Friday – iPhone Random 10 + 1
and blog shorts

  1. New Love – Ziggy Marley
  2. Best Friend’s Girl – Cars
  3. Pictures of Lily – Who
  4. Panic – Smiths
  5. Burn for You – INXS
  6. Chorus -Erasure
  7. Rock Me Amadeus – Falco
  8. If You Have To Ask – Red Hot Chili Peppers
  9. Little Girls – Oingo Boingo
  10. Mind The Gap – Noisettes
  11. My Life Ain’t Easy – Plimsouls
  • Taking the boat to the lake in 4 hours.

Friday – iPhone Random 9
With blog shorts

  1. White Wedding (Billy Idol)
  2. Chump (Green Day)
  3. Take A Chance On Me (Erasure)
  4. Sweethearts (Camper van Beethoven)
  5. All I Want (Frog the Dry Cog Toad the Wet Sprocket)
  6. Shores of California (Dresden Dolls)
  7. Cut (Cure)
  8. Snakepit (Cure)
  9. Daylight (Judybats)
  • Tomorrow is Danielle’s last basketball game of the season.  If they win, the team will be .500 (4 – 4), significantly better than my head coaching debut of 0 – 6.
  • I know it isn’t a very productive day when I can’t even listen to 11 songs…

Friday – iPhone Random 10 + 1
With blog shorts

  1. Guiltiness (Bob Marley)
  2. Catch (Cure)
  3. Lee and Molly (Ziggy Marley)
  4. Burn Down The Sky (Finns)
  5. Masonic Funeral Music, K.477 (Mozart)
  6. Not Sleeping Around (Ned’s Atomic Dustbin)
  7. Rubber Ring (Smiths)
  8. Magic Touch (Plimsouls)
  9. Two and Two Make Five (Ned’s Atomic Dustbin)
  10. Blister in the Sun (Violent Femmes)
  11. Girlfriend Is Better (Talking Heads)
  • Danielle’s basketball team, the Platypuses, has a double header tomorrow against the two teams we haven’t played yet.  Luckily I have a pretty deep bench, so they shouldn’t’ be TOO tired to play back to back games.  I’ll just have to make sure we slow the game down if the girls are looking tired.
  • I felt like an iPhone salesman yesterday as I was showing off all the features to one of Allison’s friend’s mom.  By the end of the conversation, she was thinking about buying one.

Thursday’s practice plan:

  • Start with the passing game (I do this almost every practice — it get’s their heart pumping, and works on both passing and defense.  Split into two teams.  Girls can move without the ball, but with the ball they can only pivot and pass.) [ 5 minutes ]
  • Split into 3 groups: [10- 15 minutes]
    • Forwards in a two on two game under the basket.  Tell them to focus on making the first shot.  If they can’t score within 3 shots it’s a turnover and the other team inbounds from under the basket.
    • Wings playing a dribble/pass keep-away game
    • Point Guards work on dribbling while protecting the ball.  Work on off hand dribbling, changing pace, and getting around a defender.
    • Alternately wings work the same dribble drills with point guards.
  • Add 2 wings to the 2 – 2 game, giving them a wing option.  Point guards play a 2 on 2 dribble/passing game. [10 minutes]
  • Full scrimage [10+ minutes]
  • Sharks and Minnows – the girls seemed to enjoy this last practice.  focuses on dribbling and defense.  All girls get a ball.  There goal is to dribble back and forth across the gym.  If they lose the ball/get it knocked away, they become one of the sharks – I’m the first shark.   [rest of practice]

My kind of girl

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Ironically, this is how Mrs. Mosquito Eater got me to propose.

XKCD