Fri 28 Jul 2006
Or maybe I should say: We’re coming back to boomerangs. I have purchased the airline tickets and I’ve reserved the room, so it is official: Ace and I are attending the 2006 US Boomerang National Championships and Exposition in Conyers, GA.
It’s been 3 years since we attended our first-ever boomerang tournament: The 2003 Nationals in Houston. You may recall that in that tournament, Ace collected so many medals around his neck that he could barely stand up straight. I was even able to score a few medals myself. This year, Ace will have his work cut out for him as he is moving up from the Novice division to the Intermediate division. This means he and I will actually be competing against each other. Vegas is split on whether the young lion can take down his dad, but I have a feeling that if Ace can deal with the pressure, he’ll make quite a good showing for himself.
We’ve got about a month until the trip and we’ve got lots to do. I hope to find time to make some boomerangs to enter in the craftsmanship contests, and I still need to produce or procure some particular event-specific boomerangs so Ace and I don’t have to share all the time.
Thu 13 Jul 2006
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Holly’s soccer team, “The Strykers”, has started the summer indoor season. I was stuck in the office on the north side of the Metroplex and was unable to make it to the opening game, and it sounds like I missed a good one. Several team members were out of town, so all the girls there had to play the entire game with no substitutions. Also because of the shortage, Holly played part of the game in the Forward position and scored 2 of her team’s 5 goals! Macie scored the other 3, but it wasn’t enough for the win, because their opponents scored in the last minutes of the game to tie it up 5-5. Michelle described the game as “a real nail biter”.
Tue 4 Jul 2006
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Ellis County had been hurting for rain all Spring and early Summer, to the point that an official burn-ban was announced. This sure put a damper on our plans for a second annual “Big Fireworks Show”. I had actually told my North-side pals that no fireworks party would be happening at all. It turned out though, that we got a little rain on the 3rd, and an absolute drenching on the 4th. I quickly hustled up some fireworks money from the neighbors and houseguests, and we bought a decent supply of fireworks and planned a gathering at my house for the evening. Of course the amount of fireworks couldn’t compare to last year’s extravaganza, but we still had lots of fun, and some neighbors got to know each other a little better. Check out the photo album here.