Friday, February 29, 2008
Should I play pickup tomorrow?
C'mon, put a LEAP in ye'r step! Bring your new cleats to introduce them to the naturally fertilized grassless pitch.
E-nouncement of the spring season...
First game: Saturday, March 15, 2008
End of season tourney: Pool play: May 10th & 17th, with final rounds on May 18th. Rain date the weekend of May 31st and June 1st.
Number of games: 7-8 + tournament games; Game dates: Saturdays
Game locations: Throughout the metro area.
Gender ratio: For A and B Leagues, offense dictates 5/2 or 4/3.
Wednesday, February 27, 2008
st-running-&-fl-ucking (his words, my own word aerobics), I'm sure you've diligently taken to his request. If not bcs your day job supersedes your exercise time, well, your excuse just got ran out of the building.
Imagine that you could go to work each day, accomplish what you need to for your employer and get that 30 minutes of exercise on all days. Sound impossible? According to a Mayo Clinic researcher, it's not. In fact, it may be the wave of the future.Join the Movement.
Tuesday, February 26, 2008
2001: Whalehead “Kelcari”
Jen, Brian, Sue, Meg, Andrew, Joe, Rob, Goodhand, Matthew, Christy Michael
Hot tub on top deck
The invocation of “invoke the rule”
Ultimate before breakfast
-save yen by foraging/zebra please go; Mike F as Mick J (??)
-howling wind at night
-started bombing the Taliban
Pizza night inaugurated (??)
-cold until warm later
2002: Carova House name??
Matthew, Fishpez, Jen & Brian, David & Gayle, Sue & Nigel, Hechter, Meg, Charlie & Nancy, Rob
-4 wheel drive beach—thumbs down
-year of the snipper
-Ian born, but not there
-Anna Luna there (in utero)
-hot tub by the pool/bottom
-borrowed bottle opener from neighbors working out their issues
2003: Whalehead House name??
Joe; Kelli & Andrew, Ian, David & Gayle, Fishpez 3; Jen & Brian; Bucci; Nigel; Rob, Patti, Matthew
-Gayle to emergency room
-first year with pool
-hot tub under stairs??
-we met the inventor of lighted disc!
2004: Nag’s Head House name??
MJ & Ellie; Fishpez 3; Matthew; Jen & Brian; Russ w/ Amelia; Joe; David & Gayle, Rob; Charlie; Patti??
-pool not heated but warm enough
-a lot of poker, nice weather, less ultimate
-did we ever use the hot tub??
2005: Duck House name??
Chris; Bucci; Fishpez 3; Matthew; Andrew & Kelli & kin; Russ, Charlotte & Amelia; Joe; Sue & Nigel; Charlie; Rob; Hechter; David; Kelly Luck dropped by
-no beach at house! BIG thumbs down
Very hot pool on side of house; Very cold hot tub
-David and the pink lady (I don’t know what this means)
-sun barely appeared (I contend it did not)
-cold water; cold weather
-night ocean swimming; bio luminescence
2006: Nag’s Head “The Stars”
Bucci & Blond Rob; Rob; Nigel & Sue (Lucy); Fishpez 4; Russ & Amelia; Andrew & Kelli & kin; Liz & Matthew; Joe; Charlie; Hechter; Jen & Brian and Keller; David
-Frogs on the dunes
-not a great beach, but playable
-tiny heated pool, but cold out, so little swimming
-house falling apart, thin walls
2007: Ocean Sands (Corolla) Here Comes the Sun
-Andrew & Kelli & kin; Jen & Brian & Keller; Fishpez4; Joe; Chris; Matthew; Nigel & Lucy; Charlie & Nancy; Hechter; Bucci; David
-Great weather! Hot! No wind!
-Great Pool! Great Beach!
-no bubbles in hot tub!
-great oven if you don’t want to cook anything over 350 degrees
-Yankees dismissed in video
-Beau Kittredge makes Sludge OBX début
-beer pong cussin’ neighbors
-volleyball court in front
2008: Ocean Sands (Corolla) Sun Terra
Monday, February 25, 2008
Friday, February 22, 2008
Thursday, February 21, 2008
Aftermath from the BIG inquisition of the Himalayan Ultimate Club...Gayle provides the tip on: Indicorps continues its commitment to the local community in Ahmedabad, Gujarat. Indicorps is spearheading a long-term effort to build community, sportsmanship, leadership, communal harmony, and the values of constructive teamwork by establishing a low-cost, no-contact, active team sports league.
