Showing posts from September, 2005

hands of steel

so back in the day, i used to read some kung-fu magazines. i was a green belt in the country club's taek-won-do club, at 12 we were badass. anyways, in the back of the king-fu magazines, they used to advertise these little gadgets that were supposedly used for improving your finger strength by exercising them in ways traditional methods couldn't match for that supposed 'kung fu grip'. I never got one of those doo-hickey's, instead I had to rely on a plastic&metal combination wrist grip thing that I used religiously from when I was 12 to 15. [Which totally affected my awesome Nintendo skillz, but that is unrelated to the topic.]

Fast forward to 1999. There is a bus, and one of my older brothers is leaving to join the Navy after graduating college. This is the start of the clothes ripping when every guy on the double decker bus is shirtless and covered in beer.

Fast forward again to 2002. A friend of a friend's 27th birthday, got a bus to Santa Monica from th…

Below the Hard Deck

So this weekend on Saturday, I will be playing in the Annual Top Gun Volleyball Tournament down in Neuport Beach (is it 'Neuport' or 'Newport'? does it matter?). I know that shennanigan's will ensue, either at the tourney or at the "Officer's Party" afterwards. I'll update this post this weekend with the outcome, <bad top gun pun>hopefully the pattern won't be full and there will be points for second place.</bad topgun pun>

Update: Our team, 'Trough Gun' went 0-4. The level of competition has escalated in the past years; the Maverick division 6-man teams (of which we were 1 of 14) had various levels of sportsmanship (i.e. inverse ratio of drinking ability to seriousness) and teamwork (i.e. multiple blockers, short sets, outsite calls, back sets, and various other indoor club team abilities). Our team, wrapped only in our towels (with our dog tags!) and talking about the hard-deck on our gym bench (from ikea) did hit the bo…