Wednesday, October 27, 2010


So I lost another week of practice due to a combination of being sick and my father-in-law dying.  (Seriously, WTF is going on this year?)

I finally went to a practice last night and it was screamingly obvious that any sort of, oh, speed, endurance, skill I might have had at one point is just gone.  Poof, vanished.  I was not (and still am not) a happy camper.  So now it's crash-course time in getting back into something resembling shape.  Whee.

Oh and yeah, today's my birthday.  I'm 37.  Guh, that is fuckin' old.

Monday, October 18, 2010


I didn't go to practice yesterday because my father has a cold, and I got it when he came over to watch Maverick, and I didn't want to be Typhoid Mary and infect everyone.  Hopefully this will not fuck up my attendance requirements too much.

Thursday, October 14, 2010


the bout went well, our team won, I only fucked up once, maybe twice.  yay!

so our last bout of the season is a special round-robin thingy where we are dividing the league into three equal teams.  Tonight was our first night of scrimmaging in our new teams, and as I played, getting way more minor penalties than I should have for false starts and illegal procedures, I realized - this is the first time I've scrimmaged since, oh....July?

Yeah.  Our bench manager said I looked "floppy" out there, and I agreed with her - I felt floppy.  Weird and all over the place and stuff like that.

I did, however, get in an awesome hit on the other team's jammer (who happens to be Coach Superstar, who's coming back into the realm of skating after giving birth to her daughter).  So that was kinda nice.

Thursday, October 7, 2010

so (I title many entries this way)

There's a bout on Saturday.  Our A team versus Boston's B team.  I get to NSO this time around! (Usually I am working bout production, which means I sit in the box office and listen to the cheers and not see anything.)  I'm working the penalty whiteboard, which should be interesting. Hopefully I will not run into any of the referees.  Hopefully I won't fuck anything up too badly.