Saturday, February 24, 2007

Bolts Down All-Stars, Lakers

In youth basketball league action today, the Bolts won both games of their double-header, despite the fact that they seemed to be sleepwalking through their first game. (I'd blame the early hour, but they didn't actually tip off until noon.) Their first opponent, the optimistically named All-Stars, had previously gone undefeated but had unfortunately lost their star player to an auto accident this week. Don't worry, the boy will be fine; but he'll be wearing plaster for the next few weeks. The All-Stars looked a little demoralized and flat, and never really seemed to get going; but neither did the Bolts, really. Final ridiculously low score: 4-2.

For their second game, against the Lakers, the boys got a little more energy. It was a close game, tied up at the half; then the Bolts found their groove and pulled away in the fourth quarter to win 16-8.

The video shows Hunter, fouled in the fourth quarter of the All-Stars game, shooting two free throws. He's generally a reliable free-throw shooter, but the sleepwalking thing had kicked in hard at this point. After missing both, he gets his own rebound but manages to miss that shot too. It was like that all day. I have a hunch that Coach is going to hit shooting basics pretty hard at the next practice.

Tuesday, February 20, 2007

Mike's Vest

Yarn: Elann's Peruvian Highland Wool in Nutmeg Heather
Needles: 8
Pattern: from The Knitter's Handy Book of Patterns by Ann Budd

Wow, two sweaters finished so far this year & it's only February. I must be on a roll.

Friday, February 02, 2007

Groundhogs, bah

I don't care what Punxsutawney Phil saw. Here in the Midwest it is cold, clear, and sunny; a day like we haven't had for weeks. The weak winter Sun is blindingly bright off the new snow -- plenty of shadows to go around. Looks like Spring won't show her face for another six weeks.

If Candlemas Day be bright and clear,
Two winters there will be this year.