Saturday, February 16, 2008

When our hockey game started last night, we had exactly five skaters and a goalie, which is the minimum amount you're required to have in able to not forfeit. To recap from yesterday, 10 players = good, five players = bad. We had not a single sub on the bench. It was time for marathon hockey. Luckily, another girl showed up on the ice not too long after the puck dropped so we were only at 5 for a few minutes. It was a long and arduous game. If you have two lines (ten skaters) you can switch out every minute or two and always have fresh legs on the ice. That means in a 20 minute period, you will sit about half of the time to rest. In our game last night, I got to sit exactly 4 times. My legs felt like jelly. Luckily, the team we played really sucked and we actually ended in an OT tie. If we'd had just another player or two, we would have easily won. I scored two goals (oooo...I so wanted a hat trick!). Of course, it would stand to reason that we were also short a score keeper to record the goals. There goes my stats.

My friend, Dean, is an accountant for non-profit organizations. One of his clients works with torture victims, and those words are included in the organization's name. While at the bank today making a deposit for them, the teller looked at the name on the slip and said, "So, do you guys torture people?" After a beat to let it sink in, Dean replied, " We work with torture victims." The teller went, "Oohhhh!" I made the point to Dean that people who DO torture people probably don't have a name that includes what they do to put on their checks. He said, " Yeah, like John's Waterboarding Consortium, LLP." (Sounds a little like a surf shop, right?)


Blogger Diane said...

And Bush plans to veto the ban on waterboarding - another proud day for America

Are your legs still wobbly?

4:42 PM  
Blogger Auburn Kat said...

Sounds like you had quite the workout! I would much rather go and do something like that than go to the gym!

BTW, thanks for the advice. I really appreciate it.

6:13 PM  

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