Golf thoughts

Beautiful day. I went out and played golf with my dad today. I really wish I had my camera with me to get some of the panoramas on that course, or at the least I really wanted to get a macro shot of a little spider carrying a sack of eggs on the 8th tee of the short course. That would have been really cool.

I had a couple of interesting thoughts while on the course. First of all, I've always known that I have very good memory, but I'm just now realizing just how damn good my muscle memory is as well. I knew that my muscle memory was good from my short time doing Kyudo (Japanese zen archery, and I still remember all 7 stations of Kyudo,) but I'm now realizing how much that helps me in jumping back into a sport after a long layoff. Last night, I went out and played some baseball with kidlicious73 and manhattanhero. It was the first time I'd swung a bat in almost a year, but after a few warmup swings I was right back into my old mindset and focus and I was ripping some solid line-drives (one of the best feelings in the world.) Today was the first time I'd played golf in about 9 months or so, but it only took a few swings to get back to my old form (not that great, but I've never played all that much.)

My second interesting thought while on the course was about Dr. Tobias Funke. Last night, I watched the pilot of Arrested Development for about the 7th time (I've seen the entire series about 3 or 4 times through,) and while on the course the pilot was replaying in my head. I was walking towards my drive on the 5th hole and I just caught a joke that I never caught before. Tobias says that he did his fellowship at MIT in psycholinguistics, and yet he doesn't notice that everything he says is a homosexual double entendre. It's a joke that you can't get the first time seeing it, because you need to hear the crazy things that Tobias says throughout the show (i.e. (speaking to George-Michael) "I will pack your sweet pink mouth with so much iced cream that you'll be the envy of every Jerry and Jane on the block.") Even when he tapes himself for an entire day and listens to himself say things like, "Even if it means me taking a chubby, I will gladly suck it up." the only conclusion that he comes to is that he is a "blowhard". Goddamn, I love that show.

Yeah, I think that's about it for now. Y'all have a good one.