Last night I attended a really fun charity event downtown. A group of about ten of us in my office formed a chair-hockey team and entered as a sponsor/team in the tournament. The benefit was for The Bridge Project. The tournament was located on the vacant, 27th floor, of a high-rise downtown. Two “rinks” were constructed with cube-wall partitions. The floors of these rinks were covered in particle board.

The only two rules were: each player had to remain seated in their office chair during the entire game and no high sticking (one guy lost a tooth within the first 5 minutes of the tournament). Other than that it was absolute chaos for 5 minutes when the period ended. It was tons of fun. Not to mention all the free food and beer or wine that we wanted.

We ended up placing 3rd out of the 16 teams and were awarded with cheesy little metals and a free massage. I just got done with the massage and it was incredible. It was in one of those bizarre chair things (you know where you place your face in that weird cushioned toilet seat like apparatus) not a table massage, but I’ve never had a professional massage before and it felt great. I’m hoping that it helps boost my immune system and helps get rid of this cold I have.

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An Ugly Match

We won again at ultimate last night but it was an ugly match. The opposing team had a three-point lead in the beginning, but after we moved ahead, the game got really physical and there were lots of fouls called. One guy actually punched me in the back as he ran by me after I scored. I just berated him till he apologized a couple of times in front of my teammates. They never let their girls handle the disk. There was no rhyme at the end. It was a good competitive game but the it lacked in sportsmanship. I also ended up yelling at some lady who let her toddler wander on the field during our game. She complained that we should have marked the field better (we play on soccer fields that are marked off with cones). I told her she should watch her baby closer and be a better role model for her children. We get no respect. Out with the negativity.