November 6, 2006 8:55pm
Last night I was home in New England, or at least if I were to wake up where I was I would have probably felt that way. Lauren and Landry invited Erin and I to watch an NFL football game at O’Leary’s Irish Pub. The menus were all in English (with items like the Larry Bird burger, for example) and the rooms were decorated with Boston Bruin, Boston Red Sox, Boston College, and other “Boston” sporting teams’ paraphernalia. It was strange to be a foreign country, yet feel so close to home. I didn’t want to feel close to home. Haha. (don’t get me wrong, I love home… but if I’m here, well, I want to be here! :) ). We watched the Dallas/Redskins game. Anybody catch it? It was a great game. Fired me up so much, as did some heated discussions of basketball sets and strategy, that I couldn’t get to sleep before 1am even though I went to bed pretty late the night before! We’ll probably watch some more games there… hopefully some good basketball games (and not just football) soon enough.
Today I had shooting practice this morning, coached some high-school aged girls for a bit, hung out at Erin’s apt, shopped a little, and then had practice again. Practice was really good tonight. Lots of hard playing in those short spurts that really get your heart rate up. After practice, we listened to a presentation from “United Sisters.” (well, the presentation was all in Swedish, so my teammates filled in Erin and I after it was over). “United Sisters” is an organization sponsored by Fryshuset (the home of our club) that pairs up young women with young girls aged 12-20 years old. It is kind of like a Big Sister sorta deal. I’m really excited for it. I’m hopeful that we’ll each be asked to mentor a girl. I don’t really know all the details yet, but it seems like a terrific program and would be a super opportunity to try to reach out and support a specific community of younger girls in our club. As I learn more and hopefully become more involved, I’ll keep you updated with how it goes.