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Dodgeball- Late-Summer Edition

  • Aug 18, 2013 · 11:00 AM
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Time to relive elementary school recess by hurling projectiles at each other!  We'll bring the balls. The grass will already be there so don't bring your own!  Bring your A-game instead!

Anyone can play from beginners to World Champions.  We will explain the rules, it’s safe (no head shots), and you’ll have so much fun that you won’t even realize you are getting an awesome workout!  Bring your friends… and your frienemies too… because, you know, it’s dodgeball!

 

** FOOD **  This will also be a potluck so say what you're bringing in your RSVP. JDMorgan Park has grills available if you need.

Ideas for healthy and tasty noms to bring:

  • protein finger foods (meatballs/chicken fingers/nuggets)cuz we need to re-energize
  • salads
  • pasta
  • sandwiches
  • healthy snacks

 

Please, no more chips!  I don't know about you guys, but I'm not a fan of having chips for lunch.  Need food of substance.

 

If you don't know what to bring, water is a safe bet.

 

We'll also need people to bring :

* Extra folding tables (or picnic blankets)
* Large coolers
* Ice or ice packs for the coolers
* Some camp chairs (for teams that are waiting)
* And don't forget water bottle/sunscreen/sunglasses for yourselves

 

Here is a running list of what people are bringing:

  • Pete - balls, lines, cones, whatever else is missing
  • Hank/PT - balls, cups, plates, napkins, utensils
  • Dave A - Bacon and cabbage
  • Julian - Water
  • Rachel C - Entree of some kind
  • Koopa - superior Mexican soda
  • Kendrick - Blondies, cooler, ice
  • Eric W - soda and some fruit
  • Charlie - water
  • Eli - chips/dip
  • Doug - prob chicken
  • Patrick C - chili
  • Darth Bear - chili
  • Vivek - table & chairs
  • Valerie - cooler, chips and salsa
  • Anson - protein
  • Justin - a few bags of chips
  • Anna - Salad, or fruits/veggies
  • Benny - Beef pancakes
  • Bhanu - Healthy snacks
  • Mark - Chicken Dumplings
  • Katherine - meat
  • Katherine - chips
  • Wilson - sub sandwich or maybe some 7 layer dip
  • Douglas - pound cake, coffee cake, or muffins
  • Grace - beef or chicken
  • Victor - water
  • Jonathan - tdb
  • Angelica - veg based appetizers, bev and/or dessert
  • Debbie - Tortilla wraps

 

Quotes from the prequels ...

  • I look like a lobster and my body is beat up and sore... but had a blast with everyone
  • Awesome fun, thanks for organizing! It hurts to walk up and down stairs, but I'm sure all that will be forgotten come Dodgeball Part Tres :)
  • Oh Boy. So much awesome.
  • right shoulder stiff legs chafed. walking like cowboy. would do it all again tomorrow if there was an opportunity :)
  • That was awesome. 5 hours of dodgeball fun with a lot of food breaks. A lot. :)

 

** RSVPs/No Shows ** RSVPs close 2 days before the event.

If you're going to RSVP yes and then drop 30 minutes before the event, that's just inconsiderate. The organizers volunteer our time and effort putting on fun events and it's tough to plan properly around mass flakiness. If you've signed up to bring foods/drinks and you no-show, there may be starving/dehydrated geeks - not cool!  People that habitually flake from our events will be auto-dropped in advance (yes, we keep track).

We also keep track of people who no-show, and you will be marked for it.  Those who have a history of no-shows will be banned from future dodgeball events.  Please keep your RSVP up to date.

 

Don't Get Lost!  We're next to the

baseball diamond!!!  (see maps)

 

Here is a map to assist in finding the group at the park:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(Larger version found here - http://i.imgur.com/mC7vfDG.jpg)

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  • Kendrick H.

    Who has my cooler?

    1 · August 19, 2013

    • TuxedoHank

      Hi Kendrick. I was one of the last people to leave, and do not recall seeing a cooler left behind. Did you ask someone to take it for you? I can email all attendees to inquire about it if you'd like.

      August 19, 2013

    • Doug

      I have it, as we discussed.

      August 19, 2013

  • Kendrick H.

    Wonderful time for Dodgeball! Very hot day, I hope everyone had enough sunscreen! My legs are still aching from some of the falls I took

    August 19, 2013

  • TuxedoHank

    Thank you all for coming out and bringing all the wonderful food! I'm sunburned and exhausted, but got my monthly dodgeball fix. Until next time.... :)

    August 18, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Still 33 days of summer left...

      August 19, 2013

    • TuxedoHank

      already working on it.

