2:24pm – I’m still overwhelmed by the shows of hospitality I’ve received, and if I hadn’t already spent over $100 on the entry fee for the KC Wide Open, I would hang out with Jason and Amy Haas until they started to charge me rent. Even then, I’d probably consider it. Their house is SICK. In New Jersey, I imagine this house would sell for a billion dollars. But that’s just me.
So after sleeping in until after noon (a first on this trip), I awake to find out my math has been horribly mutated on this blog, and I’m sure you’re all sitting at home with your calculators, sporting disappointed looks on your faces. I can see it. So I have fixed all the old math gaffes and the site is back to reporting the news ONLY in such a way that has elements of truth in it.
On the schedule for today: Jason gets out of “work” at 3:00pm (basically, he stands up from his home office chair and says, ‘Okay, let’s play some golf’. So we’re gonna bolt over and play another local course here, come back and have some dinner, drink a little wine that I bought in Ashtabula, and watch the hockey game. I suppose I should read up on hockey, so I know how much an extra point is worth and how much penalty box time you get for slide tackling. Go Canucks! (I hear rumor they were elminated a long time ago. Oh.)
7:49pm – We just finished up playing a round at Lobdell Reserve DGC in beautiful and vacant Alexandria OH. I can imagine this would be a fun course if a) the fairways weren’t shin-high with the tall grass and b) the woods lines weren’t Amazonian basin thick. It was like playing Zebulon all over again, only I wasn’t in the rough too much. It’s a nice big long bomb course, and I played fairly well (carding one unfortunate 7, but quite a few birdies). It wouldn’t have won me cash in a tournament, but it would have at least made me feel decent.
I swear, I spent 30 minutes scrubbing off the millimeters of poison ivy oils I surely accumulated. Luckily, Jason Haas is probably one of the most funnerest people in the world to play a round with. It’s a shame I am leaving here tomorrow. I could definitely see myself hanging here for a couple of months.
11:25am – I just watched my first game of hockey in probably 5 years. And I got to say, the Canucks played like crap. I don’t think a single Canuck even handled the puck once tonight. Highly disappointing. But tomorrow I embark on a quest to Missouri to squander more of my savings at a NATIONAL TOUR tournament that has maybe 20 pros signed up. Something is amiss indeed.
But it will be with heavy heart that I leave the Haas’ house. I can’t say enough good things about them, so I’ll insult them. They’re both moronic. Like mind-blowingly stupid. But man, can they make brattwurst. No, seriously, I’ve had the time of my life here. Here’s a picture to commemorate the event.
Certainly not covering up a pregnancy. No-siree
I’m already planning on coming back here on my way back to Pittsburgh. But that’s aways off. And in the meantime, I’ve got some stats to get to.
Miles: 0 / 4,079.8
Money: -$6 / -$1,703.96
Rounds played: 1 / 28
Courses played: 1 / 16