21 Nov, 2017

My 725 Bowling Series

By | 2017-11-21T18:45:01+00:00 November 21st, 2017|My Life|1 Comment

Mookie Betts walk off 300

Last night in league play I rolled a 725 series which is my highest to date and first ever 700 series. I ran 9 in a row in the first game only to blow the 10th shot and close out with a 278.  The 2nd game had 2 opens when I created a wash out on a bad first ball and also missed a single 9 pin for a 215 finish. The final game saw me miss a single pin by actually hitting it and missing the 3 in a 3, 6, 10  which had me finish at 232. I wouldn’t necessarily say this surprised me, but it’s nice to have some credibility behind my game that’s backed up by the actual numbers.

For people who don’t bowl, which I’d guess is most, a 725 would equate to about a 79 in golf. It’s good, but no one is going to be talking about it the next day. They average person though isn’t getting a 700 series. I wrote that I wasn’t surprised to get this because I have practiced to the point that I’m that good. I know that sounds conceded, but hear me out:

North Bowl

Practice – Most Fridays after work I go to North Bowl and roll between 8 and 15 games. I’ve put in a fair amount of work on the 10 pin and I’m pretty good at keeping my ball on the pocket side of the pins and not going Jersey.

Willingness to Learn – I took a lesson for $40 about 6 weeks ago and the teacher gave me one tip that I wasn’t using my left arm at all in my swing. I spent time understanding what he was talking about and then implementing it. It raised my MPH’s from mid 14’s to as high as 16 if I want to really throw it. It’s given me more pin action and obviously a higher ceiling.

Experience – Knowing when to move and where to play only comes from playing a lot. I don’t always play from the same starting spot. Last night in warm ups I noticed the lane wasn’t breaking as much as I thought it usually does so I moved right a few boards. As the night moved on, I moved left ever so slightly. At the end of the 2nd game I tried a new starting position, which didn’t strike, and I knew I shouldn’t mess with my starting spot and try to control the ball more.

People give me shit for using the Phase 1

Same Ball – I know this may go against more experienced players thought process but I like keeping the game simple and not having 3 balls to choose from. I see some people get so hung up that it must be the ball that’s not striking and certainly not them. I’ve bowled enough to hang with my ball and not blame it.

Luck – I had 3 or 4 Jersey strikes on the night out of 20+. If those aren’t strikes, I’m not getting a 700. I also didn’t leave any ringing 10’s. I wasn’t hitting the pocket squarely on every strike but the pins were reacting in a way that they would all topple over. It was great, but to expect it every time is optimistic.

Shape – Bowlers are out of shape and I think being physically fit can only be an advantage.

A 300 game isn’t far. Sam, good luck on this one. I think I’m a bit favored on the 300 and you may have the ad in the Sixers.

20 Nov, 2017

Restart Required

By | 2017-11-20T09:59:34+00:00 November 20th, 2017|Off Topic|2 Comments

I’m going to use this post to explain the exuberance of winning and then the pain of losing and the emotions that go into it.

Not me.

On October 16th, I won 3k from a DraftKings tournament. I cashed out 2k and have been gambling with the 1k. Normally my weekly allowance for sports betting and DK is 100-200 a week. This week I was closer to $500.

At this point of the season I am down $300 in sports betting since week 1. Tack on another $100 for my Sunday performance which has its own little story. I joined Warren Sharp, who releases “pro” picks, and he went 1-3 (and technically the 1 wasn’t even one because he said the line was 3.5 and it was 3.) So that $100 got wiped out. I am 1 of my last 15 picks (with 2 pushes). Ice cold means a break is necessary from Bovada.

My DK performance was also bad this week as I cashed in 0 of 5 tournaments for a loss of $384.  My highest scoring team was $139.58 which missed the money by 5 points. Choosing the Rams D who went for 0 is what hurt my chances this week. I had good selections as well with Cousins, Kamara, and Cooks, but too many misses with Jared Cook and Kareem Hunt.

So I still have $600+ in my account but my feeling of winning is being consumed by the feeling of losing. When you add that my fantasy teams went 0-4, and one team is sitting on 32 total points, and I picked 7 right in the Pick Em’, I feel like curling up in a ball and waiting for the onslaught to end.

Here is where the important analysis comes in but I wanted to give the honest facts. There is an emotional aspect that comes along with gambling that is different from a steady Eddie who doesn’t ever get in the ring. The ring can be brutal. You’ll take your lumps. It’s hard to know when to say enough is enough but that’s where I’m playing from right now. After winning the money, I stepped up to bigger challenges. I joined tournaments that are higher dollar value and higher risk to reward. As I was telling Evan, there are only so many weeks left and the time is now. You can go through your entire life and never really put your neck on the line. There are times in your life where it can be appropriate to take it on. There are other times, when you have responsibilities, where it’s not appropriate. I’m not justifying losing money, I’m only saying that I wanted to take the chance and I feel the repercussions if it doesn’t work out. Life moves on. Everything will be ok. It’s how you get up that’s more important. I have faith this will turn around because with ultimate lows, come ultimate highs. Stay the course.

