Hey It’s Thursday

Golf Update

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I played a round of golf yesterday with the guys. Update on the guys in a bit. Have you tried this new Titleist AVX ball? It’s very good and being sold in sleeves on ebay higher than what they’re being sold here in California. This is the ball that is being tested by Titleist in three markets – California, Arizona, and Floria. My review on the ball. It’s soft and on average I was hitting it about 8-10 yard further than the Pro V1 ball. Putting with it you can really tell how soft the ball is. What gets me? It’s the same price point as their existing ProV’s. So they’re really making it known that it’s not an inferior ball.

Back to the guys: I decided some audio would be best.

Cubs Win

Ryne Sandberg brings his grandkids to the ball park. How awesome is this?!?

Happy Sunday

Saturday Night Live

Saturday Night Live opening with Donald Trump was quite funny.

Pumpkin Spice is back…”Abort Mike. Abort. Get outta there.”

Cubs Baseball…

Cubs lost in LA. It’s ok. They had a lot happen to them. An emergency detour of their flight on the way as there was an issue with one of the player’s wives. Anytime, you get something out of the ordinary and it disrupts the ‘usual’ schedule things can go arise on the day after.

The play at home that got reviewed and overturned. Argh. I’m siding with David Ross here (Fellow catcher). Video below.

Oh and in case you’re not sure of what play I’m talking about – I’ll show you the video below.

Aztecs lost but Ohio State won Big

Aztecs lost but boy did they have an attendance. Just under 50,000 people in attendance. Huge!

Golf Tournament Yesterday

We had our once monthly Saturday tournament. 70+ people out for this one. Excellent turnout. Best 3 balls of 4. We tried. We had some fun. But the middle of the tournament is where we finished.

Cubs win. Cubs win. Holy Cow!

Cubs Win

We did it. Onto the NLCS for the 3rd straight year. I was photographing some volleyball last night and it was looking like it was going to be one of those kinds of losses on volleyball – so boom I removed myself and it was time to cheer on my beloved Cubs. It turned out to be one of the closest games since last year’s game seven.

Quick shower before bed. #FlyTheW

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Conan and Tom Cruise

Quite funny. You’re welcome.

Speaking of Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee

Jerry Seinfeld with President Obama.

Lastly….

I was having a discussion yesterday about Coldplay and how good they are. But what I enjoyed even more was the Howard Stern interview with Chris Martin. Here you go.

 

Thursday Morning Coffee

Latest Golf Magazine

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I don’t usually enjoy them. As it’s usually a lot of hoopla and with very little beneficial. But this particular issue was good advice – putting left hand low – setup for left hand low and much more. Quite enjoyed the issue. Ok Ok Lexi Thompson doesn’t hurt either

Golf Tournament Yesterday

This video using the new shot tracer app was on our 2nd hole. This was his approach shot that he setup for and made a birdie.

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We’ve been playing with Joel Cloud (nice guy) and we’ve enjoyed having him in our group. He’ll even be joining us again this Saturday for our next tournament. Good to have some newness.

As for how I played. I hit some very crisp iron shots but fell apart coming in for an 81. Two birdies. Photo below of one of my approaches on a par 3 for birdie.

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Moving on….

New Star Wars Last Jedi trailer dropped. A lot of unanswered questions…yep – it’ll be the movie to go and see this Christmas and will probably be the box office smash of the year. I’m getting the feeling this will be the ‘Empire Strikes Back’ movie.

Donald Trump…

I posted this on Twitter yesterday. The right wing gets all ultra-defensive when we try to limit the 2nd amendment in any fashion but yet when someone voices an opinion, they want to silence that. Does Donald remember that he took an oath to defend the entire constitution? Not just the parts of it that you like more than others or perhaps that suit you more.

Soccer Saturday

I’m off this morning to watch my daughter play some soccer. Like her father – it seems that she’s taken a liking to goalie. I played soccer all the way up until Freshman year of high school when it became time to decide what my sport focus was going to be. It turned out to be Cross-Country and golf on the weekends with my dad.

But speaking of soccer – did you see the highlights of the USA vs Panama match. What a game. Why is it that I absolutely love soccer announcers?!? They’re so high energy. It’s not like golf or basketball/football.

