Saturday, December 24, 2011

Merry Christmas.

I fucking hate it. This is always a time of the year I get really depressed. I will be happy when it is over.

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

took another vacation day today.

It's mah Birfday! wweee!!! 44 frackin years old.
there is a nice purple metal flake tee devil I want. must make car payment though. gggrrr!!! went and got my tires rotated and I need 2 new tires ASAP. doing laundry and painting mini's again today. might go have dinner with the fam tonight.

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

vaca day

too cold to play disc golf, but I took a vacation day since I have 4 to use before the end of the year.
sitting at home downloading movies ( legally of course)haha. and painting mini's .
good times.

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Secret Santa & disc golf

So I'm part of Reddits Secret Santa this year. There are over 39,000 people participating from around the globe and it's a Guinness world record so I think it's pretty cool.
I got my "match" the other day and got a gift and decided to also google map where they live. sure enough there is 3 disc golf courses in the city they live so I'm also sending them a few discs and a map to the local courses. I'm pretty sure they don't already play so hopefully they will check it out and enjoy it.

Sunday, November 27, 2011

well...

Did not get a chance to play some disc golf this weekend. I did get to go to the Cowboy game on Thursday though, which was a blast.
I was going to try and play yesterday but had to do parent/relatives stuff. It was pretty cold and windy anyways so I wouldn't have had much fun if I did go.
I got my Secret Santa on Reddit also.
I'm going to send him some stuff I ordered from thinkgeek.com
and also a map to a disc golf course 3 miles from his house and a few disc's .
chilling painting miniatures today.

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

I know.. I know....

It's not disc golf related. but I am going to try and go to the friday mini since it's always a good time when the ADGA has an "after the holiday" event.
I may not play well since it's been a few, but it will be nice to see my disc golf family again.

anyways....

I'm going to the Cowboy game tomorrow!!! woo hoo!!

jack has an extra ticket and Andy from work will be there also.
I'm wearing my emmit smith jersey already and am super psyched!!

Monday, November 21, 2011

New DFW area site.

http://www.metroplexdiscgolf.com/

Mickey has been playing I think 1 year less than me ( I had to throw that in there Mickey :), but he's been way more involved in the ADGA and has been a consistent player throughout the years who always does his part to support disc golf in the DFW area.
so go check out his new site!!

http://www.metroplexdiscgolf.com/

so I have a new hobby...

painting miniatures for D & D .

Ive spent almost $100 in paint and supplies so far, and around $ 70 in miniatures.
I'll post some more pics as I finish some more. I like to think I'm pretty good at it. I might even try selling some on Ebay... but I've already looked and I don't think there is a huge market for already painted miniatures.

maybe I should apply this to disc golf somehow? start getting back into dyeing discs or just flat out paint some discs and call them collectibles?

hhmm..
so I got back on my meds and also got started on some anti-psychotic meds. it was kinda freaking me out a bit at first. I was having some slight hallucination issues and just general freakishness. but I think the lithium is kicking back in and the new stuff is settling in.

I despise the holidays.. but at least I am going to "claim" to have to work on thanksgiving to avoid having to do the whole extended family freak out.
hell.. if it's nice on Thursday I might just go in to work for a few hours and then go to Vet for a round.

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

stop censorship

gonna have to edit this one. I did my part for a week... I hope you all did something as well.

aarrghh!!!

Today would have been the perfect day to get off work early and hit the park for some disc. But our office manager is sick and leaving early so I have to stay . gggrrr!!  so nice outside too.
 oh well.

Monday, November 14, 2011

just another day.

