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Cell Pearl Ball Reaction Video

I am definitely not a good video editor, but I am happy with some of the work that I have done.

Here is my latest editing work, it is a [bowlingball value=”6695″/] bowling ball reaction video that I shot with my friends and co-workers, Tony Ruocco and Brian Halstrom.

One of these days I will get around to doing an actual show.  I know that Jeff McCord would tell me to stop delay and just do it already, like he did for his Moxie Mo Show.  Time and Place are the current concerns.


Izzy Video – Thumb’s Up

I just subscribed to Izzy Video’s Premium Membership and am very impressed.  If you sign up now through 9/28/08 you can save 20% by using promotion code 20b42.

Israel has just decided to quit his job to follow his passion for creating video content.  Which is just like Gary Vaynerchuck in a previous post recommended, Make Money Doing What You Love.

I decided to ask Israel a question that has been bugging me about video for and he responded within an hour of my question.  He really seems to be on top of things and I really appreciate the personal response.

If you haven’t seen his work, check out the free episodes that are available on his website.  If you like them, I recommend checking out the premium membership.  It’s only a few dollars a month.

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Web2.0: Make Money Doing What You Love

Wow!  What an inspiring video from Gary Vaynerchuck.  You may only know him from Wine Library TV, but he is a very passionate speaker.  His business sense is amazing.  You should read his book and learn about his beginning.  Read his blogs, listen to his videos, and be inspired.


Roto-Grip Cell Pearl Ball Review

The [bowlingball value=”6695″/] is the follow up to the original [bowlingball value=”6053″/].  It features a pearl reactive coverstock  in place of the solid reactive coverstock. 

Pin to PAP(4 1/4″ over 0″ up/down) – 4″
Mass Bias Position – 4″ from PAP
Pin Buffer – 1 1/2″
Balance Hole – none

Surface Preparation – Box Finish

My Personal Review:  I really liked the way this ball rolls.  Not only does it look great going down the lane, it also has the strongest backends of any of the equipment in my bag.  I am currently a 188 avg bowler that normally starts out standing 20 playing 10 at the arrows.  With this ball I am starting out standing at least 25 playing around 15. 

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Review of Cell Pearl

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My initial review of the [bowlingball value=”6695″/] is that the ball is very good.  I did not score well and I am a little frustrated with my lack of proper movement on the lane last night.  I thought about it after league and realized there are many things I would have changed.  I would like to test these before giving my final review.

I can comment on the look of the bowling ball.  It was awesome going down the lane.  I really liked the over all reaction of the ball, I was just playing it too far outside and not giving it a fair shake in the oil.  I will fix this and get a complete review of the [bowlingball value=”6695″/] up next week.


Testing the Roto-Grip Cell Pearl

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I am excited to bowl tonight. I get to test Roto-Grip’s newest release that comes out October 13, 2008, the [bowlingball value=”6695″/]. I know that the original [bowlingball value=”6053″/] was a fantastic bowling ball. I can only assume that the new bowling ball is going to go a little longer because of the pearlized coverstock and possibly store more energy for a great back end hook.

I am going to drill the ball with the #1 drilling layout. This layout has the Pin and Mass Bias 4″ from my PAP. I will post my review of the [bowlingball value=”6695″/] tomorrow.


Ten Reasons Why Gay Marriage is Wrong

I really hope Kim Warren doesn’t mind that I am reposting this. I do not have a MySpace account and can not leave her a comment. You can find her original post on her MySpace Blog. I think these prove a very valid point. Those that don’t get it should not feel the need to contact me “ever”!

01) Being gay is not natural. Real Americans always reject unnatural things like eyeglasses, polyester, and air conditioning.

02) Gay marriage will encourage people to be gay, in the same way that hanging around tall people will make you tall.

03) Legalizing gay marriage will open the door to all kinds of crazy behavior. People may even wish to marry their pets because a dog has legal standing and can sign a marriage contract.

04) Straight marriage has been around a long time and hasn’t changed at all; women are still property, blacks still can’t marry whites, and divorce is still illegal.

05) Straight marriage will be less meaningful if gay marriage were allowed; the sanctity of Britany Spears’ 55-hour just-for-fun marriage would be destroyed.

06) Straight marriages are valid because they produce children. Gay couples, infertile couples, and old people shouldn’t be allowed to marry because our orphanages aren’t full yet, and the world needs more children.

07) Obviously gay parents will raise gay children, since straight parents only raise straight children.

08) Gay marriage is not supported by religion. In a theocracy like ours, the values of one religion are imposed on the entire country. That’s why we have only one religion in America.

09) Children can never succeed without a male and a female role model at home. That’s why we as a society expressly forbid single parents to raise children.

10) Gay marriage will change the foundation of society; we could never adapt to new social norms. Just like we haven‘t adapted to cars, the service-sector economy, or longer life span


My Social Networking Life

I proudly admit that I missed the MySpace scene.  It exploded around me and I questioned why people participated.  MySpace was always very messy to me, but I start to get it this year.

I started watching podcasts (mostly tech information, some for entertainment, see for most of the ones I watch).  This is very easy to do with iTunes.  I do have goals to start a podcast for bowling, and will obviously update everyone here when it is time to do so.  Anyway, I started seeing the hosts in these social circles and I could also see benefit for me and

First off, I blog now.  I have my own website (you know that because you are here).  I write whatever is on my mind.  My main joys in life right now are family, work (programming), and sports (bowling, raquetball, tennis).  So I tend to write about these things.  Stop by here often to read what I have to say, and please comment.  Let’s have discussions about my topics. 🙂

Twitter.  What a great idea they had.  It would be great if my family would get involved.  I explain it like this.  I am not going to email everyone when I am on my way to work, answering emails, programming, etc…  But I can “tweet” it.  If you follow my tweets, you can get a sense of my day.  This would be great for people like my parents that are not involved in my day to day life, but would like to know more.  Watch “Twitter In Plain English” by Lee Lefever to learn more.  Then sign up at and follow me at

I also have a post about Twitter and Firefox.  My web browser, Firefox, alerts me of new posts by people I follow.  It’s very convenient to keep up to date because of this.

Twitter is so popular right now.  And because of the rapid growth, it has been known to be down from time to time because their servers couldn’t handle the popularity.  Someone even took time to create this GREAT parody of Hitler and Twitter, Hitler Can’t Tweet.

I have gotten so involved in lots of social networks.  Some I tend to sign up for and try and then let it fall by the wayside.  I hope this gives a better insight into me at this point in my life.


Build Bowling Lanes in Your House

Have you ever desired to have a set of bowling lanes in your house? I just found a great website that details the plans and implementation of just that.

Chad at has spent a few months designing and building is own half scale bowling lanes in his basement. The last post I read was his first use of the lanes during his daughter’s birthday party. It sounded like it was a ton of fun and laughs.

We don’t have basements here in Florida, but it sure would be nice to find a space I could use to do something similar.