My Summer Vacation
Ok, the end of my summer vacation would be more accurate. Today marked to momentous occasions here at our house. The first was the unusual police activity. A visitor to our house commented that we must live in a "real good" neighborhood, which actually we do live in a pretty decent area, but today (and the last week) were not examples of this.
Today, the police pulled over a car on the main road in front of our house. Working in and around the house, we just casually noticed it until a second police car showed up. Then they began to search his car, so it got kind of interesting. At some point though, the second car left and minutes after her left, was pulling over another car in front of our house. Now then, we're not sure what transpired that prompted the police to get up in arms (literally), but there it was. Bill was yelling to get the girls to the back of the house because the police were drawing guns. After a few minutes they had both passenger and driver cuffed on the sidewalk. In the mean time, Mr. I-just-had-my-car-searched was standing behind his car, with his arms out to his sides as if to say, "What about me?" (This was while the couple was still cuffed on the sidewalk.) The police waved him on, so he left. About 10 minutes after that, they removed the couples cuffs, shook hands with the driver, and sent them on their way. That was the city provided fun for the day.
Now then, the rest of the entertainment was provided by me. Foolishly I thought I might go back to playing hockey (and for some reason I still want to), but if today was any indication of my ability to do so, then it's a pipe dream. I decided to go to Give Hockey a Try Day (GHATD) put on by the NCWHL. I'd like to say there's no pictures of my foolishness, but some of my friends were there that seemed more than happy to take photos. (If you did get any identifying ones, I'll pay you good money to destroy them.)
In any case, according to the critics I still don't bend my knees, can't do a crossover (duh), and generally played like I always had (there's a reason I never moved up a division people.) In any case, I had a lot of fun, fell a couple of times including once on a great breakaway (not to hard to do at GHATD). I'm embarrassed to say that I had 3, maybe even 4 clear shots on goal and I biffed them all. So, I sadly hang my head, head home, and wonder when I'll be able to do it again. Lookout green, here comes the best biffer you've ever seen. ;)
So, that's the end of my summer vacation. This week it's back to work for me. blech!