First off. the disc golf cummunity in DFW is awesome. I have to say that because people in the ADGA are like a family to me. some really great , caring people.
 So I go to my appt this morning that was set up by the people at Parkland, and they never actually "set" the appointment. so I miss time at work and drove all the way out there for nothing! argh! And they cant re schedule me till the 28'th.  for the math impaired.. thats 14 days!!  I've been off my meds for almost a month already.
 So I broke down and am going to pay $ 100 just to get a $ 5 prescription refilled. blah!
 oh.. and have I mentioned I work with some real assholes?!  Gary is lucky he is an old friend or I swear I would be talking to a lawyer about suing this place.
 gonna try and make a meeting tonight. too bad our office manager had to go early and is off tomorrow. today would have been a great day to hit the park.
 Hopefully I'll find some time to get out and play again soon.

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

I like using words.

 that people who don't read books or are just not very educated would not understand. then I try and gage thier reaction to see if they actually understood the word or possibly are trying to understand it based upon context, which 99% of those kinds of people can not.
 is that wrong?

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

oh.. and...

 I went out at lunch today and threw a few discs at Vet today. played just 3 holes but threw enough to know I need to get back into this shiznit ASAP!

If anyone just saw what I saw..

 nevermind.

Monday, August 22, 2011

gggrrrr!!

It's not even close to amusing how other people can use the excuse " I was just kidding" when they do something that goes well over the line.no.. you weren't kidding. you were being an asshole. this is who you are.fuck you.
 and the sad part is I cant post this were I know these two people will read it.

 fucking fuck!!

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

I gotta talk about these...

 I got some the other day and love them already. I've gotten some crap from some people but screw them. they feel great already! supposedly you need a few weeks to adjust, so I'm trying to do as they say and only wear them for a few hours each day.
 I even got a few pairs of special "toe socks" . injinji makes them and they are super comfortable as well, even for use with regular shoes.
 I'm going to try wearing them for the Cedar Hill disc golf tournament this next weekend and see how they perform. I known I've seen one disc golfer in the area wearing them before.
 my toes are happy :)

Thursday, June 2, 2011

not too shabby...

found out yesterday that our team won the team golf at Vet last Monday. I left before they tallied it up because I was frustrated with my performance, but we won by 1 round!  woo hoo!  I guess my 1 win out of 3 did matter :)

Tuesday, May 31, 2011

AARRGGHH!!!!

Played terrible on Sunday, but it was OK because I had fun and it was with the ADGA peeps.
 but Monday we played team golf and I played terrible again!!
 but again I had a good group so it was still fun...for the most part.
 chained out on the last hole which would have won my match but instead lost :(  came down to that single putt.
 oh well. gotta practice my putting some more I guess. I hope something gets better before Cedar Hill on the 18'th.

Friday, May 27, 2011

Cedar Hill

Took the Day off yesterday and called up Scott to meet me at Cedar Hill.
 First time I've played since my dismal showing at Rockwall a few months ago. But I signed up for the Dynamic Discs tournament in June at Cedar Hill so I figured I better get back out there and start throwing.
 I did surprisingly well for not having played so long. Hit a few really long putts and it was beautiful weather and me and Scott had fun joking around about stuff.
 Terry is organizing a little team even at Veterans on Monday that I'm gonna try and make also.

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

lost and found

Got a call from a guy who found me second ace disc, my prize beat-in star destroyer, six months ago.
 gonna meet him today to get it back.
 It's pretty rare that someone calls about a lost disc so I'm pretty excited. not only because it was my second ace disc, but because it was a nicely seasoned disc that flew perfectly for me.

 yay!!!

 and... go Mavs!!!

Friday, May 13, 2011

Time for another Bike!!

I threw a few discs the other day at lunch and for some reason it made me think about my bike riding days and I asked myself "why don't I have a bike?"  and the only excuses I could come up with didnt make sense.
 so I asked a friend and he referred me to a guy at Bicycles Inc. in Arlington.

 Initially I was thinking about a single speed, but I'm leaning towards a regular hard tail MTB again.

 Now I'm excited.

Thursday, April 28, 2011

is it time?

