Well, I’ve been sick the last 2 days and stayed home from work to try and knock it out as fast as possible.  That also means that I haven’t shot this week yet.  Which is probably for the best.  As frustrated as I was getting the last week or 2, a break is probably just what I needed.  I guess we’ll see.  However, I’m not 100% over my illness, but at least my head is clear – thinking anyway. Still some sinus blockage, but mostly my chest is congested now.

The US Open was last week and BCN has videos uploaded already. 🙂 So, right now I’m watching Johnny Archer (The Scorpion) play Mika Immonen (The Iceman).  I already know who wins, but it’s fun to watch the matches.

My tournament is a week from today, and I’m still not sure if I’m entering. I really should just for the experience.  I’ve seen a few blogs talk about how practice is nice, but the only way to really prove anything is in competition.  Which is entirely true of course. One of them says the problem with a lot of tournament and their relatively low-entrance numbers is because people only enter if they feel they can win – otherwise, they’re just giving up the entrance fee.  I know I wont win, and I don’t expect to make it past the 2nd round – but I want to be confident that I will make it to the 2nd round at least.  That would be enough for me, I think.  The 3rd would be ideal, but I’m not pushing my luck.  I have to decide how I’m going to play.  I tend to be pretty aggressive in my playing – going for low-percentage shots because I like them as opposed to playing smart and playing safe.  I always feel like a jerk when I play safe, but I know it’s part of the game.  The other thing is that the guy I usually play with never plays safe either, so…  *shrug* that’s his style I guess.

Regardless, I’m curious to see how today’s playing will turn out.