Weekend Gluttony

This past weekend was of course Father’s Day, which is one of two days out of the year where I get to do pretty much whatever I want.  Since I have a very nice wife and two pretty cool kids, I spent the entire weekend rockin’ in the key of awesome.  Friday night was a trip downtown to the Buell for some grub and to watch Rock of Ages.  Rather than go somewhere foofoo, we got our eat on at Sam’s No. 3, a diveish old school coffee shop.  After a couple of giant beers and a 1/2 burger, we walked over to the show.

Rock of Ages was a really good time.  Basically, its Mamma Mia except instead of Abba and some chick trying to figure out which guy is her pop, its 80s hair bands and buttrock (Journey, Styx, Whitesnake, Quiet Riot, etc) telling the story of two kids looking for fame and fortune on the Sunset Strip.  Good tunes, weak, loose story, a handful of jokes you’d probably only get if you grew up in LA in the 80s.  Basically an all around good time.


Saturday was chillin’ at the house, doing the home burrito bar and watching a couple of Ahhnuld flicks that only I would like (The Running Man and True Lies) and Sunday was a family outing to catch Super 8 (really good flick btw) followed by more food and a crazy homemade chocolate chip cookie cake with chocolate frosting, cream cheese and peanut butter chips on top.  So, not even a 5 mile run closing in on my best time could stop me from putting some poundage back on.

Weight: 183 lbs
BMI: 26.2
Today’s Mileage: 5 miles
Today’s Time: 45:33

Oh, and apparently Allison Fisher won the US Open.  I’ll talk about that another time.

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Crunchy Grooves – Second Skin

Yes, I know there’s a WPBA event this weekend.  No, I’m not spending much time following it.  Rooting for Liz Ford of course, since she’s a good friend and a PoolDawg monthly contributor, but its hard to get too excited about the WPBA nowadays between the lack of events and the fact that we don’t have a WPBA player rep anymore.

Meh.  Head over to AZ Billiards, as I’m sure Mike and Jerry will be posting write ups (or just check the old WPBA pdf brackets).

That and I took today off from exercising mainly because I had way too much box wine last night. This Friday’s crunchy groove comes to us from Widespread Panic.  The band is mos def an acquired taste, but once you’re in, you won’t ever want out.  High quality recording of Second Skin. Out.

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Oy! What A Dilemma!

So, any of you that were readers of my old blog know that there were a few folks that I had a bit of a verbal tussle with. Sticks and stones were hurled back and forth and in the end nothing good came of it. The dilemma here of course is that one of those involved in said tussle happens to be the guy who makes the Mastering Pool DVDs. So I ask myself, “self, do you really want to carry product from someone that clearly doesn’t like you?”.

So like any good businessman, I check the only things that truly matter – quality and sales. The cold hard truth is that the DVDs are among the best training videos we sell (don’t bother checking numbers Inspector Cleary, as we buy all the DVDs through distribution rather than direct) and while training tools are not a huge part of our overall business, it doesn’t make sense to pull products based on petty bickering. Plus, from a quality perspective, there simply is not a training DVD out there that rivals the production value of these.  Check this teaser vid and you’ll see what I’m talking about:

When personal feuds get in the way of making money, it isn’t good for anyone.  The reality is that there are always going to be people that don’t like me personally. I am snarky, abrasive and probably a bit elitist.  I can’t help it, it’s just part of the tapestry that is me.  The key is to always remember to keep personal and business separate.

As for my bulging belly, I did manage to get in a run yesterday afternoon and did my standard 5 miles this morning.  This of course was all offset by the amazing dinner my wife made for us last night (fresh fettucini with tomatoes, arugula and buffalo sausage of which I had quite a bit more than a healthy portion).  This will be further offset today when I go out to lunch with my buddy Samm.

Weight: 181.6 lbs
BMI: 26.1
Today’s Mileage: 5 miles
Today’s Time: 45:51

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