Friday, August 29, 2008

Where in the World?

Continuing "Where in the World" paying homage to the worldly mobility of Sludge.

Today's Feature: Gayle + David.

Q: Where in the World are Gayle + David?

A: Gayle + David are in California.

Thursday, August 28, 2008


The Sludge National Convention wrapped up Sunday night with an incredible display of unity and a new persepctive on grilled bread. Other highlights:

> mIchAelN phelps made a cameo.

> Joe was ceremoniously hoodied for his longevity.

> Team Charlie+Joe are now offering 'Ultimate Frisbee 101'

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Where in the World?

Continuing "Where in the World" paying homage to the worldly mobility of Sludge.

Today's Feature: Meg.

Q: Where in the World is Meg?

A: Meg is in the United States.


From Christy:

Fortunately, we will have the opportunity to celebrate (again!) Joe’s birthday during a days-long bacchanal, sludge style (i.e. the hardest drug is crack chips), in just a little over a month.

The house is rented; good weather has been reserved; and children are being trained to bring beers to those non-strangers that request them.

Now is the time to confirm your attendance and, if you have not already, send me your money. The final check is due soon. Without the final head count, I can’t give the final cost. So let’s start there. Please respond by end of the week and I’ll send out exact cost by next week.

The surf is calling . . .

Monday, August 25, 2008

Chris.mas in August

After 15 years of riding the same old trusty bicycle, NICH's bike broke up with him frame finally cracked. For a few days last week NICH reverted to a mere bi-ped. That did not last long as he is now on a fancy, shiny, new bicycle replete with his aged rack & kickstand.

His new bike blew a tire to show it didn't approve of being accessorized with older parts. His old bike would never have done that!

Wednesday, August 20, 2008


Sludge fared well in the fare category last month. Can Sludge bring more food than Michael Phelp's golden daily dose of 12,000,000.00 calories?

Menu for the PP:
>beer (3)
>tomato caprese salad
>tofu surprise
>bread (either quick cheese, pizza bianca or crusty
>(meat) burgers, hot dogs, buns, juice, & soda
>something dessert-y

Phelps Not Invited

Summer may be ending, but the games are just beginning.
Bring your swimgear!
Saturday, August 23rd
Time: 3:00 PM

Tuesday, August 19, 2008


I predict someday in the very near future this tweener turtle will bore of her new skater wheels & be begging for a new shell. If she's still into recreational-sport-equipment-body-modification, then a frisbee would do wonders I tell yas!

Disabled turtle finds romance after getting wheels
JERUSALEM - Officials at the Jerusalem Biblical Zoo say the 10-year-old spurred tortoise, Arava, has begun mating since being fitted with a custom skateboard to overcome paralysis of her hind legs. The 55-pound turtle is unable to move herself forward with her front legs alone. So the zoo's staff built her a metal board with two wheels that can be strapped to her stomach...

Monday, August 18, 2008

Rook takes Pawn, Go Deep

I typically explain ultimate frisbee is a sport that borrows elements from football, soccer & basketball; & of course played with a plastic Frisbee disc.

Explaining chess is also played during the game, might be not believable. Read how extra components are being suggested. "New Wave chess, for extreme players only ."

Wednesday, August 13, 2008


Happy thoughts to Gayle who is having foot surgery today.

A Californian middle school teacher & who likes to play tennis experiences an untimely parachute failure and the accident renders her with an extensive injury. The government takes the opportunity to turn her into a government project and replaces her most damaged limbs and parts of the body with bionic machinery and parts... making her an all powerful crime fighting machine with super strength and hearing. Her signature was her jumping...over small buildings, walls, cars, she cleared them with no problem. running machine.

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Special Comment

The fall season has raised play options for Sludge - League or Pickup? Similar to the election fever, you should weigh "change" vs. "more of the same." Which option is which is still up for debate. Add your benefits/drawbacks via Comments.

