Monday, May 31, 2010


The spring 2010 issue of UPA's magazine had already switched to their new brand before USAu's formal announcement.



Friday, May 28, 2010

Summer Pickup in DC

summerfrisbeeWhen: Saturdays @ 9am, by 10am UPDATED 7/8

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

Info: Bring a white & dark shirt; cleats; sunscreen & plenty of drinking H20.

C U @ PU!

Do Over: Spring Season 2010

Wayback Machine Week 1: Win 15-8 (1-0)

Week 2: Win 15-11 (2-0)

Week 3: Win 15-12 (3-0)

Week 4: Win 15-7 (4-0)

Week 5: Win 15- 7 (5-0)

Week 6: Win 15-6 (6-0)

Week 7: Win 15-13 (7-0)

Week 8: Win 10-7 (8-0)

Week 9: BYE

Tourney: Loss 9-10 + Loss 8-11 + Loss 9-11 (8-3)

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Arriving News

iRackJust in time for SATC, Rob safely returned from Iraq tonight!

His 2-day flight racked up some major miles from Iraq-to-Qatar-to-Cyprus-to-Italy-to-Germany-to-BWI. He is now reclimatizing at a local (Reston) pub sharpening his BBQ skills for an upcoming pool party.

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

OBX Water Drill

Uncrumple your swimming attire...pool party in Potomac!

Sunday, June 13th
Time: 2:00 PM - 7:00ish

WhaT iF: Vodka Eyeballing

wifExploring the next (possible) bustle for Sludge.

Name: Vodka Eyeballing

Basics: Pouring the alcoholic liquor "vodka" directly into your eye ball to induce supposed faster drunkenness - compared to old fashioned drinking - because it passes easily through the mucous membrane and enters the bloodstream directly through veins at the back of the eye.

Co-Ed [Y/N]? Yes.

Family-friendly [Y/N]? No!

Outdoors [Y/N]? Could be.

Local [Y/N]? OK.

Cost [$-$$$$]: $$

Time Commitment: You don't really have any time for all. Never make time for this.

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

What Do 'USA'?

The UPA just got a facelift with a fancy patriotic logo & a new geographic name. USA Ultimate is now the National Governing Body for the sport of Ultimate in the United States.


You say yes, I say no
You say stop and I say go, go, go
Oh, no
You say goodbye and I say hello
Hello, hello
I don't know why you say goodbye
I say hello
Hello, hello
I don't know why you say goodbye
I say hello
-- The Beatles

Strip Mall Attraction

mannequinekkedMy ankle(s), hamstring(s) & shoulder(s) are screaming they were used extensively during the 3 games of plastination ultimate frisbee on Saturday.

BILLINGS, MT - A special exhibit is in Billings right now, giving people a closer look at human anatomy. The display lets people take a look inside the body. The Bodies Human exhibit at Rimrock Mall shows 13 preserved bodies, organs, and other body parts.

This educational display shows bodies in different states of motion and shows the effects some life choices, such as smoking, have on the body. The bodies have been preserved by a process called plastination.

"Among the 13 bodies we have we range from what muscles are being used when kicking a soccer ball or throwing a frisbee," Exhibit Manager Tom Mulholland said.

The exhibit will be at Rimrock Mall next to Dillard's until July 25. Admission is $18 for adults.

Monday, May 24, 2010

Life is So...

Awesome when FREE frisbees are being thrown at you! Could a frisbee throw be the new toss-your-graduation-cap-in-the-air??

Tournament: Lost

4 scheduled games on Saturday; 3 were lost.

In Game #1, Sludge paced slowly down 0-2. Evening @ 2’s, brown’s zone began to emerge, but remained more effective near/at the goal line than in the field at-large. Sludge turnovers resembled the inventory at Anna Luna’s Lemonade stand - plentiful.

Down 7-8, Sludge miraculously tied it @ 9-9 with a game to 10. Loss 9-10.

Stephen Colbert sez: If life gives you lemons, save the receipt!
-->> Sludge gave them a run for their money

By Game #2, Sludge’s offense warmed up versus Jhacmmer. 1-0, 3-3, 5-5. Yet, holes in the zone D allowed these Gen Y’ers an easy playground. After 3 weak points, "empty" could have been aptly applied to the lemonade bottles and to Sludge’s offense; good, bad, respectively. 5-8.

By the second half, brown was unable to hatch any readjustments. Thus, Sludge’s offense unfortunately mirrored the Lemonade stand’s options – nice stack (of cups), no cuts (in pricing). Loss 8-11.

Stephen Colbert sez: When life gives you lemons, make scramble eggs.
-->> In Game #2, Sludge’s offense was jumbled

Game #3’s energy started to feel vintage Sludge, taking a 5-2 lead with decisive points; plus an effective zone, preventing throwing lanes and disrupting flow. Things then got sticky, like when you spill lemonade on your hands. 6-3, 7-5, 7-8. Cleanup in Field #1!

