Jan 24, 2013

Best 8 Ball Record

I am playing a little over half the time on Monday, and while our team is in 2nd...we are barely within striking distance of 1st after beating 3rd place 4-1 this past Monday. I have a personal best 19 wins in-a-row and have a current streak of 16. 35-1 in 8 ball is definitely a fluke as there have been 4 or 5 games that my opponent should have beat me, and a couple other times I nearly scratched on a tough pocketed 8 ball. The game I lost, I missed the 8 ball twice...so go figure.

Figured I better capture a screenshot of this since I will be playing the 1st place team twice in a row and will be lucky to keep my current streak going. There is seemingly some pressure on my opponents to end my streak, so I have that going for me! :)

Jan 3, 2013

Obama Billiards Photo

On Flickr, the official White House photographer (Pete Souza) uploaded the best photos of 2012 to their Flickr Stream. The entire set of photos can be seen here:

Flickr: Year in Photographs 2012 by Pete Souza

Of course, from the thumbnails..this one caught my eye!

Here is the caption: May 19, 2012

"Following the conclusion of the G8 Summit, the President plays a game of pool in the Holly Cabin at Camp David."

Here are a couple other cool photos from the collection of Flickr..

July 26, 2012
"A view from behind the President's chair during a Cabinet meeting in the Cabinet Room."

Oct. 26, 2012
"The President pretends to be caught in Spider-Man's web as he greets the Nicholas Tamarin, 3, just outside the Oval Office. Spider-Man had been trick-or-treating for an early Halloween with his father, White House aide Nate Tamarin in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building. I can never commit to calling any picture my favorite, but the President told me that this was HIS favorite picture of the year when he saw it hanging in the West Wing a couple of weeks later."

Nov. 15, 2012
"The President had just met with the U.S. Olympics gymnastics team, who because of a previous commitment had missed the ceremony earlier in the year with the entire U.S. Olympic team. The President suggested to McKayla Maroney that they recreate her 'not impressed' photograph before they departed."