Well today was pretty crazy as well. We had our gift exchange – I gave a king-size Mr. Big bar, a pack of chocolate Clodhoppers, and a pack of Jolly Ranchers to Aaron, and I got the sweetest present ever from Zac. It’s a shirt that says “The Ham” on the front with a picture of a slab of ham. Being our band name, it’s like the greatest thing ever. Everyone seemed to think it was stupid, but I wore it with pride.
(Update: I decided to wash it cause Zac told me it needed to be washed in cold water by itself the first time….and half the picture split off. 🙁 That’s just a shame…I’m going to have to get him to make me another one.)
After the gift exchange, we headed out to Syl Apps Arena and skated for a while, and then played broomball. Basically you have brooms which are like straw brooms only with a shorter handle and the floppy part of the straw cut off. It’s just like a stub, and some aren’t even brooms, they have rubber on the end instead. Anyways, it’s like hockey without skates, and using a big ball instead of a puck. It’s hilariously fun because you go sliding everywhere and can’t stop. I think the score was 3-2 for the other team; I scored one of the 2 goals and also made a couple good saves when I was in net. Valerie showed up but apparently Vince didn’t come.…Continue Reading
Last night’s BCC Christmas party was crazy. Everyone except for I think three people went over to the school and then got in our Baker-mobile van and headed up to Steph’s house. The snow was bad in some spots, so it took us a while to get there, but eventually we did and unloaded all our food. It was amazing. There were chips, brownies, fudge, cookies, pretzels, and so much more – you name it, and we’d likely have had it there. We even had pepperettes, courtesy of Carl’s Meat Shop in Burford, thanks to Zac who works there.
So after a while of eating, we all got bored and said, “Let’s go out and have a snowball fight!” Some people didn’t like that idea since they didn’t bring gloves, but fortunately, where there’s a will, there’s a way; or at least where there’s a giant mound of gloves in Steph’s house, there’s a way. Since the Smith’s have several children (5 at last count anyway), they have lots of gloves. I put on a nice pair of pink mitts with little wierd speckles on them. Very cool. So we went outside and threw snowballs at each other. For the most part it was guys against girls and the guys completely kicked the girls’ collective butts. Some of them just started throwing cheap shots by just running forward until they were like right beside you and then whipping the snowball at your head. That was just pathetic. I made sure…Continue Reading
Today my school had their flag football tournament against several other schools from southern Ontario. Now, get this: our whole school was involved in the tournament.
Haha I love saying that. I go to a really small private high school with 22 kids this year. Yes, that’s in all four grades. So we had two football teams, one a guys’ team and the other a girls’ team. We (the guys’ team) only won one game, which was an improvement from last year. We almost had two games, but a few strange calls from the refs meant we lost the game to a homeschooling group.
But anyways, I think everyone had a great time. I got a touchdown, another first I think for me; I usually play runningback and get used for the short, quick plays to gain a first down with a few yards left. Everyone had a lot of fun, and the best part was that it wasn’t all rainy and mucky like last year’s tournament. It was great weather, a great time, and now everyone has great muscle pains. My legs are absolutely killing me; my ankles barely move, my knees make me feel like I’m 80 years old, and even the other joint in my leg hurts – I’m not sure what they’re called, the one right below the waist. But those really hurt for some reason, and I’m not sure how to really stretch it out. Hmm……