Monday, July 03, 2006

From the sidelines

Due to my shoulder injury (review last post for more details) I was relegated to the sidelines this week. I really enjoy playing beach volleyball so I was disappointed to be sitting this one out. Luckily, we were able to pull off a win despite being short three people - myself, Lisa and Mark. Brian helped out by bringing a sub, Megan, a fellow Sara Lee co-worker.

It was a lovely day at the beach - sunny, warm and not too windy. I was a little annoyed at the beginning as the other team was playing with four boys and two girls which isn't really fair (especially since they had an available girl on the sidelines!). They asked the Chicago Social Club worker about the rules and she simply said "I'm not sure, seems okay to me - it's just rec." Thanks a lot. However, despite our shady opponents, our team battled and we were able to pull off two victories. Lots of good serving from the team - Perry's serve was particularly tough for the other team to manage. Karyn seemed to be getting her serve back as well! Some good hits from Chris, Tom and Brian - Chris had a particularly good game. Great job team!

While we all were in a celebratory mood, there was a only a small group of us heading out for post-volleyball fun. Karyn and Tom had another obligation and our sub didn't want to stick around either. Chris suggested Bricks Chicago for some pizza and beer so we decided to try something a little different. We engaged in a lively conversation covering politics and civil liberties despite the loudmouths at the table across from us. Overall, a good evening! Lets hope we can keep up our winning ways next week. Go Tribe!

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