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October 30th 2009 Fri Mor

MadMax... | Nov |


Dear Max

When I was about your age, I drew into my imagination as well.

No real friends, but new how to communicate with the best of them and the worst of them, still, no one got me; I became fierce.

I canvassed my imagination, on my drawing table, on my easel, and invisioned far away lands where only I howled.

They showed me who they were and they saw whom I was, and then after, I showed them who I really was. I ran, I howled, I became feral.

As I got older I got wiser, however, that inner child, the max in me is still wild, fierce, fast and free.

Even still to this day...





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October 29th 2009 Thursday Morning

Drowning in fire


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The red swing

Yup, its still where you left it...

It's been awhile, years, since I have seen leaves slowly die copper in the Fall season around these parts of new york... Fall, it is for us to drown in the fire colored leaves. We all die at some point in the down ward spiral of the years.

Some part of us always die, no mater what we would do to try and prevent it; if we try. I have seen death many times this month, of course also in my life but this month there has been much death.

Death in dignity, death in self respect, death to the parts of us we rarely show; it's gonna be a cold winter. Stay warm, inside... Keep your warmth inside or at least keep it near. Its okay to share. Like you would a pitcher of cold beer..... or whisky... Michele, I cant wait for my qulit.




"Some rise by sin, and some by virtue fall" ~William Shakespeare

"All our words are but crumbs that fall down from the feast of the mind" ~Kahlil Gibran




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October 27th 2009 Tuesday Morning


Mika Immonen Makes History at the 2009 US Open 9-ball Championships

Mika Immonen, 2009 US Open Champion
Story & more photos on NYCGRind by NYC Grind Contributor, Alison M. Fischer
Pool fans from across the country gathered at the final day of the US Open 9-ball Championships in Chesapeake, VA, as they watched the showdown of the final four players, out of a field that started with 216.
And these fans did in fact get to see history in the making, as Mika Immonen was crowned US Open 9-ball Champion for the second consecutive time. This had only been done once before, by Nick Varner nearly twenty years ago, with his back-to-back wins in 1989 and 1990.
Everyone had all but written off Mika Immonen as a contender in this event, with an early loss to Chris Bartram in only the second round. After this loss, Mika had a long grind through the one-loss side, winning twelve matches to make it to the finals.
Read on for more details on the final day of this historical event. Click here to view the photo gallery from Day 7 at the US Open
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"I could not have done this without great freinds" ~Mika

Success is sweet

Victory yet again....

The Iceman warms up






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October 27th 2009 Tuesday Morning

Emily BDAY!!!




"One need not be a chamber to be haunted; One need not be a house; The brain has corridors surpassing Material place"

~Emily Dickinson

"If a man harbors any sort of fear, it makes him landlord to a ghost"

~ Lloyd Douglas





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October 24th 2009 Sun Morning

back home


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If you cant beat-em, be-em or join-em-what'v. I was scared. I was riding my big wheel thru the halls headed for my room for the evening and then at my front door, the twins.

They would not let me pass by to go into my room, they kept saying "come play with us" and I was like "whada-mean?" and they were like "come play with us." So I took em down stairs to play some pool and left them there.

Come play pool with us...
....okay I'll play pool with you...

This hotel is over 100-an-sumtin-years old, built in 1902, the oldest in New York City. My room was priced thru-the roof, (over half a K). The diameter of the room was ruffly the size of a king sized bed; from wall to wall, really it was, you walk in and you're on the bed. I tried to sleep but there was knocking on my door all night; my closet door that is. I heard a giggling from my bathroom from time to time thru-out the night and the tempter was like 66 degrees one minute and 80 the next. Other than that, the food the next morning and for the rest of the day was phenomenal and work was pretty smooth. (I'm just kidding about the haunted room it was a nice place to crash and the folks who work there were very polite)

