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Bruce Brakel's Blog – September 2008 Archive (5)

The Magic Disc

The other night I was sitting at a picnic table in the parking lot a block from Kira's dojo/gym putting masks on discs, and then she had an hour between classes so we spent some time playing playing putter catch. And then it was too dark to work on discs anymore, but it occured to me that on the driving range I could see all the balls in the dark so I could probably throw a white disc out there and have no trouble finding it.



I picked one of those new overstable wide rimmed discs… Continue

Added by Bruce Brakel on September 24, 2008 at 9:54pm — 2 Comments

Chick Plastic Review

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I went out to the football field to throw 150 plastic back to Diana and Kira, as well as some mid 160 stuff. Diana throws about 210 feet with good throws going 240. Kira throws about 240 with good throws going about 270.



150 Surge: I think this is the best distance disc in the 150 class. Kira got her best throw with… Continue

Added by Bruce Brakel on September 21, 2008 at 6:33pm — 2 Comments

Odd Merch

Kiralyn and I got up early and drove down to the Royal Oak Championship today. We did not play the tournament but we passed out flyers for the Flint Town Flyerz tournament next week and the Big D Doubles in October. We played nine holes at Starr-Jaycee [etymological origin of the expression "Starr par" by the way] before the TD showed up and then handed out flyers until registration closed. Then we played all 9 X 2 at Wagner.



On the way home it was garage sale day in Royal Oak. It is… Continue

Added by Bruce Brakel on September 20, 2008 at 2:35pm — No Comments

Funny Girl

My daughter Kiralyn likes to make paper cranes. But what to do with them after you've made them? Her solution is to make paper cranes out of the junk mail that comes with pre-paid business reply envelopes and then send the cranes back with cheery notes for the people who open the business reply mail. Here's today's note:

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Dear Valued-Employee-ofChase-Bank-Services,



Thank you for devotedly opening… Continue

Added by Bruce Brakel on September 18, 2008 at 9:26pm — 6 Comments

Hating on the Pros

Some people say Bruce Brakel hates the pros. I really don't. Hate gives me an acid stomach. I cannot spend much time hating anything or I pay for it all the way through the digestive process. There are a lot of pros I know and like, in no particular order other than alphabetical, including, Brett Comincioli, Mark Ellis, Kirk Haggadone, Al Schack, Barrett White, even if i might misspell or mispronounce their names.



I don't have any hate for the pros. I also don't have any money for… Continue

Added by Bruce Brakel on September 13, 2008 at 2:08pm — 1 Comment

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