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Today Finn and I headed over to Montlake Field for his first-ever football practice.

Not much to say about it other than I’m guessing this flag football thing is gonna stick.

Drills.

Drills.

Same drill, different angle.   We didn't win this one, either.

Same drill, different angle. We didn’t win this one, either.

Wrapping things up.

Wrapping things up.

A proud papa.

A proud papa.

I quite like these:

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Last night I led the Zeeks Pizza Penguins in an unofficial tee ball practice.

It was our third unofficial practice this season, the “unofficial” part being the consequence of a very-delayed release of our “official” practice schedule.

That we had a practice isn’t what made the hour memorable.

What made it so fun was my introduction of burpees to the 5-6 year old band.  First, as a warmup; second as a penalty for fundamentally incorrect fielding; and finally as a penalty for players who failed to hustle to first base after making contact with the tee-propped ball.

I figured some parents might take issue with my methods — but I was wrong.  The only e-mails I received from parents were supportive, including one from a dad that had me laughing out loud:

Nick before practice ...

Nick before practice …

Nick during practice ...

Nick during practice …

A Penguin, after practice.

A Penguin, after practice.

 

First vacancy at the Tangletown building in a long while.  The details:

  • Second-floor office in nine-unit Tangletown Building (video)
  • 250 or so square feet office space
  • Some storage in unit
  • Three residential apartments and two other offices on same floor
  • Restroom located just steps outside office door
  • $615/month (first, last and $750 security deposit due up front)
  • One-year minimum lease

A few pics and a video:

Office is up the stairs, just to the right edge of this photo.

Office is up the stairs, just to the right edge of this photo.

On the other side of the building: Elysian Brewing, Mkt. restaurant, and Mighty-O Donuts.

On the other side of the building: Elysian Brewing, Mkt. restaurant, and Mighty-O Donuts.

A view inside the unit.

A view inside the unit.

Contact: Nick Jenkins (nick@jenkinsproperties.net)

On Friday night Rhonda and I joined a couple of hundred or so Laurelhurst Elementary parents for the LES Auction, 2015 version.

It was our first-ever trip to the auction and it was a lot of fun.  The venue was Club Husky at the remodeled, track-free Husky Stadium — my first-ever trip to my alma mater’s home field.  The auction was full of exceedingly friendly parents and some pretty great stuff to bid on, including a couple of items procured by none other than yours truly.

Downside was how I felt the next morning (not good), but I’m pretty sure I wasn’t alone.

Last night Rhonda and I joined our friends Ted and Cybelle Walsh at Sand Point CC for Bingo Night.  It was our first foray into the bingo world.

What a ton of fun.

After “enjoying” an Irish-themed dinner buffet (it wasn’t so bad in candor) we sat down for twelve or so games.

We spent part of our winnings on breakfast at IHop the next morning.

We spent part of our winnings on breakfast at IHop the next morning.

Our table won five of them, with Rhonda earning a W in two and me winning the last game — a blackout.

Perhaps more importantly, our three-man Laurelhurst “team” beat a ViewRidge team of Kai Andrews, Gordon Schryer and Chris Dorling 31-30 in a final-game aggregate blackout challenge.  That earned us another $30.

All total Rhonda and I brought home roughly $130 on a $30 investment — not a bad night’s work.

Count us in for Bingo Night 2016.

 

Yesterday had all the makings of a great day.  Sunny, mid-60’s, spring in the air.

But for one thing.

Finn got hurt.

He couldn't remember his sister's name, but he could remember the beauty of post-game snacks.

He couldn’t remember his sister’s name, but he could remember the beauty of post-game snacks.

The site was Arena Sports in Magnuson Park, the locale of Finn’s soccer game — the newly-named Scorpions against a bunch of much bigger kids.  Let’s call them the Giants.

Always hustling, Finn ran into another kid, went down, and apparently hit his head.  Coach Frederking immediately took him out of the game, and he headed for the sidelines to recoup.

Sort of.

Five minutes later he was crying by my side complaining that his head hurt.  And he said he couldn’t remember his name.

From there it was Urgent Care at Children’s Hospital, where Finn couldn’t remember my name, his sister’s name — anything.

From there it was the ER, where the docs diagnosed him with a concussion.

Never keen for Finn to hog the spotlight, Reese shared his bed in the ER.

Never keen for Finn to hog the spotlight, Reese shared his bed in the ER.

A few hours later his memory started coming back, and we eventually made it home with Finn better, if a bit woozy.

Don’t need another one of those Sunday afternoons.

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