Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Pool, take #2

I was a busy bee last night! I started off the evening dressed to the nines at the Hilton Hotel. The Madison Chamber of Commerce was honoring a group of dynamic business-women at a formal dinner. I saw tons of people I knew there, including my sweet table of Clarion-Ledger buddies. Plus, I felt a little bit like Cinderella in my black cocktail frock. (Stay-at-home moms don't have too many occasions at which to dress in formal-wear, kwim? I have pretty much been rocking a T-shirts-and-jeans wardrobe since I left the office last fall.)

The evening started at 6:30 p.m. and was supposed to last until something like 10:30 p.m. The only problem with that is that Tuesday night is now pool night. Sooooo, after a couple of hours at the Hilton (after dinner was served, but before the live show really got cooking), I headed out to Byram for another round of pool at This is It. (Don't worry. I brought along some extra clothes so that I could turn back into a pumpkin before a second night of billiards humiliation.)

I had actually tried to practice during the week, but I discovered that most places that have a pool table don't open much during the morning/early afternoon. And since that's when booger's sleeping or at Mother's Morning Out, that's the time I have. Soooo, that effort was a wash.

Anyhoo, I was in luck last night. The person I played against was better than me, but not crazy-better. It made for a little bit less of a bloodbath, which I was grateful for. And, hey, I made more points last night than I did last week. That's progress, isn't it? Onward and upward . . .

Oh, and HERE'S and interesting tidbit - today, when I was picking booger up at Mother's Morning Out, I bumped into a man, also there to pick up his kids, who said to me, "Hey, I remember you from last night!" And I was thinking - the Hilton? And he said, "You played pool!"

Just call me Ace. What a small, small world.


Sandi said...

Hubby said you looked like a million bucks. You should have stayed in your Hilton-wear the whole night. :)

Nicole Bradshaw said...

Um, no and no. I definitely stuck out like a sore thumb. Plus, how would I have made those shots across the table (the ones where you've got to lift one foot off the ground) without worrying about showing everybody London, France, and the rest of Europe? Hmmmm?