So, I know I’ve been slacking a little on this here blog. Somewhere along the way, I fell out of writing it completely for myself and, at least in part, I started writing it for the feedback. And lately, well, there hasn’t been much of that, and I think my writing has suffered.
But I’d like to change that and start writing for both these things. First things first — last time (Hump Day, Apr 13th) I had a grocery list of significant things which have happened to me, but I didn’t give any explanation. Let’s take a look.
“I’m no longer using hairgel” — Yes, it’s true. It was time for a change, and about two weeks ago, I just stopped using it, cold turkey. Thus brings to a close something like 3000 days of using product in a row. I’ll probably still throw some in now and again, if I’m going out somewhere fancy, but for day-to-day, I’m taking a break. It’s been fun so far (though, now I’m noticing that I have a few white hairs).
“Battle on the Beach 6 was good for my soul” — this hat tournament was unlike any other in recent memory, in that all the people I met were good people (word up Chicago), the atmosphere relaxed, and the games fun. Kind of why I started playing Ultimate in the first place.
“I’m done with Buffy Season 6” — Yep. That was a very, very dark place. It was necessary, but I’m glad it’s over with. There’s only so much “character development” a fan can take!! Heh. Season 7, ho!
“Watching last-place Victoria Salmon Kings beat the second-place Florida Everblades rocked my world” — What can I say? Nothing like seeing the underdogs win. Especially when they’re from your home town. Cam has pictures.
“Dad turned 60” — This one is pretty self explanatory. Amazing to think that I can remember when he was in his mid-thirties — especially now that I’m getting close to being thirty myself (still have a year and a few months).
“The Tampa hat tournament, Bay Area Ultimate Helps Asians Tsunami Victims (BAUHAT V) went well (though attendance could have been better)” — Well, here’s another story about attendance at Ultimate tournaments. As I said in my last post, I have a few ideas for revitalizing the scene yet.
“I’m getting financially-active (so to speak)” — Haha… well… we’ll see. I’m getting my savings into accounts that yield better interest, but I’m thinking I’ll be shopping around for a better rate soon. Also getting involved in my company’s retirement plan.
“I have a new computer chair!” — It’s true! $39 + shipping from Staples. It could be a little softer, but hey, now that I’ve found the tilt mechanism, the rest is gravy. 🙂