20 Nov, 2017

You Know What…I Don’t Want This Cookie. I Just Want To Get To The Beach.

By | 2017-11-20T09:31:23+00:00 November 20th, 2017|Videos|0 Comments

This is up there with my favorite video I’ve witnessed online. Watch this human being act in bizarre manner after being caught trying to meet up with an underage girl.

There’s too much gold in this video.

  • GenericWhiteMale is definitely a top screen name if I’ve ever heard one.
  • His “what, no way”, is acting at its finest at 1:15.
  • The “I don’t want this cookie anymore” is the most out of this world response to what is going down.
  • His falling down the steps adds insult to probable injury.

These videos produce comment gems as well.

I didn’t know you had to go through people’s houses to get to the beach.

Who is this hunk and how do I get a body like his?

”Waaaaaaaaayyyyyyyy waaaayyy waayy”

At :42 of this video, he asks where are you coming from? The answer, “Waaaaaaaaayyyyyyyy waaaayyy waayy” is classic.

I just went to get something to eat!

This guy has issues.

17 Nov, 2017

Thought Processes

By | 2017-11-17T14:30:08+00:00 November 17th, 2017|My Brain|0 Comments

I’m going to give some thoughts that have evolved throughout my business career.

Day 1 – What’s an order?

Day 100 – How much money are we making on this order?

Day 250 – I see how we are making money, how can we make more money?

Day 1,500 – This advertising is working, how do we keep spending prudently?

Day 3,000 – We are getting a good amount of customers, but we have to stop wasting time on the wrong customers.

Day 4,500 – Fuck you wrong customer, we aren’t selling you.

I’m sure there can be about a thousand more revelations I could describe throughout my career, but this is where I am currently. I have been working the same job for coming up on 13 years and I don’t think this is too far off when you start learning what is important.

You can’t be successful selling a ketchup Popsicle to a woman in white gloves. Ketchup Popsicle? Narrowing down what industry you can be successful in, what products you can sell into that industry, and then who to sell to is the only way to see growth.

15 Nov, 2017

You Trying To Get Hit?

By | 2017-11-15T19:25:00+00:00 November 15th, 2017|My Brain|0 Comments

This is a scary time we are living in. Take all the shootings on the reg, Hollywood inappropriateness that keeps exposing itself, and overall madness that occurs on a regular basis. I’m not sure if this has been happening for the last century, and we all didn’t have cameras to record it, or if it’s the way the way society has evolved. This observation truly makes me scratch my head.

I have a 4 minute commute. It’s short, sweet, and simple. What could possibly happen in 4 minutes? I haven’t noticed this in past years, but I swear to god, people are trying to get hit by my car. They cross streets without looking both ways. Head down on their phone and crossing streets aimlessly. People expect you to see them and throw no caution to the wind. Nate Berger in college used to have the saying “don’t break stride”. I thought it was the epitome of stupidity. These people must know Nate.

Pedestrian’s are bad but biker’s are worse. They will ride 5 mph in the MIDDLE OF THE ROAD. I understand bikers who are trucking it, moving near the speed limit for a short period of time. These bikers I see nowadays are asking to get hit so they can sue. They WANT to get hit. There are only 2 things I can think of:
1) Life is so miserable they want to get hit so they can end up in the hospital, get taken care of and waste tax payer dollars, collect disability, and sue.
2) They have small brains.

Have I hit a person yet? I have not but it gets closer every day. The phone makes it bad. The lack of caring, or dirty intentions, makes it worse.

15 Nov, 2017

Facts Don’t Care About Your Feelings

By | 2017-11-15T19:06:21+00:00 November 15th, 2017|Videos|6 Comments

I’ve taken a liking to videos of Ben Shapiro (Jewish) and Gavin McInnes (Scottish) who are as far right as you get. The videos that I’ve been watching are these guys tackling the far left, SJW’s, privileged snow flakes, antifa, and feminists. They are major advocates of facts, free speech and taking responsibility. Here are few clips that I agree with.

Why Are Americans Soft?

The Sound Effects & Pop Ups Are Great. Triggered!

Feminists – Stay Away!

I Don’t Agree With All Of This, But It’s Fun To Watch

Watch Gavin McInnes Destroy This Woman (found this on the abuse category on Pornhub)

13 Nov, 2017

Week 10 Results…Not So Great

By | 2017-11-13T13:00:09+00:00 November 13th, 2017|Off Topic|0 Comments

Monday’s will usually be a review of my action. In DraftKings I managed to win about 45 bucks which I immediately put into a Primetime Tournament.