      August 19, 2013

  • TuxedoHank

    Only video of the day. Game one. Fight!
    http://youtu.be/IgswCnHMRtI

    August 19, 2013

  • Victor C.

    I've managed to sprain a finger each time (2 for 2 now). Not as severe as last time, but nice and purple and fat now. :-P Wearing oven mitts next time.

    August 19, 2013

    • Anuj

      I heard you missed my chauffeur services.

      August 19, 2013

    • Katherine

      Good water cooler story at work. "I almost got mugged. I fought off three hoodlums!"

      August 19, 2013

  • Pete

    Who left behind a green Brita water bottle?

    August 18, 2013

    • Katherine

      Dunno. Guess its yours now :)

      August 19, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Tons of Fun!

    August 18, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Thanks so much for an awesome meetup!

    Now I have a question: I forgot a couple of tupperware containers, both with red lids, one with watermelon pieces inside it. They're both labeled "Anna T." Has anyone seen them / has anyone got them?

    August 18, 2013

    • TuxedoHank

      Hey Anna we have your tupperware. Pm me your info so we can return it to you or we can bring it to the next dodgeball meetup

      August 18, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Thanks Hank and Geek Club South Bay peeps - we had a great time! :)

    August 18, 2013

  • Raghu

    Thanks for an epic day

    August 18, 2013

  • Victor C.

    1790 S Bascom Ave, Campbell, CA 95008. Yogurtland

    August 18, 2013

  • Raghu

    1790 S Bascom Ave #100, Campbell, CA

    August 18, 2013

  • Brandon

    Heading over now hope there's still food left!

    August 18, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi! We had an appt to attend to this late morning... We are on our way! Bringing roasted chicken, ice, water... Looking forward to seeing you all soon :)

    August 18, 2013

  • TuxedoHank

    So, no picnic tables available... Anyone who can ring a table would be extra awesome!

    August 18, 2013

    • Katherine

      My friend has a long folding table. I dont know if she left her house yet. I'll ask her.

      August 18, 2013

    • TuxedoHank

      Nice! If she can bring it, awesome! If not, no biggie. We have two tables now (but the more the merrier).

      August 18, 2013

  • TuxedoHank

    Can someone bring paper plates and more utensils? I don't have as much as I thought I did. If not, I guess we'll be eating caveman style.

    August 18, 2013

    • TuxedoHank

      Thank you Katherine! Sure, bring one, bring all!!

      August 18, 2013

    • Katherine

      Thanks, Hank! My friend will come later. I'll be there shortly. Going to pick up some food.

      August 18, 2013

  • Dave B.

    I'll be just slightly late as I live more north now, but I should still be there before noon!

    August 18, 2013

  • Lindsay

    Just joined the group, and I'm sorry I can't RSVP to this! Sounds like a lot of fun!

    August 17, 2013

    • TuxedoHank

      Hi Lindsay. You are welcome to join us. Location and directions can be found above.

      August 18, 2013

    • Lindsay

      Can't make it this time. Wish I'd known about it earlier! I'll look forward to next time!

      August 18, 2013

  • Grace

    Sorry for the last minute change. Its almost 5am. I just came back from the hospital. My friend fell in the bathroom and I took her to get looked at. Luckily she is fine. I need to take care of her today. Sorry again about the change. Have fun!

    August 18, 2013

  • Ryan

    Chilli of some kind.

    July 23, 2013

    • Ryan

      Make that Strawberries, minor accident in the kitchen. Small reactor breach, just a little radiation.

      1 · August 18, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Likewise, I need to amend "superior Mexican soda" to "ghetto American soda"

      August 18, 2013

  • Patrick C.

    Changing my food to a party platter (crackers, cheese, meats).

    August 18, 2013

  • Amanda H

    I injured my wrist at rugby practice tonight...I think I sprained it. If I'm feeling better and up to driving I will swing by tomorrow to visit but if I can't make it I'm super sorry about the late cancellation. I want to get back to one of those again soon.

    August 17, 2013

  • TuxedoHank

    Are you ready for some Dodgeball? And a potluck too?! Yep, I said potluck, so remember to bring something to share. No sure what to bring yet? Please check out the food list on the event description page. Too lazy to click thru and read? Here are some suggestions - gatorade, water, meats, pizza, paper plates.

    Please kindly keep your RSVP's up to date. Forgot that you had to be somewhere else? Family from out of town surprised you? Feeling "sick"? Please let me know ASAP (and by ASAP, i don't mean the morning of) if you can't make it, so that I can update the food list. Don't forget to bring sunscreen, and maybe a hat. And don't get lost! Please take the time now to look at the directions posted above. See you all tomorrow!

