Thursday, day thirty one (Thirsty Thursday)

They used to call it Thirsty Thursday and Hawaiian Shirt Gonzo Friday. Now who knows what they call the days of the week other than their names. Those names date back to the Roman times when they named the days after the seven planets (I guess that was all they knew about). It’s a good thing that they did not know about Pluto. We would have had to get rid of a day of the week (or rename) when they drummed Pluto out of the planet club.  Pure nonsense for sure.  Tropical Storm Don is approaching South Texas (nice segway, eh?) It looks like those people will finally get some rain.  Winds are only 45 mph so damage should be slight to none. The real damage will be when the oil speculators use this silly storm as an excuse to push gasoline prices up ten or fifteen cents.

On to happier things, one of the men who plays on our OWU (Ohio Wesleyan University) mens lacrosse team was featured in an article in the premier lacrosse magazine in the United States. For you non-lacrosse people out there, that magazine would be Inside Lacrosse.  The article speaks about how the lacrosse players from the sixtys and seventies have gone out into the world and started lacrosse clubs and teams all across the country.  The man mentioned in the article is 68 years old. He plays two tournaments a year with us. The team is made up of about fifty percent OWU alumni and fifty percent people who know a OWU alumni. I fall in the second group. Two years ago our team of forty-five year old and older men, captured the title in our division. Last year we made it to the final game for the second year in a row. We lost in the title game.  This coming Thursday through Sunday the OWU alumni team will be back in action in Lake Placid trying to get back to the final game for a third year in a row. This year the division we play in has expanded from 10 teams to 16 teams.  So the competition will be even more fierce.   Here is link to download the .pdf scan of the article.

That is it for today.  Tonight will be a late night.  The picture of the day is from October 2010. In this picture DS1 is covering a player that is off camera.  Oh, today the young lad turns Twenty Three!.. Happy Birthday Mark!



1 Comment (+add yours?)

  1. Megan
    Jul 29, 2011 @ 09:47:27

    Happy Birthday Mark, enjoy!


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