Played dodgeball for first time in 15 years

Today I played dodgeball for the first time in 15 years. (The last time was at Groves Middle School.)

I played in a tournament at my church. Six teams entered: four teams were mostly teenage boys, one was the church’s media department, and one was my Sunday school class (mostly in their 30s).

The tournament started with double elimination: each team played twice, and teams that didn’t lose both games got into the finals brackets.

My team was the only non-youthful team to make it to the finals!

In the finals, we quickly spanked a first youthful team in the first round. We waited through two more rounds, then we played the very last round for the trophy.

A brief note: up until this point I just played defense. All I did was stay away from balls and hand balls to teammates who were better throws than me.

The last round progressed normally. Both teams slowly picked each other off. We got down to 3 on our side and 2 on the other side.

All of a sudden balls flew and it was a 1 on 1 game, and I was one of them! Suddenly I was on offense! The opponent chunked three balls in succession, and I barely missed each of them. Then I managed to get two balls. I threw one high (unintentionally), distracting the opponent, and shortly nailed him on the legs.

Holy cow, I threw the winning ball! Today was my the best dodgeball performance ever!

Junk Food Junkie

I am such a junk food junkie.

I eat donuts at work about once a week when someone brings them. I eat pastries at Sunday School. I bought some soft drinks to help keep me awake during my summer class, but I’ve already drunk one at the desk. I have a stash of honey roasted salted peanuts because I get hungry in the late afternoon. Etc. Etc.

Maybe this is OK because there is almost no junk food at my house. Last night I was hungry towards 10:00 PM, and the only convenient thing to eat was Frosted Mini Spooners (a very good and inexpensive Malt-O-Meal knockoff of Kellogg’s Bite Sized Frosted Mini Wheats).

Oh, well. I think I am about 15 pounds below my high school weight, so it’s all good?

I won something!

About a month or so ago I did a phone survey of Chick Fil A because of a promised high probability of winning something. The first question was how often have you gone to Chick Fil A in the past month–besides the current visit. When I hit 0, the survey was over!

For answering that one question I got $50 of Chick Fil A gift certificates!