Friday, February 13, 2009

we are the champions, my friends!

the steamboat willies, my amazingly inept volleyball team, won our first match last night. sure, we have won a game before, but last night we SWEPT all three games. it was a momentous occasion.

what makes this victory so magical?

1. we normally have an entire cheering section full of children, husbands, dads, mothers, siblings and team sponsors rooting for us. last night we only had one lone spectator cheer us on to victory. lesta is now our secret weapon and no one else is invited but her. sorry fans, the taste of success is too strong to ignore. i want another bite and i don't want anybody messing us up. we are on a winning streak. try to understand.

2. our wednesday night practice was cancelled. we all came to this match completely unprepared.

3. i served the ball OVER the net MULTIPLE times. i only messed up because i got cocky. but cocky isn't so bad either because at least i'm not just on the team now to fill the roster.

4. i was called for an illegal hit twice. i was secretly pleased by this news because that means i was actually having contact with the ball instead of my normal technique of diving to the ground and completely missing.

5. bruce, our fearless leader and unofficial coach, was absent. we had to think up our rotation and strategy on our own.

6. the opposing team consisted of some of the oldest women athletes that i had ever seen. they arrived on one of those public transportation vans that drive old people around.(just kidding) one of them even had an oxygen tank.(not really) i spiked on her 3 times.(not true either, the only spiking i can do is with short hair.) we smoked those geezers.

7. due to illness and out-of-townedness, we were missing several key players. we had to go outside the ranks to fill our roster. luckily we had lauren she might have been a little more than helpful to our team. just don't ask her how old she is. and she definitely wasn't anyone on the team's daughter. those were just rumors the other team started to psych us out.


and just to prove to you that this is all real and not something that i made up, i present, the steamboat willies:

(photo courtesy of jamey's blog. i totally took this without permission. thanks for loving me anyway.)

and i am completely aware that my hair looks like i just rolled out of bed. that's just how hard i play. i am in it to win it!

14 comments:

Jessica said...

love it! especially that you have team shirts and everything. way to go champ!

Becca said...

You make me wish I were on the team!

Livin' Single said...

i am sooo proud of the wet willies!!! but so sad i missed it!! but i guess that's all a part of the secret formula. way to go. all of these team sports we played in high school really paid off!

The May family said...

Heidi, that is great! I am so glad that I found your blog. You are missed around here!
Christine May

Sarah said...

hahaha Heidi you crack me up! congrats on the big win!

Devlin Day's said...

Way to go, Heidi! You look awesome in the picture. I love how you are perfectly placed in the center. I always love reading your blog.

Thomas said...

Not only is she centered in the photo, but she also has her hands on her hips and her elbows flared, thereby occupying the greatest amount of space possible---I'm shocked. Also, did anyone else catch the creepy reference to Twilight in Heidi's first pointer? I sure didn't because I love my beautiful wife very much.

Paula said...

Okay- since I need to comment on the last couple of posts I will do so in this one.

1. Love the pictures of you and Scarlett-regardless of what you think-they are very cute. I think she is a doll. I must be a horrible mother because I have yet to take my daughter in for professional pictures.

2. You are a lean mean volleyball machine my friend. A force to be reckoned with.

3. I love post about your family and their doings. They always make me laugh-you all have the best faces.

Will and Natalie Giddens said...

Ditto Thomas's comment. That's exactly what I was going to say! Exactly center with hands on hips - true Heidi and I'm loving it!

Merilee said...

Supreme BS sports avenging. Way to do the old ward proud.

Lesta said...

YEA WILLIES!! That was a GOOD night! (I did catch that "bite" reference that Thomas mentioned.)

So tonight wasn't as "tasty", but it was fun AND you did make some FABULOUS serves! I cheered for ya too!

Luv ya!

MissRochelle said...

I'm so sad I wasn't there :( I was stuck in the Milwaukee airport with a late flight :(

WE'LL DO IT NEXT WEEK THO, WAHOOO WHOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Micah said...

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Caroline said...

YOU ARE THE FUNNIEST PERSON I KNOW! I LOVE THAT YOU PLAY VOLLEYBALL AND THAT YOU ARE NOT ATHLETIC!