Bob Jewett at US Open

Bob Jewett at US Open

Post by pltrgys » Wed, 31 Oct 2012 08:55:31



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>> Well, now what am I supposed to do with the rest of the year?

>> This being retired ain't easy, ya know.

> I'm thinking of retiring next May when I'm 65...  but I'll likely be
> playing golf instead of making up limericks.

> I thought you'd be playing tennis and pool?

I did too, but the eye surgery a few years ago pretty much put an end to
the pool -- I've played once since.  Rifle shooting also. 8;(

Guess I need to sell all my pool cues, including the Sherm cue from the
Jimbo Jambo ... (anyone interested in a gen-yew-wine RSB artifact, give
me a buzz.)

OTOH, my left eye becoming *** has not been a big problem for
tennis, or riding the motorcycles or bicycle.  8;)

We're busy building a new house down in Sarasota, Florida right now.
Supposed to be done in January; we'll be moving down there permanently
some time between April and June. Somehow our downsized retirement house
ended up being almost twice the size of our present house -- not sure
how that happened.

Gated community, salt water pool, 18 clay tennis courts with lots of
players, lots of poker, and a very active bicycling club. That's the plan.

Y'all come down!

-- Larry

 
 
 

Bob Jewett at US Open

Post by David » Wed, 31 Oct 2012 22:54:52


Quote:
> Guess I need to sell all my pool cues, including the Sherm cue from the
> Jimbo Jambo ... (anyone interested in a gen-yew-wine RSB artifact, give
> me a buzz.)

Can't recall what that looked like - any pics? Incidentally, I traded
the Sheldon jump cue I got at the same Jimbo Jambo to PatH for another
Layani. What other cues have you got - anything interesting?

Quote:
> We're busy building a new house down in Sarasota, Florida right now.
> Supposed to be done in January; we'll be moving down there permanently
> some time between April and June. Somehow our downsized retirement house
> ended up being almost twice the size of our present house -- not sure
> how that happened.

Is that how it goes? Shoot. We're thinking of downsizing too...

Quote:
> Gated community, salt water pool, 18 clay tennis courts with lots of
> players, lots of poker, and a very active bicycling club. That's the plan.

> Y'all come down!

Thanks for the invitation. You never know...

David "The Hamster" Malone

 
 
 

Bob Jewett at US Open

Post by John Blac » Thu, 01 Nov 2012 00:33:11


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> the eye surgery a few years ago pretty much put an end to
> the pool -- I've played once since.

What they hell did they do to your eyes?  You may just need time to re-adjust?  I play some
old guys sometimes with fairly poor eyesight and they still play well.  All that experience
is still there and they don't often leave themselves too long.

John Black

 
 
 

Bob Jewett at US Open

Post by pltrgys » Thu, 01 Nov 2012 04:17:35


Quote:

>> the eye surgery a few years ago pretty much put an end to
>> the pool -- I've played once since.

> What they hell did they do to your eyes?  You may just need time to re-adjust?

I wish!

Massively detached right retina (elbow in the eye playing volleyball,
most likely). They drilled a few holes in the eyeball, drained the
fluid, laser tacked the retina back down, and sealed 'er up full of
nitrogen. Wasn't very successful, though -- the right eye is like
looking at the world through a heavy coating of vaseline.

Frankly, I'm amazed that I can still play pretty competitive tennis and
basketball. The brain is an *amazing* organ.

-- Larry

 
 
 

Bob Jewett at US Open

Post by pltrgys » Thu, 01 Nov 2012 04:19:12


Quote:
>> Gated community, salt water pool, 18 clay tennis courts with lots of
>> players, lots of poker, and a very active bicycling club. That's the plan.

>> Y'all come down!

> Thanks for the invitation. You never know...

Oh, I forgot to mention the multiple golf courses surrounding the house
and neighborhood...  8;)

And beach soccer in Sarasota!

-- Larry

 
 
 

Bob Jewett at US Open

Post by David » Thu, 01 Nov 2012 04:59:36


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> And beach soccer in Sarasota!

Several people have called me a son of the beach... I assume it was a
compliment.

David "The too-old-to-play-soccer Hamster" Malone

 
 
 

Bob Jewett at US Open

Post by John Blac » Fri, 02 Nov 2012 03:34:57


Quote:



> >> the eye surgery a few years ago pretty much put an end to
> >> the pool -- I've played once since.

> > What they hell did they do to your eyes?  You may just need time to re-adjust?

> I wish!

> Massively detached right retina (elbow in the eye playing volleyball,
> most likely). They drilled a few holes in the eyeball, drained the
> fluid, laser tacked the retina back down, and sealed 'er up full of
> nitrogen. Wasn't very successful, though -- the right eye is like
> looking at the world through a heavy coating of vaseline.

> Frankly, I'm amazed that I can still play pretty competitive tennis and
> basketball. The brain is an *amazing* organ.

Damn, sorry to hear.  Did you try a patch over the right eye for pool?  Your brain might do
better with one good eye than with a confusing mix of good and bad?

John Black