Sunday, February 28, 2010

it's that time again

america's game - opening day - west torrance - little league - 2010

Saturday, February 27, 2010

i'm the one

one of the mutts

no pure breds


Friday, February 26, 2010

when we sing

we hurt

our ears

we plant

our seed

our garden

our echo

in your head

your heart

we strum

our strum


we strum

our way

our word

to our


Thursday, February 25, 2010

on vaction


shutter island

wish you were here...

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

the question and answer

1 fortnight ago
while hanging in the jungle

"you seem so familiar"

his reply

"you are mistaken"

her reply

"but i..."

his reply

"you are mistaken"

her reply

"no, i know i've seen..."

his replies

"you have seen"

" i am the most unfamiliar person ever known"

"case closed"

Monday, February 22, 2010

under the wire

be there

for you

Sunday, February 21, 2010

young one

scribbled color

in less time
than deserved

teach me

help me

stop and walk

Saturday, February 20, 2010

the boys

upon sacred ground

- barrett . dylan . d boy -

the "family" pack

is it just me or is this poster kinda interesting?

- the family that drinks together sticks together ???

for sometime

this bird has flown

Friday, February 19, 2010

a friend of a friend of a friend

it's not everyday a person gets to video record more than one bigfoot outside of a zoo.

someday you might get lucky too...

with devotion,

roger patterson

Thursday, February 18, 2010

snooker for my welsh friend chris -

quite fun and cool i might add...

The game

Snooker table with balls placed in their starting positions
Game in progress on a half-size table. A red ball about to be potted.

The object of the game is to score more points than the opponent by potting object balls in a predefined order. At the start of a frame, the balls are positioned as shown and the players take it in turns to hit a shot in a single strike from the tip of the cue, their aim being to pot one of the red balls and score a point. If they do pot at least one red, then it remains in the pocket and they are allowed another shot - this time the aim being to pot one of the colours. If successful, then they gain the value of the colour potted. It is returned to its correct position on the table and they must try to pot another red again. This process continues until they fail to pot the desired ball, at which point their opponent comes back to the table to play the next shot. The game continues in this manner until all the reds are potted and only the 6 colours are left on the table; at that point the aim is then to pot the colours in the order yellow, green, brown, blue, pink, black. When a colour is potted in this phase of a frame, it remains off the table. When the final ball is potted, the player with the most points wins.[1]

Points may also be scored in a game when a player's opponent fouls. A foul can occur for numerous reasons, such as hitting a colour first when the player was attempting to hit a red, potting the cue ball, or failing to escape from "a snooker" (a situation where the previous player finished their turn leaving the cue ball in a position where the object ball cannot be hit directly). Points gained from a foul vary from a minimum of 4 to a maximum of 7 if the black ball is involved.[1]

One game, from the balls in their starting position until the last ball is potted, is called a frame. A match generally consists of a predefined number of frames and the player who wins the most frames wins the match overall. Most professional matches require a player to win five frames, and are called 'Best of Nine' as that is the maximum possible number of frames. Tournament finals are usually best of 17 or best of 19, while the World Championship uses longer matches - ranging from best of 19 in the qualifiers and the first round proper, up to 35 frames in length (first to 18), and is played over two days.[18]

Professional and competitive amateur matches are officiated by a referee who is the sole judge of fair play. The referee also respots the colours on to the table and calls out how many points the player has scored during a break. Professional players usually play the game in a sporting manner, declaring fouls the referee has missed, acknowledging good shots from their opponent, or holding up a hand to apologise for fortunate shots.

An extended spider, which can be used to bridge over balls obstructing a shot that is too far away to be bridged by hand

Other terminology used in snooker includes a player's break, which refers to the total number of consecutive points a player has amassed (excluding fouls) when at one visit to the table. A player attaining a break of 15, for example, could have reached it by potting a red then a black, then a red then a pink, before failing to pot the next red. The traditional maximum break in snooker is to pot all reds with blacks then all colours, which would yield 147 points; this is often known as a "147" or a "maximum".[19] See also: Highest snooker breaks.

Snooker break.ogg
Video of a snooker break-off shot

Accessories used for snooker include chalk for the tip of the cue, rests of various sorts (needed often, due to the length of a full-size table), a triangle to rack the reds, and a scoreboard. One drawback of snooker on a full-size table is the size of the room (22' x 16' or approximately 5 m x 7 m), which is the minimum required for comfortable cueing room on all sides.[20] This limits the number of locations in which the game can easily be played. While pool tables are common to many pubs, snooker tends to be played either in private surroundings or in public snooker halls. The game can also be played on smaller tables using fewer red balls. The variants in table size are: 10' x 5', 9' x 4.5', 8' x 4', 6' x 3' (the smallest for realistic play) and 4' x 2'. Smaller tables can come in a variety of styles, such as fold away or dining-table convertible.