Tied @ 9’s, CHMP shook off their bye hangover as Sludge’s 3-consecutive-games-legs could only muster near points. Loss 9-11.

Stephen Colbert sez: If life gives you lemons, make someone's paper cut really sting.
-->> Sludge’s incomplete upset hurt.

The next game was matched up with a savage ReRun who was also 0-3, which meant it was an inconsequential (to the next round) game. RR officially forfeited which meant Sludge did not lose game #4. Forfeited Non-Loss.

Notes: Great fun, as always, to spend the day with Sludge! Thanks to all who were present/rearranged their sched to appear - MattHew, CHris, Bucci, RacHel, Sarah, Andrew, MicHael, David, Jen, Mike, Christy, Brian & Steve.

Saturday, May 22, 2010

Water We Thinking


Where in the World?

worldlyPaying homage to the worldly mobility of Sludge...

Today's Feature: Nigel

Q: Where in the World is Nigel?

A: Nigel is in Europe.

Friday, May 21, 2010

Move More, Let's!

frispinkThe Prez Challenge list includes Frisbee; listening to advice published in an article is not.

3 things kids can do to stay healthy [WaPo . 05.20.10]

Childhood obesity is an important subject because heavy kids are more likely to grow up to be heavy adults. People who are heavy are more likely to get certain illnesses and may die younger. The report, by the Childhood Obesity Task Force, makes 70 recommendations for how governments and businesses, such as restaurants, can help kids eat better and live healthier, more active lives.

But I wish the report included suggestions for what kids can do to keep healthy and avoid getting too heavy. So I'll give kids (and their parents) 3 simple ideas.

Limit soda and energy drinks...

Limit TV, video games and other screen time...

Play sports. Mrs. Obama's program is called "Let's Move." I think the best way to get moving is to play sports. So join the swim team. Shoot some hoops. Throw a Frisbee around. Play catch. Take up golf or tennis.

Wheel of Fortune

Hail the the idea of a symmetrical component moving in a circular motion! Safe circuitous-ing!

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Where in the World?

worldlyPaying homage to the worldly mobility of Sludge...

Today's Feature: Gayle

Q: Where in the World is Gayle?

A: Gayle is in California, then Vega$.



Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Tourney Time

When: Saturday, May 22nd @ Montgomery Hills; Field #1 (as in our seed)

FOUR games at: 11am; 12:30pm; 2pm & 3:30pm [bye @ 9:30am]
(Games to 15 if you can)

Raindate (guess): Sunday, May 23rd

Playoff Date (in case of advancement): Saturday, June 5th

Tuesday, May 18, 2010


Found an interesting book tidbit at the library bookstore's sale rack.

From the book "Why Didn't I Think of That?: 101 Inventions that Changed the World by Hardly Trying"

Before "pencil", but after "rubber band"... #29 Frisbee (page 57):

Tagline: An upside-down plastic plate
Predecessor: Projecticles with no whimsical floating abilities
Lesson: Find a new use for an old object.

Monday, May 17, 2010

Summer Leeg Registration

s'timeRegistration is open for summer league(s): Advanced, Intermediate, Rec, Weekend & Corporate.

Games Start: Week of June 14th
Seasons End: August 31st

>>>League Information & Registration


My favorite part about this quip, beyond the reference to a Frisbee, is its completeness using less than half of the twitter limit on characters (65).

Colors: a full range. (army shown above)

Price: $27.93

Thursday, May 13, 2010


What Target fashions a "frisbee" looks a lot like a target, or a sauce in a saucer.

Info: 100% cotton bath rug [26.7" L x 26.7" W] in Target's "Frisbee" (artsy circles) bath line. Other items: waste basket, shower curtain & tissue cover.

Price: $24.99

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Brown Sauce

brauceThai Peanut Sauce

3 garlic gloves
1 bunch fresh cilantro (leaves & stems)
3 T fresh ginger (peeled & coarsely chopped)

Pulse first 3 ingredients in food processor until finely chopped.

1 T peanut oil
1 T sesame oil
1 T hot chili oil
3 T rice vinegar
¼ c soy sauce
½ c peanut butter
3 T sugar

> Add to food processor. Blend, scraping down sides.

> Add hot water if mixture seems too thick.

> Keeps for months in refrigerator; serve with chicken, chips, bread, veggies or directly dripped into your mouth.


wfdfThe World Flying Disc Federation - a coalition of international flying disc associations, with no individual members - recently posted 'Rules of Ultimate' in a few different languages:
  • Reglas del Ultimate (Spanish)
  • Regolamento del l’Ultimate (Italian)
  • Pravidla Ultimate (Czech)
  • Regras do Ultimate(Portuguese/Brazilian)
  • Règlements du l’Ultimate (French)


Monday, May 10, 2010

Week 8: You Don’t Know the Half of It

wind.discBetween a gust and a windy place is where Sludge found themselves at Anacostia Park on Saturday. Discs were caught more by the wind than in-hand.

