Thursday, May 31, 2007

I'm Baaaack!

Alas, after a long hiatus, I'm back and better then ever. Like they say, you don't miss it till it's gone. You know you missed me...

There's so much going on right now, I don't know where to start. There are the Spring leagues, which are now almost over and the Summer leagues about to start. Not to mention the mant tournaments Stacey is organizing for the summer. Theres never a dull moment around this office, let me tell you!

So far the spring season has been runnign pretty smoothly, well except for our poor Thursday outdoor players who have been rained and/or snowed out TWO weeks this season. Now they are all scrambling to get their games in before playoffs!

A special thanks goes out to all those teams who braved the frigid temperatures the past few weeks and went out there and played their games!

An another note, my fiance was doing a little Internet searching while "working" (slacker) and he came across this article about a new "reality" show in the Netherlands. Now I'm all for reality TV shows, but this one goes to far... waaaay too far. In a nut shell, The Big Donorshow is about a terminally ill woman who is going to giver away her kidneys to one of three contestants who are currently waiting for kidney transplants. They say that this show is being used to bring awareness to organ donation, others think it is a really bad idea. I tend to lean towards the latter.

One more I jsut have to throw in here:

"For female cheetahs in the Serengeti, the call of the wild is just too hard to resist as new research shows nearly half of their litters are made up of cubs with different fathers."

I'd love to be the guy who's sole job is to figure this stuff out. Beats working in an office all day!

Thats all for me today, I have to get back to work.


Wednesday, May 30, 2007

All about the Jacksons

Well this is the first blog in a long time, but the blog is back and we have regular updates scheduled. My name is Heather and I am working at the club for the summer!

The spring season is rolling along and we've had our hands full with some unique player concerns that don't deal with players:

- Parents walking their children across a field of slo-pitch players.
- A soccer player kicking a ball out of a field and the ball hitting the windshield of a car and breaking it.
- Players settling a tie game through a dance battle.

In the office, Andrew and Stacey are really excited about the upcoming Michael Jackson Auction. You can be the owner of Michael Jackson awards, pictures, family items, and even his old id card. Andrew has his eyes set on an award he recieved. Not really sure which, just the cheapest one.

Also, Andrew and I stumbled upon this article. Some people are claiming that they have evidence of a real life alien. I wasn't impressed but Andrew was freaking out.

Well, enjoy the warm weather!

Heather :)

Thursday, April 12, 2007

Spring into Spring

First and foremost Larry Birkhead is infact Anna Nicole's Baby's Daddy I can now sleep again. Anyways I (Stacey) have a little bit of time (not really) I wanted to do something fun for a minute.
Well we completed another season! Man how time flies. These past few weeks have been utterly crazy around the office . I can't remember what it sound like without the phone ringing. We are only 3 days away ( don't panic indoor this Sunday outdoor next Sunday!) from launching the CSSC's biggest season yet! We will have 800 teams playing in 11 sports (12 if you count theatre sports!)

We had an awesome Season Ending Party at Bugaboo Creek! That was already over a week ago (see how time fllies) I just got the photo's from Matt our photographer! As always they turned out awesome. I will have them posted to the web early next week. We are going to try something new where if you would like a copy of your team photo Matt will have them for sale. He takes an amazing picture!

Andrew and Matt ended up being MC's for the evening they rocked the house. There were lots of fun games like "blow up the fish", Drunken Limbo, and Trivia! All the favourites from my birthday parties as a kid. Take a look at some of the photo's below.

It was an awesome time!

Every so often at the CSSC we get some great "projects" teams have put together because they love their teams so much! If you ever have played Dodgeball this will make you bust a move, and a gut. This is the reason I love the internet so much! Fantastic job to Grab Life by the Balls! very funny.

Lastly the plans are almost 100% in place for the June 2nd Clash of the Titans Dodgeball Tournament in Red Deer. A 1 day extravaganza for the title of ultimate Dodgeball City Calgary or Edmonton.................This is going to take a lot for me to admit but I think Calgary is going to take it! (I was born and raised it Edmonton so that hurt a bit.) Stay tuned to the web for details! There is only enough space for 16 teams.

I should get back to the grind..............


Thursday, April 5, 2007

Springing into Spring...

Last night was our Winter season ending party. And it was pretty awesome, if I do say so myself (Kerri)

The theme for the night was Spring into Spring - Luau Style. There were lots of fun decorations and some really great costumes. Some teams, like Bend it Like Beckham, went all out. I am guessing that this is one of the reasons that they took home the Lady Bing shirts. Awesome job guys!

