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July 2005 - Journal Entries

What a game!!! Friday, July 22, 2005

WOWIE-wow-wow!!! What an unbelievable game last night! We scored all of our runs in the first and last inning - nothing in between - and managed to squeak by with an 8-7 win. In the last inning, we were down 4 runs with the score at 7-3. I managed to get on base and the next batter walked so I moved to second, then we got a great hit into the outfield that drove me home. and one-by-one we inched up. Then, with 2 outs and runners on 1st and 3rd, Marina our catcher came up and blooped one to the short stop who bobbled it and couldn't get the runner out so the guy on 3rd came home and we won the game. It was just an incredibly exciting game. We've got two more games left in the regular season and then it's play-off time.

Tonight is a soccer game, which I haven't played in a couple of weeks because of my bruised knee. Running seems to be unaffected but I'm just worried about getting hit with a slide tackle - that may not be too comfortable. Anyways, we'll see how it goes.

Refereeing Thursday, July 21, 2005

Games like yesterday sure remind me of why I wanted to be a soccer referee. As mentioned yesterday, I had two games to do - a U14M and a U16M. The U14M game was pretty uneventful, obviously a lot slower but still a lot of fun to do. The game was tight and both teams played pretty well. Now, the U16M game was something else. One of the teams (the green team), I got the impression, hadn't won very many games. But they were up 3-0 going into the second half and it looked like they were going to run away with it. Then they got another one and a few minutes later they got a penalty shot that would have put them up 5-0. But the goalie on the blue team saved it and that's when things started to turn around. The blue team started pressing and attacking. And they pressed and pressed and managed to get a couple of goals back. But they just ran out of time. it was an entertaining game to watch and ref, for sure.

Anyways, just a quick update. Tonight's the third-last softball game in which we really need a win...

oh and one other thing: I managed to find the camera transfer cable so now all I need is a bit of time and I'll be able to update my photo section of pictures...

Game results Wednesday, July 20, 2005

So, I'm lying in bed this morning listening to the news and there was a report about the Americans wanting to extend Daylight Savings Time (actually, they already passed the law). Basically, they'd spring ahead in March and fall back in November... The first thing I though of was, "Crazy Americans.." I mean seriously, it's already bad enough that there are some provinces and states that don't change their clocks. Now, for 2 months of the year, when we want to go Plattsburgh (about an hour's drive), we have to change the clocks... You'd think they'd want to get together with Canada and Mexico and decide together... Nooooo, they just go ahead and do whatever they want... Well, we'll see what actually happens in November when it's supposed to start.

Last night, we played our 4th-to-last game. The score see-sawed back and forth and ended in a 10-10 tie. We really needed the win to gain ground on the second place team (we're third), but 1 point is better than a loss. I went 2-for-4 with a Run scored. I managed to make a couple of nice catches but we really should have beaten these guys. My buddy Steve and I have a small wager on who will end up with a better average. My 2-for-4 certainly did not help as I am averaging well over .500 so I really need 3-for-4's or 3-for-5's to keep it up... it'll be close.

Tonight is a reffing double-header, a U14M and a U16M game - those should be a lot of fun. We were told at our last referee-meeting that there will be a fitness test this coming weekend. One of the tests will be to run 2km in under 12 minutes which, in my mind, should not be a problem at all. That's like a 9-minute mile.

Finally, an update Monday, July 18, 2005

ok, so a few days turned into a week and then it turned into a couple of weeks... I've had quite a few people comment about the lack of updates - but you know, it's been really busy. We had MAJOR unpacking to do, I only got my Internet connection back up a few days into the new place, we've FINALLY got cable again so I can watch sports and news and TV shows, and of course, the kiddies came down for a week. We were mostly unpacked by the time they came but there were still several boxes that needed unpacking and we're just going to take care of them in the coming weeks...

I have LOADS of pictures to upload but I need to find the camera cable to be able to transfer them. Hopefully, that will happen this week.

There have been lots of things happening in the last few weeks such as: going to the Labyrinth in the Old Port; Paddle-boating; reffing and playing soccer, playing softball (stats will be updated very soon, as well); getting injured playing soccer; going to Oka beach, etc... and of course, unpacking. We're still not at the point where we can come home and kick up our feet, enjoy a glass of wine and relax - but it's coming soon....


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