betsy has a big announcement. she has joined
facebook. so make sure you look for betsy beijing and add her as a
friend. unless i don't like you. in which case i will reject you as
my friend if you try to request me. but there's only one way to find
out if betsy likes you or doesn't. and that's at facebook.com
WEEKLY ITEM #1: The Weekly Schedule
Tuesday June 26, Practice, 7.30, Gu Lou.
have new turf fields for tuesday and thursday nights. come check them
out tonight. conveniently located somewhere around deshengmen. go to
the google group for directions, or call jason 1391 050 6194.
Thursday June 28, Pick Up, 7.30, Gu Lou
Sunday July 1, Summer League, TongZhou
see below for details
lunch time poll:
who do you most want to see on the same summer league team:
a) reid and donald.
b) barbie and ken.
c) doc and candice's mom.
d) chip and gemma.
WEEKLY ITEM #2: Summer League
league starts this sunday. hopefully you all have already cleared your
calenders and signed up. some details are still being decided, but the
basics are as follows:
8 weeks of play
4 equally divided teams
game time, sunday at 4 o'clock, at tong zhou fields.
meet at dong zhi men at 3 o'clock for vans to the field.
league fee of 250 rmb (150 for local students) includes fields, shirts,
and party. does not include transportation or bribes.
half league fee (four weeks) is 150 rmb, exclusively for late
comers and people who know they are going to be out of town for at
least half the games.
one time costs 40 rmb.
end of league party will be fun.
contact tracie for details and to sign up.
please note some details, like time, cost or location, are liable to
change between now and sunday. stay posted to the group for details.
is the time in the weekly email when betsy gives her weekly shout outs,
and call outs. remember, you want to get shouted out, but you don't
want to get called out.
a shout out to corey and patrick, who are leaving us to return
to the states. i don't know exactly what their plans are, but i think
it involves a stopover in vermont to get married, a honeymoon in the
catskills, and then a move down south to settle in together.
congratulations to corey and patrick.
a call out to everyone who has pictures from shanghai and
still hasn't posted them. i haven't seen any pictures yet taken by
someone from beijing. what are you waiting for? betsy doesn't like to
be kept waiting. just ask joe.
a shout out to stephen, for helping us secure fields for
tuesday and thursday nights. well done stephen. but if this doesn't
a call out to brady, who ruined everyone's fun on sunday by
worrying about us getting hurt by hail or lightning. well what do you
expect from a 32 year old? be careful not to run with scissors or you
will really get an earful.
a shout out to barbie and sandy for bringing their camcorders
with them to shanghai and filming our monster movie. great job guys.
the footage was awesome.
a call out to barbie and sandy, for
keeping the footage they took from shanghai closely under wraps, and
not allowing anyone to see it, like they just shot citizen cane and
don't want the studios to get their hands on it and ruin their
WEEKLY ITEM #3: MAILBAG
every week, betsy gets a lot of emails inviting her out on dates,
complementing her on her leadership skills, asking her ultimate related
questions, and wanting to know who she is. the mailbag is where she
answers these questions. as always, these are real letters from real
you probably haven't
seen me yet (i certainly don't know who you are) but i've been lurking
on the list for a few months. i live out in the villas, on a pretty
large estate. our back lawn is a flat field with evenly cut alabama
sawgrass, approximately 40 yards by 120 yards, with a border along the
edges that runs about 3 yards wide. we don't really have much use for
it, so i thought that beijing ultimate might want to use it.
my mom also owns a fleet of rental cars, and we'd be happy to
drive people to and from pick up whenever you like. just send along
your addresses and we'll come pick you up.
for the moment, my
mom is out of town, and i'm leaving for the summer, so if someone wants
to house sit for me, that would be great. the house is only 300 square
metres, but if you don't mind being cramped, it would be great to have
someone to water the plants and look after our pool and jacuzzi. if
anyone has the time, let me know. i'll have a driver come pick you up.
thanks for the
offer, but betsy is allergic to sawgrass. too bad. it sounds like
your back yard would make an excellent croquet court.
i appreciate the weekly
email, but the google group can be really annoying when people spam it
with jokes and off topic items. can we implement some kind of filter
betsy completely agrees. in order
to rectify the situation, i think that we do need a filter. so from
now on, if you have a post, request, question, comment or smart aleck
remark that you aren't sure is suitable for the whole group, please
send it to jamieson potter at jpo...@alliance-digital.com
he will then make the decision on who should or shouldn't receive that
email, and forward it to all relevant parties.
hope that helps,
i'm a potential sponsor. how many members does beijing ultimate have?
i'm glad you asked. this week, betsy is proud to announce that beijing
ultimate now has over 100 members on its google group. as a reward, our
100th member, happy rat, is going to receive a prize package valued at
over 2025 rmb.
the prize package includes 2000 rmb worth of five ultimate
apparel. in order to redeem your voucher, you must pick it up from
zahlen by midnight of the 26th of june. don't worry, zahlen's in
seattle, so that gives you an extra 15 hours to redeem your prize. in
addition, the next time happy rat comes to pickup, he won't have to pay
(valid only at pickup, and not for summer league).
congratulations happy rat on being beijing ultimate's 100th
player. in honor of your achievement, your new beijing ultimate
nickname is centurion. in chinese, we'll just say, bai bai.
and be on the look out for the next award winner, beijing ultimate's 200th member, with double the prize package.
go google groups,
WEEKLY RUMOR THAT MUST BE TRUE: Betsy was at practice on
sunday, and while everyone was out playing in the rain, she noticed
that zoe's diary had fallen out of her bag. she went to pick it up in
order to return it promptly, but the book fell open and betsy couldn't
help but read a bit. what she discovered is shocking. turns out zoe,
after attending the menage a trois party at jenn brown's, asked greg if
he'd be into experimenting with some threesomes. greg was totally into
it. no wonder greg and zoe were seen huddled on the sidelines,
whispering with klaas.
WEEKLY ITEM #4: Social Calender
Sat Jun 30th. Dice Tournament and BBQ. Ryan's house
BBQ at ryan's place this saturday starting at 5. Bringing veggies and non alcoholic drinks would be nice.
ever die (liars dice or whatever you want to call it) tournament as
well. This is the game you always play at bars, or see at least see
the locals playing. Small buy in can be discussed. Die tourney starts
at 3. Any number of people is ok; we already have about 7, but the
more the better and if you want in just let ryan know. 13810625114
If you haven't been to ryan's place, it's in Wang Jing at Da Xi Yang Xin Cheng
Building 518 gate 2 room 1A.
WEEKLY QUIZ: for you newbies, the
weekly quiz is a game where betsy asks a few simple questions, and it's
your job to provide the correct answers. as always, googling is
prohibited. this week's winner will receive a prize package courtesy
of five ultimate.
this week's category, 80's sitcom families:
1) name all the original cosby kids
2) name all the original seaver kids
3) name either the complete set of pembroke kids or powell kids, from charles in charge
bonus) what show featured vicki the robot
please email your answers directly to betsy, at
as for last week's question, be the first person to explain
correctly how 1+1 can sometimes equal 3, chip was the first one to
respond correctly: 1+1 can sometimes equal 3 when you knock boots.
chip wins a free post tournament coconut oil massage courtesy of missy rock.
which brings us finally to your moment of zen:
catch you on the field,