The highlight of the night for me was watching the limbo contest. Participants made their way under a floral hockey stick while trying to not spill their glass of beer. Needless to say a lot of players didn't make it, but those that were victorious were fun to watch. I was just talking to Andrew, and his fav game was the beer-drinking hoola hoop contest. Ryan F. kicked butt on this one. Later we tested for steroids, but found out it was years of training that allowed him to take home the gold.

I wish I had some pictures to post, but we had a professional photographer there last night, so we don't have any pictures yet. Sorry!!

Moving on, one of our GCs, Jana, stopped by the office this afternoon to return some equipment. Some how we got onto the topic of farm animals and eventually poultry. I brought up the topic of the chicken that had it's head chopped off and continued to live for a year and a bit. Nicole and Jana didn't believe me. So I hopped onto the internet and used trusty ol' Google. I could get into more detail, but it gets kinda gross... if you feel like you're up to it, check out the website:

Thats all from me today

Peace out!


Monday, April 2, 2007

Miami Vice?

(Stacey will have an update from the weekends Volleyball Tournament tomorrow)

Well I (andrew) was going to post an end of the season re-cap but I have decided to hold off until the Season Ending Party is over.

The season ending party is on Wednesday at 7:00pm at Bugaboo Creek. Click here for more information. Matt (GC) and I will be hosting the event. We have some great stuff planned. We even met up tonight to work on the program. Towards the end we thought, "Hey, what are we going to wear?". We debated this for like 20 minutes. We then realized we had been talking about what to wear for 20 minutes.

One idea that stood out was dressing up like Don Johnson and the other guy from Miami Vice. Not the new version with guns and no plot line but rather the version with the alligator and awesome hair. We thought it would be a good choice but realized that neither of us has suits from the 80's. We decided to go in another direction which might tick off Stacey. What is it you ask, well you need to be there to see.

I was surfing youtube today and found this amazing video. Alanis Morisette hasn't released new music in many years. But, she has been around the media by dating Van Wilder. Well she is going to shoot herself back into the spotlight with this parody video. It pokes fun at the Black Eyed Peas and especially Fergie. Click here to watch. It might not be new music but it's pretty funny or powerful stuff.


Thursday, March 29, 2007

Season Ending Party

Hey everyone,

The season is coming to a close and the season ending party is on Wednesday April 4 at Bugaboo Creek. The theme is "spring fun" so make sure to put on your Bermuda shorts and t-shirts. I (Andrew) and our GC Matt will be hosting the event. I got Stacey to give us full creative control of the content so you should expect some pretty funny stuff.

Everyone knows by now that we are American Idol fans. Sanjaya is a contestant who is clearly not as good as the others but remains in the competition. There is even a girl who is starving herself until he is voted off. I posted a link a few days back. Well, she is now 11 days into her fast and will have to go another 6 days. Seriously here, do people not have better things to do than starve themselves over a TV show? Why not do something that benefits others such as shaving your head and raising money for cancer? Just my thoughts.

The top 3 nominees for the Lady Bing Award have been announced. The top 3 nominees are: I Like Sets, Team Discovery Channel, and Bent Like Beckham. Congratulations to all three teams for playing with respect for their opponents. All teams in the CSSC should play like them. The winning team will be announced at the Season Ending Party.

I will discuss some highlights to the season in tomorrows blog post.


Monday, March 26, 2007

It's a Pucking Win!

Kerri here again. I just had to do a short blog about my floor hockey game last night. Our team, the Pucking Allstars, have not won a game all season. All we wanted to win was one game this season, just one... I'm not asking much!

The game remained scoreless for about the first 10 minutes. I have to give kudos to the other team, The Thunder Bolts. They were a lot of fun to play against, and had amazing sportsmanship. After about 15 minutes of play, the scoring opened up. Tomas from our team scored 6 of our 8 goals! Must have been the new stick...Dude, where were you the other 8 games! Maybe things would have been a little different, and we wouldn't have been in LAST PLACE! A shout out also goes to Rob, the team goalie. He has held down the fort all season, but unfortunately a goalie can only do so much without defence!

Anyways, the game ended 8-1 in our favour. I got to thinking after the game, though, that maybe the The Thunder Bolts had heard about our struggle this season and just felt sorry for us and let us win.

After the game the team headed over to Limericks for some celebratory drinks. We ran into a couple of players from The Thunder Bolts and had a pint with them. It was all good fun, and the perfect way to end the season.

I'm done bragging for today...

Peace out