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The GrunkleGuru

Grunkle is a slang term for the thick rough on a golf course that I have been using for many years. Given my penchant for inaccurate tee balls, I have become a bit of a guru out of the thick stuff, hence the name. This is a site for my random thoughts about sports (espeically golf) and life in general. While nothing special, it will hopefully offer a break from the daily drudgery for both you and me.

April 29, 2005

Dude, I Suck At This Gambling Thing!

Well, I managed to put the curse on one of my favorite players this week at the Zurich Classic.

David Toms is well on his way to missing the cut (which is currently at Even par, but I expect it to move to 1 under by the end of the day). Just another example of why I should not gamble. However, I can at least say that those I was thinking about are playing well.

Chris DiMarco is 3 shots off the lead at 8 under
Vijay Singh is tied for 5th at 6 under

But alas, my regular pick, Joe Ogilvie is struggling at 4 over through seven holes including an uncharacteristic triple bogey.

Heck, even last week's pick is playing well as Hank Kuehne is currently tied with Vijay at 6 under. Talk about a day late and a dollar short.

Anyway, I’ll just sit out the rest of this weekend’s tourney and start focusing on my picks for the upcoming Wachovia Championship in Charlotte.

Oh yeah, I also have to start studying horses for this event.

April 28, 2005

My Decisions Are To Your Benefit

Man, just got back from lunch, and I faced a tough decision. Go right and head back to the office for another afternoon of staring at either a computer screen or a wall. Neither option is all the enticing. Go left, and I am only a few minutes away from throwing my clubs on my back and playing a round of golf. Perfect temperature, light breeze, and plenty of sunshine would make for a great afternoon.

Since I am typing this, you know what my decision was. Damn this work ethic of mine! Anyway, as the weather keeps getting better, there is more time to work on your game, and here is a tip for those of you looking to improve your game.

As you may or may not know, most of your shots during a round of golf are played from one hundred yards and in. With these shots, most players are oftentimes between clubs. However, there is a great drill you can try to get a better grasp on your distance control.

Find a quiet spot on the range and mark how far away 10 yards is from your hitting area. Work with various clubs to figure out how hard you have to swing to carry the ball 10 yards. Once you have that dialed in and have figured out which club is most comfortable hit one more shot and note where the ball stops rolling.

Now using the same club try flying your next shot to where that last ball came to a stop at and continue this process until you can’t comfortably hit the ball to the required distance. Go through this process for a whole practice session, and you will notice how much more confidence you have when facing one of those little ‘tweener shots.
Also, you might need some new wedges. Short Game Central can build you a custom wedge that is designed for you, the style of golf you play, and the types of courses you prefer. Drop me an email today and we’ll get started.

April 27, 2005

Trying This Photo Thing

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IMAG0145, originally uploaded by The Grunkle Guru.

This is a picture of my daughter Addison during her first birthday (March 6th). Not significant other then I am trying to get this photo thing to work. Let's keep our fingers crossed.

Update: Same photo, just a smaller size

Jamestown Golf Club

As I mentioned briefly yesterday, I played in a Autism benefit tournament yesterday afternoon, and I must commend all who gave their time and effort to put on a great event.

The Weather Channel had called for 5 - 10 MPH winds, and boy did they mess that up. If I had to guess I would say it was blowing a consistent 20MPH with gusts to 30MPH. Definitely made the course play harder then it should have.

My team played solid, but did not make a single putt all day and finished at 7-under, well out of the winners bracket.

I always enjoy playing Jamestown. It is not very long, but tight, with some blind shots and subtle elevation changes that make you start overthinking your game. Trust me, overthinking on a golf course is a very bad thing.

My favorite hole out there is the par-4 11th. Hitting from an elevated tee over water, it is imperitive that you move the ball from right to left so that you can have a reasonable shot. If you hit your tee shot straight down the middle you are looking at about 180 yards for your second shot.

The green is elevated, and set back further then you think meaning a lot of uphill chip shots to a green that slopes severely from back to front.

I always have a good time on this course, and will reccomend it to anyone looking for a good golf course.

Greetings From Zurich, Louisiana

OK, it isn’t a really a city in Louisiana (that I know of a least), but Zurich is the title sponsor of this weeks stop on the PGA Tour in New Orleans, LA. Being contested on a new course, this one might be a tough one to pick. Some of the contenders include:

Vijay Singh – Yes, he got lucky to win last week in my opinion, but he still defended his title like he is attempting to do this week as well.

