My long journey to the WPBA event in Lincoln City, Oregon started with no sleep… sound familiar? I need to start learning from my past experiences that it is no good to take early morning flights without any sleep… just end up turning into a grumpy little Asian woman!!! Stubborness sucks big time!!! Left for JFK at 4:45 AM to catch a 6:00 AM flight to San Francisco. Checked in online to avoid lines…
but the security line was………………………………..
you gotta be effing kidding me!!!!
After waiting on the security line for 30 mins, it only gets better… the flight to San Fran is booked solid and I find out I get to sit in the middle seat of two strangers for 6.5 hours! YIPPEEEE!!!!…. NOT!!!!
Since I never travel without “MY FAVORITE PILLOW” I tried to sleep on the plane. I tried to bend, stretch, lean and even opened the tray table to sleep on but couldn’t do it… I felt sorry for the lady on right because I caught myself slowly leaning on her shoulder… How embarrassing !!! At least, I didn’t drool !!! LOL.
Iwas glad to get off the plane… of course, it was pouring rain in San Fran so my next flight to Portland Oregon is delayed! Could I have expected anything less? So I made most of my time by checking emails and making business calls. When our plane was finally ready for boarding, I was ready to get some “Z z z z z z s !!!” The landing of the plane woke me and I felt like a zombie! Now I have a 3 hour shuttle ride to Lincoln City to look forward to! YIPPEEEE!!!!…. are you kidding me!!!
My saving grace…. “STARBUCKS” Thank you!!!!
The shuttle ride was pleasant. Chatted with Stu Montana, Liz Cole, Brittany Bryant, Naomi Williams, Lisa D’Atri, Candy Rego and Jennifer Chen. But I also got to finish up some more work which is awesome! The next thing I knew we have arrived at the final destination! YIPPEEEE!!!!….For real this time!!!
It is beautiful here. All the hotel rooms have great views of the ocean. It is so relaxing… after getting some grub, I headed towards the tournament room at the casino. It was empty so I grabbed some balls and played on the practice tables. The tables play great but they play hard… the pockets barely fit 2 balls… I love it but hate it at the same time.
Tonight I’m going to try to get some rest and relaxation! We have the player’s meeting at 11:30 AM tomorrow so I guess I won’t be able to sleep in… but at least, we don’t start playing until Thursday. I hope that this tournament will be a better one for me!
“If you think you are beaten, you are
If you think you dare not, you don’t
If you like to win, but you think you can’t
it’s almost certain you won’t.
If you think you’ll lose, you’ve lost
For out in the world you’ll find
success begins with a fellow’s will.
It’s all in the state of mind.
Life’s battles don’t always go
to the stronger or faster man;
But sooner or later the man who wins
is the man who thinks he can.”