Thursday, March 06, 2008

Honest Officer, I Wasn't Playing Hooky!

So three weeks ago I got myself motivated to organize a Women's Intro to Hockey Night, heretofore to be called WITHN. (How deep! How meaningful! And yet totally random.) I printed flyers, I contacted the appropriate folks at the park service and the park concessionaire to get the word out. I posted, I chatted, I emailed. And mostly I worried.



But last night it came to fruition! It wasn't a huge turnout, but it was an enthusiastic one. Three lady hockey newbies showed up to give it a try. Somehow I managed to get enough hockey skates, helmets and sticks for everyone. (Which is a trick, considering how far from civilization we actually live here.) And I'm so stoked, they all had a great time! There were wildly varying degrees of skating skills, but that didn't seem to bother anyone. Everyone skated, everyone passed the puck bit, and everyone worked up a sweat!



Unfortunately the powers that be decided to close the rink at the end of this week. So now I've gotten these gals all excited about skating and hockey and we have a whole 8 months until the rink opens again! Phooey. Though, perhaps we can get in a few days on ye olde 80's rollerblades between now and then. Polish up the skating skills...



It was a little touch and go this week as to whether or not I could even make it to the WITHN. See, I seem to have gotten sick, yet again! I'm feeling a bit guilty about the whole thing, because I didn't make it to work, but I HAD to go to WITHN! My justification is that I share a desk, phone, and computer with another woman at work, and had I gone, I surely would have passed my cooties on to her. That and the fact that I really couldn't remain vertical for more than a half an hour Tuesday or Wednesday. So that makes sense then, right? Am I going to burn in a special Julie the Cruise Director Work Avoidance Hell? Gosh I hope not. I bet there's no friendly Isaac at that bar...

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

I am SURE that you have heard enuf of this from Dad...but our doctor Maria Romero has suggested we daily take 250 mg of Magnesium and 200 mcg of Selenium (besides whatever you take from YOUR pediatrician) to build up the immune system. These 2 are usually not anywhere near 100% in multivitamins, so she suggests the above, works for me. Is the ice rink commercial or government run? Perhaps you could get them to keep it open if you tried to talk to them about the LEAGUE that you have organized!!
Love,
Dad, who couldn't skate even when living in Michigan...

Robert said...

I did write you a "get out of work" prescription. I may not be a doctor, or play one on teevee, but I do play doctor enough...

;)