Friday, September 26, 2008

bulldogs and chi-tahs

if there's one thing my team is good at, it's finding bargains. (i should note that they are good at volleyball, too, and they are getting much better at playing as a team...but that's not my point right now.) the other day when we were just waiting around in a gym, we got into a discussion about the amount of skill it takes to be a well-dressed, bargain-finding woman. (sidenote: they think i'm a good dresser. i told them to wait until winter when i drag myself out of bed and throw on the closest piece of clothing i can find. THEN they will know the truth about my dressing skills. i'm always a poser in the beginning of a school year.) after talking to the girls about good deals, i discovered i need to be shopping with these girls! they find the best deals! example: one girl bought her homecoming dress for a dollar. a dollar!! the same girl also found a cute pair of shoes for around 7 cents.

sooo, today we are going shopping as a team. but it's more than shopping. last friday we had to have a very LONG discussion about playing as a team, decision-making, working together on the court and off, liking eachother (or at least acting like it) and celebrating good things (even if they don't happen to us, personally.) i think the girls figured out a lot through the discussion, and we also came up with some teambuilding activities that will allow us to see the good in eachother. one of them: shopping! so, for practice today we'll be bargain-hunting for eachother at the battlefield mall (and probably chowing down afterward...you know, shopping takes a lot out of you!).

yep. i'm excited. now if only coacher would tell me what to get him for his b-day. (besides a chi...i'm not joking; that's what he said.)