So everyone's been to Hooters right? Well now my nephew has too!!! HAHAHAAHAAAH!!! Yeah I know, I'm pretty juvenile. But we did manage to get the pretty one in the picture. The other girls were uh...yeah. Nothing nice to say say nothing at all right? Yeah so then I saw this.
Yeah, the Hooters Hula Hoop Show. Okay so I made that name up, but still, really that's what it was. Very Very Strange.
So I know I'm pretty lucky. I've been able to play some really nice golf courses in the last few years. They're famous, and pretty and some people fly a loooong way to play them. Whatever. Here's the real deal. This is the most enjoyable golf course I have ever played.
This is the Wawona Golf course. It's in Wawona California. For those of you not in the know, Wawona is just 4 miles from the south entrance of Yosemite National Park. Now I've never stayed at the Wawona Hotel, I did walk around it and it was really pretty in that old school California way. Frontierish.
But back to the course. It's only 9 holes, short and to be honest I can't even remember any of the golf. Don't have a clue how I played. Don't even know what year it was. BUT, I remember the place. It's beautiful. Not in the manicured cared for country club way, but in a natural no rain, no green way.
There were no stuck up rich folk, no 7 dollar beers, no dress codes. Just an amazing environment and a great place to be with friends. Just watch out for the stag with the gigantic horns. He could ruin anyone's vacation.
It's self described as "10x10™ ('ten by ten') is an interactive exploration of the words and pictures that define the time. The result is an often moving, sometimes shocking, occasionally frivolous, but always fitting snapshot of our world. Every hour, 10x10 collects the 100 words and pictures that matter most on a global scale, and presents them as a single image, taken to encapsulate that moment in time. Over the course of days, months, and years, 10x10 leaves a trail of these hourly statements which, stitched together side by side, form a continuous patchwork tapestry of human life."
I think it's pretty clever, a really neat way to see what the world is looking at. I hate to admit that I don't use it very often but that doesn't make it any less cool.
The images are taken from Reuters World News, BBC World News, and New York Times International News. Good combination but it would've been neat if they'd taken more information from Non English speaking nations. Would be a lot more difficult but a little more interesting. Anyways, I think it's really cool so check it out.
I'm a sucker, I admit it. Now the blessing is that I don't often have people take advantage of me. Let me explain. This is what it really boils down to...
A pretty girl could sell me anything. All she has to do is be friendly and Wham! Done, sale made. It's absolutely true. There's actually several places I go because of some pretty girl or another. Sad huh? You know what may be worse? How little attention I get at most stores. It's actually kind of sad.
I know I'm a bit more needy than most, but that's because I graduated from Hotel School. It's not like I'm asking for the world, but a "Hi, if there's anything I can help you with please let me know." is really all I'm asking for. You'd be amazed how often they don't even ask me that.
So really that's me justifying why I keep going back to the same old store run by the same old friendly girl, who just happens to be pretty. You gotta reward that good ones right? And really it's just coincidence that they're mostly pretty girls...
No pictures, no links. C'mon I'm not a total pervert advocating the ogling of women. I do have a mental list though...
So no surprise to anyone but I'm a bit of a golf nerd. A very lucky one though. I have a friend who has a relative who has a friend who's close to a relative of a friend of a relative of one of these two girls. Confused? You're supposed to be.
Well my friend was kind enough to give me a ticket and to see the Kraft Nabisco Championship, one of the LPGA's 4 major tournaments. And my two favorite ladies were even paired together! Oh happy day!
Anyways, so I got to the driving range early and got to see Ai Miyazato (short one) hitting balls and well...holy cow! She's all of 5ft 1 and is freakin awesome. As with most things, top professionals are just better. Waaaaaaaay better. And, er...she's really cute in person.
Then there's the other chick. If you really enjoy golf, you NEED to see Michelle Wie in person. She has the potential to be era defining for golf.
So pretty excited when she walked out to warm up. I was ready to be impressed but I was NOT ready for how big she is. I'm 6ft ish and not small, but she's looks huge. Definitely my height, and possibly taller, seriously. And as skinny as she looks on TV, in person she's not. What I mean is when you see her in person, she's an Athlete (note the capital A). She's tall, broad shouldered and strong. Now, I'm not saying she's manly but you look at her and she's kind of intimidating. And she hits the ball like you would not believe. A really well struck golf ball makes a certain sound. A professionally struck golf ball makes an even more distinct sound. A ball struck by someone who's world class is completely different. She's world class. She may not be as fluid as some (Ai) or as strong as some but the her game is incredible.
So I'm a golf fan, would've enjoyed the day matter what. But even coming in with high expectations I was blown away. Michelle Wie is all that. If you don't think so just go somewhere else because she is. And er...in person AI Miyazato is Uber cute.