I was in 1st at one point in the $50 Red Zone which would have been a 1,500 cash thanks to Keenum and Thielen but finished in 21st with some Goff and Woods in the late game. I whiffed on Julio though and pretty much every RB for the entire week. The one point to take from this week is that nothing is a sure thing. I was pretty confident on Jordan Howard and figured Bilal Powell had to score some points and they both busted. I managed to sneak a win in the $109 3 person by scoring 104 (not shown) thanks to Sterling Sheppard and Robby Anderson.

My betting cooled off since I had to re-deposit and my 100 is now 25 thanks to the Jets. Just totally off on the game. My FF was average as well going 2-2 in a must win week. Playoff chances in two leagues are there but I’m on life support in the Dynasty.

10 Nov, 2017

Who…The Fuck…Is This Guy?

By | 2017-11-10T13:27:23+00:00 November 10th, 2017|My Life|2 Comments

Adam and I went to Spin last night where he relentlessly beat me in Ping Pong. I was getting better towards the end so that trend won’t continue forever. Our server must really like Ping Pong because he challenged us to a game where if we (Adam) won, he would get us a free round and shots. The game was neck and neck and this was the unexciting conclusion. I think it was 18-20 when I started the video.

We then went to Fox and Hound to watch the football game. Adam left at halftime and I thought to myself, “what better time to produce some William Penn Snaps”. I wasn’t drunk enough at the time so I went to Tir Na Nog and did 3 Jamo shots and had 2 Guinness. These were the results. There were some more but these were the best.

Snaps

9 Nov, 2017

The Buckie Made Me Do It!

By | 2017-11-09T09:44:42+00:00 November 9th, 2017|My Life|0 Comments

Buckfast, a caffeinated tonic wine, accounts for less than half a percent of Scotland’s total alcohol sales but is a factor in over 40 percent of arrests.

“Where Buckfast really packs a punch is in how much caffeine it has: a single 750ml bottle has 281 milligrams, or around as much as 10 cans of Coke. It might well be illegal in the U.S., where the Food and Drug Administration has banned drinks that combine alcohol and caffeine. In 2014, late lamented American party drink Four Loko was forced to change its recipe and strip out the stimulants that earned it its “blackout in a can” reputation.”

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For some reason whenever I take the first sip of Buckie it makes me puke, but then I just carry on and wake up in a gutter 48 hours later.

Do stupid things faster with more energy!

Story Time

I have never had Buckfast but I have some experience with MD 20/20 and 4 Loko. Anyone notice how Buckfast sounds like FuckFast.

My one friend in college, who had some issues, was big on MD 20/20 and referred to it as Mad Dog. When I was 20, I knew beer and wine and figured alcohol was alcohol. Freshmen year when my big brother asked me what my favorite Vodka was I answered Bankers to give you an idea. If you’ve never had MD, after drinking one of them you’ll have a good buzz. Two starts getting lights out. This one night I attempted a 3 spot and the results were detrimental. I was in a room with a fish tank and I was standing there. This was the room where the G-Bong was hit so maybe that had a part of this, I shockingly can’t recall. I started wavering back and forth and then just passed out standing up and put my arm through the fish tank in the room. Gallons of water started seeping down to the floor below and I stupidly tried to unplug the tank while I was soaking wet. Good times.

The other story I have doesn’t involve me but one of my friends after drinking 4 Loko. This is abbreviated because I don’t know the details exactly but our friend came back from the bar and couldn’t open the front door because it was locked. He decided to punch through our double pane glass that wasn’t even near the locked door. He punched through the first pane and then I don’t remember if he got through the 2nd pane. Either way he couldn’t get in, and there was zero chance of him climbing through even if he did punch through the entire window. He was bleeding everywhere and ended up sleeping outside.

8 Nov, 2017

Birthday Post

By | 2017-11-08T09:35:28+00:00 November 8th, 2017|My Brain|1 Comment

It was my birthday on Monday and I hid the notification from Facebook to avoid all the cucks wishing me happy birthday. Properly used, Sam? I don’t need recognition or well wishes for aging. I’m sure there are people out there who look forward or relish the praising from strangers for getting older, but not me. Recognize me for actual accomplishments by telling me you enjoy reading the blog or how I cost you hundreds of dollars betting on the Giants. That has meaning to me. Happy Birthday?!? That’s a clown remark.

That’s not to say that I won’t wish people happy birthday who I know still derive happiness from such an event. I honestly don’t give a shit if you did or didn’t wish me a happy birthday. I probably don’t know when your birthday is either so don’t feel bad. As you age you turn more into a scrooge because you’ve done it before. As you start to get tired of doing it, you put down others who aren’t tired yet. Pretty common I’d guess.

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