Posts tagged ‘Mariners’

March 30, 2008

Productive distractions

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I feel like I’ve been so preoccupied lately that I haven’t been able to focus on thing like socializing or maintaining my online presence (just through this blog, no online dating sites). So what have I been doing? Lots, of things, and not a lot of partying. Aside from a recent trip to Sun River and a night at Blitz, I’ve been nice to my liver.Andy and Sarah recruited me for their indoor soccer league—something I’ve never done—meaning that I’ve never been recruited for anything nor have I ever played indoor. So far it’s been a blast, and it’s really raised the heartbeat to levels it hasn’t reached in a while. I’ve been able to revisit my days of goalkeeping, but I’ve also rotated all over the field. I even recorded my first goal last weekend, granted I was wide open and only five feet from the goal.

With spring coming, there are also kickball and softball seasons on the horizon. I haven’t even mentioned that I’ve been going to the gym every now and them, but it hasn’t been very frequently. I think my biceps are still 3″ in circumference.

Then there’s baseball season, which, to me, started today. I’m managing three fantasy teams and closely following two my favorite pro teams, the Dodgers and the Mariners. I also anticipate going to quite a few Portland Beavers games, and maybe even watching a couple of my cousin’s tee ball games.

For now I’m going to put my March Madness bracket in this group of distractions because I think I can still finish in the money since I picked three out of the final four and my winner (UCLA) and my runner-up (North Carolina) are still in it. That could mean a nice little payout for yours truly. If so, you can guarantee there’ll be a blog entry about it.