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May 25, 2012

I have always loved the beauty of pool balls. They are so strongly pigmented, so shiny. I’m a terrible pool player, but something about the pretty, pretty pool balls captivated me.

So when I spotted one at the bottom of a mesh ball bin at the thrift store today, I plunged in to get it. I had to remove soccer balls, semi-deflated footballs, faded basketballs, all manner of scuffed and filthy sports balls that stood in the way of my pretty.

But finally I got to the bottom, and I was richly rewarded – not only was one pool ball down there, but many. Not a whole set, which is actually better, because then I could work them down on price. I offered $5 to the puzzled cashier, who had no item on her price list that covered this eventuality.

$5 lighter and much much happier, I am the proud owner.

Pool ball fiesta LITF Day 5

  1. May 25, 2012 17:06

    Very nice. I miss my uncle’s pool table with the lion legs.

  2. May 25, 2012 19:49

    They’re so pretty!

    • May 28, 2012 09:46

      I grew up with a friend who had a pool table in a too-small den. We spent a lot of time shooting pointed down at the pool balls, because we couldn’t have the cues level in that small room.

    • May 28, 2012 09:46

      Yes, they are!

  3. Skye permalink
    May 25, 2012 20:29

    Good find!

    • May 28, 2012 09:47

      Who else would buy an incomplete set of pool balls LOL? I have them in a big clear vase. That’s about as interior designy as I get.

  4. May 26, 2012 12:27

    You can put one in a sock and make a devastating weapon with it, which is handy in bar fights. The trick is getting your shoe and sock off while being punched and kicked. Anyway, thought I’d throw that info out for you, honey, next time you’re in a brawl and need a quick equalizer.

  5. May 26, 2012 12:28

    and yes, they are pretty, too.

  6. May 30, 2012 16:16

    Looks like you got a 2-ball? That’s the best one. 🙂

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