Ma Boys

"Among the Round Tablers [at the Algonquin Hotel], Sherwood stood out like a grandfather's clock. The tick of his talk was measured, his words seeming to be spaced by minutes, but when he chimed he struck gaily." ~John Mason Brown quotes

"When I got the script to this movie, The Good Girl, I read it in an hour. The writer, Mike White, has an ability to create characters that are so creepy and dysfunctional and human, with this duality that makes people feel empathy for them at the same time. My first thought was 'Was this sent to the right person?' I called my agent. 'Are they sure? Let's say yes before they realize they've sent it to the wrong person" ~Jennifer Aniston







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October 20th 2009 Tues Morning

Last night We did it 4 the Yankees


Trevor Heal and Ed Peterson

Sofia and Pete
It happened in three's today. I just went with it, I didn't reciprocate. I just excepted. I didn't take anything personal. I just thought of my health and well being. I'm taken very personal these days; don't know if that's a good thing. But if you mention it even after knocking on wood you'll be surprised, unless you bleed, then you've paid, then its okay; sorta. Emo sucks. Reasons for your actions spread thin after awhile. I Just want to eat cookies right now.





Jameson, cookies, blackberry, iPhones, my Lens, mexican burrito, sex-talk, sex, sweating, Los Macho..

Ana Gets In The Hole
Black Berry Flavor





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October 19th 2009 Mon Morning

Hot Toddy for the Body


Photo shoot entry by Jessica Laine Trugman...

Talk'n to the Hand cause the rest aint talk'n

There was some dude next to me saying to the bartender "today is my Birthday", so they saluted and shot one or two and then he was drinking alone again. I ordered food with the guys and gals on my left and the dude on my right who was alone on his bday was darting at my sandwich from the corner of his eye, so I gave him half of my sandwich, cause I new he was hungry, and he was alone on his bday drinking.

I new If I tanked enough whisky in my system today the on coming cold germs most people are also feeling now would be destroyed. Stay strong Liver.. I drank, I ate and had merry with a hot half a sandwich and soup. Hot Toddy's for the Body's this time of year make lots of sense for the on coming cold weather which is near. The days of the Blogging is coming to a close but communication can never stop. I like to share and be heard by the masses, still, I have been lonely in a crowded room and have felt near someone from my desktop. I like to paint and draw and make with the shapes and colors. Life is the tube of paint and my pallet, is, what ever I make it. Looking through a shot glass of whisky or a wooden plank made of Adobe.

Jeter Jump out

Lydia can do it without you


With whom's in what order?


Jessica is Honesty




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October 18th 2009 Sun Night

First Dokes, now...


Lt. Frank Lundy

Frank was one of the good ones...







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October 18th 2009 Sun Mor

Napl Captain meeting...


Gonna bleed for my league, and take one for the team. At first its gonna hurt but I know its gonna work. We all gotta meet so we can understand the sheet. Got something to say before you go out and play? When the traffic starts to flow then the game is on the go.

Some of us have different attitudes towards the game of pool. Certain aspects about the game are treated differently from one person to the next but eventually it comes together at some point. That point being what the foundation of the game is, whatever it is we see it as; get in the hole.

NYCGrind, AZBilliards, Cuetable, Pooltipjar and so many other billiard sites have an obvious attitude about the game, along with tours and sponsorships and so on. If we are responsible for something we take seriously then I would imagine we would get our desired results.





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October 16th 2009 Fri Mor

Julie so funny...


Yes it happens from time to time...

"Once in awhile the fish get away"

Oh that's not true but I'll agree with you anyway- why not... It's different, it's rare, it's something people will ponder and wonder, and it's kinda-funny; not really funny, but I'll laugh anyway..

ha aha hahhahh ahha hhahahhahh haa haah haha hahhah hah Mwahaha ha hah hahahhahaah ha ahhahha heEeEha hahha ahhaahha haha ha-hoboy...





