August 18, 2012

Softball tournament

What a long day in the sun!

Today was Jerry's annual softball tournament. It's in Novi, which is almost an hour from us. I had a blast last year, so I was actually excited to go again. The kids stayed with my parents, so it was just Jerry and I.

This year, Jerry was on the team called the 'Misfits', who I hung out with last year. They are hilarious, and I was happy when Jerry chose to play on that team this year.

The Misfits have always been considered the "underdogs" because they don't take it too seriously. They weren't even given new uniforms this year, even though all the other teams got them. They got a hotel last night and were out drinking until the middle of the night, and then they showed up for their first game at 9:00 this morning. (Jerry and I didn't go last night, we left this morning)
Yes, that would be my husband with his pants hiked up
The whole team makes fun of each other mercilessly, and I couldn't stop laughing all day. I cannot imagine girls acting like that with each other! But the whole group of guys were seriously a blast.

During the tournament, once a team loses two games, they're out. Last year, the Misfits lost the first two games and then hung out in the parking lot. Jerry and I were kind of expecting the same thing today, and sure enough, they lost the first game (pretty badly) to Texas.

We had an hour before the next game, so we went to the parking lot for beer. I volunteered to drive, so I didn't drink anything (that always helped me when I was losing weight--being designated driver!) I have to run 16 miles tomorrow, so I had a big incentive to keep it healthy today.

The beer must have helped, because they had a great second game and won! We had lunch after that. I didn't want to have burgers and hot dogs that were provided (because I had to eat healthy for my long run tomorrow) so I brought a lunch--tuna and Triscuits, oranges, and pretzels.

The Misfits just kept getting better, and they won their third game. Jerry was being his usual goofy self, and tried distracting the pitcher by pulling his pants up reeeeally high, so they became "nut huggers". I don't think anyone but our team thought it was funny. ;-)

Their fourth game was against Texas again, and The Misfits actually mercied them!!

I think the whole team was exhausted after that, because they finally lost game #5, against Indiana. But that gave them third place overall, which was totally unexpected by everybody. I was so excited to see them do so well.

It was such a fun day. I haven't laughed that much in a long time!

I was starving for dinner on the way home. I ended up throwing together some stir-fried veggies, fettuccine, and spaghetti sauce. It wasn't as good as it sounded in my head, but it did the job. I'm nervous as heck about my 16-miler tomorrow. I have no idea why I'm so nervous about it! I'm going to try and go early, to get done before it gets hot outside. It's going to take me almost three hours--yikes!


  1. Good luck for your run, I always get super nervous too!!!

  2. Good Luck! You can do it!!

  3. Seeing that picture of Jerry reminds me so much of my boyfriend. He's completely goofy and will do anything for a laugh, and just basically does stupid stuff to entertain himself lol.

    I feel your pain, I'm forcing myself to do a run tomorrow, and it's been a minute since the last time I've ran. Kind of nervous!

  4. Oh my god... that second picture of Jerry is cracking me up.

  5. I bet because they didn't take themselves too seriously and kept their expectations realistic, they won. Most importantly, they had fun! And thank you for only showing a shot from behind! Good luck this morning on your run!

  6. Good showing for the Misfits! Jerry is hilarious--nut busters indeed! I'm thinking that would be a good name for the team next year! Saw you mentioned on the Daily Spark today--great story!! You're a star! Hope the 14 miler went well today.


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