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Status Updates posted by iacas

  1. Okay, so my prescription went from -1.25 in both eyes to -1.00 in my right eye, and -0.50 in my left eye. It's incredible what a new prescription feels like. I'm sure even by the end of today this feeling will fade to nothing, but for now, I'm really, really enjoying what feels like super-human vision. 😉

  2. Congratulations on winning Member of the Month for October, 2016!

  3. Congratulations on winning Kickstarter of the Month for October, 2016!

  4. Congratulations on winning Rookie of the Month for October, 2016!

  5. Brutal honesty here… I need to either post less frequently or take more time with my posts when I do post.

    I like to post, but sometimes I do it poorly. I want to say something, but in trying to squeeze a response in between doing ten other things, it's short. Short posts come across poorly; far more poorly than I hear them in my head when I write them.

    I absolutely suck - always have - at getting my "tone" right online. I constantly come across poorly. Yeah, I can be a dick, but I'm a way bigger dick the way people read my posts than the way I write them, particularly when I'm writing in a hurry. Short posts come across so much more poorly (that's not the only problem, just one of the issues), more aggressively, than intended. This forum has never really had the conversational tone of short replies with some back-and-forth. Partly because I'm as likely as anyone (or more so) to post a long post.

    I don't know what can change about that, but… I'm aware of it. I get it, and get that I'll probably never even be "good" at it, but can be "better." And that I'm committed to working on that this winter in particular.

    If I post something that seems less than "good," PM me about it. Be specific. I might not agree, and I might explain what I'm thinking (which doesn't mean I disagree), but I'll look at what you have to say with an open mind.

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    2. Club Rat

      Club Rat

      With everything you have on your plate, I applaud you for the many great posts and the great site you run.

      While I see many posts by many members which sometimes lack descriptive explanations, they often are addressing a specific topic or exchange with other members.

      From a very brief time I had the wonderful experience of the Newport Cup, I got the impression you are a perfectionist and also you and Mike did so many wonderful things to make that experience the best it could be for everyone.

      Cheers to all the great things you do for so many    :beer:

      Never a bad post in my mind, just a short period of time you share with so many.

    3. TN94z


      I feel the same way about myself. I tend to come across with a bad tone or I get in too big of a hurry and my posts come across as though I didn't put much thought into them which, in turn, makes me sound like I'm new to all of this information. So I decided a while back to just read instead of posting that much. I occasionally post now, but it's not on a consistent basis like it used to be.

    4. iacas


      I disagree, @TN94z. Your posts didn't come across that way at all.

      Mine, well, mine sucked. I'm making some changes, here and in "meatspace," for the better.

  6. @NatalieB started off well yesterday. Mis-hit a few long clubs and some wedges, and made some mental mistakes, but overall was likely leading through six holes when the event was rained out.

  7. We leave for Division III NCAA Nationals tomorrow. Yippee!

  8. Just submitted my résumé for the Golf Digest Top 40 Under 40 list.

    The biggest detractor is my location - I'm not a teaching pro at a fancy, old private club somewhere.

    1. Lihu


      Cool. Best wishes to get in the top 10, where you belong! :-)


    2. nevets88


      All the hats you wear versus some guy who just teaches at stiff ass CC, you'd have my vote hands down.

  9. Got an 87 (tentative score) on my USGA Rules Workshop test! Pretty happy about that seeing as how I didn't study. ;-)

    1. saevel25


      Way to break the curve ;-)

    2. nevets88


      Nice! You are like a golf utility man, you do a little of everything.

  10. Teeth feel fine. Back to a regular schedule tomorrow activity wise. One more day of salt water rinsing and no brushing.

  11. Very seriously considering getting Invisalign.

  12. Probably skipping PT today. It hasn't helped and I think it's a matter of willpower more than anything. Going to wait until later though to be sure.

  13. Just about ready to head out for the PGA Show. I think we're going to duck over to Cleveland and head south on 77 rather than 79. It adds only 30 miles and only about 20 minutes to the trip. We meet up with the same route around Beckley, WV.

  14. Finishing up on some of the Lowest Score Wins presentation for the student class. It's going to be pretty good!

    1. iacas


      It's really good, guys!

  15. Went to the dentist today. Though my first two wisdom teeth were removed at age 12 or so, my last one will come out in mid-February.

  16. Finishing up the LSW Playbook today and sending it off to be printed!

  17. So, apparently, Tila Tequila is having a meltdown on Twitter right now…



  18. Yeah, what the hey… let's try this avatar for a little while.

    1. saevel25


      It looks friendly :-D

  19. I hope the Pens can keep playing look the last five periods.

  20. Watching - and enjoying - Top Spin, a documentary about three Olympic table tennis hopefuls.


  21. Had PT yesterday for the neck. Feels pretty good today. Very little chance I'll find the time to do the prescribed exercises. I am looking at a home TENS machine though. :-)

  22. Going to the Pens game on Friday night in Columbus!

    1. iacas


      One game suspension. Ha.

  23. Gonna play some golf… outside!… today!

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