the years in review

One of the benefits of using a Palm brand device for the past 5 years is the fact that my calendar has an archive of everything I’ve ever done. Sometimes I like to look back at my own personal “this day in history.”

August 19th:
2009 – Certified to referee high school soccer in Dover, DE
2008 – Catering a wedding at Irish Eyes in Lewes, DE
2007 – Got back from a Holiday Parade concert in Hackensack, NJ at 2:00am, then had a high school friends going away party at my Uncle Bob’s pool in Milton, DE. Played Risk late into the night (:
2006 – Ship of Fools (my old band) rehearsal/equipment load up/set up all day, played at a friend’s birthday party at a country club in Dover, DE.
2005 – I was boring that long ago, so there was nothing documented. Probably sleeping and working at Rita’s in Smyrna, DE. Or possibly at soccer pre-season practices.
Funsies (:

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olympic development

This is a great article on how incredibly fit the FIFA international soccer referees are. Most people don’t realize that refs run much  farther than any player does during the game. The stress and physical requirements necessary to perform well before and during matches are extremely difficult to deal with.

This weekend I was on the field at 6:30am Saturday and Sunday. Saturday I didn’t leave until 6:30, and Sunday I got to leave at 2:00. It was 100% humidity and over 90° each day. Talk about pain, sunburn, dehydration, and exhaustion. I made it though. Being home is good. Work in the morning. I saw an Amish referee. He had a large beard.

soccer

There are some places in the world that I never thought I’d be. A Howard Johnson hotel in Lawrenceville, NJ is one of them. The Delaware Youth Soccer Association is paying for everything this weekend. It’s great. Can’t talk much. Leaving to referee more games today. Yes, it’s 6:18 AM.