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Started by The Brain, April 18, 2010, 03:22:25 PM

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Barrister

I played hockey last night with my new team.  It's only our second game of the season, and it became obvious very early on that our team easily outskilled our opposition.  Even I, who is one of our weaker players, realized I could outplay the opposing wingers.

We dialled it back from 100% at the start, to 50% by the second period which ended 8-0.  We went even further back to like 10% which let them back in the game for a final score of 9-4.  Refs were pretty decent but it's hard managing a game like that.  My defence partner (much better player than I) was deliberately not shooting on net, always looking to pass - but even then the Refs told him to "stop being so elusive.  Make some mistakes".

(It should be noted I never get any such warnings)

Our team should get bumped up a division (or even two) fairly shortly.

Anyways, didn't actually mean to type so much about the game itself.  The real "everyday adventure" is this morning.  Didn't get off the ice until almost midnight.  Didn't get to sleep until after 1am.  My Apple Watch says I got 5 hours of sleep last night, and I was yawning my head off.

So I got a cup of regular coffee.  I always drink decaf.  If you're not a regular coffee drinking you forget how fucking powerful a drug caffeine is.  I'm now wide awake, but my head is just buzzing and my hands shaking.
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Barrister

And speaking of more everyday adventures...

Today Time has a 6:15 hockey practice (supposed to arrive by 5:30), Josh has a 6:50 Taekwondo practice, and Andrew has a 7pm hockey practice (arrive by 6:30).  It'll be an adventure to get three kids to three different practices within an hour or so with only 2 parents and two vehicles...
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ulmont

Quote from: Barrister on September 26, 2022, 10:57:51 AMIf you're not a regular coffee drinking you forget how fucking powerful a drug caffeine is. 

Also if you are a regular coffee drinker you forget how fucking powerful a drug caffeine is, usually when you get to the point where you can drink a double espresso at 8pm and go to sleep at 10pm with no issue.

Maladict

Quote from: ulmont on September 26, 2022, 05:55:25 PM
Quote from: Barrister on September 26, 2022, 10:57:51 AMIf you're not a regular coffee drinking you forget how fucking powerful a drug caffeine is. 

Also if you are a regular coffee drinker you forget how fucking powerful a drug caffeine is, usually when you get to the point where you can drink a double espresso at 8pm and go to sleep at 10pm with no issue.

I, for one, welcome my caffeine addiction. Can't imagine a day at the office without it.

Tamas

Yeah I can identify the specific caffeine-withdrawal headache if I hold off the first morning espresso too long for whatever reason.

The second one around lunch time is less critical, but not drinking it definitely slows me down.

Barrister

Drove ~5 hours for a kids hockey tournament at the beginning on November, got a flat tire on the way back.  Had to call a tow truck, but they managed to get the spare on and I drove home (I drive a Toyota RAV4, with a full-size spare on the rear hatch).  The flat spare tire is now on the rear hatch.

Have another hockey tournament coming up this weekend so I need to get the tire fixed or replaced.  I made an appointment at a nearby tire shop yesterday.  I told them the rear drivers side tire is flat.  They say no problem, and by the end of the day they tell me it has been fixed.  Price was really reasonable: $37.

I go and get my vehicle and see why it was so cheap - they "fixed" the spare tire.  The flat original tire is still sitting there on the rear hatch.

So second day in a row I brought the vehicle to them.  I'm now off to see if the correct tire has been fixed...
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Barrister

Proper tire is fixed at no additional charge. :)
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