Haven't played since my dismal performance in Rockwall.
 I quit drinking, not that it had anything to do with it, but it can't hurt .
Been eating right also, but have not been playing any disc or any other exercise.
 Mentally I'm in a much better place than I was then though.
 I'll get out this weekend and see how it goes I guess. need to mow the lawn and get over to moms to fix her computer too , but there is plenty of time and it's supposed to be really nice weather this weekend.
 Let's get outside!!

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

not much going on.

havent played since the titledisc tournament. I wore my shirt today though!  haha. it is a nice shirt.
 been busy at work and didnt feel like getting out much last weekend. If the weather holds up  I'll try and go play the mini at Vet this Sunday, and possibly the team visionforce qualifier on Saturday or later Sunday.
 Wanna throw that new Ape some more.

Friday, April 15, 2011

this weekend

well.. I have a new disc ( the ape) that I only threw a few times last weekend to still work on, and I changed some discs in my bag so some more experimenting to do.
 but I have some health issues including an ear infection so I'm not sure if I'll play the sunday mini or not.
 I may head out to Vet tomorrow after mowing the lawn and see whats up.
 It's been freaking crazy windy around here in DFW also.  the awning was blown off our building today at max mechanical so.... yeah.. it's been windy as *&%!!

 all I know is I need to practice and possibly change my putting style  completely.
 which would be a daunting thought had I not already switched to a straddle putt a few years ago.

 everything I have ever read tells me to choose whatever putting style works for me and that is comfortable.
 but what if I'm not comfortable with the two most basic putting styles there are?

 guess it's time to buy another practice basket .

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Rockwall results. ugh...

well, I finished tied for 25'th  out of 33 rec field players.
 pretty crappy.
 not sure what was wrong. I was playing angry maybe. even though I had fun and it was great to see some friends that I really only see at Mini's or tournaments. disc golf truly is a community.
 on the up-side... I went out friday and played doubles with Duane and we got second place. only missing tieing for first by 1 stroke. so we got a little plastic for that effort.
 I got a cool titledisc shirt as well.
 I may have an ear infection , so maybe that factored in?  I don't know.  I just played terrible.
 and this one guy who was on my first 2 cards was really annoying.
 I just couldnt seem to focus at all.
 Sunday wasn't much better, but at least I had fun and had 2 cool guys Ive played with before on my card.
 I'm gonna play the mini @ Vet this sunday and see if it was an anomaly or has my ability just gone out the window completely?

 ooh.. and Avery and Val and Nate backed out of the tournament at the last second ( top pro players)
hhmm.....
 also thanks to Josh and Diedre and the volunteers. Titledisc always does a great job with the tournaments. regardless of my finish... I'll keep coming back as long as I'm having fun.

Friday, April 8, 2011

Doubles!!Grape Ape!!

My new Innova APE might show up this afternoon. It would be cool so I could throw it tomorrow a bit.

and even though I wasnt going to play doubles after the injuries I have had in the past right before a tournament... Duane needed a partner and I want to get out of work and go play disc golf so.....

 off I go!!!
 Titledisc this weekend baby!!

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

3 days....

till Rockwall!!!
I pulled a muscle or sprained something in my left arm  over the weekend. starting to feel better so hopefully it wont hurt this weekend. gotta lift my bag  with my left arm!
I had to go fix peoples computers all day yesterday so I'm going to  go practice putting for lunch today, and then some more after work.
 and then I'll practice more tomorrow and friday.
 hopefully that will help.
 can't hurt.
It's starting to become all I think about.

Monday, April 4, 2011

lost weekend...

Went out to Garland and tried to follow the course as best I could since it's been so long since I was out there. I'll try and get out there one more time before the tournament next week.

Played the mini at Veterans Sunday morning and I just plain played terrible. It wasnt the wind so much as I just sucked. gripped lock too  many times and missed putts left and right.
 I'm going to try and practice putting every day this week so I won't do as horribly next weekend.
 I'm getting excited regardless.