+Brown plays together
+Minimal monetary cost
+Potentially freesup Saturday mornings
+Structured games to 15
+Competitive elements (i.e. defense is played)
+Requires a minimum # of Sludge to play
+Fields are (sometimes) close to a playground
-Playing versus foe-ish teams
-Field conditions unknown
-Fields not near Mi Rancho

+Brown playing together [on the same field]
+Same time; usually same place
+Access to restrooms
+Play until you don't wanna
+No more Lake Fairfax
+Non-committal (show up when you want/can)
-Parking issues
-Level of play is hit-or-miss/hot-or-not
-No 5:2 rules

Monday, August 11, 2008


Only 2 Months Away...OBX 2008! Start practicing communal kitchen manners, walking softly on carpeted floors located above the ground floor, & using your 'indoor' voice --
Oct 11-18, 2008

Sunday, August 10, 2008

Queue Up

From Charlie:
Q1: Is you in, or is you out for the fall season?
Q2: Are you healthy and non-pregnant? 
Q3: Will you be in town for most games?

On a related note, there is a movement in having a constant Saturday morning pickup game and not joining the league, so I guess you should let me know your feelings about that, too!

Saturday, August 09, 2008

Win some, Lose some

Congrats to Joe for riding the coattails of a championship team his accomplishment during the Sludge off-season. His summer team, the Northern Reticulated Chipmunks, won the Rec League Tournament. Do they or don't they exist?

In contrast, team "Wookies" with Sludgers CH, David + MicHael (stacked team) went winless [0-3] in the 1st day of the Summer Tournament.

Friday, August 08, 2008

Summer Pickup

Follow the fumes of idling tour buses to play summer pickup.

When (usually): by 10am
When (sometimes): 9:30am

Where (primary location): Polo Fields
Where (backup location 1): Softball fields just south of FDR Memorial
Where (backup location 2): Washington Monument [west side]

411: Bring a white & dark shirt; & plenty o' water.

Let the Games Beijing

After a successful time trial back in July, Sludge seeks to increase participation for the upcoming olympiatic-ish games in August.

Tentatively Scheduled Pentathlon Games
Volleyball: One rule only -- deep enders make the rules.
Gymnastics: Like the pommel horse, push yourself outta the pool.
10-yard dash: Chase the volleyball, typically follows the pool pommel horse.
Basketball: Little room for error; could be mistaken for "Shotput."
WAIT-lifting: How long can your sensitive skin handle the lovely chlorine waters before being shamed into helping BBQ some hot dogs & vege burgers?

Wednesday, August 06, 2008

Read Red

Click image to read full comic strip...

Mr. Cannon demonstrates his demented comic genius featuring ted johnson & ted's son. Where would someone get this sort of reckless reuse idea?

Tuesday, August 05, 2008

Where in the World?

Continuing "Where in the World" paying homage to the worldly mobility of Sludge.

Today's Feature(s): Charlie & Rob.

Q: Where in the World are they?

A: CH is in the Adirondack Mountains.
A: Rob is in Cali.

Monday, August 04, 2008

Back in Brown

After a weekend of some Sludge hanging at the NJ beach, Big Brown, the 1-5 favorite, bounced back from his last-place finish in the Belmont Stakes by winning the illustrious Haskell Invitational @ Monmouth Park in New Jersey.

In a too-close-for-comfort return, Big Brown staged a sensational rally covering the 1 1/8 miles in 1:48.31 & beat 20-1 long shot Coal Play by 1-3/4 lengths Sunday.

Saturday, August 02, 2008


This Wisconsin-based band has been asked to be the houseband for the Sludgeys ceremonies. UFO in the house!

Click the pic to listen....

Friday, August 01, 2008

WW Recap

Recap from Matthew & Bucci's "wild" beach adventure:

Almost made it to the finals...lost the game by ONE point...

girls were savage...

hurt something...but...

right now everything hurts so i am not sure.