So I got out of Natalie's car about fifteen minutes ago and I couldn't walk. And this isn't the "I still
can't move from the amazing sex I just had a couple of hours ago" kind of couldn't walk, this is the "I woke up twelve hours ago to play five back-to-back games of frisbee in Converse and I don't know whether the brown that stops precisely at my ankles is sock tan or dirt" kind of couldn't walk. I think I killed my calves. I'm pretty sure I killed my arches, and I peeled three or four layers of skin off my feet over the course of the day, but at least they didn't give me those awful blisters that my regular sneakers do. Remind me to get cleats for next year. At least we lost all our games so we don't have to go back tomorrow and I can get some rest.
I am going to finish all of my women's studies backwork and my comp sci project by the end of this weekened if it takes me from now until midnight Sunday.
Liz, if those were your text messages last night at like 10:30, I got them, but my phone won't let me reply to them or even tell me who they're from. So yeah. If those were your <3s they made me very happy and I was able to pull out my cellphone and look at them today when I just did not want to play another game and then go out there...and if they weren't your <3s, they still made me happy but I'd be pretty confused now. :P
We scored a total of five points, I think. Four against Hopkins, and one against Maryland CP. I assisted Maura on one of those, but I can't remember which one. It wasn't until the third game that I figure out that when people yelled "no bagel" they meant they didn't want a shut-out. 'Cause the 0 looks like a bagel.
I borrowed a shirt from Bullet and then from Icebox, so I didn't have to be lame.
Had some interesting cheers as Team O!, which I will post under a cut so lazy people or people who just don't care don't have to look at them.( Cuuuuuuuut )
Remind me to pay Sarah back for the food. It was a $10 admission fee and Pat wanted a dollar for overnighting the waivers, which I'd forgotten when I packed this morning so I only had $13 bucks on me. It's funny that there are people to whom it would never occur that someone might not want lettuce and tomato on every sandwich in existence, but it turned out not to be that bad. Hell, it was food, and we'd already had three games.
I ran into Kanika though, that was neat. She goes to George Washington and we played them first, and she happens to be on their Ultimate team. We played St. Mary's, which I had actually really liked but couldn't apply to, and American, who I did apply to but they were way too expensive the whole time and I don't even remember if I got in or not. They did have a Jamba Juice in their cafeteria and a suspiciously Unitarian-esque interfaith center though. St. Mary's calls themselves Smuts, for St. Mary's Ultimate Team. We heard people yelling "Go smuts!" and I figured that out.
Well, now I know the difference between a bid and a lay out, I've gotten a little better with zone, I still can't keep up with cuts without cleats, but I still need to know what a scoober is and how to call pick. I had some good D; I jumped up and knocked two frisbees down, one in the endzone and one close to the endzone I think. I could also hear handlers not throwing to people I was covering because I was keeping up for once, and I didn't get broken. I had one really good cut and then I lost my balance trying to dump to Bullet and the wind took it. I also had one amazing catch that someone else had already dropped, but then I threw it away trying to get it to Bullet before even stall 3 and then lost my man trying to listen to Bullet tell me to wait next time and she scored when I couldn't catch up. I need to work on not trying to get rid of the disk as soon as I get it. I actually get it so rarely though that I never quite know what to do with it when I do get it. Oh well. I'll get better with practice and I played hard, and it was fun. And it was our first five games as a team ever, and we scored five points.
I don't know. I like the women's team. Maybe partly because Pat can be kind of an asshole. I wasn't sure I would go for it because of the whole "if you're on the women's team you are definitely a girl" thing, like how Alison and Lauren (and Lindsay and Natalie and Icebox and KY) are in ASK and it seems like a great organization but I'd never join, but I like Team O!.
Ulitmate is an interesting sport because it's self-refereed. Someone on Maryland had to call foul against Maura because they basically tripped over each other trying to get the disk in the endzone and rolled. So it wasn't anyone's fault because Maura didn't do it on purpose, but the girl's ability to get the disk had been impeded so it was a foul, but she was totally reluctant to call it because she knew it was an accident.
We played a round of WAH with Hopkins after our game with them and I totally kicked ass at it. I got out like immediately the first and only other time I played it, when we learned it from Middlebury at Huck before spring break. But it was me and KY there at the end so Icebox had us do Vegetable to determine the winner. One Eye called out squash and apparently they really liked my squash, so I won. :) That was fun.
Well, now it's 7:20 and the dining hall is closed, but I finally have money because I went to the bank and cashed and deposited my checks and put in for a new card on Friday--won't my mommy be so proud of me--so maybe I'll get Chinese or pizza. After I take a shower though, because I just licked the back of my hand and tasted a lot of salt and I'm still not sure if that's sock tan or dirt on my legs. I didn't forget my sunscreen this time and put it on twice, so at least I'm not burned. Everyone else was slinging around SPF 15...SPF 45, baby. That must have been why I burned so badly at graduation, because I was out there in the sun for two-and-a-half hours with only a light coating of 15.
I'm sleepy. I miss Liz, and I've been missing Kaitlyn. But I'll be alright. Liz will be back on Monday, and...I'm not sure when we get to see Kaitlyn next. The picnic, I think, 'cause of next week being tech day. Aww. But Liz said she'd go down and see her during the week sometime, so that makes it better. I love my Liz and my Kaitlyn. :) Maybe I'll go play some Ultimate at the fundraiser thing instead of going to Quadmania. I'll think about it.
Also, no more friends-only 'cause a few things in my head have cleared up. But I don't want to go back through all my entries and make them public again, so it'll just be that way from here out.
Also I need an Ultimate nickname already! When Pat calls us out with "how are you feeling????" I can't say things like "Summonned!" (Drew-chu) or "Like an AK-47!" (Bullet) or "Liquid!" (KY).