Monday, March 28, 2011

afro wig or new disc? hhmm...

yeah.. I choose the new Innova disc the ape!!  got one on order already.
 I did OK at the wed. mini last week. shot 2 under from the shorts. I always dont seem to play as good from the shorts as I could.
 funny thing is Luke called me at work on friday to see if I could play at lunch so I did and we played from the shorts with Scott and I shot like 12 over!!!  holy crap!!
 Luke suggested I was playing to the level of competition so that's my story,haha.
 Did a little volunteer work at the course on Saturday, which always feels good to  do, even if it's for a short time.
 most people don't take the time to come out and do stuff like that.
 more should.
 getting ready and more and more psyched for the Titledisc tournament in Rockwall and Garland on the 9'th and 10'th .
 Peace!

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

my first wed. night mini since last year tonight.

 well, not really at night, starts at 6.
 should be fun though. I haven't played from the shorts in forever. I'm basically going to consider it putting practice :)
 I think  a spider bit me on the neck. weird.

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

getting psyched...

about the Titledisc tourney!
 I'm going to try and practice as much as possible and play the Rockwall and Garland course at least 2 times each in the next few weeks as well as play the wednesday night mini at Vet and the Sunday mini also.
 hopefully that will get me in shape to not look like a schmuck.
 but whats kinda funny is I hope I don't win by too much or I will be "bagging".
 and no one wants to be known as a "bagger".

 and I sure hope I dont flat out lose also. that would just mean I need to stop playing altogether I think.

Thursday, March 17, 2011

well now.

my efforts have paid off a little bit. have a few followers.
 but the odds ar that no one is still reading this, so I feel pretty good about saying whatever I need to.
 which doesent really add any excitment.  bleh.
 so I played at Vet yesterday with a friend from work who had never played  disc golf before.
 it was slightly crowded but we had fun and I did my whole " master teaching you how" thing.
 which is pretty true.. I mean, it's an easy sport but takes some guidance to get started the right way.
 anyway...
 stil;l psyched about rockwall.
 hopefully I'll have a few more chances to go play rockwall and the auduban course before the toournament.
 FC dallas season opener this weekend so another drive out to Celina to stay the night so I dont have to drive. I'm going to cook a chicken and potato hash that is really good and I know it will be fun.

 but inside I'll be thinking about practicing for rockwall  :)



 thanks again to my friends who are following me.. I appreciate it and I hope this doesn't bore you to death if you read it.

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

HOly poop!!!!!!

 I just signed up for the Rockwall tournament and already Nate Doss and both Avery and Valerie Jenkins are signed up.
 good thing they don't play Rec division,haha.
 already 8 players in rec and the way I have been playing it's gonna be a tough field , especially since I havent played Auduban in years and even playing Rockwall the other day I was reminded of how tough a course that is.

 will I be ready?   I hope so.  I'd love to start the season for me out with a win or at least a top 3 place especially with the quality of pro's that are going to be there.

 why am I giddy with excitement. I spotted at the VPO last year and saw Avery and Nikko and Emac and a ton of other amazing players play through and even gave a ruling on Avery's shot?

 http://www.titledisc.com/?q=td_prereg/4454

my first A-tier tournament!!!!  gazoongas!!!!

little practice today

 I meant to get off work earlier and see if some friends were gonna be at Vet, but I headed over about 4 and just practiced some drives for an hour. saw Nascar and Tom out there but they had just finished up a round.
 it's amazing the difference after a few warm up shots can be.

 finally posted my blog on facebook. we'll see if it adds any people to the mix.
 I think I'm going to sign up for Rockwall tournament as rec and play my rating and see what happens.
 was a pretty good day today.