Chris DiMarco – In his first start since his gritty performance at the Masters, it is tough to call whether he will still have the fire, or be in a bit of a funk.

Joe Ogilvie – He has been a regular pick of mine, and must still have a chip on his shoulder after he lost to Vijay last year.

All of these are solid picks for this week, but I am going to put my hopes and dreams on Louisiana native David Toms.

He always plays well in New Orleans, and is a LSU graduate. I realize that he has not done much since the whooping he put on the field at the Match Play Championship earlier this year, and home made gumbo and jambalaya might do him some good.

This is the first time that the TPC of New Orleans will be on display, but from what I have heard, the early reviews of this course are good. Tight fairways and small greens should lead to the winning number being in the 10 – 15 under par range.

April 26, 2005

Leaking Oil In Houston

Well, the Shell Houston Open wrapped up Sundaywith Vijay Singh defeating John Daly in a one hole play-off. While the end of the tournament had some excitement, the play-off definitely lost some of its luster after Daly gave his ball a bath.

All that being said, I contend that Vijay was lucky to win this one. Think about it:

Standing on the 72nd hole tied for the lead he hits a tremendous block right that was so bad it turned out good. He would have been in the grunkle if not for the spectators trampling the grass.

Since the shot was so bad, he actually had a great lie and a lucky angle to take a shot at the pin. He proceeds to hit a great shot to about 8 feet, but then never gave his birdie putt a chance. In fact, from the view on TV I would say the Vijay is not making many putts right now because of his alignment. Looks like his body is aligned to the right of the target, and the putter stroke is moving the ball left. Converging angles are not good in a golf swing (and yes, I speak from experience).

So it looks like Daly has all of the momentum. After all, he finished birdie, birdie, and Vijay has just hit his tee shot right on the 18th hole again (getting another lucky angle to the pin). Instead, Long John goes ahead and pulls it left into the pond making it an easy victory for Singh.

As for my picks, we know that Hank did not make the cut, so I shifted my allegiance to Joe Ogilvie who finished a solid 6th. Look for this guy to get his first victory soon.

Playing in a tournament to benefit Autism research today at Jamestown Park Golf Club. I'll let you all know about the course and the event tomorrow.

April 25, 2005

Guru's Wacky Weekend

Well, the weekend has ended, and thankfully, I am none the worse for the wear. A little sore, and a little light in the pocket, but I’ll survive. For those of you that come here for the golf updates we had a wild one this weekend that I will comment on shortly. For now, let’s delve into my life a little bit.

Friday night was poker night. We try to get together every couple of weeks, and have about 8 – 10 regulars so it is a good table. This week was a tough one for me. First hand of the night I get dealt top full house and bet the snot out of it only to lose to a four of a kind by CM. That one hurt.

For the next few hours to say I could not catch a hand would be an understatement. In fact, the first two hands that I actually took a piece of the pot on I lost money. That is the downfall of Omaha Hi-Lo; there is a strong chance you will get quartered when you only have the low to play. Finally, things turned around towards the end of the night and I managed to claw back to around even. I don’t mind losing a few bucks like I did this week, but I sure do enjoy spending my friends’ money as opposed to my own. Congrats to JW as he was clearly the big winner of the night.

Yesterday was opening day for the Barstool Softball league here in town. I am playing for the Flatiron this year and it marks my return to the softball diamond after a three-year hiatus. The Flat team (we’re still looking for a nickname so suggestions are welcome) was put together at the last minute and most of us were meeting each other for the first time, and it showed. We have to get a better grasp of the rules, and work on our batting order, but I must say I think we are in for a solid season, even after our 13 – 4 defeat at the hands of McCoul’s.

How did the Guru do you ask? Well, I did not make as Ass of myself so I consider the day a roaring success. No errors in the field, 2 – 3 at the plate with two doubles and two RBI. I’ll keep you all posted on the wacky adventures we will surely face as we venture into the world of competitive softball. If nothing else, this team will be a lot of fun.

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April 22, 2005

Just Call Me Mutt

I saw the dialect test a couple of weeks ago on the god-like Shu’s blog, but did not have time to deal with it. Saw a reference to it again today from Patrick Eakes, and decided to give it a try.

