Thursday, June 13, 2013

There's a Tournament in My Future

Here's one more I'm adding to our summer bucket list: a ping pong tournament. Remember way back when I fantasized about adding a ping pong table to our backyard playground? As late as this past March I had laid out all the plans and sourced materials for a pretty slick DIY, which eventually got side-lined in favor of more, lets just say practical matters like a new lawn and plants.

But now that the season of fun has almost officially arrived, I let my ping pong table dreams get the best of me this past Sunday and I suddenly found myself headed down to Monarch Beach to answer a Craigslist post for a table that was just the right size and color that I was looking for all along. A bonus - it folds up nice and compact on wheels, making it storage friendly when needed. Is it the more permanent, carmel-colored wood with a black top vibe I was originally going for? Not even close. But sometimes easy is going to trump perfection and at the end of the day, when I'm standing at the end of my fold up table, in the heat of a five minute volley, poolside with The Mister, I'm going to argue that that is perfection in and of itself.

First, I'll need to heal the two fractured ribs I got dealt while trying to load the damn thing into the car. True story.

Next we'll need a few accessories. 

Then, I'll need to learn how to play. 



ChicLiving said...

I am absolutely terrible at ping pong, but love playing it! hopefully those ribs don't give you too much trouble and you can enjoy your new table :)

celine {aquahaus} said...

You are so awesome. I feel we are truly twinsies.

Albertina M. Cisneros said...

You broke two ribs!!! No way!! OMG I hope you get better soon!! You are crazy. But how fun that you have your ping pong table! I bet you guys have that house where all your friends just want to come and hang out in...This is what I want....but for my daughter and her friends...I went to find our house so much fun they all want to come all the time. Even if I have to bake a million oatmeal chocolate chip cookies!! BTW I'm sending you the recipe.

Kristen said...

Ummm can I come to your next party?! Fire pit, pool, now ping pong?! Looks like too much fun. Hope you feel better soon!

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