So I just bought lunch as Subway and had a funny interaction with the lady serving me. Here's the dialogue:
Lady: Welcome to Subway...(blah blah)...What would you like?
Me: I would like a foot long Steak and Cheese sandwich.
Lady: And what kind of bread would you like with that?
Me: Asiago Cheese Bread, please.
Lady: (turns around and checks the bread in the oven, then faces me again) That bread is still too hot, so if we use it we can't toast it.
Me: That's fine I don't need it toasted.
Lady: (blank stare as if she has never heard anyone say they don't need their bread toasted before!) We can still use that bread but the steak NEEDS to be toasted.
**awkward pause while we look at eachother in bewilderment**
Me: So then we can't use that bread can we?
Lady: We can use that bread, but we can't toast it, but the meat needs to be toasted.
Me: (I pause and give her a funny "what the hell are you talking about" smirk) How about if I just choose a different bread.
Lady: That would work, what bread would you like then?
AirForce Base testing their fire safety systems, don't think they'll need to worry about fires, but they might have some other issues to work out!
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Sorrow is knowing that I will never be as crazy, exciting, unpredictable, and spontaneous as I was just three years ago.
Sorrow is also knowing that my body is giving way to age and the illnesses that incessantly plague me. Restricting me from being crazy, exciting, unpredictable, and spontaneous as I once was.
I just found this on accident venturing through the intarweb.
I totally want one of these guys, I would willingly pay $30 for someone to make me one!
So this past weekend I had a tournament at Emerald Isle Disc Golf Course, in Oceanside. And I won. That's right, I got first place. Yep, I took it away. Basically I played better than everyone else. Ok that's enough indulgence.
I have been ill for over a week and almost decided the night before the tournament not to play. But I have missed this event for the past two years and the course in one of my favourite courses in California, so I didn't want to miss my only chance to compete there this year.
Here's the play-by-play:
The tournament is a one day, two round tourney with a final seven for the top three advanced players. My first round I shot a blistering -7 (rated 1043!), which is now the course record for Amatuer competition. On the second round my sickness really started to hit me hard and I almost blacked out a couple times through the round. I was determined to finish the round though and aided by the help of having a golf cart so I didn't have to walk, I completely the round at a horrible +7. This put me at even , but since my first round was so phenomenal I only dropped back one place and was now tied for second. My good friend Kevin Gomez was in first by one stroke and my friend Jon Benefield was tied with me at even. Another good friend of mine, Dustin Pope, shot a great second round and missed making the finals by only one stroke.
So off to the finals were Kevin, Jon, and I. Seven holes to determine first, second, and third place. Kevin screwed up his upshot on hole one bringing all three of us to a tie. The second hole, a long par four over 600', separated the field a bit while Jon through a bad drive and ended up taking a six on the hole, while Kevin and I both burdied the hole carding threes. On to hole three, 350' over a lake, we all took threes while I narrowly missed a birdy putt that hit the basket about an inch low. Hole four Kevin threw a beautiful flex shot to nestle himself five feet from the basket for birdy on the monster 384' hole over the water. My shot was a bit short and behind a tree, and Jon messed up his shot and carded a three. The next hole we all carded threes again. And hole six I threw a really good ace run that somehow didn't go in the basket but I still got the birdy, Kevin took a three. So going into the final hole Kevin and I were tied once again. I stepped up to the pad deciding to throw a safe shot and be happy with a three on the hole. Kevin threw a great low flex shot with his firebird that put him a little over 30' away. When we walked up to our discs I was closer than I thought to the basket, maybe 40' out. I looked at Kevin and commented, "Well Kevin, whoever makes their putt deserves to win." Then I marked my lie, looked at the basket and slammed it in for birdy. "Ok, this is it, Kevin HAS to birdy to stay alive or I win" I said to myself. Kevin setup his lie, took his putt and came up short giving me the victory.
This was one of the most fun tournaments I have had in terms of camaraderie. Kevin, thanks for being such a blast to play with, can't wait for our next tournament together!
For anyone interested, During my tournament last weekend there was a film crew following golfers around and videotaping us while we competed. One of the films has been published on their website and they have been throwing a drive on it. The video is less than two minutes long and I am about 40 seconds into it (right after they show the blue disc that says "Made in Canada"). Hopefully they will take these clips and make a DVD of the event. Anyhow, here's the address, and the video is on the main page and will play automatically with Internet Explorer.
I just got back from my three day tournament in Arizona. I'm exhausted and sore all over. Like I said in my last post, my whole goal for this tournament was to enjoy myself and keep my attitude positive. Evidently when I have a positive attitude, and I am enjoying myself, I also shoot well, freaky! I got 5th place overall in my division. Yeah, that's 5th out of 87, so I am pretty happy.
The competion was pretty tough. After day one, I was tied for first with a really nice guy named Justin Celmer. After day two Justin was up one stroke on me and I was tied for second place with fellow San Diegan Dave Parnell. The final round I had a lot of bad luck with putting and Dave edged past me to tie Celmer. But two people from the card behind us shot really well, so I ended up in 5th place behind a three-way tie for second between Dave, Justin, and someone else. One of the guys on the card behind us took first. All in all, I lost by only two strokes.
I had a wonderful time playing with some good people on two GREAT courses. My girlfriend took 5th place in her division as well! And almost all of the 28 disc golfers representing San Diego placed in the cash! And most important, like I said, I didn't lose my temper even once!
I'm leaving tonight for Arizona to play the Memorial. This is going to be a huge weekend of Disc Golf in the Phoenix area. And I have a new goal for this tournament. Instead of playing well and winning, my goal is to not lose my temper. I have not been doing so well with my temper at tournaments so far this year, and I am going to use this tournament to keep it in check. No cussing, not temper tantrums, no being a jerk. I'm gonna just try to enjoy myself and my surroundings. Hopefully I will do well also, but as long as I don't blow my top, I will consider this tournament a success.
So that's that, not too much else to say. I'm headed out with my good friends Kevin Gomez and Pat Gallaher. I think we are going to have almost 20 San Diegans heading out for this tournament, so kudos on the representation! Yeah, that's it, all I got.
On a completely different note. To everyone of my friends and family, I love you. I have not been feeling very well and have been going through a bit of depression lately, nothing crazy, but enough to make me moody and lifeless. Please be patient with me as I interact with you, I'm not enjoying this anymore than any of you, and I'm sorry if I've treated anyone poorly recently. I really do love and cherish all of you.
I haven't been updating this blog much. I have been very busy at work, very stressed with my personal life, and spending a lot of time getting my photoblog going. If you haven't checked out www.aesthetic-mindset.com yet, you should. We have 50 photographs up and are adding new ones on a daily basis. There is some good stuff up there! We also have RSS 2.0 up and running for those of you who use Sage or other syndication tools.
Anyhow, just wanted to plug my photoblog one more time, and let ya'all know why I haven't been too active here.