The results are what I expected with a little nuance to them:

40% General American English (I am American and I speak English so that is good)

35% Yankee (I grew up in Boston so typing Yankee is tough, but it is a generic term for us northerners)

15% Dixie (Maybe a little low as I have spent almost 30% of my life south of the Mason-Dixon Line, but hey, I’m a slow learner)

10% Upper Midwestern (I don’t have an explanation for this other than my wife grew up in Ohio. It’s north and in the Midwest so does that count? I hope so, or my parents got some ‘splaining to do)

0% Midwestern (Thank God)

So there you have it. I took a dialect test and realized that I am a messed up puppy. I could have saved 5 minutes by not taking the test, as I (and most people that know me) already knew this.

Tests suck.

April 21, 2005

Can I Pick 'em or Can I Pick 'em

Man, I knew that when the Guru picks you to win a tournament, it is usually the curse of death, but it was taken to a whole new level this week.

Yesterday I picked Hank Kuehne to have a solid tournament, but alas that was not the case.

- He averaged 307 off the tee (pretty good)

- He hit 61% of the greens in regulation (not terrible)

- He hit 43% of the fairways (uh-oh)

- He made one double bogey (yikes)

- He made one quadruple bogey (holy crap)

- He shot 79 (see you next week)

Given that he is now tied for 154th, it is safe to say that Hank is not a very solid pick.

Oh well, I might as well put my money on my man Joe for the rest of the week. At least he is under par.

April 20, 2005

Chicks Dig The Long Ball!

Well, it is time to curse yet another PGA Tour player before they even tee it up. My picks have not exactly been stellar, and I would be filing for bankruptcy if I was living off my gambling earnings. Oh, wait, I can’t under the new rules about to go into effect (thought I would throw a little political commentary for increased readership).

Anyway, this weeks stop is the Shell Houston Open. Maybe this year they will pay off the winner not in prize money, but in barrels of crude oil. The way prices are going this year it might be a better investment. Being contested over the 7,500 yard Redstone C.C. this is a course where you have to hit it big off the tee to have a chance.

Therefore, in order to follow my own advice I better chose someone who hits it a long way, so why not go over the top and chose one of the longest on the tour, Hank Kuehne.

Hank is long (averaging 300 yds per drive to rank fourth), and has a long of the season of 363 yards. Clearly he meets the length criteria. That is where Hank’s skill has ended this year as he ranks 181st in driving accuracy, and 165th in Greens in Regularion (GIR).

So given the disaster of a year he is having why would I pick him? Well, for one, he is from Texas, so maybe the Tex-Mex cooking will do him some good. Second, he has had success at this event.

The tour needs a story, and this victory would be it. Besides, with the odds I am getting on this one, you can’t help but place this wager.

I've Seen A Lot In My Life, But That Was Awesome!

Last night I noticed something that I think is pretty freakin’ cool. Curious if others have seen it or have the same opinion, or if they have even noticed it. Heading home from par-3 shootout on Wendover eastbound. Crossing over Battleground Ave. you can get a view of the skyline, and this was the first time I had driven that way when the Grasshoppers were in town.

To see First Horizon Park lit up from the distance was pretty cool. It definitely creates the image of a powerful and influential city (at least in my humble opinion). Here’s the deal, while I have not found, nor know of any studies that support this statement, here is a theory; cities ebb and flow with the support of cities professional teams especially when something new happens, or better yet, the team wins. You can look at cities such as Charlotte with the Panthers, New York with the Rangers, Boston with the Red Sox, San Francisco with the 49ers, and even Greensboro with the Grasshoppers. When these teams are doing well and in the news (at whatever level), the city seems to experience a shot of adrenaline. It just creates a buzz in the city, and a buzz leads to growth, and growth leads to prosperity.

So when you get a chance, drive down Wendover and check out the city skyline when the Hoppers are at home. Then see all the positive that is starting to happen around here. I hate that we did not renovate War Memorial, but I truly hope this whole new stadium thing is that catalyst that Greensboro needs to get out of its current malaise.

OK, that was a poor excuse for an essay, but just wanted to get some thoughts down before they escaped out of my head. Take what you can out of it.

See you all at the Meetup tonight (well, those cool enough to attend)

April 19, 2005

Teeing It Up In G'Boro

The weather has finally turned, and it looks like we are going to have some great days to enjoy outside. Well, I won’t because I am stuck in a cube with no windows, but those of you who have the opportunity to get outside I implore you to do so. There is plenty to do around here, but the one activity that is near and dear to my heart is golf, and there are many options abound. Some of my favorite courses include:

Greensboro National – While not in Greensboro per se, this is one of my favorite courses around. The staff is friendly, and the course has always been in impeccable shape. Ample fairways and large greens make the course playable for everyone, yet there is enough subtlety in the lay out that accomplished golfers will still find the course challenging. My favorite hole is the par-5 15th. A dramatic elevation from tee to green makes this hole a tempting opportunity for eagle. However, with water on the left, and a large tree guarding the right side mean the perfect shot must be executed. While this course is great all year, I suggest heading out in the fall. The elevation changes, and foliage displaying a magnificent color ensemble can create some spectacular memories.

