A blunt truth for Jacob and I as sports buddies is that we are not likely to be superstar athletes competing with each other for backyard or front-yard glory. I’m not super active, Jacob has some extra challenges, blah blah blah. Baseball will be a challenge, should be able to throw a football later in life, probably frisbee, cooperative basketball is likely or maybe some games like HORSE. More likely, we’ll find ways to go skating together with mom, and I’m hoping for skiing (both downhill and x-country) as well as kayaking. I mention this not as a lament but as context for this “50by50” goal.
I wanted to go golfing with Jacob.
I’m not a great golfer. I don’t have a body nor talent for it, but I have fun. I really like the annual tournament that our branch at work normally runs, a best-ball tournament with teams of four. » Read the rest
Back when I got married some nine years ago, I organized my bachelor party to include a golfing outing. Other than playing occasionally with my father-in-law, it’s one of the few outings where I’ve actually gone golfing with someone else. And so when I was doing my 50by50 list, someone suggested I do my bachelor party arrangement again.
Which seemed like a great idea, except for the organizing part. Instead, I simply listed it on my goals list as “go golfing” and decided I would figure out the details later. A few weeks ago, I saw posters around my office for the annual branch golf tournament. I’ve gone the last three years, so going this year would seem almost like a no-brainer.
Except I’m not part of that branch anymore. I changed jobs back in July, so technically I’m not part of the “client base” for the event, although it’s not a rigid organizational process. » Read the rest