Pool Talk – The Move, The Talent, The Tricks

November 2nd, 2014

I can talk about pool for days.  I love the game and it’s my belief that I have one of the best pool tables ever.

More on that in a moment.

I want to put some of these scenes out there for you. If any of them convert you to a pool player or pique your interest, I’ve done my job.

You know what I love about this video? The passion for the game.

“The pool cue’s part of me! It’s got nerves.”

Yes.

And then here’s the sequel to that film

What a cocky son of a gun. Right?  I would hate to play pool with him if he acted like that. But he clearly loves the game. So there’s that.

And yet…

Anyway, I don’t mean for this to be a treatise on these two movies (not that I could write a treatise anyway).

The whole point of this is that my love for the game was reignited when I met this guy who moved my pool table to Phoenix.

My baby, my treasure… my favorite table I’ve ever played on.  I did my research and made sure to pick the right company because I didn’t want anything to happen to my table.

Didn’t I say it’s one of the best billiard tables ever?  I meant it, and not just because of sentimentality.

It’s US regulation size, has Simonis cloth, and awesome pockets.  Maybe someday I’ll take a picture for you all.  Until then, why don’t you just come over and play!?

In looking for the place that I could trust the most with my precious cargo, I checked out Beck’s Billiards, Diamondback Billiards, and finally decided upon Billiards 2U.

One, because I got to talk to the owner, Dan.

Two, because he beat the price of the other guys.

Three, because he’s licensed and insured.

Four, because I just plain liked him.

So when the day came to move my pool table… What a joy it was!

Dan and his crew are really nice folks.  They took my table apart carefully and skillfully, transported it without a ding, and put it back together perfectly.  They balanced it perfectly on its new floor, too.

Alright, so now that I’m all ecstatic about how pristine my pool table is after the move, and I’ve got that out of my system, let me end with another one of my favorite clips here.

I know none of these have to do with “moving” per se, but I still love ‘em.  And yes, I have all the time in the world on my hands to just sit around and look at YouTube clips and play pool.

But hey, when you get paid to play (or do something you love), why not do it, right?  I think we can all agree to that.

Crazy!

And no, I wasn’t looking at the pretty lady the whole time. But definitely some of it.

Have you ever seen moves like that???  I’d love to play against that guy, just to watch what he could do during a game.

I’d have to avoid the sting of losing every. single. time. of course. I wonder if he ever loses a game?  I also wonder how many trials they had to run for each trick before they really got them down.

Anyway, like I said, why don’t we have a game soon?  Maybe I’ll see you in a pool hall soon.  Or you could come on by and play at my house.  Admission is a keg of beer.

Kidding.  I’ll see you later.

~ David

Why Are Limos So Darn Cool in Hot, Hot Tucson, AZ?

October 25th, 2014

Limos are just so darn cool. There’s so much room!

Kind of like trains. I like trains, especially those where I have my own room. I’ve seen a lot of this country from trains. Used to travel all over the place in them instead of flying or driving.

With limos, you get to see the city in style. Not sure I’d recommend driving cross country in a limousine… might get expensive.

My luxury Tucson Limo ride

Plus, for cars, they’re really smooth. The ride is so smooth, like you’re coasting through butter as a hot knife… So smooth.

I love just being able to kick back and relax.

I like that it’s one of the only places where it’s legal to drink in a car.

That’s great and I’d like to keep that up. I’d like to be able to drink in a car anywhere I go… without the risk of hurting anyone!

Just adds to my sense of freedom.

Tucson is one of the hottest places I’ve ever lived, but I’ve never felt cooler than the other day when I was riding around with my friends in a limo.

We were just have a good ol’ time. Relaxin’ to the max.

We let somebody else take the responsibility of driving, parking, and navigating. Our only responsibility is having fun!

What’s better than that?

(Well, I can think of a few things, but we’ll save those for another article.)

Of course you don’t want a limo driver like Lloyd Christmas:

Right? That might be a bit stressful.

So, I’m going to go again. Anybody want to come along on a ride with me through Tucson in a limousine?

Speaking of Christmas, wouldn’t it be cool to see the Christmas lights of Tucson in a limo?

Right???

So this made me want to look into where a limo comes from. What is its history?

In fact the company I rented the limo from had a lot of information on this. I had no idea where limos came from until I read up on it on their Tucson Limo website, and of course, in a few different places. Like here.

For instance, technically, a limousine is a car where the passengers are separated from the driver by a partition.  So even a taxi is a limousine!

Way in the past, the driver was seated within an outdoor cabin that was covered with a hood-like roof, like the old-school berline, or the brougham. Maybe it was the Limousin monks who inspired this, because of the way they dressed. They lived in monasteries, too, by the way.

This feature, the outdoor cabin that was covered by a roof, distinguished carriages-such-as-these from other carriages of the time.

Crazy huh?

Check out the article where I learned this at the link above. They’ve got limos you can ride in, too.

Looking forward to seeing you next time.  Glad you stayed to read my “article” about my experiences being toted around Tucson truly lavishly.

If you’re ever in town and want to visit the Pima Air and Space Museum or Sentinel Mountain, give me a shout. Let’s do it!

 

Welcome to My New Website About Arizona

October 17th, 2014

Welcome!

This is my new website where I’ m going to talk about everything I love and hate about Arizona.

Enjoy!  And feel free to chime in.