Stoney Creek – (Note: I had some friends play there this weekend and they said it was in terrible shape.) While the course may be struggling now, it has always been one of my favorites in the area. If you are looking for a challenge, take it back to the black tees and see what you can do. Note; you only want to try this if you are a legitimate 8 handicap or lower, otherwise it will just be a long day and not much fun. This is another course with great amenities and a tremendous layout. My favorite hole here is the par-3 8th. Playing anywhere from 200 yards to 125 yards club selection is a premium. If you are above the hole it will be a major accomplishment to two-putt. Oh yeah, don’t miss left or right either. Right leaves a downhill, down-grain shot sure to test your mettle, and left leaves you with an uphill chip where you can’t even see the flagstick.

Crooked Tree – Not one of the highly publicized courses in the area, but just a fun golf course for all to play, and some of the fastest greens around. They recently opened a new nine holes (about 3 years ago), and the new 18-hole layout is a lot of fun. My favorite hole here is the par-4 15th. A short hole that requires an accurate tee shot (oh yeah, it is blind), and an accurate second shot to a subtle green with water right and bunkers left.

There are many other courses around (feel free to suggest your favorites), and I will do my best to write about them as time allows, but for now check these out when you get a chance.

Anyway, tonight is par-3 shootout night. Wish me luck, as daddy needs a new pair of shoes.

April 18, 2005

Take My Golf Tourney..Please!

Wow, that was quite a weekend down at the MCI Heritage Classic, but in the end Peter Lonard managed to secure his tartan-plaid jacket for winning this prestigious tournament.

Yes, he won, but that might be too strong a word. The golf being played by the final group can best be described as inconsistent. A better term might be ugly.

However, Darren Clarke and Lonard were not the only ones that suffered during the final round. Some examples include:

- Jose Maria Olazabal whiffed a bunker shot

- The low round of the day (in what appeared to be perfect conditions) was a 3-under 68 by Billy Andrade

- Clarke was 14 under 8 holes into his final round before playing his last 10 holes in 9-over

It just goes to show that classic style courses still have a place in the game. By putting an emphasis on ball control, The Links at Harbour Town was able to keep some of the best players in the game at bay, and sometimes just make them look silly.

I think Clarke said it best when his first words at his post-tournament press conference were, “Anybody got a beer?”

Oh yeah, for those of you who were wondering how my pick of the week did here's the lowdown.

Joe Ogilvie managed a stellar tie for 59th. Good to see that the curse is still alive.

The Big Link

Well, my time as THE BIG LINK has come to an end.

Thank you to all who checked me out and decided to stick around. Hopefully you will be amused and entertained by the writings of a man who spends way to much time thinking about golf.

Anyway, I urge you to check out this week's

April 15, 2005

Grasshopper's New Home - I Just Don't Know

Went to my first Greensboro Grasshoppers game last night, and my review is mixed at best.

In the spirit of full disclosure I should let you all know that I am a resident of Aycock Historic District. I can see the War Memorial scoreboard from my backyard, and my opinion of the decision to build the new stadium falls along the lines of those posted by the Dynamic Davids (Wharton & Hoggard). I was against the plan, but once we lost the vote, I decided that I would continue to support minor league baseball in Greensboro.

The new ballpark is beautiful. From an appearance standpoint it is striking, and well laid out with many concession stands, a wide concourse, and vastly improved restrooms. Additionally, I love the new Grasshopper uniforms (I'd link to a picture, but could not find one on their site). I hate the name, but the uni’s harken back to the 40’s & 50’s style uniforms. Very classy. All that being said, I do have some problems with the stadium.

- A disconnect with the field. In War Memorial, you felt like you were a part of the action, no matter where you sat in the stadium. In the new stadium you feel so far away from everything.

- I don’t like the fact that the visiting team is on the first base line. I know it sounds silly, but one of the great things about the old stadium was that the opposing team had to warm up near the grand stand. The heckling opportunity that this created was great in terms of building a connection between the fans and the team.

- Sight lines are bad unless you have a seat. This is the one factor that really bothered me. We met up with friends to enjoy the game and a couple of beers. We decided to sit in the patio area, and you could not see anything besides the right fielder. I don’t know if there is a solution to this, but it goes back to a feeling of disconnect between the players and the fans.

