Golfing Saturday. Happy Christmas Eve


Golf with the Guys

It was good to get out with the guys for what turned into a slightly competitive round of golf. It was excellent that we got five people to show up and play an excellent game of Wolf.  The “Doctor” Keith McKee was in the house feeling pumped after his nearly $700 poker win. So I expected a good match. What I didn’t realize was that he’s in the middle of working on a swing change to try and get some additional yardage due to Father TIme. That leads to some rather erratic shots from him while he’s working on getting his wrists to fire faster into the ball. It’s all timing and he’ll have it down before you know it.

Yesterday was one of my better rounds and the first sign that I’m back from my injury.  I got to the 18th hole and both my partners were in trouble and I had a bunker shot. Keith walks up to me and says ,”No pressure you have to make it.” I literally was trying. I still knocked it close enough for an easy tap in to force a tie. I’ll take it. I need pressure situations like that.

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Star Wars: Last Jedi

I’m seeing this again with my daughter Joy. She’s all of nine years old and has seen all of the films. I’m curious to see what her take on it will be as I feel the film is really geared towards an audience of ten to fourteen years old.

RIP Dick Enberg

One of the last few classy broadcasters that always tried to highlight the importance of the game and tried to view the positive. He’ll definitely be missed.

Last Night…

We got everyone together for a pint at Hooley’s. Always good to have a family gathering.


Christmas Eve

Last bit and I hope everyone has an awesome Christmas Eve. My favorite Christmas movie of late is….

‘Office Christmas Party’

But my favorite Christmas scene – just for pure comedy. You can’t go wrong with Chevy Chase.

Happy Sunday Everyone

My wife and I decided to go to Alpine beer and hang out in their lovely beer garden and watch the fight on my mobile phone. My take – I wish they had it let it go on further and at least end it with him being knocked to the floor or having to take a knee. $100 price tag for someone at home and much more expensive for bars – I wonder if they feel they got their money’s worth.

Cubs vs Phillies

#Cubs win!

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I found it quite funny. Alec Baldwin definitely has the Trump down.

Golf with the Boys


Bad ball-striking. My wrist still isn’t 100%. But a fun time none the less. The fifth hole I’m walking down the fairway and I bring up the Sheriff Joe pardon and he starts giving me the ,”But Obama and Eric Holder….” Literally shaking my head. Republicans can’t claim to be the party of responsibility and accountability if we don’t hold true to those values.

Both Republican Senators from Arizona seem to both not be in favor of this pardon. Even the WSJ is reporting that Paul Ryan’s spokesman condemned it.

“The speaker does not agree with the decision. Law-enforcement officials have a special responsibility to respect the rights of everyone in the United States. We should not allow anyone to believe that responsibility is diminished by this pardon.”


Bring on Wednesday

Anyone catch any of Donald Trump’s rally last evening? *sigh* where to start?!? Let’s just say the video above does most of the work for me. It’s like I was saying last week that he missed his moment to come down hard on White Supremacists and instead tried to play something to his base with “all sides.”

Personally. I thought it showed an extreme amount of low class when you’re attacking a veteran and a man dealing with a brain tumor – John McCain. When did that become acceptable?

Moving on….

Golf with the Boys

Showed up with my 85% wrist that is annoying me to no end. No pain but it’s definitely an annoyance.  I ridiculously suggested that we play teams where we’d rotate every six holes. The main problem is there are so many pickups and then we actually spend time talking about conceding a one-foot putt. I’m not even sure how in good conscience that you’d post from a day where you have so many pickups.

Also – a twelve-foot putt you just pick up and say ,”Is this good for six?” Answer should have been – no you pickup and it’s good for seven. Do you feel that you’re ‘most likely’ draining twelve-foot putts? If you’re being honest with yourself the answer is ‘no’. Secondly – you’re only hurting yourself for a score for today. It’s not a true reflection of what your golfing potential come tournament day. Don’t you want that additional stroke on your handicap if it’s a stroke that you legitimately take?

Why do I use that word ‘most likely’ – Section 4 of the USGA Golf Rules

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Michael Rapaport on Colbert

It surely does make me laugh.

Today’s Agenda

I’m moving the boy into the SDSU dorms. One less kid in the house and one more to go. My wife and I are ready to have the house to ourselves again.

It seems like just yesterday he was fourteen and posing for my silly photography.


Golf, A Library Find, and Tommy’s Birthday

Golf Yesterday and Today

I played yesterday with quite a few errors. Some of them rather silly. Today was more of slightly the same. 82 today but too many forced silly errors on the front nine and then got some momentum going on the back 9 with seven straight pars and fell apart coming in. Wind started creeping into my thoughts and hitting different ball flights.

My group. Today I definitely enjoyed it more. Three other players that all wanted to compete and play. I could really care less if you shoot 72,82, 92, or 112 but if you have the desire to want to compete and do better – it’s all I need.

Going Thru my Library

I found this old video before my wife and I did the Rock N Roll Half Marathon. 13 miles baby.

Tommy’s Birthday

The boy turns 20. Hard to believe. Step-son and family are headed to a German restaurant for dinner. Still hard to believe he’s turning twenty. It seems like just yesteray he was doing cowabunga dives during swim team. Crazy! Below is a video of us paragliding in Hawaii.