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Simmie J’s BBQ Sauce is yummy

Written by: Tony Korologos | Thursday, July 30th, 2009
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Golf and barbecue sauce.  No two things go better together.  🙂

I just polished off, checked off, a batch of BBQ sauce from my massive golf BBQ sauce queue.   I guarantee you nobody has a larger golf BBQ sauce queue than me!

Seriously though, this one was pretty nice.  I put some Simmie J’s Spicy Gourmet Hickory BarBQ on a whole chicken baked in the oven, chicken breasts, ribs at my buddy’s place on the barbie, and had a bunch of it atop of some chicken nuggets.   All tests excellent.

Simmie J’s recipe dates back to the 1840’s, proving that many good things stand the test of time.

The Simmie J web site isn’t as good as their sauce, obviously because their focus is on their tasty sauce and not their web design!  Maybe for a few bottles I can clean it up for them…


After one week, the back isn’t quite ready yet

Written by: Tony Korologos | Tuesday, July 28th, 2009
Categories: HackersLife

This last tweak of my back was a bad one.  One of the worst in years.  I have an extremely high pain threshold and this one nearly had me on my knees a bunch of times.

Usually after one week I’m fine to make some swings and play a few golf holes.  I’d hoped I could make my league appearance today, to continue my moneylist leading season.  Unfortunately my back has other plans for me, which would include doing nothing.

Now I’m wondering if I’ll even be able to play my regular Thursday game.  My buddy Marius may not get a shot at taking more cash from me.


Friend is playing golf with Butch Harmon right now!

Written by: Tony Korologos | Monday, July 27th, 2009
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I just got a great text message from a golf pal of my named Bryant.

Bryant is an Iraq war veteran who was nearly killed by a road side bomb. He’s been through a lot of pain and damage to his body as a result. He has a new passion for golf.

He’s playing in a benefit tournament right now, details of which I’m not fully informed. He’s playing with, and being coached by Butch Harmon! He didn’t even know who Butch was when he texted me so I let him know that Butch has coached some moderately famous golfers like Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson.

Bryant could use some good coaching now, as he’s new to the game. It would be good for Butch to start him off right, instead of Bryant learning a bunch of bad habits.

More details to come…


Sadly I’ve withdrawn from tomorrow’s city amateur on my home course

Written by: Tony Korologos | Friday, July 24th, 2009
Categories: GolfHackersLifeMiscellaneous

The bad back is improving. It has improved from “unbearable to the point of nearly passing out” pain, to “excruciating.” This is good. Hopefully soon it will improve to “hurts really f&*king bad.”

Unfortunately it isn’t close to being well enough to swing a golf club, unless I’m up for the “dropping to my knees in pain since the back feels like someone jabbed an ice pick in my spine” feeling.  That’s a good one.

I’ve now withdrawn from a tournament I desperately wanted to play in tomorrow.  The city amateur is at my home course, a super tough and hazard ridden track.  I’ve never played in the am here due to scheduling issues.  This year I even changed around my travel and personal schedule so I’d be in town for it.  This course demolishes players who haven’t played there much, so my chances of being in the money would have been great.  My chances of winning would be next to nothing though because my pal Tyson, who is the #1 amateur in the state, will be playing and that is his home course too.

I don’t recommend anyone hang around me for a few days.  I’m not exactly in a good mood.


The back is in bad shape

Written by: Tony Korologos | Thursday, July 23rd, 2009
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The bad back is still hurting.. BAD.  Can’t put my socks on without feeling like someone is jabbing an ice pick in my spine.  Getting out of the car takes between 20-30 seconds.

The city amateur this Saturday is looking like a no-go at this point unless a miracle happens between now and then.  Anyone know a witch doctor?  Aliens?


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