At the boat maintenance, SD sanded the gunwales (gunnels) and benches and applied coats of varnish to the worn wooden parts of the boats. SD volunteers made sure that the gunnels were sanded smooth so we, as well as the other paddlers, don’t get splinters in our paws. Also, the benches were sanded and glossed with varnish with Bob Vila like expertise to pamper our tender little tushies. After all, our tushies take a beating during practice. The least we can do is have them sit on something nice!!
After the boat maintenance, the SD sand and paint team cleaned themselves up and headed out to
All or most of the proceeds of Yard Sale II 2009 will help lower the tournament cost for paddlers for the San Francisco tournament.
If female patrons did not find what they wanted on the tarps...they could come out back for hot SD men to take home. Cost for one of these hard bodies? $5!!
Sunday, Aug 30th: Practice, more boat maintenance and a surprise birthday luncheon for Ceez.
Unfortunately, because most of the boats were being maintained, there was only a big boat and a little boat available to take out. Coach Joe “Daddy Tight Shirt” Kurihara did a wonderful job of asking volunteers to sit out and help out finishing up the maintenance of the boats. The others got to go out and paddle. He orchestrated that so well, that I’m sure if he had eight kids, they would all be well behaved and obedient just like us!!
On the way back, not long after beaching on the shore, Devant, did his best imitation of a linebacker and executed a flying tackle, knocking me off the boat and into the drink. Ahhh yes, I forgot, it's my birthday!!
Anyhoo, what the hell is a young whippersnapper like Devant knocking an old guy like me, with bad legs, off of a boat for?? I wanted to give that dang kid a timeout…and take away his video games!!
Another thing of importance. It was broad daylight, but we saw a moon out. Brian’s moon!! Brian grabbed Tran and carried her to the water for a dunking. Tran tried her best to do a
White Moon of Brian out in full view.
As Pomp and Circumstance (graduation march song) played on a boom box, proud Space Dragons accepted their well deserved medals from Tran, a shirtless Scott Matsunami and Marina.
This is what its all about baby!! Dedication + Hard work = Hardware + a slim lean body like Galen's (Ed note: hahahahaha!)and/or Emily's.
And what did it get me?? I got tackled violently off the boat by some young man and I got chased around the parking lot, running as fast as I can on my fragile creaky legs, to avoid a plate of whipped cream to the face. It didn't matter because some big newbie guy named Steve, held my legs to immobilize me and I got it anyway. He will pay with some solo power sets!!