Volleyball is the winner.
Next Week For Sure were knocked out of the finals in a really good volleyball match. Our opponents sped out to an early ten point lead but as Kate learned to serve in her first volleyball game since she doesn’t know when, Cubby overcame her double hitting demons, and Al got his breath back we got right back into the game. We were up by five or six at one point and lead into the final quarter by two goals. Then we had a run of everybody leaving the ball for someone else (overconfidence) and lost thirty-seven to thirty-nine.
Full as a state school port rack.
I went to Sydney on the weekend to celebrate Mikey’s birthday. On Saturday at half past twelve Ashley, Donna, Michelle and Rod joined Andy, Mikey and I at a pub to drink beer. Then we bought more beer to take home and were joined by Jo, Dave and Ute before everyone went to another pub for dinner. There we were joined by Richard, Sandra and Tania. After the Cowboys beat the Broncos ten to nil some people went home and some people went to see a band. However the venue was sold out (for the first time in memory) so we went to the Imperial Hotel and watched the drag show. During the evening more people went home until there was nobody left at half past four. On Sunday the picnic was relocated from the park to the (slim) back yard as the weather was positively impending. During the afternoon Andy, Anne, Arthur, Ashley, Chris, Christian, Donna, Ian, Jo, Joseph, Katrina, Lucy, Michael, Michelle, Minnie, Nick, Penny, Rod, Ron, Sean, Susan and Tania all wished Mikey a happy birthday. He is forty.
Back in Capitalopolis.
On Monday the intrepid band of new acquaintances set off from Ripplesand to rid the local farmers of a terrible thing which was destroying their crops, identified by eyewitnesses as a giant beetle (but suspected by the paladin to be pirates). After the party nearly fell to a hail of crossbow bolts from a randomly encountered bandit gang, the end of session monster was dispatched in less than two rounds. However Dave had cleverly hidden a second, different, terrible thing in the cave, providing a perilous cliffhanger to end the night.
This week The Muppet Show
has decided to put on a matinee play in the middle of the autumn run. This one is a three act version of one of the winter season items, only they don’t know when they want to interrupt the schedule yet and there isn’t any money to pay for it. Also, it involves the cast from Pigs in Space
who are currently trying to get more say in how the sets are built by refusing to negotiate.