After work yesterday I hopped on the new polo bike and scratched out a spot in Greenpoint to work on some shot drills. I had a paper cup at the edge of a fence and was taking “shots” (chombo knows) from about 12-16 feet out. I was really just burning time, I was waiting on 8:30 so I could go over and buy some ski poles from Halston. She was in CO last week and scored a quiver. Chombo found me and we were both shooting at the small target, almost every shot was within 4-6 inches from the cup, or hit it. Yeah anyway, we still got to Halston’s too soon so we went into the Polish deli right there and got snacks. But, uh, yeah we got some killer ski poles and Guinness cup cakes too! It was sort of a small party. Thank you Halston. After that 5 of us went over to the 3rd Ward and meet up with Jeff Vallee ( and did a little photo shoot of us individually with our polo gear. It was a good time if any players in NYC want to check it out for them selves.

And today after work I went over to Zach and Adam’s new place. Adam aka Adam Menace is to be now be known as Tourette’s. This comes from a story that started with Tourette’s telling Zach and I about how he was the new defenseman for his team (I laughed, to say the least). Tourette’s also told about how when he was younger and in hockey league, if he behaved badly, they would put would put him on defense “because nobody wants to be on defense”. Really I could go on and on about all the things Tourette’s had to say but the best thing was about how his coaches would tell the refs “that kid over there has Tourette’s, so don’t throw him out if he mouths off” “true story” according to Adam, I mean Tourette’s.

So anyway I went over there to build mallets for ESPI 3 this weekend in DC. They had all the tools needed but I still brought my own. I made a total of 5 mallets but one is a gift. They both made a few, it was a mess. Another point where I lost it in laughter was when I realized that all the little tags on each of the full set of spade bits they had laying all over the floor were not price tags, but metric conversions of the 1/2, 5/8, 9/16 that they are stamped with. Maybe you had to be there. Or maybe you had to be me??

Ok now some real info. I got a call from Brian of Ottawa and he had some CMWC updates. Somewhere on the web it’s posted that 18 teams are registered for the polo tourny. Not true, it’s at 38 teams, with 27 of those being named teams right now. Also no teams from London, what’s up with that? He also said that they might extend the $75 on-line reg. fee all the way until day-of, where it then will be $100CA. Check the CMWC site for more info. When I asked who from Ottawa was going to make it to ESPI he said Angelo, Alexis and Robbie are a team and Johnny, Allen and himself are a team. No idea what the team names will be (not “The A-Team” I’m sure) and while I’m spilling some ESPI 3 teams, I’ll be on a team with Paul and Zach, same as NSPI and LMM. And for ESPI 3 our team name is “Banned in DC“.
Oh yeah, Tourette’s is on a team with Dave and Corey. It looks like none of the top 3 teams of ESPI 2 have held together. And reports are that ten cities or more will represent, hard telling how this one will go.?. I’m picturing something like a CBGB’s mosh pit during a Bad Brains show in the early 80′s.