Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Word Association for February 25th

Here's this week's word association.

  1. Fatty :: Food
  2. Injection :: Allergy Shots
  3. Fearless :: Action
  4. Overflow :: Flood
  5. Contract :: Binding
  6. Steal :: Robbery
  7. Heartless :: Cruel
  8. Flap :: Box
  9. Baseline :: Measure
  10. Merger :: Corporate

Monday, February 23, 2015

Disney for the Weekend

I know I didn’t post anything last week outside of the word association.  Honestly, I didn’t have much to post about.  But I had a blast of a weekend.

As you easily guessed from the title, I spent the weekend at Disneyland!  Saturday was the annual day where my alma mater has discounted tickets (even for alumni), so I was planning to go.  However, my parents decided to come down for an early birthday celebration, and go, too, so we took advantage of the discounted So Cal passes and went both days.

Saturday was spent in Disneyland.  Sadly, many things were closed, including a couple of their favorites.  However, we did everything else they love.  My friend Angelique joined us for that day, and we had a blast.

Sunday, we then headed to California Adventure.  Again, they had Mom’s favorite ride in either park closed – Soarin’ over California.  However, we had a blast anyway.  They had never been on Radiator Springs Racers, and we managed to get that ride in.  They both loved it.

There was rain in the forecast for Sunday, and as much as we need it, the timing could have been bad.  We got a little sprinkled on, but nothing too bad.  However, it really poured as we were driving home.

I’m a bit tired, and combined with the fun from the weekend has made it almost impossible to concentrate at work today.  But I did still get quite a bit done.  Mind over lack of mind and all that, right?

Oh, and Dad has been working on converting some old records to CD, and they brought me several of them.  I am loving have these songs I grew up with again.  That was an additional present to some of what I’ve already gotten and opened, and I am thrilled to get it!

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Word Association for February 18th

Here's my word association for the week.

  1. Tripple :: Threat
  2. Ownership :: Responsibility
  3. Promising :: Beginning
  4. Bonding :: Male
  5. Flurry :: Snow
  6. Weather :: Cold
  7. Conclusion :: Climax
  8. Scolding :: In Trouble
  9. Nipple :: Chest
  10. Freezing :: Weather

I think someone had the weather on the east coast on the brain when they came up with this list.

Friday, February 13, 2015

Shut Out

Monday night’s game was by far our worst game to date.  We got completely shut out.  As in 0-15 was the final score.

This was also the windiest game we have faced to date, and we just couldn’t put it together.  We had throws going wild or coming in too quickly.  We had plenty of opportunities to score, but we just couldn’t capitalize on them.

Because there were so few points, even though we were down several players, I played fewer points than I have the last few weeks.  And since we were down several key players, I think that was one reason we wound up doing so poorly.

But I was able to car pool with Billy, and I enjoyed that part of the evening.  Plus I was home in time to watch Castle Monday night instead of waiting until Tuesday.  See, silver linings in everything.

Thursday, February 12, 2015

Word Association for February 12th

I'm I hurry, I can sneak this week's word association in before midnight.

  1. Triple :: Threat
  2. Rationing :: Water
  3. Wrong :: Girl (by Hank Phillippi Ryan)
  4. Mother :: Goose
  5. Lotion :: Hand
  6. Hesitate :: is Lost
  7. Home :: Base
  8. Stumble :: Trip
  9. Procedure :: How to
  10. Faithless :: Betray

Monday, February 09, 2015

Week 5 Winter League Game

I’m falling behind on my winter league games.  Heck, we’ve got another one tonight, in fact.

But last week…

As I may have mentioned, we are now to the point where we are playing A league teams, and we were in B last year.  So the level of play is much better than what we normally do.  I wasn’t expecting much out of us last week, so I was pleasantly surprised when we got a 15-9 score.  And I felt the game was actually closer than that because we had quite a few long points where ultimately, they wound up scoring.

And it was a fun game.  Yes, we were in to it, but at the same time, there was no nastiness coming from either side.  It was a good, spirited game, which I really needed.

Personally, I got opened a couple of times to get the disc, even successfully passing it on one of them.  The other, my defender got the hand block.  And I did get scored on once.  So about normal for me overall, but I at least touched the disc.

I also finally carpooled with a couple of friends, which added to the fun, especially when we got stuck in traffic.  There was a bad accident coming home, and we didn’t find out about it until it was too late.  But we were able to chat for longer, so it was fun.

Wednesday, February 04, 2015

Word Association for February 4th

Just a quick bit of word association before I head to tonight's ultimate Frisbee game.

  1. Greatness :: Thrust Upon Them
  2. Struggling :: Depression
  3. Noise :: Talking
  4. Doorway :: Door
  5. Soap :: Shower
  6. Cancer :: Horrible
  7. Sipping :: Hot Beverage
  8. Stacks :: Books
  9. Perfect :: Enjoyable
  10. Test :: School

Monday, February 02, 2015

A Second Win!

And now you know why I don’t write stories for a living.  My title are full of spoilers.

Yes, we won our second ultimate Frisbee game on Thursday night.  We were playing a team that doesn’t have one win after three years in the league.  Yet it was a very hard fought battle.  We took half 8-3, but then we let them really catch up in the second half.  It was tied a couple of times before we finally won 16-14.  But we won!

And I felt like I got to do something to help out, too.  First of all, I played more than two points.  Yes, we have that many guys on the team.  I only caught the disc once, and even then it wasn’t being thrown to me, but I was able to catch the over throw, and I passed it on successfully. 

It was also fun because we were playing a team with a guy I know fairly well on it.  JV and I have been guarding each other since my first summer league in 1999.  He got the disc much more than I did, but he was playing a different position, so he was supposed to.

Most importantly, both teams were relaxed, even when the score got so close.  Yes, we were both playing hard to win, but there was no poor sportsmanship (like a certain game that aired on national TV yesterday).

All told, it was a fun evening that I really enjoyed.

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Word Association for January 28th

Here's this week's Word Association.

  1. Astrology :: Fake
  2. Funeral :: Sad
  3. Candor :: Honest
  4. Dynamic :: Sigh
  5. Oh my god! :: Shock
  6. Cancer :: Sad
  7. Ross :: Rachel
  8. Heroes :: Villains
  9. Rachaell :: Huh?
  10. Effortlessly :: Easy

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Winter League 2015

As I hinted at last week, I’m playing winter league again this year.  And, I’m even on the same team.  That’s right, KAPOW! is back in action.  This is only the first time I’ve played winter league back to back or on the same team in winter league.  Granted, it’s also only the fourth time I’ve played winter league in the 15 years I’ve been playing ultimate down here.

The games are in a different location this year, and it’s actually closer to home, which is wonderful.  Unfortunately, we have way too many people on the team.  Like 20 guys are showing up each week for 4 spots on the field.  You do the math.  It’s why I’ve only played two points a game so far.

Our record is 1-2.  And I didn’t even play in the game we won; I was too burned out from working 11 hours that day, although I do go to cheer them on.  Our general lack of ultimate strategy and experience outside of pick up is coming into play again, not to mention most of the teams at our level aren’t back this year.

But we are having fun, and I like getting to hang out with everyone one night during the week.  I’ve pretty much written this season off for playing time, but that’s much better than cutting people and hurting feelings.