I’ve been playing hockey again now for about six years and truly enjoying every minute it! I played a lot as a kid, but I guess I never really got it all out of my system. The adult leagues I play on now are both competitive and a lot more fun then the youth travel leagues were. There’s still checking at the adult level, just not as much… this makes it a little easier for the older guys my age. I believe I’m the oldest out of all the players on both of my teams. Not that I’m old… it’s just that I skate well enough to play on teams that are made up of mostly college kids.
Me (#15) waiting for the face-off! (and thinking… “Hum, there’s ice on the tip of my twig”)
This past Friday night we (The Ballston Rhinos) had a game against the Iceholes at the Kettler Capitals Iceplex in Arlington. What made this game different than others is that I was actually able to talk Julie into coming out to watch me play! She doesn’t normally come to my games because there always so late at night. Well, not only did she enjoy the game, but she also took some really great photos of all the action… Thanks Julie!!
Well its taken a while, but Julie has finally finished fixing up her old townhouse and making it rent ready. It was mostly just cosmetics that needed to be done with a couple of small repairs like new faucets in the master bathroom. But now that the place is completely emptied out with fresh paint and clean carpets, we’re ready to put it on the market… for rent.
I’m not going to go into details about location or price… lets just say it’s in Arlington and very close to the Key Bridge. Our Realtor has taken on the job of finding a qualified tenant and then managing the property for us after that.
This is really helpful because it will free up our weekends once again. It seems like every weekend for the past several months has been spent working on the townhouse. Now finally, we can relax a bit and do something else with our spare time!
I’ve also added some photos of the inside that I took this past weekend while finishing things up….
Yes, the circus is in town and the whole family went to see the show last weekend. Kooza, which is one of Cirque Du Soleil’s newest traveling shows, will be performing on the Plateau at the new National Harbor in Maryland until December 14, 2008. If you’ve never been to one of their shows, I highly recommend taking the time to go. The performers of the French Canadian Cirque do an outstanding job of keeping the audience on the edge of their seats for the entire show.
I was surfing the Web earlier today and ran across a twitter feed on another persons blog that I visit quite often. Normally I just read the quick one-liners and move on, but this one sounded too funny to pass up! Anyway the feed had a link to this video from the The Onion, a somewhat original (and very funny) news source. I have embeded the video for your viewing pleasure… Enjoy!
I’ve taken a break from my normal daily grind to throw a couple of images up from our Grand Cayman trip. It always makes me feel better to do non work related stuff during the day! No, I still haven’t gotten around to editing all the underwater photos yet. Nor have I had a chance to make a new travel page for the ‘Dive Trip’ section of my Web site. However… I did save a ton of money on my car insurance by switching to Geico! Sorry… I’ve been dieing to use that line!