    August 17, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi Pete, PT, & all. Sorry about the last minute cancel. I've been sick for the past 2 days so I won't be able to come tmw. Hope you all have fun day!!

    August 17, 2013

  • Matt R.

    Sorry for the late bail. I love the Dodgeball events but I've started to really tire my elbow and will be playing in a Softball tournament in New York City in less than two weeks.

    Rest time. See you all at the next one!

    August 17, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Just myself

    August 16, 2013

  • Victor C.

    Almost done with hand therapy. Maybe I'll play one-handed :-)

    2 · August 16, 2013

    • Anuj

      now you can show everyone the finger.

      August 16, 2013

  • Grace

    I can get ice. How many bags? I can also bring something else that I can buy from grocery store easily.

    August 14, 2013

    • TuxedoHank

      ice would be great! maybe two bags? as for other things from grocery store... maybe hand sanitizer?

      August 15, 2013

    • Grace

      Ok. Will do.

      August 16, 2013

  • Jae Y.

    Flying out for work Sunday... -_-

    August 16, 2013

  • Raghu

    In dodgeball an you use a ball you're holding to deflect another ball?

    August 16, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    We should watch the movie Dodgeball on a projector screen before hand for motivation or afterwards when the Sun sets.

    1 · August 12, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      I meant to say I could bring the projector n screen.

      August 14, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      The movie is honestly pretty good.

      August 15, 2013

  • TuxedoHank

    Good Morning Everyone! Just a friendly reminder that RSVP for this dodgeball event closes tomorrow evening. I'd like to kindly ask that you please keep your RSVP up to date. Believe it or not, I do keep track of no shows.

    Also, if you haven't decided what to bring yet, please refer to the list in the description, and try to find something unique to contribute. Too lazy to go through the list? Here's some suggestions:

    Foods
    - Granola bars
    - Pizza
    - Chicken
    - NOT CHIPS! we should have more than enough already

    Liquids
    - Water
    - Gatorade

    Supplies
    - Table
    - Plates (I have some, but would be a good idea to have more)
    - Napkins
    - Cooler
    - Ice

    If you have any questions, feel free to post here. Thanks!

    August 15, 2013

    • Vivek

      I plan on bringing a small folding table and a few folding chairs.

      August 15, 2013

  • Anuj

    I have to bow out of this one this weekend :(. Sucks.

    August 13, 2013

  • Matt R.

    I'll likely be there closer to noon (Coming from Softball practice) but looking forward to it!

    August 14, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Are we gonna be using the smaller red balls or the medium ones? Or the giant ones? *GULP*

    August 12, 2013

    • TuxedoHank

      medium sized. but i was REAL tempted to get one of the giant ones, but sports basement was OOS on them

      August 12, 2013

    • Anuj

      Hank has balls of steel.

      August 13, 2013

  • Joy

    Will miss the summer end, have fun and enjoy!

    August 13, 2013

  • Allison P

    I can't make it on Sunday, but it sounds like a lot of fun! Maybe next month.

    August 12, 2013

  • Ted R.

    Sorry. Just remembered that this is this weekend, and I'm moving.

    August 12, 2013

  • daniel k.

    last minute changes to out of town :(

    August 12, 2013

  • Helen K

    I can't make it—AGAIN :'(

    August 4, 2013

  • TuxedoHank

    Hi Everyone. Just wanted to ask everyone to keep your RSVPs up to date. If you haven't do so yet, please post what you plan to bring, so that we can avoid having too much of one thing. Looking back at the previous dodgeball events, our no-show rate has been fairly low, so a big "thanks" to you all :)

    July 30, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I can bring a camping chair, cooler & chips & salsa.

    July 26, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    doh! I will be camping that weekend :( But dodgeball sounds sooo awesome! I was the Alaskan dodgeball CHAMP in 6th grade. (^______^) hopefully I can make the next one.

    July 20, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    My poor knee is not up to it! Maybe next time!

    July 20, 2013

  • KittyJane

    David and I will be coming in late

    July 15, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Boo, both of these dates I have plans out of town.

    June 20, 2013

    • PT

      dislike!

      June 20, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Every other month is not enough! :)

    June 11, 2013

    • TuxedoHank

      anuj is hard to hit :)

      June 17, 2013

    • Anuj

      I try my best to dodge your balls.

      June 18, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Is it ok if I come a little late again?? I will bring more Food! ;-)

    June 15, 2013

    • TuxedoHank

      no worries hannah. and egg rolls sound yummy!

      June 17, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Yay! Thanks Hank ;-). I love the egg rolls!

      June 17, 2013

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