JANUARY 2010
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January 31st, 2011. Mon.

"Salute"
"Say it with flowers...last wed"

"Flowers are words Which even a babe may understand"~Bishop Coxe

 

 

 

January 30th, 2011. Sun.

"Snow"
"About last wed"

"An actor is a sculptor who carves in snow" ~Lawrence Barrett

 

 

January 30th, 2011. Sun.

"LEICA"
"about last friday"

I GOT MY BEST FRIEND BACK.............. Kinda

I sent it (my Leica) out for repairs after 5/6 years of non-stop soul capturing mileage, ya-know time for a tune up, it was traumatic. Three months later Lecia from germany gave me back a new one at the original repair price for certain or whatever reasons. I'm thinking there is still something of my original camera in this new one, there was mention about an advanced sensor and increase in MPX, I'm happy.

Recently someone said to me (TW) its the indian not the arrow that makes a great shot. I think that can be applied to more things than one. I recently found an angle in the snow, buried in the snow in a box. I have been enjoying the cold weather of recent. There is no one I am in love with right now but its forecast and turbulence is surrounding me everyday. Its currents are somewhat strong, but I am stronger than any stone, thrown in the stream. I'll be solid for my friends, I'll be part of the big blue; wave, ride it baby.

 

 

 

January 28th, 2011. Fri.

"Pie"
"of recent"

In order to make an apple pie from scratch, you must first invent the universe" ~Carl Sagan

 

 

"We're quite volatile as individuals, but that doesn't work exponentially when we are together. Relationships are about eating humble pie" ~Guy Ritchie

 

 

 

January 25th, 2011. Tues.

"Digest"
Who finds an angle in the snow?

It doesnt matter what you say, it's what you do that makes you.

 

 

January 23rd, 2011. Sun...

"Eat"
"of recent"

"Things which matter most must never be at the mercy of things which matter least" ~Goethe

 

 

 

January 22nd, 2011. Sat...

"Stuff"
"of recent"

"I have learned, that if one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams, and endeavors to live the life he has imagined, he will meet with a success unexpected in common hours" ~Henry Thoreau

 

 

January 21, 2011. Fri...

"More shock and aw"
"Black Sheep back in 03"

Back in 02/03...

all I cared about back then was the "what is this pool thing I keep hearing about", work and the gym... I might go back to what was my primary 3 things back in 02/03 but with less pool and more, eh... whatever..

Back in 2004... all I cared about was the new pool thing, work and Smoking... So not cool; the smoking...

 

 

 

January 20th, 2011. Thursday

"U CHALK 2 MUCH"
"First Place $15.000.00 Winners!!!"

First Place Winners. $15.000.00

TEAM: U Chalk To Much. Team 9BALL @ AMSTERDAM BILLIARDS BAR & CLUB

Winter 2011

 

 

 

 

January 19th, 2011. Wed

"shock and aw"
"Im @ a lose for words"

A Dude: "william captain my team this season"
William: "why, how come your not captain?"
A Dude: "eh, don't feel like putting up with the last second cancelation texts before a match, the gonna be late text, the play on sunday shit, the I'm broke can you cover me times, the play me second I'm gonna be late times, the got to be responsible captain times, the where is this guy don't know if he's gonna show up times.. ya-know, the captain thing... So, you wanna captain my team?
William: ..no.
A Dude: "how come?"

Ya-gotta love team9...

 

 

January 17th, 2011. Mon .. About Last Thurs...

"Spank'n"
"Somebooty is get'n smacked"

"They're not one of those teams who will sit down to a spanking. They will play you to the end"
~ Carolyn Wright

Luis got feeln's

 

 

January 15th, 2011. Saturday

"Team9"
"U'chalk to much moves ahead"

"Character is power; it makes friends, draws patronage and support and opens the way to wealth, honor and happiness"

~John Howe

Are You a Kick Ass Team Player?

By Gail GlazeBrook

I've always been a competitive person and team sports seem to be in my DNA. From multiple championships in softball growing up, to a National title in pool with Kiss of Death & championships at Amsterdam & the APA, I really enjoy the many moments of team camaraderie that have colored my life.

With these experiences, I've gotten a good feel for what makes someone a good teammate. As Vegas begins to dance on all our pool player tongues, many teams will be forming in preparation for the BCAPL Championships in May.

I've decided to give my best shot at the Top 10 Qualities for a Kick Ass Teammate in hopes that it'll help you put together your winning team. These are in my order of importance.

10. COMMITMENT - If a player doesn't show up for practice, is late, talks crap about the team behind their back, or feels their individual goals are more important than the team's goals, get rid of them. Players that are fully committed to the team, heart, mind, body and soul. These are winners and real assets.

9. FUN - People that like to have fun, laugh & enjoy themselves. These people will make the down time awesome and the stressful times a bit more tolerable. The power of comic relief is something few give enough credit for.

8. SUPPORTIVE - There's a reason for the Dallas Cheerleaders, the Laker Girls, the Wave, Vuvuzelas (look it up,) war paint & Applause. Cheering can be that extra little push needed to stay focused and pop in that winning 8-ball. Be a good cheerleader! Give hugs, high fives, pats on the back when they almost won, and positive reinforcement that it'll be better next time. Support your teammates.

7. RELENTLESS - A player that never surrenders can be tough to manage, but they also make great competitors. When the chips are down, they are the players screaming, "Don't give up, it's not over yet!" They are also the ones feared the most by your opponents because they just don't QUIT! When they're on the ropes is when they are most dangerous.

