Sunday, June 22, 2008

The Perfect Drive

OK, so, it wasn't a driver. It was a 3 wood, which I use as my driver 95% of the time.

I was on the 7th hole of Tennison, and I lined up and ripped one.

The shot was a perfect draw, and I hit it 270 yards.

It was one of those types of draws that starts off a touch right, high, and long. I knew immediately it was going to go a long, long way. It sounded like a million bucks off the club--one the crispiest spanks imaginable.

As I was watching this ball traveling off slightly right feeling great as it soared because I knew it was a beautiful shot even if it continued its path right, but that's when it happened. It was like a little gift at the end of the shot. Just when the ball reached it's peak, and it was already looking like a damn good shot, it started turning over. It began drawing back to the center of the fairway about 5 yards. And, by center, I mean, dead center.

It was the best drive I've hit since I was 10 years old, and I was playing with my dad in a father-son golf tournament. That drive was on the 6th hole of the Presidents Course at Brookhaven--a par 4. I drove the green, which was 230 yards away. My ball missed the cup by 1 inch and rolled to within 6 feet, which would have been a double eagle--the rarest of all golf scores. (2 ways to make double eagle: a hole-in-one on a par 4, or a 2 on a par 5) That shot was, and still is the best shot I've ever hit.

These 2 shots of mine each had the feeling of perfection, if you know what that's like. It's when everything was working in perfect harmony, every ounce of effort was perfectly maximized, my intention was in it's purest form, and I got exactly what I was hoping. The feeling of pure joy came over me. It's a neat feeling that doesn't that often. In my case, it happens about every 27 years on the golf course.

Hopefully, I won't have to wait so long for the next perfect shot.

P.S. I love Tiger Woods.

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Maggie 1987-2008

I picked up Maggie at an 'adopt-a-pet' when I was 17.

She was afraid of her own shadow, and she could never quite overcome her fear of everything, but on occasion she'd come out from underneath the bed and nuzzle her little nose up against you and purr just to let you know she was still there and that she kind of liked you. She taught me a lot about sweetness.

Maggers lived a long full life, and she really was one of the sweetest little kitties in the world.

She died today of natural causes, and she will be missed dearly.

Rest in peace my sweet kitty. I will always love you, Mags.

The 2008 U.S. Open at Torrey Pines


I watched Saturday, and I was pretty much speechless. The only thing I could say was, "Fucking Amazing!!"

It really was. Tiger made 2 eagles and a birdie down the home stretch to take the lead.

Then, on Sunday, Tiger sank a 10 footer for birdie on the last hole to send it to a playoff.

One shot that was probably the best shot of the tournament was on the 15th hole. Tiger hit his tee shot into a bunker. He was 174 yards from the green. Rocco had already hit his shot on the green. Tiger had to hit a good shot, and he hit a draw that curled to within 12 feet on the green. It was amazing.

Rocco makes 3 birdies in a row to take the lead by one down the home stretch, and once again, Tiger birdies the last hole to go to sudden death.

Then, Tiger wins the 1st hole of sudden death.

In all, it had to be one of the greatest displays of golf I've ever seen. Both players hung in there and played their hearts out, and in the end, Tiger proved why he's the greatest golfer of all time. It was beautiful to watch.

Sunday, June 08, 2008

Wednesday, June 04, 2008

Obama talks a big game

Will there be follow through when he's elected? And yes, he will be elected.

So far, I've heard Obama talk about a Living Wage, which I believe should be enacted.

He's talked about giving an opportunity for a college degree in exchange for public service, which I agree with.

He's talked about getting out of Iraq.

There's some other things. I just hope he's not blowing a bunch of hot air like Bush did.

Pretty much everything Obama has been speaking about is in my book The New Bill of Rights.

Tuesday, June 03, 2008

This is my new bathroom

So, according to my calculations, my old bathroom vanity sucked on 7 different levels. (see the previous post.)

I'd say my new bathroom is very Pottery Barnesque. Would you agree?

As usual it took twice as long and twice as much work to remodel as I thought it would, but I'm very happy with the results. I finished it about 2 weeks ago.

The next thing I do in the bathroom is put up about 3 shelves to the the right of the vanity. (When I get around to it.)

Currently, I've been redoing the kitchen. All that's left is to install the refrigerator, tear out the old floor, and add the new one.

So far, the kitchen is looking AWESOME. You're going to XXXX your pants, when you see how cool the kitchen looks.

PS. I bought the vanity at Lowes for $500. I put in the Travertine floor myself. I painted it light blue. I intalled a new toilet. There was a small amount of plumbing involved, which I also did my self. And, that's about it.

This is my old bathroom vanity