[edit]Governance and tournaments

Snooker balls triangled.png
Ranking tournaments
World Championship
UK Championship
Grand Prix
Welsh Open
China Open
Shanghai Masters
Other tournaments
The Masters
Masters Qualifiers
Premier League
Jiangsu Classic
World Series of Snooker
Withdrawn tournaments
See: Snooker tournaments
Action from The Masters Tournament in 2007

The World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association (WPBSA, also known as World Snooker), founded in 1968 as the Professional Billiard Players' Association,[21] is the governing body for the professional game. Its subsidiary, World Snooker, based in Bristol, England, organises the professional tour. Over the years the board of the WPBSA has changed many times, which some argue is an indication of in-fighting within the sport.[22][23][24] The amateur game is governed by the International Billiards and Snooker Federation (IBSF).[25]

Professional snooker players can play on the World Snooker main tour ranking circuit. Ranking points, earned by players through their performances over the previous two seasons, determine the current world ranking.[26] A player's ranking determines what level of qualification they require for ranking tournaments. The elite of professional snooker is generally regarded as the "Top 16" ranking players,[27] who are not required to pre-qualify for any of the tournaments.[28] The tour contains 96 players - the top 64 from the previous two seasons, the 8 highest one-year point scorers who are not in the top 64, the top 8 from the previous season's Pontin's International Open Series (PIOS), and various regional, junior and amateur champions.

The most important event in professional snooker is the World Championship,[29] held annually since 1927 (except during the Second World War and between 1958 and 1963). The tournament has been held at the Crucible Theatre in Sheffield (England) since 1977, and was sponsored by Embassy from 1976 to 2005.[16] Since 2005, tobacco companies have not been allowed to sponsor sporting events in the United Kingdom, and the World Snooker Championship had to find a new sponsor. It was announced in January 2006 that the 2006–2010 world championships would be sponsored by online casino The Championship is currently sponsored by after pulled out of their five year sponsorship deal after three years.[30] On 15th April 2009 the World Snooker Championship website announced that would be the new sponsor of the World Championship for the next four years. [31] [32]

The status of winning the World Championship is great, and it is the most highly valued prize in professional snooker,[33] both in terms of financial reward (£250,000 for the winner)[34] as well as prestige. The World Championship is televised extensively in the UK by the BBC[35] and gains significant coverage in Europe on Eurosport[36] and in the Far East.

The group of tournaments that come next in importance are the other ranking tournaments. Players in these tournaments score world ranking points. A high ranking ensures qualification for next year's tournaments, invitations to invitational tournaments and an advantageous draw in tournaments.[27] The most prestigious of these after the World Championship is the UK Championship. Third in line are the invitational tournaments, to which most of the highest ranked players are invited. The most important tournament in this category is The Masters,[37] which to most players is the second or third most sought-after prize.[38]

In an attempt to answer criticisms that televised matches can be slow or get bogged down in lengthy safety exchanges and that long matches causes problems for advertisers,[39] an alternative series of timed tournaments has been organised by Matchroom Sport Chairman Barry Hearn. The shot-timed Premier League Snooker was established, with seven players invited to compete at regular United Kingdom venues, televised on Sky Sports. Players have twenty-five seconds to take each shot, with five time-outs per player per match. While some success has been achieved with this format it generally does not receive the same amount of press attention or status as the regular ranking tournaments.

There are also other tournaments that have less importance, earn no world ranking points and are not televised. These can change on a year-to-year basis depending on calendars and sponsors.


Wednesday, February 17, 2010

i am

india ink

i am
this sentence

this page

"Schuhanziehende Frau (Dirne)," by Egon Schiele
"words," by bird

reasons to stay

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one work

simplified +
model =
self expressions -
questions +
trust =
attempt of


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Tuesday, February 16, 2010

a real troubadour - ms. welch

once upon a time -
gillian weltche -

sang to us -

us like sardines -

blog cop
hiding in the corner -
out for blood -

ms. welsche blushing through tears -

held court -

all life is merely a series of correction - keep up the good work people -

Monday, February 15, 2010

salt water walking

part one:

walking on wet sand

negative tide

moon pull

life's blood

part two:

faint to other worlds


salted rush

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Thursday, February 11, 2010

4 sale

one harbour hp 1 = 9 foot zero inches

one fineline single fin blu = 7 foot four inches

for all the details email tom

happy wave riding...

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

message from the past

i still love you

please write

i grow cold



like new paint

and i miss oysters on the half shell

Monday, February 8, 2010

and i thought i was kinda cool

3 day weekend
3 folks
1 idea


"birds follies"

more on this later, so for now, rest precious, rest...