6. CAPTAIN - This person is the role model of the team. They must be someone the team believes in & looks to for guidance. They are the team's glue. It is NOT required that this player be the most skilled on the team. This player just must be capable of putting their own emotions aside and doing what is right for the team as a whole. An inspirational "Pep Talker" is a bonus.

5. SKILL - Yes, talent did make my list. If you want to win, you do have to have players that have the goods. But note, it isn't Number 1 on my list. Almost every team I've won a title with, in truth I didn't think we had the strongest "skill" team. We just had more of #1-4 below.

4. R-E-S-P-E-C-T - Caring for other teammate's feelings and emotions is vital to the team remaining a unified unit. This is even more difficult when the match isn't going your way. Be leery of a teammate who bad mouths another teammate when the chips are down. Never slam a teammate in public or out of spite. When someone has a bad day, put yourself in their shoes and remember your bad days. They suck right? Don't make it worse for them. Think of ways to make them feel better, stronger and encouraged. Be there for one another and respect each other's highs & lows. You never know when you'll need that same respect in return later.

3. SELFLESSNESS - You must be in it for the team, not yourself. If a player is only worried about themselves, when THEY get to play, when THEY made a ball, where THEY are in the line, get rid of them. They're a plague for your team. Get rid of them. Let them win the singles event since they are so important! I have no patience for these people. Goodbye.

2. CAMARADERIE - Love your team. Enjoy the glories & the losses together. It's cliché but there is no 'I' in team. Follow that rule whole-heartedly. The wins are so much sweeter when they are team wins. Looking at your fellow teammate with gratitude AND returned gratitude is one of the coolest, most rewarding moments in a team's memory bank. Seek out team camaraderie!

# 1. HEART My numero UNO! The one quality I see so many failing teams are missing. Players have come & gone from my various teams. My favorite players are the ones that lay their heart on the line. You have to be willing to sacrifice your sanity to win. You have to put yourself on the edge of the cliff, look down and feel solid & steady. Players that play the game in their guts, those are the best. Those are your money players. Those guys win you championships.

G2's Top TEN Inspiration Movies for TEAMS.... By Gail GlazeBrook

1. Remember the Titans: "Left side! Strong Side! Left side! Strong Side! Left side! Strong Side!" 2. 300: "This is where we hold them! This is where we fight! This is where they die!" 3. League of their Own (preferably for girl teams): "It's supposed to be hard! If it wasn't hard, everyone would do it. The hard… is what makes it great!" 4. Gladiator: "Whatever comes out of these gates, we've got a better chance of survival if we work together. Do you understand? If we stay together, we survive." 5. Major League: for laughs! "Wild Thing. You make my heart sing. You walk everything." 6. The Express: "Winning this one means nothing if you lose yourselves. Don't you let anyone steal history away from you." 7. Cool Runnings: "I see PRIDE, I see POWER, I see a bad-ass mother who won't take no CRAP off of NOBODY!" 8. Hoosiers: "Five players on the floor functioning as one single unit: team, team, team - no one more important than the other." 9. Rocky - 1-4: "Eye of the Tiger!" 10. Rudy - recommended by our PoolSynergy Host Gary! For more information on Team Play & Team Dynamic, visit this month's PoolSynergy Host Gary Frerking's site to hear our PoolSynergy columnist's take on the topic! Enjoy!

 

 

January 13th, 2011. Thur

"Black"
"Im lost"

"Alcohol may be man's worst enemy, but the bible says love your enemy" ~Frank Sinatra

I'm not getting it even though I got it.

There are some things in life, even when you get it. You don't. Even if you have it and own it, its not yours. Even if its over it's only the beginning. Balls. Math, lately its about the math with me; I can't really count though.

 

 

 

January 12th, 2011. WED

"Stay Cool"
About 1-11-11 Resolution

"Only noticing after I did it. I committed an act of resolution. And damn, it felt so good"... 2011 year of the rabbit...

 

 

January 11th, 2011.Tues

"Quack"
"Massive Aquack"

Saw Black Swan Last Night. ?

 

 

 

January 10th, 2011. Mon

"well..."
"About last Sat at Society""

 

 

 

I took comfort and felt very satified... They won; together...

November 2007. Team Get In The Hole.

January 2011. Team: The Big Busty Brawlers.

January 2011. Teams: The Big Busty Brawlers & Balcalao.

January 2011. Team: Balcalao.

 

 

January 7th, 2011. Fri

"Team8 Round1 "
"Society Billiards + Bar"

 

 

"A step back are finger posts on the road to achievement"
~C. S. Lewis
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"A bad knife cuts one's finger instead of the stick" ~Portuguese Proverb

 

 

 

 

January 5th, 2011. Wed

"Hold on now"
"Massive Attack"

"A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty" ~Winston Churchill

 

"A positive attitude may not solve all your problems, but it will annoy enough people to make it worth the effort" ~Herm Albright

 

 

 

 

January 3rd, 2011. Mon

"Its been Real"
"Massive Attack"

Lately In my dreams, I have been flying. Flying in your dreams means feeling free. I guess subconsciously I have already made my decision, I guess. Now I just have to stick to it if I want to continue with easy sleep. The good thing about this, is, now I can be... well. Now I can rally them all together, now I can break the divide and bring em together with no consequence. ... Something is gonna come out of it.... Things change though... Still, I really like flying...
"The mouse is mightier than the sword"

 

 

 

 

January 3rd, 2011. Sun

"year of the rabbit"
This might be the year...

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I don't know what the fuck to write. It's 12:27am Jan 3rd 2011, and I am not feeling good...

I just might leave lots of things behind me... Like a rabbit . No I don't mean leaving a rabbit but like a rabbit leaving behind what chases him. Lest it might eat him if he's caught..

 

 

 

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