Friday, February 05, 2016

Word Association for February 5th

Time to do this week's word association.

  1. Temper :: Tantrum
  2. Late! :: Again
  3. Status :: Update
  4. Breakfast :: Yummy
  5. Hopeless :: Situation
  6. 365 :: Year
  7. Lottery :: Winner
  8. Cancer :: Survivor
  9. Facebook :: Status
  10. Date :: Romance

Tuesday, February 02, 2016


Last week, we had our third Winter League game.  It was against one of the few teams coming back from two years ago and the only team coming back that we’d beaten.  And we lost.  We really aren’t doing too well this year, lots of newer players.  It just takes some time for people to develop confidence in their skills.

Of course, instead of “We” when it comes to Winter League, I should be saying “They.”  In order to cut down on the number of guys on the team this year, we were given a three game try out period and then the number of guys was cut down.  And I was one of those cut.

I’m not surprised.  In fact, I expected it.  I have no delusions of grandeur.  In fact, most days I recognize that I have delusions of adequacy.  From a logical standpoint, if I were cutting people from the team, I’d be the first person cut.  In fact, I’ve been saying that I’d be the first person cut ever since we started talking about doing things this way.

And yet, it hurts.  It hurts big time.  I’ve played Summer League since 1999, and I’ve been trying to get a team together for Winter League ever since.  I’ve only played on a team once before.  And the fact that this is with my friends, people I play with all the time, makes it that much worse.

I’m definitely taking the next 6 weeks or so off of pick up.  Listening to them talking about it will just hurt too much.  I know, I’ve seen that happen in years past.

And I’m debating whether I will pick up the game again after that.  I’ve been thinking for a couple of years that I’m just too slow.  I’m a liability for any team I am on instead of an asset, and maybe it’s time to take to heart the idea that I just can’t run fast enough to play and stop playing.

Or maybe it’s just the depressed me talking.  I need to shake this funk I’ve been under for the last couple of months.

Thursday, January 28, 2016

Word Association for January 28th

Let's get in this week's word association.

  1. Woke :: Alarm
  2. Postcard :: Sent
  3. Blizzard :: Snow
  4. Pooch :: Dog
  5. Constipated :: Painful
  6. Pastel :: Color
  7. Edge :: Cliff
  8. Mother :: Father
  9. Linger :: Stay
  10. Header :: Soccer

Monday, January 25, 2016

First Two Winter League Games

Yes, I’m still woefully behind on life, although I’m close to catching up.  To help with that, let’s talk about the first two winter league games of the year.

Granted, we should have had three games to date, but the first game was rained out.

So the first game we actually played was the night of a big deadline at work.  I wasn’t sure if I was going to make it or not, but they allowed me to leave in time to make the game.  I didn’t make anything before it, but I did make the game.  I so needed it.  It had been stressful at work, and hanging out with friends and running on the field was wonderful stress relief.  I was actually surprised by how well I played, too.  I got a few catches and passed it on most of the time.  I did get scored on, but I also made a low grab for a catch which I then threw for a score.  We still lost, but it was a fun night.

Our game last week wasn’t as good.  We lost by a lot more, and most of the points were short.  We just couldn’t get anything going.  I got scored on a few times, but not as badly as I had feared since the other team was much faster.  I didn’t get the disc at all, rarely even had the opportunity to get the disc.

Tomorrow night’s our third game.  It’s against the only team we beat last year that is back, but they’ve really changed their roster around.  It will be interesting to see how we do against them.  Either way, it will be a battle until the end.  It always is with them.

Monday, January 18, 2016

Quick Trip to Florida

Wow, I’m falling behind on life, and I’ve actually had stuff going on to talk about.  For example, the day after I drove back from Christmas with my family, I flew out to Florida for work.  The advantage of being the staff accountant for that part of the country, right?

I went to visit with two of my clinics in the Fort Lauderdale area.  I was there for inventory observation and some financial statements training.  It was a very fast trip.  I flew out on Tuesday and back on Thursday, working all day Wednesday.

