Wednesday, June 23, 2010

It was like a Beach Boys song

I played sand volleyball last night. A friend of ours needed two players to fill in and luckily both my sister Kyrstin and I were able to help out. We played three games and had a lot of fun.

Oh the joys of sand volleyball...the list is endless:

1. You can sport a nice tan or work on one.

2. Beer...need I say more? (I just drank water though)

3. The competition is always fun.

4. Taking your frustrations out on the volleyball.

5. Diving for a ball just feels really good.

Okay, so the list is not "endless."

So last night as we played this team of middle aged people, I noticed this lady in a pink shirt who would only use one arm to hit the ball. There was nothing wrong with her other arm, she just used the one arm to bump the ball. Oddly enough, the ball would go over almost every time. I couldn't help but laugh when she successfully got the ball over the net with this one-arm technique.

Then it started to frustrate me when the other team, as poor as their volleyball skills were, would score on us. I mean, our team consisted of four previous Elk Mound High School Volleyball teammates and two guys who actually knew how to hit the ball. Hmmmph! We should've killed them with our awesome talent ;)

We did end up winning all three games and I think we beat them by a pretty good margin each time, so that made me feel good about myself. But if I hit like One-Arm Pinkerbell, my hits would've went sailing left or right into the other court, since I was properly trained to hit a volleyball the right way.

Let me end on this note: Although I had a great time playing, I didn't appreciate the sand in my face, hair, crevices, and holes. And get your head out of the gutter - EAR holes .


  1. I have an extra one for the list: 6. Accidentally breaking your ex's nose.

  2. Sounds like a wonderful day, glad you had a good time and congrats on winning! Though, I must say, the sand getting everywhere would've really got on my nerves :)

  3. Sounds like you had fun...but I'm not a fan of sand everywhere either! It drives me bonkers! And sometimes you can take a shower for an hour and STILL not get all of the sand off!

  4. lol
    I like volleyball but I'm not very good. I've gotten slammed in the face a few times from a spike and that is not face was numb for like 10 minutes.

  5. But man running on sand is brutal. I also can't get anywhere near the same vertical on sand as I do on the court. I just kind of sink right in.

    Glad you enjoyed though.

  6. it was fun - thanks for playing with me!! I think I still have sand on me.

  7. Right on. I'd rather watch then play though.

  8. Another positive is that the sand is really good on smoothing out the bottom of your feet! (Just thought I'd add my 2 cents:)