Archive for November, 2005

The Return of Vallejo Sabotage

Hockey Season is back this year, and even if the Sharks aren’t winning, the Vallejo Sabotage have returned for their first win ever at a recent informal tournament by the Benicia Hockey League.

Our first game against the Benicia All-Star team went really well. It was a good game and we won 5-3. Yep, that’s the first ever win for the Sabotage, since we lost every game in the last tournament we were in. The second game was a bit more lopsided–the other team (I can’t remember who we played) crushed us 8-5, and the last 3 of our goals were in the last 5 minutes or so.

All in all, great fun to be able to play again. And I only really sucked near the end of the second game.

Vallejo Sabotage official lifetime record: 1 win, 4 losses.

I put up some photos of us while we were waiting to play. No girlfriends, fiances or wives this time, so there wasn’t anyone to take pictures while we played.

Mac post on the tournament.

So…Who Does he Look Like?

Ches-Caleb-Tim Comparison
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Yep, that’s Chesney, Caleb, and I, left to right, all at around one year old, I think. Mom and dad sent an old photo of me and I thought I would have some fun in Photoshop. Man, I think I’m the least cutest. At least from that picture…

The Day I Saw a 49er Cry

[UPDATE 3] Lem created a pretty cool video with the footage and pictures we took. Download it (14 mb, Quicktime 7 required)
[UPDATE 2] The article on CityTeam’s site, and one of the 49ers website.
[UPDATE] The photos are up on CityTeam’s Flickr album.

Lem takes photos of the 49ers
What’s that little Filipino guy doing?

Several, actually. One of the benefits of working for a large non-profit is the chance to meet certain celebrities in the local community. Today Lem and I took photos and video of five 49ers players who came to help CityTeam with the daily dinner at the San Jose mission. I wish I followed the 49ers better this season because the only one I recognized was Ken Dorsey (7). Others that lent their time were Shawntae Spencer (36), Bruce Thornton (26), Julian Peterson (98), and Otis Amey (18). As big and intimidating as they were, they, just like you and me, broke down in tears when cutting up an onion. All really nice guys. The poor and homeless who came in for a meal loved getting a chance to chat with them as they passed by to get their food.

I don’t know if I’m allowed to post photos that we took, since they’re property of CityTeam. They’ll be up on the CityTeam website and other news sites soon enough. A similar event is coming up with the San Jose Sharks, and I’m really looking forward to that!

The Lem is Here

My brother, Lem, photo-journalism student at Brooks, will be joining me at CityTeam for a couple months on an internship. He’ll be shooting for CityTeam while doing a project for Brooks on CityTeam’s Recovery Programs. Welcome to the family.

He’s only been here for 2 days and has already eaten all of my Cinnamon Toast Crunch.