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10:02 PM Monday, September 2, 2002
Kaze, the Chicago Co-ed team I now play with, had a scrimmage with the South Bend Co-ed team this past Saturday, and a little BBQ at the Blanchet-Ruths', which was fun. Tony now has a very cute puppy. Practice today in the rain, which hasn't happened in a very very long time. But fun. The Hammerdown party was also fun, got started a little later, and did get to play some beer friz. Raz and I managed to go 2-0 up on Becky and Tanguay before calling the game since we just couldn't finish the deal. Also managed to do some rooting for the Viking. Tune up this weekend, some team events in the meantime. And the continuing job search.
11:29 PM Wednesday, September 4, 2002
Oak Park High School stadiums again, with AJ and Leah also this time. More this time, since we got out there while the sun was still up. And a set of plyo's to round the evening out. Managed to get some mexican food as well with my 2 teammates. Went to a cubs game Tuesday night, and then some cheesecake. Tomorrow I'm planning on finally getting molded cleats again, not that I'm going to need them for Tuneup in Naperville this weekend.
9:20 AM Friday, September 6, 2002
Practice and dinner at the Dixie Kitchen last night with some teammates. Pretty fun. Introduced Kaze to Brady's Blue Line game. Some liked it, some didn't. I didn't get cleats yesterday, but I'm going to try and get some today, this time from Chicago Soccer. Centrum Sports USA, not that impressive. Oh, and instead of doing laundry I'm just going to try and get a new light and dark pair of shirts for Tune Up this weekend. Oh, and I cut off all my hair last night. It's about 3/4" all the way around.
11:40 PM Friday, September 6, 2002
I got to string some cable through a ceiling at work, which was fun. I then got some noodles from Joy's and watched Amelie. Very good movie. I also had to explain this to a teammate, where this refers to this web site. Oh I also managed to get a new pair of cleats, Kelme Duendes with directional spikes. Should be rather interesting. I also managed to pick up some Under Armour shorts and Nike DriFit white and graphite. Love performance fabrics.
10:06 PM Sunday, September 8, 2002
Tune up went alright. Kaze's first real showing and we ended up third behind 3 Martini Lunch and Hot Action. I did get to see JT for the first time in a long time. I also watched a bit of the finals. On the way home I managed to get some KKD, and for dinner I went out with some friends, finally, to Twisted Spoke. Good place. Big burgers. And I'm really really tired.
10:00 AM Tuesday, September 10, 2002
Dinner at Brasserie with friends again. Good food. Good company. Actually had a French 75. Hamstrings felt sore yesterday, but I'm feeling better today. I guess stadiums aren't all that great, and track might be better. Baby steps I guess. iCal is out, but it doesn't make it super easy to publish calendars, so that'll have to wait for a bit. But expect it. And I'm probably going to do a full reinstall on my cube, since it's been acting up lately with various things.
12:41 AM Friday, September 13, 2002
Goes the gears moving into place. Headed to Purdue this weekend to play at Sectionals in the Mixed Division. Should be an interesting section this year. Kaze picked up another woman defender to strengthen the lines. Almost thought I lost my favorite sweater, the gray heather from Eddie Bauer until Leah just told me to clean my closet, which I did, and then found it. Cut my hair down to 1/2". Pretty nice. Back of the head is a hard spot to trim. Oh, ran almost a complete track workout on Wednesday. Rough. And trying to organize rides and hotels for this weekend. Also rough.
12:10 PM Monday, September 16, 2002
Kaze went 7-0 and took first at the IL/IN mixed sectionals this past weekend at Purdue. We played hard D. It was fun. A lot of fun. Regionals in 3 weeks or so up at the Milwaukee Polo fields. Bonus from going undefeated were the Cool Treats from DQ courtesy of Noel. Thanks. This week I've got to do some more running and training, some job searching, and that pretty much sums it up.
12:24 PM Wednesday, September 18, 2002
Cooked Apple-Hazelnut stuffed chicken breasts with potatoes and I tried my hand at Zabaglione (sp?) for Monday night dinner with Leah. I like cooking. Got some good Brats with the boys at Hackney's on Tuesday. Workout schedule changed a bit with stadiums today and track on friday. Possibly running a 5k on Sunday. I managed to sneak in watching 40 Days and 40 Nights, a pretty funny movie. In my vein. I also managed to put Tomb Raider and Hudson Hawk on as background noise for the last couple of days.
12:55 PM Friday, September 20, 2002
Played Pickup at Brands Park last night. It was interesting and fun. I made some italian sausages with caramelized onions and mushrooms and Leah made a salad for pre pickup dinner. I also managed to get Leo, Tony, Becca and Leah to do AJ's plyo set at pickup last night. Track workout tonight. Also boys night out with Dinner at Angelina Ristorante down the street and probably a couple movies. Practice this weekend, LOTR:FOTR showing at my place Saturday night.
11:57 AM Monday, September 23, 2002
Movie night went well, with a pre showing of Office Space and dinner from Joy's Noodles. Much too much ultimate or working out in the past five days, I was really tired and also really like having this day off before the workouts begin again tomorrow. Brands again on thursday night for pickup/workout. I also really need a job. I've been having issues with my Mac OS X 10.2 install, I'm going to reinstall for the 3rd time today or tomorrow.
1:37 AM Tuesday, September 24, 2002
It was pan fried tilapia with lemon and scallion rice with asian style green beans. Dessert was, drum roll please, chocolate souffles. They actually turned out really well. Like really well. I've still got some Tropical Salsa that was supposed to go with the fish, except I forgot it in the fridge. I haven't made a cheesecake in a while, so I'm thinking of trying a White Chocolate Raspberry this weekend. I'm on my 3rd reinstall of Jaguar. The only non apple software right now is Mozilla. Everything else is stock, so I'll wait and see if anything goes wrong.
4:58 PM Wednesday, September 25, 2002
Track workout went surprisingly well yesterday. Never broke 80, but did all 11 400m's, and finally breaking 90 sec on #10 and #11. I also managed to finish up with a mile at 7:28 or so. Not too shabby. I should probably start speeding them up some. Tonight is helping out Nemesis with numbers at practice up in Wilmette, which should be fun. Tomorrow is pre pickup at Brands. I think I've finally figured out the issue with my Jaguar install, the firewire hub. Have to do some more testing to make sure.
9:27 AM Monday, September 30, 2002
Had a scrimmage with Ugly Truth on Saturday, and some practice on sunday, and a great brunch at Wishbone. Also finally made it out to piece again on saturday. All in all a pretty good weekend. A little tiring, but good. I plan on resting up, letting the body recover a bit for Regionals this coming weekend. Above + Beyond showing for the team this wednesday.
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