Category Archives: Sports

I cheated.

Last Saturday, I cheated on the 30-for-30.  I had my reasons, mind you.  Because I had to wear a uniform of sorts, unofficial though it may have been.  See, last Saturday was the ACUI regional 9-Ball tournament, my fourth and last — at least until I return to graduate school.

My first year at regionals, a tournament I was entered into about 2.5 weeks after I began playing “seriously” was an interesting experience.  I took third in a round robin of four people, successfully beating somebody’s girlfriend and being trounced by a former-pro in a tracksuit and the other girl from my school.  It was a sobering, but motivating experience.  And I was hooked.

The next year, I guaranteed my attendance at nationals by winning an independent qualifier.  For shits and giggles, I went to regionals, which I won…by default.  The only woman in attendance, I entered the newly created “open” tournament and took seventh, much to many’s chagrin.  And the year after that, I took first in a field of five women.

The point I’m getting at here, is that I’ve won this tournament a lot, and I wanted to do it again.  I needed this hat trick.  And so, last Saturday, I put on my pool-playing uniform and headed off to a four-person round robin tournament.

The book-ending poetry was not lost on me, as I faced a format of play that I don’t particularly care for.  And I could bore you all with tales of my eventual uphill battle.  The point is:  I did it.And here’s the required shot of me with my medal in hand.

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Will it blend?

I’m back in College Town, USA and scrambling to get organized for my last semester as an undergraduate.  It’s not all bad, one of my “organization” projects was to head to Target and buy two things that I have been desperately wanting: a large barrel curling iron and a blender.

After much hemming and hawing, I settled on this sleek looking Black and Decker model.

Ain't she purty?

So today, after I got back from the gym (speaking of the gym, as much as I love a good New Year New Commitment to Health, why are all those people there when I want to be there?), we set out to blend some stuff.

Frozen berries, Ice, Mocafé smoothie powder and some Orange/Peach/Mango juice (don’t think the boyfriend is quite ready for spinach and almond milk), and we were in business.

What say you, folks?  What else should I blend?

Also, for all you concerned college football fans, Rich Rodriguez has been shown the door at the University of Michigan.  No word yet on Greg Robinson, the much maligned defense coordinator.  But here’s a fabulously interesting blog post on where it all went wrong.