Gone Drinkin' ....

As I begin to realize that I'm trading this view at 9:00am this morning,

in for this view

in just over 24 hours, I'm getting just a touch giddy.

I'm tradin' blowin' snow, for blowin' dough!

I say good trade me!

Oh and for those that aren't sure what I look like but want to find me at the WPBT, here's a quick pic for reference.

See you there and nowhere else 'cause for right now, this kids Gone Drinking with good friends.

My sincerest thanks for dropping by....


Bloggers, Booze & Balls......... The WPBT Golf

Well it's almost finally here.

The inaugural Bloggers, Booze & Balls Golf game goes this Friday at the beautiful Las Vegas National Golf Club.

As a special treat, we'll have our very own and might I add very special Beer Wench with us on the course. Then as an added bonus almost akin to drawing flaming 7's back-to-back, all of the high and low lights will be caught on film, courtesy of our official event photographer. They'll be riding together natch, so there's no hiding anything alcohol related out on the course. Just as it should be!

Now on to the rules and of course, the teams involved.

Yes we will be playing a scramble format. Meaning that everyone hits from the tee deck, then as a group you pick the shot you like best and move the remaining Golf balls to that location. Then you all hit from that spot and pick the result you like best from those shots and all move to that location as well. This process of everyone hitting each shot from where the team decides is the best spot and moving to the best location each time, is repeated until the ball is holed out on the green.

But with near scratch golfers competing against several 30 handicaps, we need a certified way to close the differential between the two. So the one minor difference in this scramble format that some may not be accustomed to is, this will be an 8-hole Equitable Scramble. Meaning that each Golfer within the group is held responsible for a certain number of tee shots required during the game. Now before you go getting your knickers, (Hmmm... that reminds me to get them packed!) in a knot, be aware of this one simple fact. The tee shots that must count for a particular golfer, are NOT on any specific hole in question. As a team, you may decide what tee shot to use for any of the golfers in your group. You just have to use the allotted number for each golfer at sometime, throughout the 18 holes of play. Within each group, only 8 holes maximum will be affected by this rule. Remember as well, these are tee shots only. All of the remaining shots are wide open!

The groups have been put together using a complex formula that included;

- each player's handicap and ability
- the potential fun factor involved within a group
- familiarity within the group
- Blood Alcohol Content Potential ( used as a tie-breaker )
- Last minute additions & cancellations

So the following is how the current version of the groupings appears at this particular time. Beside each name is the number of tee shots that the team MUST use, from that player during the round.

On the tee @ 10:30am

Dr. Chako - 2
Colin - 0 (friend of Chako)
Katkin - 3
N - 3 (friend of Astin)

On the tee @ 10:40am

Schaubs - 0
Joe Speaker - 4
M - 4 (friend of Astin)

On the tee @ 10:50am

F-Train - 2
AlCantHang - 2
Pebbles - 2
E - 2 (friend of Astin)

On the tee @ 11:00am

Bam-Bam - 2
JJOK - 3

We, (very sadly!) lost Riggstad and the best partner a kid could ever have in organizing this entire thing CK, due to unforeseen circumstances. So as you can see, there are two spots still available at the last minute. Please contact me at the e-mail address to the right there, if you think it might be fun to join in on the fun. Just $99 for Golf on an amazing venue, Cart, two FREE drinks AND one hell of a lot of fun!

Let the games begin!

My sincerest thanks for dropping by....


Points of interest....

NO! I do not mean the one on top of my head.

I'm all a buzz with the WPBT getting ready items on the checklist so, just a bit of quick hit for today.

Point #1 -

The WPBT Warm Up went off pretty much as expected Friday night. Well, except for the head count. Great friends made for a hell of a couple of hours killed, on the way to WPBT time. I'd pay $2.75 an hour for that much fun, over and over again. Thanks to those that did show up. It was truly a great deal of laughs.

Although I equally appreciate everyone that played in the game, special thanks go out to a good friend that really does make me LOL. A LOT!

Congrats to Numbono for winning the game. Well deserved Sir!

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Point #2 -

I've mentioned my pride in Not-So-Mini-Peb's here many, many times before. Most of that was focused on her innate ability to pick just the right moment and lighting, for what I personally think can only be called her amazing photography.

She's previously entered two rather serious contests around these parts in the youth category. Her first ever, she won the whole damn thing. Nervous for her going into her second competition, I was a little worried that she'd just expect to do it again. When her shots ended up taking first and third places at that one, it was a bit tight getting my puffed out chest back through the door I entered the building by. THAT'S MY GIRL!

This year based on her stone age of 19,000,000, she was in tough entered in the adult category. Undeterred as always, my baby entered five shots I could only call spectacular. I was worried it was a bad case of Daddy's pride blinding me at the time, as soon as she referred to them as, "not too bad."

What can I say except,

Geeky Rock N' Roller FTW !

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Point #3 -

Is a gratuitous self brag, so skip on down to the next blog on your list. There's really not that much left to see here kids.

I don't put much stock in such things to be honest. Read here or don't, that's always been my credo.

I do what I do, (can't call it writing! That's for certain) because it's a release for me. It's also a small way to stay in touch with the friends I've made along the way. For each of you, I'm sincerely appreciative of how fortunate I've managed to become.

Not having a unique "brand" or monopoly on the name and up against some pretty big hitters in the world that utilizes the moniker BamBam, it just made me feel all fuzzy to see the blog up top there.

It is what it is.

Silly really.

My sincerest thanks for dropping by....