"Not much to say, really. Air
hockey is one of the more successful pillars of what I'd call
my "Competitive Existentialism," finding sports and games to
compete at a regional and national level mostly to occupy
college time without getting boozed up and wrecking my life.
This would include playing for SJSU Rugby, exploring the
realms of other fringe sports like Australian Rules Football
and...Chris really wants to do Airsoft, but that's not very
cheap...I'm really pretty cheap in my sporting choice, very
inclusive, and while air hockey can get pretty expensive for
some, it's been low-cost for me so far.
I started by bringing three friends,
including Chris Muench and Aaron Chase, to a 10-man weekly in
September of 2004. I remember distinctly saying to Dave when
showing up at City Beach "I could have e-mailed you, and
that's what I usually do when trying something new, but...."
and probably something to the effect of "where's the
bathroom?" Anyways, I finished an impressive 4th that night,
while Chris tied for 5th/6th and Aaron and Kerry (the other
guy) were wooden spooning it. More top 4 finishes and I'm
giving the newbs a point. Fabulous.
Anyways, hopefully I'll be in Air
Hockey for a while...nothing really political, just a nice
Friday night diversion that I can work on a little, and my
girlfriend likes it too!"