THE ROCKPILE – 9-26-2012

With most of the leagues in full swing now, I’d like to put in the top averages after only a couple of weeks.

On the Hometown League, Veteran Dave Brandt takes the lead with a 211 average while Jon Standaert is not far behind with a 207 average.

The Town and Country League finds Jason Maes is out in front with a 205 average and Jeff Hill is in the second slot with a 183 average.

On the Men’s Senior League, yours truly found the pocket a few more times than usual and has 194 average, with Joe Walz next in line with a 184.

The Wednesday Nite Ladies has Lori Klinger in the top spot with a 174 average. Terry “the Animal” Ross is next with a 167 average.

The Thursday Nite Ladies average leaders are Tracy Lawson and Kathy Samens with 168 and 163 averages, respectively.

I will spotlight the Mixed Doubles next week.

We are still looking for approximately six bowlers to fill up a Wednesday noon league here at the Ol’ Rockpile. We will be starting in Oct. and only run a 20-week schedule. Men or women may participate. Please call or stop in if interested. (715-565-7300).

Attention 28 Board Members and all other Packer fans, just a reminder that we will have a Packer Fan Day Party on Sunday, Oct. 7th starting at noon. We are featuring a taste testing contest as we’ll put Jim Ross’ brats up against Johnsonville brats (we need judges). Please bring a dish to pass!! We’ll also have a meat raffle and horse races!! This is NOT the Tailgate Party. Our Tailgate Party is scheduled for Sunday, October 28th at noon.

Birdie with a yellow bill, hopped upon my window sill, cocked a shining eye and says: “What makes you so good looking, Mother….Nature???” Bee Boop!!

Momism of the Week: “If I talked to my mother like you talk to me…”

Old Veteran

If my body was a car, this is the time I would be thinking of trading it in for a newer model. I’ve got bumps and dents and scratches in my finish and my paint job is getting a little dull…but that’s not the worst of it.

My headlights are out of focus and it’s especially hard to see things up close.

My traction is not as graceful as it once was. I slip and slide and skid and bump into things, even in the best weather.

My whitewalls are stained with varicose veins.

It takes me hours to reach my maximum speed. My fuel rate burns inefficiently.

But here’s the worst of it:

Almost every time I sneeze, cough or sputter, either my radiator leaks or my exhaust backfires.

Cardiologist and Motorcycle Mechanic

Note: The following story is from Angie and Dick Simon of New Richmond, who are loyal readers of “The Rockpile” (Thanks, Sis!) I can relate to this story!!

A motorcycle mechanic was removing a cylinder head from the motor of a BMW M3 when he spotted a well-known cardiologist coming into his shop.

The cardiologist was there waiting for the service manager to come and take a look at his car when the mechanic shouted across the garage, “Hey Doc, want to take a look at this?”

The cardiologist, a bit surprised, walked over to where the mechanic was working on the motorcycle.

The mechanic straightened up, wiped his hands on a rag and asked, “So Doc, look at this engine. I opened its heart, took the valves out, repaired or replaced anything damage, and then put everything back and when I was finished, it works just like new. So how is it that I make $24,000 a year and you make $1.7 million when you and I are basically doing in the same thing?”

The cardiologist paused, leaned over, and then whispered to the mechanic: “Try doing it with the engine running.”