Ultimate Frisbee was chosen because it is cost-effective, requires constant team work, can be played co-ed, and carries little stigma or pop-culture baggage.
Wednesday, February 20, 2008
If the spring training camps are open for baseball, those of you who don't play winter pickup need to start stretching and running and flicking and hucking....?
[Don't try all 4 simultaneously.]
At any rate, please let me know if you are still planning to play with the Team Formerly Known As(?) Sludge for another round despite our last regular season.
If so, how regular do you expect to be on Saturdays in March, April & early May. No official WAFC notice, but I expect it soon & need to go through our biannual "Do we need to add anybody?"
Tuesday, February 19, 2008
Cleat Buying Guide
Thursday, February 14, 2008
Gaiam's Earth Lovers Yoga Mat features an innovative blend of natural rubber & recycled material with a bark-like nonslip texture.
One color: Brown.
Tuesday, February 12, 2008
9 Ways to a Longer Life (March 2008)
Nine findings backed by such strong evidence that by following them you could lengthen your life—or at least avoid shortening it.
Eat whole grains.
Consider vitamin D.
Limit time in the sun.
Eat colorful produce.
Eat fat (but the right kind).
Exercise. Burning more calories (and working the heart and lungs more) can reduce the risk of heart disease and certain cancers, lengthen your life, and improve the quality of life as you age. When it comes to tips for a longer life, anything that gets your heart rate up counts. Walk, climb stairs, throw a Frisbee with
FidoSludge—as long as it adds up to about 30 minutes most days of the week.
Get enough sleep. For most people, that's 7 to 8 hours a night. This is staple among tips for a longer life. If you don't snooze, you lose: You're at higher risk of hypertension, type 2 diabetes, high cholesterol, obesity, impaired concentration, and accidents, not to mention malaise. Newer research suggests that sleeping enough may also boost memory.
Summary/[Sludge Credo?]: Play ultimate frisbee at least every day, then take a nap.
Monday, February 11, 2008
Type I Diabetes Field Guide
(American Diabetes Assoc)
Type I diabetics require poking - inject daily insulin shots & pricking - monitor blood glucose levels. The good news is tools for managing the disease exist and continue to improve, and Type I diabetics can live a normal life if they actively control their insulin and blood glucose levels.
Hypoglycemia (low blood sugar) is the main acute risk associated with Type 1 diabetes, which if untreated will lead in short order to seizures and coma. Caught early, however, the treatment is easy: rapid consumption of simple sugars (juice, simple candies like skittles, etc.). So if you see the symptoms of early hypoglycemia, (confusion, agitation, clammy skin, sweating, disorientation, and shakiness) please get her some sugar. There is no significant risk to consumption of excessive sugar in response to a hypoglycemic event, so don't worry about giving too much sugar. Pereskia Grandifolia!
We've never known Charlotte to be low on anything (hugs, giggles, sharing), so her diagnosis comes as a suprise. We are extremely heartened knowing she has handled this change in her daily life with grace & resilience, as only we would expect from such a sweet Rose.
Thursday, February 07, 2008
7. When a marking violation is called, play does not stop. The violation must be corrected before the marker can resume the stall count with the number last uttered before the call minus one (e.g. stalling one…two.. fast count ..one…two…). If the marker resumes the stall count before correcting a marking violation, it is another instance of the original marking violation, which may be called by the thrower.
8. If a marker commits a marking violation after being called for a marking violation during the same stall count (XIV.A.1) but before the thrower is in the act of throwing, the thrower may choose to either call another marking violation or to treat the marking violation as a general defensive violation (XVI). To treat it as a general violation, the thrower must call violation.
In other Disc Space news... (Video 5:36):
Tuesday, February 05, 2008
Hand cut and fired circle jewelry from beer (brown) recycled glass bottles. Those reincarnated glass bottle necklaces sure are shapely in an aerobie kind of way.
Home brewing, yes; sifting thru your recycling bin for glass shards to be used as a hand-crafted gift, no.
Monday, February 04, 2008
Better day than any to tell yas:
Spring season is only 6-8 weeks away. (Rut-Ro!!!)
Begs the over-hyped politicized question:
Which [one of Sludge] will hit the ground running on Day One [of spring season]?