Friday, November 12, 2010

Again, no game...

Disappointingly, Ultiman is unable to make a game come together this week (for 11/13). Though some of the Ultiminions will chortle with glee (since they couldn't come anyway) it is hoped the appetite of most of you will be piqued by the lack and we will get a great turnout at the next opportunity!

Grace to you all and peace that passes understanding.

Monday, November 1, 2010

Thursday Ultimate - Game Off.

Hello, all,

Rain all day and in the 50s. No game tomorrow.

Sorry First Boy! Couldn't swing the details...


Thursday, October 28, 2010

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

No game.

It is with sadness I report no game this week. Both Thursday and Saturday are full of the softball game and Friday with other stuff so, there you go.


Thursday, September 30, 2010

Let's play!

Ultiman has been torn. Not muscles or tendons (as has sometimes occurred in the past) but with the amount of time in the day. Finally, it looks like a Saturday morning will be playable if you can make it out to the field!

Back to the good old 10 AM timeslot. Should be sunny and maybe make it to 70 during the game - in other words a perfect day to play.

Come on out!

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Business as usual.

Okay all, thanks for coming out yesterday! Aside from the gnats and the ground being drier and (as a consequence) harder on people's feet, it sure was a good day to be with you. I must admit, it is truly a joy for me to see so many of you out there playing!

This week there will be no game - too much going on for your friendly, neighborhood Ultiman.

We should be hitting the field again next week.

By the way, the link below will probably be useful for many:

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Another Saturday Game...

An oddity, everyone - special 3 PM game this week so my original inspiration has the opportunity to come out with us! Yes, folks, the UltiMrs' brother, Jason, will be here to show us what happens to one who plays for TOO LONG. You get old and battered before your time, needing knee braces (no offense, Ron) to play and generally having to rely on craftiness to get by instead of athleticism - oh, wait... Ummm. That's my issue...

Anyway, though younger than yours truly, Jason's been playing more years and still loves the sport so there must be something going on.

Come on out and have some fun! Looks like the high of 85 is going to be cooler than the rest of the upcoming ten days so let's take advantage.

Peace, my ultiminions,

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Saturday Ultimate this week.

Okay, all, we're playing on Saturday morning this week - going on the earlier side to account for both the weather and some work that some folks need to do in the afternoon.

Same place as usual at good ole' Sterlingville Flats.

By the way, our responses were broken-out as follows:
9 Thursday Night
6 Saturday Morning
12 Friday Night
3 Whenever

I have a strange feeling that as the season turns and it starts getting dark earlier and cooler during the day, we'll see a shift to the morning option, and the poll may have been affected by the interns having dinners with families on Thursdays but it did take me by surprise to get over half of the replies desiring a Friday night game.

Who says Ultiman doesn't listen to the vox populi? We'll start rotating-in Fridays with a bit more regularity (and, I'll try to find new batteries for my light-up discs).

With Joy!

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Friday Night Ultimate this week.

Sorry for the late notice! This has been a beautiful, relatively cool week for Ultimate. Let's get out there (Sterling Home Renovation Emporium) on Friday evening to capitalize on it as much as possible.


Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Monday, August 16, 2010

Always risky...

Okay, Ultiminions,

I'm trying to figure out the best time(s) to get the most players on the field.

Please vote in the poll above and comment on this post with your preference and the reasoning if you want (for example, generally none of the interns will be able to play on Thursday nights - not building the schedule around them, of course but they are trapped in the office all week...).

By the way, your friendly neighborhood Ultiman has played a couple of outside pickup games to keep his skills sharp and the less-than-half-his-age ultiminions in their places for as long as possible. One of the new games is in Wake Forest and I'll let you know the details if you like about who's playing there and when and where.

Peace, out.

Saturday, August 7, 2010

Friday Night Ultimate this week.

Update! Change! Modification! Development! Adjustment! Variation!

Due to several factors, into which your friendly neighborhood Ultiman will not delve at present, we're looking at an odd evening for Ultimate this week.

Come on out Friday evening at 6:30 at the Sterling SETI location.

Hope you can join us!

Friday, August 6, 2010

Where we stand...

After last night's non-game, I'm feeling somewhat deprived...

Trying to figure out another day for a game, sooner rather than later but uncertain of when and how that will come together. More to come on that topic.

Must admit, I love thunderstorms! However, when it comes to playing Ultimate, I'll play in the cold, the rain, the snow, roaring wind, on ice and in sun that puts my oven's broiler to shame but not in lightning and there was plenty of that yesterday evening. Even enough that the UltiMrs had dealt with a brief loss of power and some nervous munchkins by the time I got home. Praise God for the rain that waters the earth and in the glory of His majesty!

By the way, there's a new blog dedicated to Hope Moving Services so this one can stick to Ultimate. It is linked on the side and here:

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Hope Ultimate and Moving, Inc.

Two Updates:

1) Still looking good for tomorrow's game - Sterling Nuclear Recycling Center at 6:30 PM.

2) The Metarkos have some detail on the delivery of their moving crates. One might arrive on Friday but two are locked in for a "Saturday Morning" delivery. Therefore, all, please come on out for a 1 PM start time to unload the crates and load the house for our friends! (Who knows, but we might be able to have a quick Ultimate pick-up game after the move if we work hard enough...)

Extra credit is given to all who attend both events but the key, of course, is our showing hospitality to get the move done!


Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Game on - Thursday Night Ultimate!

We're 'game-on' for Thursday at the Sterlings'.

Please bring your water and know the house will not be open.

Looking forward to a good game this week.