Like I said, the stadium is beautiful, and I will continue to support the team. I just have a sneaky suspicion that it will turn into the same type of situation that you had in War Memorial stadium. Once the novelty wears off you will have your die-hards who will continue to support the team, the people who show up for Thirsty Thursday, and that’s it.

In order for this to succeed, they need to be able to draw new fans that will continue to support the team. One way for this to happen is to put a quality product out on the field (I realize that there is limited control over this aspect as the Marlins make personnel decisions). Additionally, there needs to be heavy media coverage (which I don’t see happening). Finally, in minor league baseball it is all about entertainment, and typically the game is secondary. From what I saw they are doing nothing new to get the fans involved, and if that does not change then I can assure you that this venture will not meet forecasts and expectations.

Enough soapbox time for today.

April 14, 2005

Shameless Self Promotion

I’ve always gotten a chuckle out of Terrell Owens’s quote, “I love me some me.” Today, I want to take this quote to heart and use this space to give myself some love.

More specifically, I want to plug the company that I launched last year Short Game Central. SGC specializes in custom-built wedges and putters for golfers of all abilities. Additionally SGC also handles all types of club repair including re-shafting, re-gripping, and re-grooving.

I have over 15 years of experience in the golf business, and understand how much of an impact properly fitted clubs to have on a golfer’s experience. A few examples include the fact that worn grips can add up to three shots per round, wedges with the wrong lie angle can cause perfectly stuck shots to end up left or right of target, and the wrong shaft can have a tremendous impact on distance and/or accuracy.

If you are a golfer, or know a golfer who is in need of these services please let me know by dropping me a comment here or send me an email to shortgamecentral@gmail.com. I offer free pick-up and delivery in the Greensboro market, as well as shipping throughout the country.

Thanks for taking time to read this, and please think of Short Game Central for all of your golfing needs.

Next Stop...Harbour Town

Even though The Masters wrapped up this past weekend, it does not mean that the PGA Tour takes a break. This week the tour is in Hilton Head, SC for the MCI Heritage. The host course this week, Harbour Town Golf Links, is one of the ‘old-style’ courses that puts a true premium on shot making. With narrow fairways, and the smallest greens on tour, you typically see the best ball-striker of the week win the tournament.

That being said, it is time for my weekly pick. So far, I have not been very successful, but one of these days blind luck is sure to strike and I will get it right. I was thinking about picking Kevin Stadler, but with a 12-over 83 in round one (I’d like to know how he made a 10 on a par three) I am safe in ruling him out. Fred Funk would be a good pick, but he is still on the Player’s Championship high so don’t expect much out of him.

Nope, this week I am going to predict that it will be a first time winner, and my selection of the week is:

Joe Ogilvie

He has been playing well all year, and is due to finally break through.

It looks like the weather will finally be nice and that we should go without any weather delays.

April 13, 2005

A Masters Recap - Fashionably Late

Ok, I realize I screwed up. I mean, it is kind of lame for a guy supposedly focused on writing about golf does not even put out one post regarding the first (and most often the most exciting) major on the PGA Tour. Well, my reasoning is that I was in Las Vegas, which posed many problems. First, there was the time difference. Second, I had trouble getting an Internet connection. And finally, it’s freaking Vegas! The last thing I wanted to do was sit in front of a computer and write about an event that I did not see any shots of. Anyway, I was once again reminded of my importance as The Masters still went on (complete with weather delays)

Anyway, I was able to take the red-eye home on Saturday which allowed my to plop my rotund backside on the sofa for some quality golf viewing in High Definition (which is the coolest thing by the way). In between naps (my hat goes off to people who can sleep in a packed plane) I was able to watch a rather exciting final round. Patrick Eakes does a great job of predicting the future in one of his posts, and I am glad to report that my pick (Luke Donald) ended up with a very impressive showing.

However, the day came down to the final two golfers Tiger Woods and Chris DiMarco. Some of my buddies picked DiMarco to win, but I did not think that he had the mental make-up for it. After what David Toms did to him in the finals of the Accenture Match Play I figured that even if he held the lead on the back nine Sunday there would be no way that he would be able to hold it. Well, I must say that DiMarco impressed the snot out of me.

He made it a game, and a really close one at that. In fact, the chip-in that Tiger had on 16 was the difference. Even if he gets it close and makes par he still loses to DiMarco if 17 & 18 play out the way they did. Every golfer needs a little luck in order to win a tournament.

