Monday, August 20, 2007

Top Ten List #1

Growing up in the 1980's, I hold a special place in my heart for Letterman-style top-ten lists, even though the novelty of them wore off around the same time my parents bought me my first Cabbage Patch Kid.

Recently, Rob Pole -- a friend of mine and owner of Skyline Billiards -- accused me of not actually liking pool-players. I think he took offense at the phrase "degenerate scum", which I use, regularly, as a term of endearment. So, since he has been helping me with my break, I thought I would show him how truly instructive my life around pool-players has been.

Here are the top ten things I have learned at the pool hall:

10. Everybody misses sometimes
9. The fastest way to get rid of someone you don't like is to lend them money
8. You should always crack a window if you are going to sleep in your car
7. Chivalry isn't dead -- I haven't been allowed to buy a drink or open a door in about two years
6. Mullets aren't extinct, they're just endangered
5. How to combinate
4. A high-four-and-a-half is just as good as a high-five (that's a joke about the legion of pool-players that are missing fingers or parts of fingers - courtesy of Keith. Uhh... the joke is courtesy of Keith... he has nothing to do with the missing fingers... at least I don't think he does.)
3. I have a nice butt
2. Playing good is much better than playing well

and the number one thing I have learned at the pool hall...

1. It doesn't matter what you look like or how many teeth you have -- good pool is sexy


P.S. I'm not sure how or when it happened, but in the last year I, myself, have completed the transition from "person who plays pool" to "pool-player". Please pray for my soul :)


"Abrahammer" said...

Liz - Top Ten list is great - your right on target.

A couple to add if I may...

Post - means let a neutral guy hold the $$$ for both parties in game.

A Spot - Is not exactly something cancerous.

The Box - Has a whole new meaning when it comes to 9-ball.

Not all people are "degenerate scum" in pools halls - I have met a few people that have good qualities and mean well. But for the most part you are correct.

Did you see your pic on

I have a post of my own going on now - nothing clever like your stuff, but something I would like to get feed back on.


Liz Ford said...

"degenerate scum" is just my little pet name for everyone...
I like that about "a spot", if I had thought of it I would have put it in there... I like the new Blaze banner, but where is Eddie?

Robert said...

Hello from Vegas! I like the top ten list! And congrats on the web award. I come here for the blog, but I stay for the warm colors and legible fonts. Make sure you practice your bridge when you're not playing pool.

chris said...

Love the top 10 Liz... However, your #1 reminded of a guy at my local pool hall the other night. Nothing is worse than watching a guy with no teeth eating Beef and Cheese nachos. He's pick up one chip, "Slurp" the stuff off and put it back down on the plate. This went on for 15 minutes, Slurp, Slurp. It was all I could do to play pool after that.

Keep Practicing that break!!!!

Liz Ford said...

that's not sexy no matter how well you play...

Robert - I was actually really proud that BD liked my font. I'm glad you agree. Too bad I missed you the other day!

vin said...

efren reyes is sexy =)

Liz Ford said...

Hell-yeah he is!