A Buddies Anniversary

My friend’s Doug and Jenn have their anniversary today. Geez. Hard to believe how far you both have come. I have this good Adobe Lightroom feature that will look for specific faces through my thousands of photos – it’s handy for when you’re looking for a commemorative photo. So to that – I give you this one from 5 years – 11 months – 16 days ago. October 11th 2011.

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Happy Anniversary!

Moving on….

Cubbies won a match of just pure pitching talent. Strassburg vs Hendricks. Nationals just had no run support and couldn’t hit Cubs pitching. They should fare better against Lester coming up.

WARM IT UP KRIS! Cubs up 2-0! #chicagocubsnation #cubs #mlb #nlds

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On that note – it’s time for me to grab some coffee and time to head on out.

Cmon Cubbies. Don’t Fail me Now

Cubs vs Nationals Today

Smells like game day!! #Cubs #NLDS #GoCubsGo

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The first game of the series. This will be the series that may determine a lot. I’m rooting for the Cubbies but I feel like a few pieces to their game aren’t just dynamite like they were last year. But – the postseason is a whole different animal. You just need to get hot for a few games and before you know it – you’re in the World Series.

Blade Runner…

I’m off to see the newest one today. It’s getting very good early reviews so I’m curious to see how it will pan out. Is Harrison Ford a replicant?!?! I have a feeling we still won’t have a clear idea and we’ll still be guessing.

More Justice League Photos…

Along with a new and the final trailer launching this Sunday.

Off-Duty SDPD at the Concert Shooting

I was brought this gem to my attention by my step-daughter Lauren on Facebook. One of her friends, Max, was at the concert who was an off-duty police officer. Between heroes like this and those that dove on top of their loved ones to save them – we have some amazing people in this country.

Interview with him below…

Lastly…Words on Alexa

I was told that my wife’s family couldn’t believe that we used Amazon Alexa for our lights, etc and more with the comment ,”Are you ok with it always recording?”

Well, you’re not really understanding how it works. It’s just listening and processing about ten seconds at a time and only looking for keywords. Of course, the keyword is ‘Alexa’. When it doesn’t recognize that in the recorded data it deletes it. It has a very small amount of flash memory onboard and can not afford to store/save any of these conversations.

Wednesday Golf

First Wednesday Tournament

We had a three clubs and a putter tournament. It’s a bit silly when people ask me what’s the tournament about – it’s ‘Three Clubs and a putter’. Anyway, I rather enjoy it as it’s something different. Not the always ‘low net’.

It’s a lot of creativity that is involved with it. Chipping with different clubs than you’re used to, quarter shots, and trying to hitting yardages you’re not used to normally hitting with certain clubs. A good amount of fun. It’s about as a ‘Mickey Mouse’ tournament as I still find fun.

My play: I hit some good shots. Some poor ones. But was entirely wrist pain free. Which is a step in the right direction. Finished. Golf doesn’t particularly matter if I shoot 109 or 76.

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Pop Morgan wins his flight

One of the guys in my group, Pop Morgan, who’s been through a lot lately managed to win his flight. Ironically, he forgot to put in for sweeps. The first time in 9 years that he forgot to do sweeps.

One of our players, Pete, on the 16th hole decided he had enough and was going to quit.  I get to the next tee box and I ask him somethings…

Me: Pete – why are you quitting?

Pete: I’m tired….

Me: We’re all a bit tired.

We had four holes remaining. Pete is riding around in a golf cart and parking nearby every single green. Driving to his ball and parking next to it. Yet – with four holes left he’s tired. One of our other fellow players thinks he just gets embarrassed of his score and just doesn’t want anyone seeing it. But – he has no problem telling anyone that ,”I don’t give a shit.” Something isn’t adding up. He just doesn’t understand that there is a value to finishing something that you start.

Yep – I’m right with you Lee Trevino. The most ridiculous part is he finished two more holes – what happened to tired?! Got to 18 – got his par and drove on in. We made the turn with two – yes just two – holes to go and he called it quits. So he, Pete, gets the big WD. Though there was some discussion of he might have earned a DQ for failure to complete holes.

Dr. Bob Rotella (Sports Psychologist in Golf) had a great quote on this subject….

“It’s important to identify if you’re withdrawing because you care too much about what other people think about what you shoot. You can’t compete to impress people.”

We made the turn without him and the gossip sure did start from the other players.  It was rather comical.

Moving on….

It’s Petco Park time again for Callaway. Let us not forget when Mark Crossfield was at Petco. *brag*