The time spent working was good.  I got to meet with everyone I work in that area, which was good.  They were all very friendly and I feel like things went well.

I did get a little time for fun, too.  Tuesday night, I met up with a friend for dinner.  This was a friend I made 10 years ago at Epinions, but I’d never met her in person.  It was fun chatting face to face.  After dinner, she took me to a church that puts on a wonderful Christmas light show.  It was truly amazing.

Then Thursday, before I left, I made it to the beach for an hour.  It would have been nice to spend more time there, but a little bit was better than nothing, right?

It was a lot of travel for the work I was able to do, but that meant lots of reading time as well, so I’m not complaining about that.  My connecting flights on both days I flew were delayed, and I wound up getting home at 10:30 on New Year’s Eve.  I made it to midnight, but just barely.  I crashed and crashed hard.

Thursday, January 07, 2016

Word Association for January 7th

I think it's time to do my first word association for the year, don't you?

  1. Spending :: Money
  2. Question :: Answer
  3. Drip :: Faucet
  4. Episodes :: TV
  5. Faking :: Happiness
  6. Draining :: Flood
  7. Bangs :: Eyes
  8. Fifty :: Shades of Gray (I'm sorry, I'm truly sorry)
  9. Magazine :: Read
  10. Fabulous :: Wonderful

And really, I haven't read Fifth Shades of Gray, or watched the movie either.

Tuesday, January 05, 2016

Christmas Trip

Well, I just dropped off the face of the earth for three weeks there, didn’t I?  I do have a good excuse, honest.

I went home for a few days for Christmas, and I was busy trying to get ready for that.  I had a fabulous time while I was there.  I was up for three full days, and they were filled with plenty of time with family, especially my niece and nephew.  They even spent a night with Grandma and Grandpa and me.  Fortunately, Grandpa got up with them when they woke up super early because I went back to sleep.

It was just a nice, relaxing trip.  Nothing super exciting happened, but it felt absolutely wonderful.

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

More Productive Weekend

I actually had a more productive weekend this last weekend.  I got more decorating done including just a tad of the ornament organizing I need to do.  Mind you, I said a tad.  I still have so much I should be doing.  I only have one present left to buy.  About the only thing I haven’t done yet is wrap presents.  I’ve got a lot of wrapping to do, so I need to start on that soon.  Probably tomorrow night during the Survivor finale.  Got to do something to keep my entertained during those three hours.

Heck, I even cut my hair on Saturday and rewatched Return of the Jedi to be ready for Thursday night.  Yes, that’s right, I’m going to see the new Star Wars moving on Thursday night.  Getting very excited for it, too!

Other news?  Not much.  Crazy busy at work.  About to start reading books for 2016 (have three book reviews due that first week).  And other than that, not much new to report.

Thursday, December 10, 2015

Word Association for December 10th

Let's do this week's word association.

  1. Mistake :: Will be Made
  2. Lights :: Christmas
  3. Holiday :: Cheer
  4. Hi :: Hello
  5. Giving :: Gifts
  6. Bottle :: Baby
  7. Understand :: the Problem
  8. Red :: Green
  9. Bracing :: Cold
  10. Stop! :: Go!

Tuesday, December 08, 2015

The Weekend was Quite. Too Quiet

I had big plans for the weekend.  I was going to finish decorating and get my Christmas shopping done.  Meanwhile, I was also going to get a couple of movie watched and make great progress in my book.

Yeah, right.

Instead, I spent most of my Saturday wasting time on my computer.  Only in the late afternoon did I start to get anything done.  I did the majority of my Christmas shopping, and I do feel wonderful about that.  I still have a few things to pick up later, but I know what I’m getting, so it isn’t that big a deal.

I also got one of the movies watched, but only one.

No decorating, and just a little bit of reading on Sunday.

Of course, my usual Sunday activities happened of church, ultimate and Once Upon a Time with friends.  Can’t give that up.

It’s set me behind on where I want to be with my decorating, so I need to decide just how much more of that I am going to do.  But it is such a relief to have so much of my Christmas shopping done.

Then will come the fun or wrapping presents.