Independent Merchants – 2014-2015 – Wk. 28 – Final Week of regular season bowling

The Wrecking Crew

  • (166) Mr. Pink-{149}-{151}-{204}=504 {168} +2
  • (158) Lenny-{150}-{159}-{169}=478 {159} +1
  • (163) Ruben-{111}-{184}-{138}=433 {144} -19
  • (180) Tod-{156}-{218}-{192}=566 {188} +8
  • (213) James-{176}-{207}-{201}=584 {194} -19

Bold indicates individual point won. Italics indicate poker hand won. I may have got the second card game winner wrong. I just don’t remember.

As a team we took 5 out of 35 points and as a team we were -27 for the night.

This brings to a close the end of the regular season…and with it maybe some better bowling now that the pressure is off. But is it really? That’s a big NO! In fact next week (Sweeps) is also the night we get to play for league champions since we took 1st in the 1st quarter. To keep everything in perspective the game remains the same – strike, spare, most pin count. Nothing ever changes about that. I try to instill that no matter what else is going on with your opponents, all you have to worry about is your own bowling. It isn’t like you are trying to prevent your opponent from scoring with your awesome defense. No – this is bowling gawdammit! The person(s) that are able to figure the lane conditions out the best and convert the most pins wins – SIMPLE!

Peace be with you!

More to come…

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Happy Belated St. Patrick’s Day

The day of the shamrock, everyone decked out in green
Some people wear outlandish outfits causing quite the scene
From corned-beef hash, Irish whiskey and Guinness all around
It all seems a little contrived I have found

From the wearing of green, to the pinch if without
To green beer in every bar from lager to stout
Kiss me I’m Irish, the buttons that read
So proudly displayed for all those in need

Traditions we follow some reasons forgotten why
The Leprechaun, the snakes out Ireland and of course Shepard’s Pie
Rivers the color of emerald, celebrating the patron saint
Some of us who truly are part Irish and even those who aint

Can agree that fellowship with the ones you love
Is far greater than being alone pretending to be above
The beliefs of others no need to feel you are right
So open up the tap my friend and let us share a pint

Sláinte

Peace Be With You!

More to come…

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Pi Day of the Century (of ALL TIME)

As many of you people know we recently “celebrated” Pi Day which is March 14th of every year. For those not in the know about Pi, you can read about it here on Wikipedia. This year was different however, because the year is 2015 we were able to tease the date to carry out the string to a far greater degree the farthest degree we will ever be able to do with.

Here is the first 50 numbers in the string of Pi – 3.14159265358979323846264338327950288419716939937510

Here is what I captured on my computer after going to a site that was giving a countdown.

Pi Day - 031415If you crop it the way you want (removing the 20 from 2015 and adding a decimal after the 3 – you get the idea) is 3.141592653

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Independent Merchants – 2014-2015 – Wk. 27

The Wrecking Crew

  • (166) Mr. Pink-{171}-{159}-{179}=509 {169} +3
  • (158) Lenny-{173}-{158}-{180}=511 {170} +12
  • (163) Ruben-{182}-{197}-{117}=496 {165} +2
  • (180) Tod-{166}-{161}-{179}=506 {168} -12
  • (213) James-{225}-{191}-{257}=673 {224} +11

Bold indicates individual point won. Italics indicate poker hand won.

As a team we took 23 out of 35 points and as a team we were +16 for the night.

Peace be with you!

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if tomorrow is the day

If you knew that you would not be here tomorrow
Would you spend your last day thinking about yesterday’s sorrow
Or thinking of things to do if one more day you could borrow

To be honest I am not sure what I would do
Spend time thinking about all the people I knew
Does it matter in the end if I am true

The ghosts of my deeds will linger for a while
In the minds of those who thought they had seen my smile
But in truth no one wants to walk my last mile

We all fear it way deep down in our core
We try to dodge and cheat for just a little more
Why not just embrace what is in store

How you meet it is how you are judged I am told
On bended knee praying or crying for someone to hold
Is there wisdom in either I am not sold

Be who you are there is no wrong or right way
Go happy or sad nothing you can do or say
Can prevent it if tomorrow is the day

Peace be with you!

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Independent Merchants – 2014-2015 – Wk. 26

The Wrecking Crew

  • (166) Mr. Pink-{146}-{159}-{146}=451 {150} -16
  • (158) Lenny-{134}-{189}-{156}=479 {159} +1
  • (162) Ruben-{126}-{191}-{223}=540 {180} +18
  • (179) Tod-{243}-{166}-{182}=591 {197} +18
  • (213) James-{239}-{190}-{215}=644 {214} +1

Bold indicates individual point won. Italics indicate poker hand won.

As a team we took 4 out of 35 points and as a team we were +22 for the night.

Is wasn’t a bad night team-wise and as a whole we did pretty well, especially Ruben and Tod who both were 18 pins over average per game. Nice job guys! Also Ruben and Tod had a couple of really nice games with 223 and 243 respectively. Lenny and I were on par for average squeaking out a pin over average while Mr. Pink struggled a little. All that being said, the other team just plain out-bowled us. In fact a weird thing about the night is that our teams had exactly the same average.

This is how well the other team did to put this all in perspective:

  • (167) Bowler #1-{192}-{191}-{200}=583 {194} +27 (won by an average of 43 pins)
  • (141) Bowler #2-{163}-{138}-{150}=451 {150} +9 (won by an average of 8 pins)
  • (185) Bowler #3-{224}-{233}-{190}=647 {215} +30 (won by an average of 12 pins)
  • (196) Bowler #4-{186}-{243}-{236}=665 {221} +25 (won by an average of 7 pins)
  • (189) Bowler #5-{204}-{203}-{192}=599 {199} +10 (won by an average of 9 pins)

Peace be with you!

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Independent Merchants – 2014-2015 – Wk. 25

The Wrecking Crew

  • (167) Mr. Pink-{161}-{149}-{180}=490 {163} -4
  • (157) Lenny-{181}-{175}-{162}=518 {172} +15
  • (162) Ruben-{144}-{182}-{137}=463 {154} -8
  • (180) Tod-{186}-{172}-{144}=502 {167} -13
  • (213) James-{202}-{234}-{204}=640 {213} EVEN

Bold indicates individual point won. Italics indicate poker hand won.

As a team we took 11 out of 35 points and as a team we were -10 for the night.

A bit of a lack-luster night of bowling on the whole. The one exception was Lenny who was +15 and will raise his average another pin after the performance. Nice job Lenny!

Peace be with you!

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