archive for July 2005

wall fish

You know, I have no desire to keep fish as pets. The whole idea to me is just a little off.

And the fact that we share our home with two wandering fish assassins makes the likelihood of a long and healthy lifespan for an aquatic companion rather improbable.

But this is pretty freaking cool:

heh. wall fish.

learn the rules, bozos

Don’t have much energy today, folks. A wicked headache is making it increasingly hard to look at the screen.

So I just thought I’d share this post from Muddy Cleats:

This sort of ignorance just drives me crazy and is one of the reasons that I stopped playing rec league Ulty.

… not wanting to be eviserated by my wife for playing yet another night of Ultimate being a second reason…

has everyone gone completely crazy?

Parents who were charged with child abuse last August have been exonerated and reunited with their children

Charbel Hamaty was charged with sexually assaulting his newborn son, and Teresa Hamaty was arrested for taking sexually explicit pictures.

The couple describe the ordeal as a “nightmare” that started over a roll of film that Charbel Hamaty dropped off at a north Raleigh Eckerd.

The photo that raised alarms shows a naked Kristoff, now 16-months-old, getting a kiss from his father on the belly button, Teresa Hamaty said.

I am APPALLED.

If things follow in this vein, parents will be afraid to even pick up their children for fear of arrest.

the iceman manifesto

I felt it was time to codify this. I will probably add to it from time to time. (It’s not in a specific order.)

  • Look for the higher percentage throw. At all times.
  • Remember — you don’t huck as well as you think. That’s a gun that should stay in it’s holster a whole lot more.
  • Relax. At all times. If you are not relaxed… then relax. You can be intense and yet relaxed. Try it. It’s cool.
  • Don’t yell at your teammates. You can talk to them, but you can’t yell at them. (Yes, you may have to be loud to be heard. But use your volume for communication, not to attack them.)
  • Channel your frustration into energy for cutting and defence. Keep your frustration out of your face and your voice.
  • If you can’t rein in your frustration, get off the field. Sit down. Have a drink. Relax. Then go back out.
  • Don’t act out when you make a mistake. This includes yelling out apologies when you throw a bad pass, or lying on the ground when you miss a defensive block. The mistake is in the past. By drawing attention to it, you are only discouraging yourself and your teammates and encouraging your opponents. Get back into the game immediately.
  • If you are giving suggestions or comments to a teammate, always shape your suggestion in a constructive manner. Don’t tell them what not to do, tell them what they can do.
  • Support your fellow players at all times on the field and from the sideline. Let them know you are there and you have their back.
  • Let your teammates know when they have done something well. Everytime.
  • Be aware that you will not always be able to play at the top of your game and allow yourself to be all right with this.

the iceman manifesto

  1. Look for the higher percentage throw. At all times.
  2. Remember — you don’t huck as well as you think. That’s a gun that should stay in it’s holster a whole lot more.
  3. Relax. At all times. If you are not relaxed… then relax. You can be intense and yet relaxed. Try it. It’s cool.
  4. Don’t yell at your teammates. You can talk to them, but you can’t yell at them.
  5. Channel your frustration into energy for cutting and defence. Keep your frustration out of your face and your voice.
  6. If you can’t rein in your frustration, get off the field. Sit down. Have a drink. Relax. Go back out
  7. Don’t act out when you make a mistake. This includes yelling out apologies when you throw a bad pass, or lying on the ground when you miss a defensive block. The mistake is in the past. By drawing attention to it, you are only discouraging yourself and your teammates and encouraging your opponents.
  8. If you are giving suggestions or comments to a teammate, always shape your suggestion in a constructive manner. Don’t tell them what not to do, tell them what they can do.
  9. Support your fellow players at all times on the field and from the sideline. Let them know you are there and you have their back.
  10. Let your teammates know when they have done something well. Everytime.
  11. Be aware that you will not always be able to play at the top of your game and allow yourself to be all right with this.