Monday, March 14, 2011

it's crazy carl!! and A-tier tournament coming up....

 so I think since my rating has dropped down so much that I am going to eneter the A-tier.. that's right.. it's an A-tier!!!  ( my first A-tier) tournament in Rockwall and Audubon ( first tourney they have ever had in Garland me thinks) as a rec instead of int.
 I kinda feel like I might be bagging a bit, but from where I have place out there last few years and the way Ive been playing lately, I don't think I really am.

 now if I go out and end up winning an A-tier in Rec by 20+ strokes....then yeah. I'll feel bad and probably ask Jodh to bump me or forfiet or something.

 but if I win by a few, or even if I don't, which is a  possibility the way I've been putting lately, then .. there ya go.

 oh.. and although I started this to be somewhat anon to talk about stuff without fear of repraisal.. I have decided to try and get more followers.

 it just feels different even though I've told a very small group already, to know at least someone is reading my crap.  and it actually motivates me to be more creative.

 so hi to anyone I've invited from facebook.

Thursday, March 10, 2011

stuff!!

so I started taking anti-psych meds tuesday/ joy.

 going to see Victor Wooten and Stanley Clarke tonight at the Granada with an old friend. should be a great show.
 and I'm contemplating entering the Rockwall tournament in early April.
 I've entered that one twice and haven't done so hot so might try and practice out there soon.
+ Josh and Diedre run a great tournament and it is a very tough course.
 I'm kinda getting excited about it now.

Monday, March 7, 2011

gotta get some followers so...

pimping out to the pelliboards.  I'm really trying to hold off asking anyone on facebook to follow. but Hi to any pelli-board peeps :)
 thanks.

Boerne,TX 9 hole

I went down to visit a friend this weekend and was going to play 1 of the courses in San Antonio, but it was a little cold and windy Saturday morning and since I was taking her 9 year old son to play disc golf for the first time we opted for a 9 hole course in Boerne instead. It turned out to be the right decision since it was so close ( 5 minute drive from downtown Boerne) . It was very cold at first, but warmed up a bit fairly quickly. It's a nice little 9 hole course on a lake and fairly scenic. a few wide open shots and some low ceiling tough ones. good course design for what they had to work with. good T-signs so we didnt get lost, but we opted not play a few holes by the lake since I had a newcomer with me and the windy conditions.

I wont go into how I ended up sleeping in my car most of Friday night, and froze my butt off Saturday night. and I got a speeding ticket going down on Friday. Stayed slower coming back on Sunday. 5 hour drive was 5 hours too long.
live and learn.

Friday, March 4, 2011

2011 Discraft Memorial in Arizona

Donated a bit like last year. hopefully I'll win something . but it's fun to watch regardless and the coverage gets better every year.
I wont be able to watch it all though since I'm headed down to San Antonio to see my Girlfriend.
but she has to work 4 hours on Saturday morning so I'm gonna try and play at one of the courses down there.
should be a fun weekend :)

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

5 over

little better than last sunday. but still need to work on my putting to get that down some more.

Monday, February 28, 2011

10 over

at Veterans yesterday. granted it was windy as all get out. I just couldn't putt to save my life. no birdies and 10 4's, the rest 3's.
at least I tied for 4'th ( $ 2.00) and improved my bag tag from 77 to 73,haha.

I feel bad because next sat. is a work day to put in the new T signs, which look amazing, but I need to drive down and see my GF since I haven't seen her in a long time. oh well.

Friday, February 25, 2011

disc dream

I'm sure we have all had them, but I had a dream last night about a particular hole and my disc selection. It must have been right before I woke up because I was thinking about that disc all morning.
kookie.

