Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Easy Come, Easy Go

This is my new motto now that I'm in the "Bidness World."

Alas, seems as though my office deal fell through and I need to go back to stalking craiglist for suitable spaces.

I'm not sure which state I'm in or what day is, but I do know that I'll be getting on another plane today. Maybe my new motto should be, "Another day, another plane."

I'm heading to NYC to teach for four days at Eastside Billiards.  I love teaching - especially students who are guinea pigs... um, I mean barter/trade partners.  I get to polish up new material to get it ready for everyone else. Yes, James, I'm talking about you!

I had such a super response to building my first Green Mountain APA 8-Ball division (starting Wednesday, May 4th at Van Phan Sports in Burlington, VT) that I'm aiming to start three six-team divisions that week: Tuesday, May 3rd at 7PM, Wednesday, May 4th at 7PM and Thursday, May 5th at 7PM.  Lots of team-building work for me when I get back from my teaching trip, but I'm very excited!

Email for more info on getting your team signed up for some carousing, socializing and maybe even a little pool :)

Saturday, March 26, 2011

The Green Mountain APA!

This picture of me with American Poolplayers Association co-founder, Terry Bell, will serve as my official coming out as the owner/operator of the Green Mountain APA in Vermont.

I'm now building 8-Ball teams to start the week of May 2nd at Van Phan Sports in Burlington, VT.

My area consists of Addison, Chittenden, Franklin, Lamoille and Washington counties.

Much, much, much more info will be forthcoming, but I'm very proud of this venture and wanted to get the word out ASAP.

While my website and email are being setting up, please contact me at to get yourself, your team or your location set-up to start playing some pool!

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Dreams Really Do Come True...

If I told you that this room was my idea of heaven, you might urge me to dream a little bigger.

Not so fast...

This is my new office space and that conference table there will soon be replaced by a different kind of table.

[Heavenly music plays; A ray of golden sunlight beams through the clouds.]

Yes, after 18 years as a player I'm finally realizing my dream of having a pool table to call my own.

And Liz Ford was never seen again...

Monday, March 7, 2011

I'm Back and I Have a Secret

Oh, where to start?
The last year has seen me move to and fro, not just geographically but philosophically.
The geographic story is long and boring... so let's just leave it at: my home base is Vermont now, for good!

The philosophical story goes something like this:

Girl meets pool and the two fall in love.

Girl remains loyal and dedicated to pool for years.

Stuff happens to girl and girl decides that it's all pool's fault, pool is evil, et cetera, et cetera, ad nauseum, ad infinitum.

Girl spends year trying to return to "The Real World" (the horrifying episodes of reality, not the horrifying episodes of reality TV.)

Girl manages to remain ambivalent about pool, all the while kicking major pool ass and taking major pool names.

Girl decides that "The Real World" is extremely over-rated.

Girl comes to senses and realizes that if you become an expert at something you love, you don't try to start over with something you don't.

Girl is in process of buying profitable, pool-related business that must remain secret until it is finalized (unless you're one of the 1,000 people I've told about it already.)

In the meantime...

My site,, has had an awesomeness make-over.

Check it out, and stay tuned for my three-lettered secret.