I scored a goal last night! Picture that at about 10:30 pm under the lights. Yep, that's what my shot looked like. It was so pretty! I did a tiny jump of victory--I can't help myself, I know it's not super sportsman like, but it happens so rarely I get a bit besides myself with shock and giddiness.
I've played soccer since I was a wee-one and I can count the number of goals I've scored on my fingers and toes. My soccer skills sound astounding right? Don't let my goal tally fool you. I'm a defender, my job is not to score, but to keep others from scoring. And I LOVE IT! Especially when playing coed. There's nothing like flat-out stopping a dude who thinks he's gonna juke me. It's awesome!
My friend and teammate likes to call me the underestimated one cause I'm not big. My soccer pants were purchased in the boys' section at Target and I ordered my shoes from the kids' catalog. So when a guy sees me sprinting toward him, his thoughts are not of intimidation. And I'm not the least bit afraid that this guy has 75+ pounds on me and plans on running me over or shooting the ball at my head. I get more calls against me than for me.
So although my goal felt very good, okay sooooooooooooo very good, stealing the ball at my end of the field from the feet of a cocky male who doesn't even have me on their radar is way better :)
The real point of this blog post is to remind people they have a few hours to attempt the Manuscripts to Movies trivia challenge at Cinema Challenge Cavalcade. Answers and point totals will be posted at midnight and then Joshua's trivia challenge begins. He has a special tribute to the Oscars for the upcoming week. Please won't you come and play?