Gold Crown IV

Gold Crown IV
FastMikie's Fun House, Del Mar, California

Sunday, July 26, 2009

What's next...

It has been said "When one door closes, another one opens."
Well, I'm not so sure that's true in every case, and my pool door has certainly not closed entirely (just played for 4 hours yesterday), but since I have cut out tournaments and the focused practice needed for tournament play, there's a lot more time to do some of the things I have been wanting to do for a long time. So here's just one of the new things in my life:

Welcome to The Adventures of Airstream Mikie!

Pool has kept me inside too long. Fresh air and sunshine and moderate exercise is important for human beings (so I'm told), and this is one way of getting out more often. The Corvette convertible is going to be sold because I have only one parking spot for the Airstream hauler, a 2007 Toyota FJ Cruiser. The Airstream is a new (2009) Sport 17 model, the least expensive of all the Airstreams, and is just barely the smallest (the "Bambi" is smaller by about 8 inches, but lots more expensive).

OK, so now I'm all geared up and ready to hit the road. Where to? Well if you click on the link above, you can read all about it, but the short answer is The Beach. Or, better, ALL the beaches on the west coast of North America, from Cabo San Lucas to Anchorage. Not all in one trip, but over time. Lots of time. You can't be in any rush when you're hauling a ton and a half of tin behind you.

And, yes, I will be taking my cue case with me, and will be shooting pool every chance I get. Stay tuned.

Monday, July 13, 2009

Mosconi Exhibition Shots

This next shot just popped up on YouTube, courtesy of "Mosconi526" who says he saw it in a video of one of Willie Mosconi's exhibitions. What a great opening shot for straight pool, but I'm wondering if anyone ever tried this in a serious competition. In any case, it sure is spectacular!

This next shot, also courtesy of "Mosconi526" is another Mosconi exhibition shot which requires an extraordinary stroke to perform. WOW!