Friday, November 09, 2007

The Month in Review

Things have really been in a flurry lately as we raced to the end of our youth sports seasons and the end is in sight. This weekend will be the last game for my daughter's rec soccer team that I coach. After we defeat The Butterflies we will be 8-2 for the season and in second place. Not bad improvement for our team. The first season we went 3-7 and last season 6-4 so we are slowly creeping towards perfection. We still have plenty of area for improvement so I'm excited about next season already. After the game we will have our end o'season party and do the whole trophy thing.

My son has also finished his football season, sort of. His team went on to wint he City Championship. The player that they had lost due to a move to Arizona flew back to help out and the final score of the game was 32-19. He is so proud of his Trophy that says 1st place and City Champion. I don't know if he'll want to play again next year, but I think he'll be ready to go again come next fall. This weekend they have "Bowl Game" against a different city champion. I don't know why, because after you win the City Championship I can't help but think that anything afterwards will be a let down. After that, I think we will mercifully be done.

My daughter's other team (Liverpool) finished their season last weekend. They started the season roughly, but they had two wins and a tie in their last three games to finish on a positive note. The girl spent the last three or four games playing defense which I don't think is the right position for her, but I guess is where the coach felt like she helped the most. The girl was excited about playing defense at first, but looked a little bored about it by the last game. She's got lots of room to grow as a defender. One on one she's alright, but she's a horrible team defender right now. Oh well. They've got their end of season party on Sunday.

Additional winning that's been going on.
I did win one of the drawings at the HR conference. I don't want to say what I won, because I don't know who'll be getting it for Christmas yet, but I thought it was fairly cool. I also won the footpall pick 'em at work for last week. I don't participate too much because people have a hard time with the guy that's handing out the prizes handing one to himself, but it was my turn so f 'em. I also won first prize in the Halloween costume contest. I dressed in my best impersonation of Dingle from Reno 911. I had a wig, fake mustache, uniform, etc. People could actually identify who I was which was cool.

You read all of this and you think everything's perfect, but life is never that easy. The family has had losses, bills are always tighter then I'd like, and I have to replace my car. Just in time for the holiday season.

26 comments:

LIT said...

Well, that last paragraph gave me the clangs.

However, I'm glad you made it back to Blogville. It gets lonely out here when we don't have you to kick us around.

Gyuss Baaltar said...

Yeah, I almost missed you or something.

Chillax said...

I thought you were popping Mary Poppins or something.

Churlita said...

Yeah, you didn't say one word about Julie Andrews. Did she give you one of your favorite things, or what?

Cyber D said...

The Cyber family is looking at buying a new fleet of cars too.

Dagromm said...

lit - Thanks. I think our connectivity is back up and running at home. We had IT issues at work earlier this week too.

Gus - I almost missed me too. Thanks for noticing.

Chillax - I got to see Ms. Poppins in all her glory. It was pretty darn cool.

Churlita - I would never besmirch a lady, unless besmirch means something different then what I think it means in which case I'll grant that I might besmirch the hell out of a lady given the right set of circumstances. That being said Julie gave me SEVERAL "come hither" looks. Awesome. But wait because it gets even awesomer. She also talked about almost lezzing out with Carol Burnett.

Cyber D - I hope that you have good luck with that whole process. It wears me out.

Churlita said...

Nuh-uh. Carol Burnett? Really? They could have made a TON of money with the video of that.

jaz said...

Maybe I need to replace my glasses.
At first read I saw that you needed to replace your ear. That had me quite concerned. I am happy to see it is the automobile, instead!

So, have you decided who gets the Julie Andrews autograph you won, yet?

Dagromm said...

Churlita - They were apparently a pretty randy pair.

JAZ - No. I don't want to start any family infighting.

Susan said...

I'm afraid my car is about to meet its end so I definately feel your pain.

Cyber D said...

Jaz, now that you mention it, Dagromm is overdue to have his ears replaced. He's widely known for needless plastic surgery in this part of the country. You should see him... he's like a "Poor Man's Michael Jackson". Scary!

heather said...

dags, glad to see you posting. sorry to hear about the car. that's some sucky timing there. good to hear about the kids teams though.

chin up buddy, you'll get through this too.

polio said...

but hey, this is your golden opportunity to get that midlife-crisis-sportscar you've always wanted!

Goo said...

Whoa! Watch where you're tossing those midlife crises, Polio.

heather said...

surely it's too early for dags to have a mid-life crisis!

that is, of course one of his older siblings talked him into haveing theirs for them....

polio said...

it's NEVER too early for a midlife crisis

LIT said...

This is a test; you may disregard it. It's for my own information.

Tera said...

What is this about Dagromm having a mid-life crisis?

LIT said...

Maybe it's just a mid-day crisis. Those come rather regularly. You know, what do I really want for lunch? Did I really mean to wear these socks? Which day is this? etc., etc., etc.

Chillax said...

I think that may be Alzheimer's.

LIT said...

Chillax---I WILL remember that.

NoRegrets said...

Really?! Truly? Carol Burnett and Julie Andrews? I read Carol's autobiography (which was horribly written by the way) and she never mentioned it. Something like that if it ever happened would stop the world from spinning around.

Cyber D said...

Serousilky dude, update this shit!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

heather said...

will santa be bringing all the good little boys and girls who blog a new post by dags?

if so let me know, i've gotta make up some dandy excuses and will need time to work on them.

heather said...

did that evil dr who kidnap you?

Cyber D said...

This is one damn busy month.