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October 15th 2009 Thursday Mor

BA on the IP


Billiards Beauty Borana Andoni Living the American Dream

"Borana Andoni on the October 2009 cover of InsidePOOL Magazine"

The October 2009 issue of Inside POOL Magazine, which features Borana Andoni on the cover, has been made available for free download at

This month the download features new technology in online billiards magazine viewing such as enhanced clarity, flipping pages, zooming, emailing, sharing, and printing






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October 13th 2009 Wed Mor

The last few days..


Tiger Lillies



Maria Leto

Last Day for Maria


My Maturity in a nut

I'm always on the facts-first, following my experience with very little reference to my beliefs but instead more on my wisdom. My reasons and logic are not controlled by emotions; or least I make an effort to not let my emotions speak first. I think things thru using my resources with whatever is in immediate demand to any situation I or my loved ones are in. I am careful not to jump to conclusion instead have an open mind and disengaged, to new realistic alternatives and solutions. I will not attach or tag myself in judgment of or about anything. I am not a push over; instead, I would like to believe I am flexible, and always trusting on my instincts. Confident and practical with a hint of inquisitiveness are parts of my character along with my judgment's fearless and with out worry of making a mistake. Most importantly, stay in reality and not let my imagination go Photoshop outside of my computer and into my perception of you; lol ;).









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October 12th 2009 Mon/Tues Morning

My Brain, Zombies were people too ...


BY SAMM D . OCTOBER 12, 2009 . 8:49 AM

"Tampax. Helping you relax when mother nature attacks your slacks"

Many celebrities can benchmark their fame with the moment they make it onto SNL. After watching this sketch, I can't exactly say that this will do the same for the WPBA. ~ Samm


Features the original text of Jane Austen's beloved novel with all-new scenes of bone-crunching zombie action.

Pride and Prejudice and Zombies

As our story opens, a mysterious plague has fallen upon the quiet English village of Meryton-and the dead are returning to life! Feisty heroine Elizabeth Bennet is determined to wipe out the zombie menace, but she's soon distracted by the arrival of the haughty and arrogant Mr. Darcy.

What ensues is a delightful comedy of manners with plenty of civilized sparring between the two young lovers-and even more violent sparring on the blood-soaked battlefield as Elizabeth wages war against hordes of flesh-eating undead.

Complete with 20 illustrations in the style of C. E. Brock (the original illustrator of Pride and Prejudice), this insanely funny expanded edition will introduce Jane Austen's classic novel to new legions of fans.


"Don't worry the zombies are looking for brains, you're safe"






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October 11th 2009 Sun night

Smoke'n Gun ...



"Virtue is persecuted more by the wicked than it is loved by the good" ~Buddha


"Much like a pool table, I too have felt"~DKW

1. Here, let me mark my pocket.
2. Say that again?
3. You really wanna know how I feel about you?
4. Okay, where's my Taco?
5. Your'e gonna three foul rule what me?
6. I swear one more Euro tip and I'll-!!!
7. Here's u'r ball in hand.

Deep Julie thoughts







Bobby Cash


"As long as war is regarded as wicked, it will always have its fascination. When it is looked upon as vulgar, it will cease to be popular" ~Oscar Wilde





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October 7th 2009 Thursday Mor

NAPLE Party #3 ...

The National Amateur Pool League








Charlie Williams, Tony Robles, and Mika Immonen

Purple passion





"My goal in starting this exciting new league is to expose players from all walks of life, from beginner to advanced level players, to this beautiful sport. Together, I sincerely believe we can elevate this game to the level it deserves to be portrayed, respect and dignity" ~ Tony Robles



"You have to learn the rules of the game. And then you have to play better than anyone else" ~Albert Einstein

"It is not the mountain we conquer but ourselves" ~Edmund Hillary




"All war represents a failure of diplomacy" ~Tony Benn Nothing good comes from hating. We all have an objective, and we all have our own reasons for it. When it comes together, in the end-the-end-being-the beginning, then, whatever it is made out of-does-it matter? Did it matter, will it matter? maybe, maybe-not, but one thing is for sure, if you can not be yourself when excercing diplomacy for what you feel is an issue then maybe you should check to see if you are the issue. "Diplomacy is the art of letting someone have your way" ~Daniele Vare

