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Sunday, March 26, 2006

Bittersweet

We had the second Green division "tryouts" (practice) tonight, and quite a few traditionally-present Green players were absent. I know lots of them tried out for Red. I take it they find out tomorrow whether they made it. It is hard not to see them, joke around with them, skate with them at practice.

Don't get me wrong; the 'old guard' we still have, and the new players, are really great. Not just great enthusiasm, but fun and funny. Some folks have returned after an absence (Kendra and another gal who played in last year for about 3 games and then broke her leg in another league) and there are lots of new players, too. Some folks haven't shown up yet but maybe will soon.

But it does feel different, and in a bit of a sad way. I'm assuming the majority of folks trying out for Red will make it; that's just a guess, but we'll see.

It may be nice to be (optimistically) among the really good players on the ice this season. But it will be bittersweet to be there because so many great and fun players have moved up.

Miss you guys.

7 Comments:

At 10:09 AM, March 27, 2006, Blogger Dharma said...

You know it's hard to follow your telling of the teams but I'm guessing that one day, before you know it, you'll be trying out for red. That's kinda the goal, right? If it's not, then I have no idea in hell what to say.

 
At 10:41 AM, March 27, 2006, Blogger Jennie said...

Yes, that's the goal, trying out for Red. Thanks for being supportive. :)

 
At 1:14 PM, March 27, 2006, Blogger snarfdog said...

Ah, she could have tried out this time. I did, and I'm no better than Jennie. I'll more than likely be back at Green practice with you tomorrow night. Hang tough, we'll make it fun.

 
At 4:47 PM, March 27, 2006, Blogger Andrea said...

i wanted to be there but we had a playoff game at logitech. haven't heard whether or not we'll even hear. i feel like we're in limbo, not green but not red.

i kept looking around for you and was sad each time i couldn't find you. =(

 
At 4:50 PM, March 27, 2006, Blogger Jennie said...

Snarfdog, you are too sweet.

And Andrea, you're a big mushball, arencha? I heard about the playoff game. Missed you anyway. Barb made us do some insane stuff. And the Superman drill, which is always fun, even if you knock the wind outta yourself a bit.

 
At 9:22 AM, March 28, 2006, Blogger wen said...

Ah, being at Murrita's shower and seeing the hockey people makes me want to play! (Good seeing you there and meeting your sweet son.)

Think of it as being a holder of the green tradition, Jennie!

 
At 9:26 AM, March 28, 2006, Blogger Jennie said...

That's right, Wen, you quit playing just as I started. Not fair! You need to start playing again. It's still incredibly fun.

 

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