Speaking of luck, how Lucky was Nike to have that chip shot hang on the lip with the Nike logo just hanging out for all to see. From what I have heard, that was worth a few million in free advertising even if they don’t do anything further with it. However, I have a feeling that Nike will come up with a unique way to take this even further. Look for the remote control golf ball commercial soon.

I’ll be the first to admit that I am not the biggest Tiger Woods fan. I think he is great for the game in what he can do inside the ropes, but outside the ropes he seems a little too robotic. I would like to see him shoot from the hip a little bit more in interviews. I just don’t think he is showing us the true Tiger, but that’s just me. Regardless, his win was good for golf. Not because it happened, but because of how it happened. A tremendous display of skill and imagination (with luck thrown in), an up and comer who gave Tiger all he could handle, and a clutch drive, iron, and putt to win the tournament.

So there you have it, my take on The Masters. A little late. A little lacking. But at least I have some closure in my life.

Dropping A Dime On The Vegas Action

First, thanks to everyone that is coming here for the first time thanks to The Big Link. I apologize for the lack of posting this week, but I was in Las Vegas for business and never even got a chance to fire up my computer. Anyway, here are some quick thoughts on the trip.

- Congratulations to UNC for their championship. If the refs had not taken the game over late in the first half, I would have won the over and some big money. Instead I broke even.

- If you are looking for a place to stay in Vegas, might I suggest The Flamingo. Reasonable rooms, friendly staff, in the middle of everything, cool natural area (complete with flamingos and penguins), and it also has the history of being built by Bugsy Seagal.

- When the time comes in life that money is not the object that it currently is, I would love to stay at Bellagio or at the Venetian (most likely the Venitian). Both of these places take opulence to a new level.

- Speaking of opulence, there is a lot of buzz on the strip about Wynn’s new self-named casino, Wynn. It will be interesting to see what $2.6billion can buy. One of the rumors that I can confirm is that there will be a Ferrari as well as a Maserati dealership on the premises. Talk about potential buyer remorse.

- Betting on horses based on names and numbers works just as well as looking at a racing form (at least for idiots such as myself)

- Speaking of racing forms, I consider myself a pretty smart individual, but those racing forms are a completely different language.

- For table games, Three-Card Poker is fun, roulette is good with a large group, and craps…well, crap. I set a goal of learning how to play this game and I did, but if you run into three or four shooters with cold hands you can drop some money really quick.

- Low limit poker in Vegas is easy money in my opinion. At least I have been successful at that during my stays in Vegas. As long as you have a good table with at least two drunken idiots, it is like taking candy from a baby. You won’t get rich, but it definitely beats losing.

- Slot machines are evil creations. I don’t know what it is about them, but for some reason you always think that they are due. I have found the best thing to do is put in some, but not all of your money and play until you either double up or lose what’s in there. Then reset the machine. Don’t know if it works, but seems to control the bleeding a little bit.

- Got to see Hootie and the Blowfish at a private concert during the week. I have always been a fan of these guys and it is good to see they still put on a great live show. Looking forward to their album this summer.

- Wish I had one more night in town as Jimmy Buffet was playing outdoors at the MGM Grand. Man, do I need to get back to my Parrothead ways.

That just about covers Vegas. It is a fun town, but a week is just too long. Oh yeah, the main reason I went out was for a trade show. Well, I got to pat myself on the back as it went very well for the company. I’m starting to think that I am pretty good at this tradeshow stuff.

April 12, 2005

I'm Back....

Much more to come later, but I wanted to let everyone know that I have returned from Las Vegas, after a successful tradeshow, and a not so successful into the world of gambling.

April 02, 2005

Vegas Baby, Vegas!

Heading out to Las Vegas tomorrow for one of my biggest trade shows of the year. Hundreds of vendors and nearly 50,000 attendees should make for a time consuming event.

Anyway, don't know if I will be able to post this week which sucks as it is Master's week, but hopefully I can get one or two out.

If not, go Heels (yes, I will be legally gambling on them), and wish me luck.

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April 01, 2005

Just Rochin' & Rollin' Along

With the creation of Charlotte101 & Nashville101, Roch Smith is showing us that a rolling stone gathers no moss. Sites look great Roch. If you keep this up, you will control the alternative media in the entire southeast.

Of course if that really is your goal, then we will have to make sure to get the government after you.

In all seriousness, thanks for your efforts in working to bring blogs to the masses.