Sunday, September 16, 2007

Sept 16/07 - Tweak

Why is 23C so brutally hot in September? We ask this every year and seem surprised every year.

Highlight 1: A tweak* thought that he was going to go through our bags while we were playing. At the last second, his tweak buddy warned him when he saw us walking that direction.

Highlight 2: Billy showing up with the kids and playing in regular runners and jeans while the kids played on top of the rental SUV**.

Players: 9

Guests: Raj, Rob and Ryan from The Wizards

Key play 1: Paul's hook that left Gaylor*** in the dust for a TD.
Key play 2: Paul's interception return for TD to end the game.

* Meth-head
** Community Care Children's Services 408-5960
*** Blair

Sept 2/07 - Brrrrrr

No, not "Brrrrrr" because it was cold, "Brrrrrr" because that was the sound of the little dude riding one of those mini-cycles around the field. I smiled to myself when I pictured Dusty doubling Mike and Jeff on it - like a circus bike being ridden by three bears. Then it up and quit and he pushed it home. I think that it cratered from the strain of the virtual weight.

Players: 9
Surprise guests: Kevin and Danny
Game dominated by: Paul

Saturday, September 15, 2007

Historical pictures

Here's a catch-all post with all the old online photo links.

First the Shutterfly.com albums:
  1. January 23, 2005
  2. April 10, 2005
  3. August 7, 2005
  4. August 28, 2005
  5. March 12, 2006
  6. April 2, 2006
  7. April 9, 2006
  8. July 9, 2006
  9. July 16, 2006
  10. July 23, 2006 - it was over 30C
And now the Picasa albums:
  1. January 14, 2007
  2. June 3, 2007
  3. August 6, 2007 - the battle of Mark's yard

Other legends need recanting

Paul and the rest of you longtimers out there. There's oodles of legend.

Like the time that Gizmo worked for Bobby?

Or the time that another Eskimo showed you all what it meant to 'juke'?

Or the Pless-i-nator?

What would happen if some of the Mobley's of years gone past were to be captured here?

What about Double Cover Doug?

Or the leading into the tractor/bison/fill in large item thing?

I'm looking forward to the text y'all produce for future reading pleasure.




Sparks

This guy comes out to a regular Sunday one fall day several years ago. He's introduced as Ken, one of Bobby's friends.

He looks somewhat fit and therefore somewhat intimidating. Keep in mind the average fitness required to participate. Not the perceived fitness each of us has about ourselves...

We play for a while. There's some give and take. The usual.

So then I say to myself, "Self, let's kick it up a notch!"

I line up opposite and 'bump' Ken off the line. Except, instead of bump and run, it becomes bump and bump. Now there's two dogs escalating the intensity. And so Bobby, and others I'm sure but clearly don't remember (age, adrenalin, whatever else causes Alzheimer's), say Whoa! and eventually we Whoa.

End result, challenge met with challenge. No hard feelings right? Don't know, Ken doesn't come back. Bobby makes references over time since then.

Ironically, in recent times, Ken moves in next door to the Mad Dog. He recalls playing football with me to Mary his wife when introducing me. Doesn't sound like any hard feelings but still not sure.

May never be sure. But the story has become part of the fabric of Sunday Football. Bobby may recall it instantly when I line up to 'bump' him off the line. I know there's been references by Bobby that sound like attempts to avoid the possibility of escalating. Even years later...

Reputation is a funny thing. Everyone has one. Mostly, everyone has some idea of what theirs is. But also, mostly everyone else's view of your isn't the same as your view of yours.

Tuesday, September 4, 2007

Second try - Fat chance


So I try this blogging thing with a faulty internet thing and no thing happens. What a surprise!

Next time the technology can bite me.