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Day 70 – Knock ‘Em Dead Killer

Friday, May 14th, 2010
Standing Deep Breathing 5/12/10

Standing Deep Breathing 5/12/10

Super hat day Friday fun day!  In high school, which was 13 years ago for me, we were allowed to wear hats on Fridays.  I went to a small private school, so that was a huge priviledge for the guys…and they used to say that…and it is still ingrained in my head to say that,  so I couldn’t resist.  I cannot promise you that I won’t say it again.

This one is entitled, “Knock ‘Em Dead Killer” because seriously Friday mornings are like, “Wham, bam, thank you mam” classes.  I don’t know why they fly by for me, but they do.  I only got 5 hours of sleep last night and yawned the entire class, but enjoyed it nonetheless.

I used to be a field hockey referee for about 6 years after college.  I enjoyed it until I local school started a program and their coach taught them to play field hockey with the aggression and ready-for-battle approach of ice hockey. 

Standing Deep Breathing 5/12/10

Standing Deep Breathing 5/12/10

Those players had the worst sportsmanship I have ever encountered.  They were using the field hockey field of my alma mater because their athletic director wouldn’t spend money on making a field good enough for field hockey.

I have never witnessed a more disappointing situation.  There is nothing I hate more than poor sportsmanship to make up for poor athletic ability.  A few years ago the head coach quit – and I was so excited – although, of course, I had already quit reffing because of her coaching skills and the way her players “played”.  Turns out that head coach, Fran, is in my yoga class!!  So I think that’s why class flew by this morning – my head was busy thinking about those times.

I have been trying to be more positive about people and give them the benefit of the doubt – especially because I know people look at me and think, “Jesus Christ – lay off the donuts.” – but they don’t know the real reason why I got this size.  So, I’m trying not to dislike people immediately for things I see them do or say – and I was thinking, “Fran and I have things in common – we both like field hockey, we both like yoga – and apparently enjoy sweating our asses off…” but one thing I couldn’t find the benefit of the doubt for was that sportsmanship thing.  There is just no way to justify how her players played and how she allowed them to play – even after I gave them yellow and red cards.

Well, that’s all the deep thoughts I can handle today.  Namaste.