Monthly Archives: February 2012

Aches and Pains

Coming off a three month sabbatical can be tough on the body.  I shot five hours of straight pool non-stop Tuesday night and now I’m feeling it.  My left shoulder hurts, my back is killing me, and my left shin is sore (huh?).  Where’s my Motrin?  It probably doesn’t help that I’m an old geezer, but with age comes wisdom.  How do I plan to address these aches and pains?  MORE POOL!


I’m Back!

Well, up until last week I hadn’t shot pool since November 6.  I have to admit I thoroughly enjoyed my three month vacation away from pool.  But alas, there’s only so much time I can stay away before the pool bug starts to bite and I have to indulge my insatiable pool cravings.  Last Tuesday night I played a 14.1 match at Lucky Shot Billiards in Sunnyvale…and what a way to get your feet wet again!  Then last Friday night I played 8ball on a 6 foot bar box at a local dive bar for a couple hours…not the toughest competition I’ve faced, but it was loads of fun and I met some great people!  On Monday night I stopped by California Billiards to hit balls for a couple hours.  It was great to see my friends at Cal and start working out on the table again.  My recent sabbatical from the game gave me a chance to recharge my batteries and now I think I’m ready for the next step in my journey towards pool excellence.