18 May, 2006

Sportsmanlike Behavior


For last week’s team hangout time I directed the group to the parking garage roof of our local German superstore, Kaufland. At this point, you may be skeptical. Some of my teammates were, too, but only until they saw the totally sweet set-up including: a café, huge chessboard, rad playground, and 3 outdoor ping-pong tables. That’s right, it was tournament time. Earlier in the afternoon, Taylor, Pete, Brian and I bought the necessary equipment, and we were ready. Everyone played a few games to warm up, then we split up into a highly technical system of pools and brackets. In the end, Sara dominated. We were all a little worried for a bit that Brian was going to steal the title from the Rijeka Tigers on their own turf, but this disgrace was thankfully avoided.




John performing an impressive under the leg stroke.






Marni talkin' some smack.







When we weren’t playing table tennis, we were enjoying the nearby playground. Amazingly, no major injuries were sustained, despite several nasty spills (after being bucked off the spinning-tire-on-a-spring contrivance*) and repeated X-treme merry-go-rounding.




This one's pretty self-explanatory.







Hitting the deck.






7.2 seconds...so close.



*Sara, that's for you. Contrivance = a synonym for "contraption" or "mechanism"...

5 comments:

Brian said...

it should be known that i was robbed in said tournament. if sara had undergone three rounds of extreme merry go rounding, perhaps we would've had an even match. or maybe i let her win to relieve the pressure i was getting to let a tiger win the whole thing. or maybe she just beat me.

francine said...

Not to be nosy or anything, but who is Brian?

Alexis said...

Ahhh... "Who is Brian?" The question we've all been asking ourselves. Brian is Tim and Sara's friend who came to visit. He is mainly Scandinavian, though rumor has it that he's at least 1/4 Navajo. This is all the information that is available, though, due to the elaborate cover-ups his grandmother fashioned to protect the identity of the wayward brave...

Brian said...

i'll have you know i'm forwarding this to my mother. then you'll have a lot of 'splainin to do.

and i'm 1/3 awesome. and 1/4 "rad beyond belief". leaving 1/6 for accordianist extraordinaire.

Alexis said...

You know I actually tried to start doing the math on that before I even realized what I was doing...

I am 9/10 hopelessly nerdy.

 

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