At 0-1, Sludge would even the score 7 times. The prevailing wind sailed the FLYING DebrISC to the end zone furthest away from the river – where each of the first 14 points was scored. Hats off to Sludge who did a beaufort-ul job of winning the near up-wind points game. The most exhausting part about the game was either chasing after the downwind overthrown disc, or waiting for the chasedowns.
Then, Sludge finally broke wind! The elusive up-wind point felt accelerating! 8-7 at half. And brown would now receive the 2nd half pull. Huh?

Instead, Walkoshame sKNOTily interpreted that the agreed-upon soft cap (maximum score limit) somehow voids any halftime (when one team’s score first reaches or exceeds the half of the game total).

So, the first half continued rolling as did the near ‘Near Gale’ conditions. Sludge then breezily blew through the next 3 points. Win 10-7.

NOTE: Thanks to La Lomita Dos for their post-game supplies.

Sunday, May 09, 2010

Crashing News

bnewsSludge doctors reported a patient, who has recently been a wealth of traffic knowledge, entering the trauma center @ GWU Hospital on Saturday early evening. The cause was a collision initiated by a negligent driver in an automobile swerving toward a parking spot on Pennsylvania Avenue near Capitol Hill. The car crashed into Russ as he bicycled to Saturday's game.

We await word on the bicycle's condition. Meanwhile, in Russ' words: I survived, but I may never throw another perfect cross-field hammer into the wind again. In fact, I am quite intact (alive) and did not break anything, except my shoulder seems really messed up, so I may miss a couple of games.

Mo' Love


Friday, May 07, 2010

Catching Up to the Times

From the book "Fabulous Frisbee" (1978):

lookatme.throwtomeNeither of these wonderfully demonstrated catches (Quit Staring) are on this exhaustive catch list. Seriously, STOP Staring!

Thursday, May 06, 2010


Where would someone ever think of flinging a pizza like a frisbee?


frimsbeeFirst the CD. Then, world domination of converting anything AND everything into a Frisbee!
Ha-haa, ha-haaa!!!

Capitalizing on the somewhat obvious aerodynamic potential of a CD, the dudes at FlyaDISC [broken link] have solved the problem and created a soft and safe protective rim designed to fit around a CD or DVD, creating unique packaging that also serves as a superb airfoil.

Now, your CD becomes a Frisbee, which you can throw into the crowd at really funky corporate seminars, drunken parties, or at your grandma...

Wednesday, May 05, 2010

Toe-tal Fad

Only 5 shopping months left until OBX. CROCs

FiveFingrs KSO Trek

Info: The Men’s KSO Trek is a more rugged version of our popular KSO. The kangaroo leather upper and sock liner feels soft against the foot, yet is strong and tear resistant, with outstanding breathability. A 4mm EVA midsole offers plating protection from stone bruising, and a lightly cleated 4mm Vibram performance rubber outsole delivers improved traction on trails and over more rugged terrain. Machine washable. Air dry away from sun or heat source.

Color: Brown

Price: $125.00 (men's)

RE: update

Another update from Rob. Not sure if one has anything to do with the other.
*excerpted from actual emails

Tuesday, May 04, 2010

Sweet Moves

corloveMove over online dating, onbeach desserting appears more effective.

Wall’s launches Cornetto Disc is the latest innovation (?) which consists of chocolate and vanilla flavors with chocolate sauce inside the entire cone.

At the end, where'd the dessert go?
It must've melted before the disc rolled from his left arm to his right hand!



Monday, May 03, 2010

Week 7: Unslick

Difficulties strengthen the mind, as well as labor does the body.
-- Seneca

In other words...A mustard sandwich? Yeah, it's OK, but we could do better.

At minutes past noon on May day, the opponent had lean numbers as Sludge began to overflow with men. Team captains assured the numbers imbalance was manageable, not catastrophic. Game authorities were content to let the normally named team transform into harshmellohs with extra fellows while keeping an eye on a game start.

But down 0-2, there was instant criticism of a slow response by the Sludge men, especially in the cutting department. Christy and Rachel were savage and played every single point super-awesomely awesome.

A pivot point came @ 4-7. That’s when brown learned the value of valuing the disc and poured it on to tie it @ 7’s.

Down 1 at half, CHarlie set in motion a larger mobilization, pledging to deploy “every single available resource” to the field and ordering a less-suckage mandate in the next half. Yet, any moMENtum was offset by the lingering Congo line to Suckiness.

There were calls to consider drilling - offshore, inland, in sky, below ground, wherever - for the basics of running, catching, throwing. 9-10. There remained were no answers for the cleanup. Throws were ragged; catches were just out of reach or simply messily dropped.

At 11-12, the “ample time” to protect brown’s coasting behind the lead were newly alarming. Thoughts of a point overflow naturally began to be assessed.

Sludge then realized their bleak was worse larger than they had been led to believe, and after 26 game points of reassuring words gave way to a 2-minute drill mayday response. Win 15-13.

Thank you to our post-game watering hole @ El Nopalito Grill where we ably threw & caught -- throwing down some maragaritas and catching a buzzzz.

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