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

New course in Allen

9 hole at some park. not sure when it was put in.
I went to a party with some friends on Sat. night, we ended up at some Bavarian bar with a band and lots of German beers. wwhhheeeee!!
so I stayed the night and Sunday morning we headed out to McKinney to play a round and low and behold Dynamic Discs was having a tournament at both courses!! ggrr.. they were just out at Cedar Hill on Saturday. oh well. I talked to Rusco for a few and he gave me a new DD sticker for my car .
we looked up the closest course and found the new one in Allen so off we went.
It was pretty windy and a wide open course on the front with a couple of connected large ponds in the middle that came into play .
not sure how but I pulled something in my arm. I hate that. didn't even notice it hurt till I got home and it really hurts today so I guess I'm glad we only played 9 holes.
I lost a disc to one of the ponds, but it was an 'X' out excal so no biggie.

now to wait and see how long til my arm heals :(

Friday, February 18, 2011

Thursday, February 17, 2011

shot 10 over yesterday

The nice thing about were I work is it's just around the corner from Veterans park so I should be able to play more after work this summer.
but yesterday a friend came by to look at something for my boss and told me him and a friend were going to play some disc at 11 so I took a 2 hour lunch and joined them.
now a 10 over at Veterans isn't very good, especially for me.
so.... lot's of work to do this summer. need to look at the discs in my bag, and time to work on my putting.

off to a HVAC dealer meeting in Las Colinas today though. maybe I will learn something :)

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

my commercial for Max Mechanical

only took about 15 minutes once I had a decent enough idea.

http://www.xtranormal.com/watch/11086299/

otherwise. busy at work today. too cold for any disc golf lately. although might be nice enough this weekend.

Monday, January 31, 2011

the report


doc said my gall bladder was fine and that I probably had a "fatty liver" which means I need to watch my diet, which I have been for the last few months. lots of fruit and vegetables and no fatty foods. no problem.
she is going to run a few more tests though just to be sure.
I played disc after the appointment Friday which was cool because it was like 70 degrees out and also because I got to play with some of my disc golf buddies and my friend Jack.
played like crap because I felt rushed and then it got dark and I bailed on the last 2 holes since I didn't have my glasses and couldn't see shit.

but then it was nice again Saturday and since I couldn't make the funeral I at least made it out to play another round at Vet. I saw Rusty and started a round with him and then Marshal showed up.
you never know who your going to run into at Veterans park.

of course my ankle swelled up and started killing me when I got home. my dad had just broken the shower head ion my bathroom so I couldn't take a bath.
it was still a good day.
at least I'm not in Egypt right about now.

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

blurgh

another local disc golfer died yesterday. blood clot got loose and went to his heart killing him instantly.
sucks. he was a cool dude.

Monday, January 17, 2011

sick

the new funkytown site:
http://funkytowndiscgolf.com/

I am sick today. bleh

Monday, January 10, 2011

a sad spark...

I had one of those moments today. I was laughing at something in 7-11 when this cute girl peeked around the corner and asked me what I was laughing at. I think time froze for at least a few moments. I'm not sure if it was a spark when our eyes met or just a memory of someone I knew long ago, but she was beautiful. and probably way too young for me. I wont' go on with our conversation but it was the typical flirtation that occurs when two people have the same moment and are both flustered or nervous.
I haven't been able to stop thinking about here for the last few hours. unfortunately I came to the conclusion that even if she was over 21 she was definitely under 25, which is too young for me.

so I am sad.
those moments don't come often and haven't for me in a long time.
Maybe I should say screw it and go ask her out and see what happens? but my crystal ball keeps replaying the same scenario and it ends with my heart broken.
which would be better? being sad for awhile wondering? or maybe having a little fun before being crushed to death?

oh well.

maybe she plays disc golf?

Monday, January 3, 2011

Happy New Year

signed up with the Funkytown Flyers ( disc golf club) and played the Hangover Classic at Veterans park Saturday the 1'st.
It was freakin' cold and I hate playing disc golf in the cold. but it was kinda fun.
my goal was to not finish last, and when they handed out bag tags in order of finish I was at least 15-20 away from last.
I realized when we started that I lost one of my favorite discs a few weeks ago when I was practicing so that kinda sucked. and my acid reflux was killing me, and I bruised a toe that really hurt. And of course by the end of the round my ankle was swollen and killing me.

I can't wait for warmer weather.