Brief Intermission

Must ... play ... basketball!

I know I owe you the rest of my New Year’s Eve/Kramer Tour tale … I’ll get to it, I promise. But I just had to take the time to change the scenery around here, first. Ugh … I hated the layout I picked out! It actually was so repulsive that it inhibited me from blogging. So, I quickly whipped up this bad boy in about 8 hours. This design is the first one I’ve created completely on my own since this infamous one, and is the first I integrated with WordPress from scratch. It’ll probably slowly change as I go (as these things tend to do) but I think it does the job quite nicely.

A couple of other things have been going on since I last checked in. First of all, my band has increased our intensity and focus, practicing twice a week now instead of just one. This past week was our first time trying it and, to be honest, I found myself having to overcome my natural laziness and hesitation to give up even more of my spare time. But I’m so glad we’re doing this as we’re seeing results already. The pressure of having to get everything right in 2 hours a week is gone: we’re really diving into songs, finding the best tempos and cleaning up parts and we just completed writing a brand new song. If we can stay dedicated to our plans I think some great things are in store for us in 2010!

I’ve also started another season of Zog 3-on-3 co-ed basketball. My team’s first game was this past Thursday (coinciding with my band’s second practice of the week … let’s just say it was a hectic day) and we kicked ass. I signed up with a coworker for the easiest division (each one is named after a Jersey Shore character and ours is Snookie) and … well, I may have signed up for one rung below where I should be. I dominated a lot of the players – even the guys – and was our team’s highest scorer. However, one team had a huge guy that kept getting away with fouling us. After slapping me around for a rebound he started to try to intimidate me. So I busted a 3-pointer in his face! At one point the ref finally called a foul on this dude and I went to the line. WHERE I MISSED MY FIRST FREE THROW!!! The guy yelled brick for my second and I sank the motherfucker! I’ve gotta say: I’ve hit shots, made layups and played some great defense in past games but my proudest Zog moment so far is hitting that free throw. It was the first time I’ve ever hit one in a game!

Finally, Gatito has just been spayed! Maybe now she won’t be so batshit crazy like she’s been all week. In fact, I’m supposed to go pick her up in half an hour so I’ll end my post here. See you back in a few days!

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