This a league built for the love of the game, not to compette for the game


"That some achieve great success, is proof to all that others can achieve it as well" ~Abraham Lincoln

"You can have everything in life you want, if you will just help other people get what they want" ~Zig Ziglar

The Iceman and the Korean Dragon Mika and Charlie


"To win you've got to stay in the game' ~Claude M. Bristol



Seasoning, that's it, Ill call it seasoning, now about the chef, I think that might be the part that matters, not the contents or the ingredients unless your brewing in a witches cauldron. To many chefs in the kitchen I wouldn't recommend, unless there's more than one oven then its ok; I guess. At least we have a choice of dish I mean this is the best part right, choice?



There is going be ups and downs and movements and subtle changes and people talking and speculating and making up stuff and starting rumors and having grand ideas for growth and development, still, People don't change no matter where they play or who they play with there they are.


"Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who have kept on trying when there seemed to be no hope at all" ~Dale Carnegie



"Men play the game; women know the score" ~Roger Woddis

Sometimes we do not realize what have until we lose it. Sometimes we don't realize what we are until we get it. Sometimes when we lose it then we realize what we have. Me? I'm for just putting it all together cause its just going to make everything grand and all the little petty nuances will just wash away in a monsoon of greatness for the game of pool. A giant operating system with applications and subfolders all necessary for a beautiful smooth running interface.

Competition should start on the pool table but we all know its starts outside of it. In which case if you begin to play then the rules are never simple.



Snake Bitten



"Life is the only game in which the object of the game is to learn the rules" ~Ashleigh








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"When a man is in love, jealous, and has been flogged by the Inquisition, he is beside himself" ~ Voltaire

When you win you lose? Sometimes not always. I've been torn before. Don't know if it is a good thing that I take it in stride now or is it a bad thing that I'm use to it and now take in stride. Its no biggy, but, Im starting to see a pattern here. Its something Im doing, or not. We got lucky last Monday. Its hard to let silly things go sometimes, I have a fear I might miss something if I do.







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October 5th 2009 Mon Mor

Knit one pearl two


"She had a dannish manner of mind and face, able to feel hot and think cold"
~Cary, (Arthur) Joyce Lunel








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October 4th 2009 Sun Mor

Im here ...



As Time goes on, I hold on to those who are most dear to me, who are most clear to me.

They are few, but, I have lots of time ahead of me, but I also have an equal amount of time behind me. Time is "slow like honey and heavy with mood." ~ FA

I know what time it is. I know what has a value and what has a flavor of time like a growing vine.

Once upon atime

"Time is never wasted when you are wasted all the time" ~ who said that?






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September 30th 2009 Wed Mor

Get In the HOver Kill...


Yup...We did this... 2x

Once upon a time there was a match @ the Whisky Ward..

Sometimes, its like a train, you start with one, even though you say to your self or say it out loud. I'm gonna go easy today/tonight...Still... well.. Okay one more wtf. Then, oh, thanks, cheers. Okay what-ya-hav'n? How about you? Anybody. Cheers. Good shot! yay! Okay I'm up, SlurP! I'm up I need a shot. This rounds on the bar tender, okay cheers!!! Good game guys, you wanna do-a-round? It's early, Ill do one more before I go. You want one? Oh on you, okay. YOooU WAannnA DOooOne MoRRe?.?

the end...


Jameson, and the other's

Whisky Warm

Hold it


Monday Team: Get In the Hole

"Man, being reasonable, must get drunk; the best of life is but intoxication" ~Lord Byron


The one that did it, Trevor

I won something this year


Thanks Kim

The Boya's!!!



"You're not drunk if you can lie on the floor without holding on" ~Joe E. Lewis






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