Thursday, July 30, 2009

the three one

thirty days has september, april, june, and november. all the rest
have thirty-one...including this month. and that three one is
tomorrow. set your clocks tonight to wake up early to see the early
version of the final day of july. and then get in your car and
drive--wait, put on some pants, THEN get in your car and drive to the
wp gym and play some basketball, foolz!

i'll meet you there.

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

i remember being young

the crew on monday was pleasantly (to use the term loosely) reminded
of our youth. i remember being faster than i am now. i remember
quick reflexes and keen dexterity. i get some of it back with the red
bulls i drink before playing each morning, but not to the degree we
found yesterday. i don't know if tomorrow will bring back all those
memories again, but you might be able to relive your youth if you show
up on wednesday morning.

young or old, we start early. be there at 5:55a for all the exercise.

Sunday, July 26, 2009

plus and minus

due to the fact that a few of our guys will be involved in the early
morning golf benefit for melanie watson, we'll need a few more dudes
to help make our eight game minimum. please come and call a veteran
to come make up the numbers for tomorrow.

see you then!

Thursday, July 23, 2009

lessons from the prince

remember this diddy?
in west philadelphia born and raised,
on the playground is where i spent most of my days.
chillin' out, maxin', relaxin' all cool,
and shootin' some b-ball right outside the school.
when a couple of guys who were up to no good,
started makin' trouble in my neighborhood.
i got in one little fight and my mother got scared and said,
"you move in wit your uncle and auntie in bel air."

and it goes on. he moves, starts a new life in california, learns
some life lessons, etc. what i'm hoping we can take away from this is
that as long we don't make any trouble for each other, no one else
will have to move to california (or portland). now i know that 1kb is
leaving because of a job opportunity, but we don't have to lose
anybody else because of little fights and scared mamas. we can keep
chillin' out, maxin', and relaxin' all cool, just like the fresh
prince. we can continue to be shootin' some b-ball all our days.

let's learn from the lives of others. a'ight, i'll see you guys early
in the morning.

peace out.

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

clash of 2009

games on monday were good, despite being on the losing team...all
three times. it seemed there was an even matching and some long
struggles. i felt sufficiently worked out when i left the gym. i
considered it a good day.

it would be great to have that clash tomorrow, to bring two evenly
balanced teams into battle for points, running some plays, working out
a full court throw down. if you know what i'm talking about, i know
you'll be there. if you haven't got a clue, might i suggest checking
out this site:

see you tomorrow! get there early for clash pictures. :D

Sunday, July 19, 2009

brand new week

i'm looking forward to a brand new week of basketball. after the mess
on friday anything is welcome.

come early, leave happy.

Thursday, July 16, 2009

ground control to major trent

after waiting over a month, the shuttle endeavour launched
successfully yesterday evening. (inspection of the shuttle during the
routine heat shield check will determine if the shuttle was damaged on
take off. i still consider it a success.) the shuttles are old but
not unusable and certainly not junk.

if you want to see junk launched, come to hoops tomorrow and watch me
shoot. you'll get your money's worth.

some good footage of the launch is posted on youtube by nasa right

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

1kb filler

thanks to one kidney bill (aka 1kb), we ended up with awesome number
of eight on monday.  he came in at just the right time wearing just
the right color shirt.  way to be the filler we needed, 1kb.

you can be a filler too, although we'd prefer that you show up before
the "just getting ready to play" mark.  if you come a little early,
you can get some stretch/warm up time in before the show.  that warm
up time makes a big difference.

and i believe our swamp will be gone.  that'll be a plus.

see ya!

Sunday, July 12, 2009

midsummer morn's hoops

to play or not to play. that is the question. whether tis nobler to play roundball to sleep in, we should all know the right and true answer. but get thee to gym-ary. and early as we need to tear it downeth and rebuildeth it posthaste.

but something is rotten in the state of denmark. out, out, darn spot! come out and make the number all eight (or ten).

on the morrow, then.

Thursday, July 9, 2009

calling all cars

with a few people not here tomorrow due to trips and stuff, we'll need
some filler guys to pikc up that slack. the goal is at least eight.
i think we can get that if we wish really, really hard. ok, and if
alarm clocks are set. set your alarms. doors will open by 5:45a.

Tuesday, July 7, 2009


we need a few more gents to make an appearance this week as a few
regulars will not be around. if you talk to anyone who has played in
the past, if you have played but not recently and feel the need to
come back, or if you have a name like "the missing nigerian," come and
join us!

we promise not to hurt you. permanently.

Sunday, July 5, 2009

basketball with no setup

we are back to playing some roundball tomorrow morning at the usual
time. the bonus is that we don't have to set up for the senior
luncheon until next monday, so still show up early so we can play
easily three games with possibilities of four.

i'll be there. you should be too.

and for those who showed up on friday, you're probably not reading
these emails because you're probably not getting them, not reading
them, or don't check the website. to make this whole process easy, i
do my best to keep the email sent out so everyone knows the scoop. if
you don't want to check email, you can now visit
to find the blog i use to republish the notification email i send out.
options: you got 'em.

Thursday, July 2, 2009

NO hoops friday

i received notification that hoops is OFF for tomorrow due to set up
for the celebrate america outreach on site.

if your business isn't working on friday, enjoy the holiday to its
fullest. if you have to work, swing by the waffle house and get some
early waffles (and bacon, of course) before heading into work. if you
order them with strawberries and blueberries with whipped cream, you
could have patriotic wafflage.

we'll pick this back up on monday to work off all the grilling added
to your guts over the weekend. and it wouldn't hurt to come a bit
early as i believe it's a set up monday.