this sure has been a busy month for me! I moved. The 44th Spring
Tournament and TSA HOF ceremony. Work. I've also been working
on the Williams
Shuffleboard website and that's about ready to go live (barring
any more technical difficulties from Yahoo, credit card companies
or my software). All the products are in place but I don't have
some of the "extras" done as of this writing. Hopefully
before the end of the week (Thursday) all will be done. The
good thing is that the next time I need to do a Yahoo store
it will be much easier since I've gotten all the software to
work correctly and I've busted that learning curve!
I'm going to toot my own horn here (since no one else
been taking pictures and reporting results only since September
26-27, 2003, the very first shuffleboard tournament at Journey's
End. I guess I'm coming up on my two year anniversary of reporting
and playing shuffleboard! I must be doing something right because
I was surprised and gratified to see many of my pictures and
scans included in the HOF booklet for Jim Long and Larry Creakbaum!
The cover photo (that also appeared in the last newsletter)
was taken at the request of Kevin Stewart, Legion Commander,
at the Bourbon Legion, March 11-12, 2005, Round Robin and also
appeared on the home page of eshuffleboard.com for most of April.
Here's the link to the pictures that I scanned
for Larry Creakbaum and here are the Indiana
HOF pictures. I hauled them off the wall one night with
permission from the Legion, lugged them home, scanned them,
cleaned the frames and glass and lugged 'em back. I'm surprised
because I didn't know they were going to be used in the booklet
(with my permission) or used online (without my permission)
as were the results that I recorded at the behest of the tournament
director. I'm gratified because it means at least some people
are looking through the pictures of past tournaments. For the
official write up of the HOF
Ceremony go here. For the official listing of participant
names and tournament results with winner photos go here.
And never the twain shall meet.
know there's a message board for shuffleboard sponsored and
ran by the TSA? There are all manner of things to discuss so
go sign up and join in. A click on the logo will take you directly
there. Don't just sign up! Participate! Start a new thread!
Let's see that membership jump in the next few days and let's
generate some discussion. Tell 'em Ann sent you.
I've met all manner of
people through eshuffleboard.com. Some I've eventually met in
person such as Roger Wilhelm from Ohio (we played at the Spring
are still just email addresses waiting to be matched up with
a face. I've been thanked and berated. One memorable letter
(yes, an actual letter) from Spokane Washington called me a
rude, obnoxious, ridiculous, idiot pain in the @ss that needs
to get a life or get laid. The same letter said I should "slither
like the snake you are back under whatever rock you belly crawled
out from under" and that I have some sort of "agenda".
I'm still somewhat mystified that some one from Spokane Washington
would know I need to get laid <g> I have a life that I'm
happy with. If I'm not with my kids, working at my day job or
playing shuffleboard, you will find me right here, at my computer
desk. It's what I do. I've saved that letter and pull it out
and read it when I start feeling a little unhappy about my life.
I look at it and think, hey... at least I can spell <G>
finally. I'm planning on heading out to the Michigan Open early
Friday morning, god willing and the creak don't rise. I'm taking
my laptop and camera and I'm hoping to find a kind soul with
an internet connection I can borrow to post results, if it's
ok with the Kanes. I'll get started creating those pages tonight.
If you're up that way, I use a RJ45 cable to connect, not wireless.
This will be my first time to the Club Car and my first time
playing out of state. I'll be looking for a mixed doubles partner
on Friday, I have a tentative 3P on Saturday and I'll need a
doubles, Division II partner, on Sunday if I last that long.
I can't wait to get up there and meet some more of the Michigan
safely to the Memorial Day weekend destination of your choice
and good luck shuffling!
Mind like a steel trap....
Rusty and illegal
in 37 states.
for this web site are:
I need from you...
Information. Information. Lots and lots of information. About
your shuffleboard league, your shuffleboard Hall-of-Fame, your
in it for me...
Nada. Zero, zip, zilch.
get me wrong. I hope to sell banner advertising and I'll take
donations, but other than that, it will probably be out of my
pocket. My pockets aren't very deep, so I'll use all the free
tools that I can (like the free counter). It's fortunate that
I used to work for a software company that makes database tools,
web page and graphics programs and that I don't have a life <G>
it. Send your information, preferably in electronic format, and
I'll post it for you!
Harrell, Bourbon, Indiana
October 1st, 2004