Pork Chop

Last night was my first ultimate game of the season. We had a game last Monday but I wussed out cause it was snowing. We won. Our team name is Chachi.

I like to try to score at least one point a game. It doesn’t always happen but it’s a good goal and I achieved it last night. Our team was better than the opponent, but I think we all had a lot of fun.

One of the kind of quirky things about ultimate is that after the game is over, and everyone has told everyone else “good game” and slapped their hand, you say a little cheer or rhyme for the other team about how well they played or something funny that happened during the game. Usually, you try to work their team name into the rhyme. For example, last night our cheer was:
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Home 5

1. How many houses/apartments have you lived in throughout your life?
A quick count says that I have lived in at least 6 houses, 4 apartments (including the one I live in now), and 1 dorm.

2. Which was your favorite and why?
For a year, right after college, I lived in a 100-year-old mansion in the Capital Hill neighborhood. It was huge. It had a large yard, remodeled kitchen, hardwood floors throughout, pool table, porch, deck, five bedrooms, three bathrooms, four fireplaces, and all the original built in bookshelves, cabinets and mantles. I know for a fact that unless I win the lottery I’ll never live in a place that nice again.

3. Do you find moving house more exciting or stressful? Why?
Stressful, because it is just a lot of work. Once I’m all moved then I get excited.

4. What’s more important, location or price?
Location. Price is dependent on location.

5. What features does your dream house have?
A warm place to sleep. Oh yeah, and a swimming pool.

Spirit Of The Game

Spring has sprung. I signed up for ultimate again this season. I decided to try out a different league though. The league I was using before was fun but games were on Sunday morning and this tended to destroy entire weekends. Monday nights should be much better. Hopefully, this new league will work out. I know I have a fun team.

Ultimate is a great sport to play strictly because of the attitude of the sport and its players. It’s highly competitive and great exercise. There are no referees, the entire game is played on by an honor system with the spirit of the game being the one main rule. After the games are done a tailgating atmosphere develops. Usually, a couple of kegs are brought to the fields and everybody sits around watching the last games, sipping beer and getting to know each other. It’s tons of fun and a good chance to spend time outdoors with new friends. I’ve met a lot of great people playing ultimate over the past four years and I look forward to another great season. I post more on how our team does as the season develops.
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Last Week 5

1. What was your most memorable moment from the last week?
Last night.

2. What one person touched your life this week?

3. How have you helped someone this week?
By saying Thank You.

4. What one thing do you need to get done by this time next week?
A report for work.

5. What one thing will you do over the next seven days to make your world a better place?
Work harder.

Wishful Thinking 5

1. If you had the chance to meet someone you’ve never met, from the past or present, who would it be?
Jesus Christ. There is no doubt that he has been one of the most influential people on this planet. I’m sure he’d have some great insights.

2. If you had to live in a different century, past or future, which would it be?Past, Early 1900’s. Or 30,000 years in the future given humanity is still around. The future is such a gamble though.

3. If you had to move anywhere else on Earth, where would it be?
New Zealand, South Island.

4. If you had to be a fictional character, who would it be?
Zeus. Ruler of the world (subject to change after more thought).

5. If you had to live with having someone else’s face as your own for the rest of your life, whose would it be?
Brad Pitt. I could do a lot with that smile.

Phone 5

1. Do you like talking on the phone? Why or why not?
I don’t mind talking on the phone. Most of my phone conversations are pretty to the point. I’d much rather talk in person, body language and non-verbal cues play a large part in conversations.

2. Who is the last person you talked to on the phone?
My mom.

3. About how many telephones do you have at home?
The only phone I have is my cell phone. Ask nicely and I might give you the number.

4. Have you encountered anyone who has really bad phone manners? What happened?
Not really. I’ve hung up on people in anger and had the same done to me but that is about the extent of it.

5. Would you rather pick up the phone and call someone or write them an e-mail or a letter? Why or why not?
It depends on how quickly I need to communicate, what information I’m communicating, and how important that information is.

Not Here

I have been slammed with work over the past couple of days. But no more! Tomorrow I’m taking an 8 hour road trip here, and am staying here in order to ski here.

I’m also attending a wedding on Saturday (one of many this year) in Utah. This should make for a nice and semi-relaxing long weekend away. Utah isn’t the greatest place to hang out during the winter (the summer is much more fun, i.e. mountain biking in Moab, camping in Arches, boating at Powell), but it sure is a great place to ski. I’m just really looking forward to getting out of town. I may not post again till I get back on Monday.

Last 5

1. What was the last song you heard?
“Spit And Fire” by Rainer Maria.

2. What were the last two movies you saw?
The last two I watched in their entirety were “One Hour Photo” and “Insomnia”.

3. What were the last three things you purchased?
Beer, soft tacos, gasoline.

4. What four things do you need to do this weekend?
Laundry, finish cleaning the bathtub, relax, and have fun.

5. Who are the last five people you talked to?
Chris (coworker), Paul (coworker), Raylene, Steve (coworker), Louie (coworker).