat me 3 to 2 in a good match. By this time of the evening, I was surprised that I was standing upright, as I had consumed copious amounts of "Aiming Fluid".

I think I did okay, out of the field of 16 folks. It was fun, and that's all that counts in my book. Maybe if I get a little better pool cue I can do a bit better.

Posted by Johnny - Oh at June 29, 2004 08:44 PM

Definitely the cue's fault. Next time make sure the cue drinks as much as you do, that way you're both on the same page.

NEVER play drunk with sober cue!


Posted by: Harvey at June 30, 2004 12:24 PM

I think I'll try that tonight. I'm gonna go down to Eric's tonight, so I'll be sure to "Lubricate" the stick beforehand. Full report to follow.

Posted by: Johnny - Oh at June 30, 2004 04:35 PM

I was told the cue don't matter when I started a couple years ago. Bulldinky, says I, it matters a hell of alot. I was fortunate to have a friend give me his cue a while ago and my game has inmproved radically.
Buy one when you can. You might be amazed.

Posted by: rick at July 2, 2004 12:10 PM
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