Saturday, there's a move happening. Since you won't be on the frisbee field, you should be unloading a Pack Rat (per Scott's email):

Mike and Beth Metarko have three Pack-Rat crates that should be delivered to their new house by the 6th of August. Is anyone available to help on Friday the 6th and Saturday the 7th?

Their new address will be 965 Darius Pearce Road, Youngsville, 27596 Cell numbers are 484.201.1595 (Mike), and 484.201.1594 (Beth)

Please contact Mike directly at,


Thursday, July 29, 2010

Beautiful night of Ultimate!

Wow! Some evenings just come together in fun, weather, fellowship and overall satisfaction. This was one of those times, I think. Some excellent playing all around and though the first game had a few too many folks on the field, the balance seemed to be struck when we moved to two fields. The only improvement for me would be to be able to play a small game with everyone at the same time (yes, that is a paradox).

Thanks, all, for hitting the field tonight.

We even got to see a fireworks show in a glorious sky set by the Almighty.

Like I said, wow.

Please note: Next week's game will be Thursday evening again but the Sterlings will not be on-site until later on in the night. Therefore, there will be no hanging about in the house and bring your water unless you like it from the hose...

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Game on, I believe...

Tomorrow evening at 6:30 at Sterling Lavender Fields.

See you there!


Saturday, July 24, 2010

Wow, that was hot.

Today was a hot one. Not quite "my cleats melted when I was standing on the field" hot but definitely "I'm just standing here in the shade but I'm sweating" hot.

Hot enough that we only played two games to seven. Thanks, everybody, for coming out and hitting the field! (I won't even hold it against those of you who decided to play another sport instead... Juan.)

Let's try it again on Thursday.

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Only thing up in the air will be the disc!

Saturday morning Ultimate this week! At the same time - 10 and the same place - Sterlingville Sink Recycling Center and Construction Zone.

Here's the only possible issue: We are having guests overnight tonight. Now, they're on their way to Florida from Massachusetts and will have another 8.5 hours of driving to get where they're going so the plan is an early breakfast and out the door. That said, there are often challenges in mobilizing forces after overnight inertia has set in so, I may run late to the game. I therefore designate Anthony and Juan to get things going if I'm not there (y'all should be able to scrounge up discs).
***Update! Just got a call and our guests will probably continue driving tonight instead of staying over. Ultiman should be there at 10 for the game, therefore.

By the way, the visit should be a nice one! These are friends from our original Bible study (my first) early on in the UltiMrs/Ultiman, and though we haven't seen one another in a few years, they are the kind of friends with whom one can easily pick up. And, they just bought a fifteen-passenger van so they're on the right track. (Of course, they were running out of options as, though when we knew them they had three children, now they've adopted one more and have three current foster children aged 2, 2 and 1. - Great stuff!)

Anyway, even if I'm tardy, my Ultiminions, get playing and I'll be there as soon as possible.


Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Thursday Night this week.

One of those days. Saturday was a good Ultimate day. Lots of faces back in the game. Some solid competition and actual playing until, at the end, several of us were really working to drag ourselves up the field.

Important reminder: Even on overcast days, one can still be burned. (Yes, I knew that but I've had the opportunity to revisit the lesson.)

Still brighter pink than normal,

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Saturday Ultimate this week!

Looking forward to a game, everyone! I don't have the very latest on Mr. Sterling but his hand IS broken. Now, let's not get too carried away... After all, it is only one bone and not even one of the big ones.

Seriously though, I saw the X-Ray and it was a pretty impressive snap. We're currently waiting for the news on whether Mr. Sterling gets to be bionic or at least have some metal plating installed to hold him together. Please pray that the pain will be minimal, that surgery will not be necessary and he is able to work with all fingers soon.

By the way, this brings to mind a caution: Though David Sterling has studied martial arts for several years, a simple hand strike on "Iron Ike" Bulman shattered his bone like balsa wood. Watch out for that kid! (And, remember, sometimes he jumps into the air! Be like dropping an air conditioner on you if he falls on top of you.)

Hope everyone (mostly) can play!


Thursday, July 1, 2010

Now, it's a party!

Just a few players tonight for a game of Ultimate followed by a couple games of Box. The weather was just about perfect and we even had a peanut gallery (including the UltiMrs who refused to hug yours truly - cannot say I blame her, as even in the low 80s, either I was caught in an extremely localized shower or... you get the picture). Everything went swimmingly, meaning Ultiman's teams were winning, until the second game of Box when Mr. Sterling attempted the little known and even more rarely practiced "Fifth Metacarpal Hip Block" on Ike, where one attempts to curtail the momentum of an opponent's body with only the pinky finger, in this case, of one's left hand. Though the block had some success in preventing Ike from scoring, the perpetrator of said "FMH Block" had to leave the field and spent the remainder of the evening discussing theology (with the multi-talented Ultiman) while gritting his teeth and holding frozen peas on his hand. (Mr. Sterling was planning to visit the ER to check what seems a likely break - updates on his condition will be posted here as they come in.)

Please add Mr. Sterling's hand to your prayers, that he might be able to work (programming requires typing, I understand) with as little pain and as quick a recovery as possible - so that he can play Ultimate.


Sunday, June 27, 2010

Another communication channel!

Per your request, my ultiminions, you've now arrived at the new Ultimate blog/website. You will now have the option of getting email from the site or visiting it directly to catch up on the excitement and grandeur of our games, the warmth and camaraderie of our fellowship and, well, when and where (and whether) we are going to play.

For a time, I will be happy to send emails separately but if you want to get hits straight from the post updates, just click on "Follow" on the right side of the page.

About navigation:
Above, you will find a poll on whom you are bringing to the game.
To the right, see our next game time.
Below, see a weather gadget and under that links to other fun stuff (currently, albums of photos of games past).

Enjoy and see you on the field!