22 April 2006

Who's Keeper?

I am pleased to tell you all that Sparkle Motion, MAPH's IM Soccer team, is now 2-0 after a big win today... For a second week in a row, i was put in as Keeper because nobody else wanted to do it. The Keeper is a position i do not enjoy, but, unfortunately for me, i seem to be pretty good at it (allowing 1 goal in 3 halves of play thus far this season). Unfortunately, the better my performance, the more likely it is i am to remain in goal, and the more my teammates will begin to think of me as 'the keeper'. To keep things interesting, i find myself 'accidentally' kicking the ball straight to opposing team members while i'm out of goal or admiring particularly well-placed shots, instead of actually trying to stop them, only to have them glance off the post. I have no actual skill at keeping, but my luck has kept me in goal, and looks like it will for the remainder of the season...

& Now for something Completely Different...

Last night (i know a two-topic blog entry... very confusing) I went to a screening of some short films by avant-garde filmmaker Jennifer Reeves. Particularly of interest were two of her hand-painted films, very much in the tradition of Stan Brakhage & then she showed 2 Brakhage films that she had accrued in a trade (trading 2 of her films for 4 of Brakhages, frankly, i think she got the better deal)... Neither of the films are on the By Brakahge DVD, so they were both entirely new to me... "Coupling" was particularly amazing, consisting, mainly, of two fleshy-colored squiggles moving about & seeming to shake the frame... Hmm... good stuff.

2 comments:

Zelva Media Library said...

ai zai...good save

joel said...

i was talking to someone recently about "keeping" & in particular Eric Lahaie's days as keeper of our "illness" themed teams... I think what really makes a good keeper in rec leagues is a reckless abandon and the ability to completely forget you have a body that will come crashing to the ground after you make the diving save...