Hockey is BACK

Posted Tuesday, October 25th, 2005 at 12:29 AM

It’s hockey season. The Sharks may be losing, but at least they’re playing. I also played my first game of hockey in months. I quit the Scotts Valley league both to save some money and to save time.

I woke up bright and early at 4:45 am on a Saturday to spend $2.87/gallon on gas on a drive an hour and 45 minutes away (with a nice $3.00 bridge toll along the way) to Benicia, where my cousins play every week on their outdoor court. After a few months of no physical activity to speak of, suddenly playing a full 2 hours of hockey wasn’t such a great idea. It was fun but not great for my aging, now 26-year-old body. I got tired after 10 minutes and subbed myself out far more times than any of my teammates. Yes, I’m weak. Keeping in shape is definitely something you have to work at.

Cousins, thank you for giving me the first reason to get up freaking early on a Saturday morning since the Smurfs.

Where were you Mac? Seminary? Pfft. What’s more important…?

I was planning on joining the league again this season, but missed the deadline. Andrew, you need to get back here so I have someone to play with.

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