Sunday, January 29, 2006

Here's how this day went. Volleyball tournament (coed 4's) in The Cove today. We started off doing quite well (I had a couple real sweet hits off a back 2 set, it was awesome (of course only fellow volleyball nuts know what the heck I'm even talking about here)). We wound up tying for first in our pool (although since we split with the other 1st place team, and they beat us in total points we wound up second). So it was off to playoffs. About this time we crapped out and lost in the semi-finals to a team that really wasn't better than us. So usually I'm down after losing in the playoffs, mainly because it happens quite regularly and I'm heading back to my chair to gather my things up when my phone rings. It's The Workplace. "Hey can you go fix this? So and so said they tried this, but I can't get a hold of them."

So I quickly leave The Cove and head to one of our most dreaded plants. When I get there what do I discover? Nothing short of sheer stupidity. Here someone laid a garden hose, with the water turned on I might add, on the floor and it had filled up an enclosure with delicate, yet very vital circuitry (Opto 22 to be exact) with water. Of course like most circuitry it doesn't work under water. So with the tools in my car and a terrific co-worker/friend/turned boss working on his PC from home being my eyes on the phone, Ashley and I switched some Optos around and got the thing working again for the rest of the weekend. Of course me being soaked by a hose, along with dirt, grime and a sliced bleeding finger did not add well to my already disappointed state of loosing in the semis.

So The Workplace will get my bill for 2 hours come Monday morning (I wonder how much I cost per the hour?) and I took off for home to shower. Luckily to cheer me up, my friend took me out to Hooters for my first time ever. Just to clarify, it was actually her idea (that's right, this friend is a girl and she wanted to go) since she loves the food there. I must admit the food was tasty, but I also must admit that I was slightly distracted from my normal food focused state by the people serving the food (for obvious reasons). Just for a heads up, there are way more families there than single guys if you can believe that. I don't think I'll ever take my 12 year old boys (not that I have any right now) there though. That's just got to be way too much hormone overflow for them. So the day's emotions sort of fluctuated like the Stillers game two weeks ago, but all in all I guess I'm still happy to be around.

Now in this world of ups and downs...
So nice to know there are jackalopes around.

4 comments:

Turner said...

ooOO, the back 2 eh? Not to shabby young sir. But why not a back 1? Nobody can stop the quick if you bring the heat...

Jimmy said...

I wasn't quite confortable with my setter's 1's that day. Since my setter was a girl, she's more used to the lower net and the lower 1 set for women's vball, which doesn't quite work for a men's height net. If I had my setter from Thursday night league, you might as well have considered me, Jimmy The Hit 1 Wonder (note that is isn't the one hit wonder)!

Turner said...

Love the creativity Hit 1...but ah...your setter needs to build a bridge at get over the difference in the net height. =) I could manage, oh but wait, SOMEBODY isn't trying to let me play too. =P Oh no, no pressure...ps...are you sore there Mr. 2 set?

Jimmy said...

You know it! It wasn't too bad until I had to play 3 on 6 (I was with the 3) at Sunday night league. I pretty much couldn't walk out of the gym. Stay tuned with the tourneys. I may have one coming up...