Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Prepare Yourself.

If you recall my last few rugby experiences, you will agree that I am not the sportiest of ladies- yes? Me too.

So why the hell did I join a touch rugby team?

Actually, there were numerous reasons I was attracted to join this particluar team. Time for a list!

1. It is an all girls team, but also an all girls team made up of girls who have (for the most part) never played the game.
2. My friends created it after tiring of hearing all of our guy friends (and Grace) talk about rugby nonstop. It got boring just listening.
3. Our team is the girliest touch rugby team, possibly in the history of the game. We like sparkles and puppies. And lip gloss. And shoes. Our uniforms are tie dyed.
4. I needed the exercise.

So, my lady friends and I trained for about three weeks, learned the gist of the game and then participated in an international touch tournament in Seoul where we played against really good teams. We tried our best, but against these girls your best is not good enough. However; if they were ever planning on giving out "cutest outfit" awards or "most sunshiney attitude" awards we would have definitely cleaned up. Here are some pics:


While the real rugby players watched, I wolfed down an egg mcmuffin and hash brown for breakfast. It's not my fault that our hotel was on top of a McDonald's, ok?



And Rachael just couldn't imagine getting through her day of sports without some Starbucks. So we enjoy the comforts of home.


During the games, the guys tend to get really intense (angry). They spend a lot of time "discussing things" but by the end of the game they are still best friends. That's the nice thing about boys.


Coolest shirt ever. Go Dani.

My nails needed some pizazz before the game, so I painted them pink of course!



Our beautiful team of sparkly princesses.


My running shoes. Duh.


After we lost all our games (and I got a black eye) we had some free beer and wine and cheered on our guys, who made it through to the next round!

Jeremy and this guy from a Korean team had a dance off before the game, natch.



And we continued to drink and shout encouragement...

Then the guys won the plate! Again!


And Pat got, like, five tri's or something awesome like that.

And here are the Stormers and the Sunshiners! BFFAA.


And in true Suwon style we made our way to the wine tent.




And we celebrated Grace and Rachael's birthday! Happy birthday!

It was raining and we were all pretty soaked.


After the tournie we went to Scrooge's in Itaewon for the awards ceremony and a free dinner. It was yummy. The guys got a trophy!


And promptly used it to drink beer. The end.



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Maria said...

good post!

Anonymous said...

I loved your outfit; it goes so well with the shoes. The headband gives you a diva look. Was that what you were going for? And again I say the prettiest outfits - such a color-coordinated team