I happened across some guys warming up for a soccer game and decided to ask what league they played in. I learned that a group of workers at La Carreta, a local Mexican food chain, have gotten together for a mini soccer tournament on Easter and Memorial Day for the last 26 years. Four teams compete for bragging rights while friends and family socialize on the sidelines. The rain this morning left the fields muddy and uneven but players said the Easter competition has never been cancelled.
Easter is by far one of the strangest holidays, at least how we celebrate it now. Many symbols we associate with it are of non-Christian origin, it’s floating date was decided in an ancient meeting, and the cuisine is a hodgepodge of foods from all over the world. Personally, I like rabbits, spring vacation days, ham and all that. But the plastic egg hunts are right near the top of my hardest-things-to-photograph list.
Liberty University turned around their worst start to a basketball season ever (0-8) and managed to earn a spot in the NCAA tournament. As they took the court in Ohio, I photographed the watch party at the LU basketball arena, watching students react to the roller coaster of a game that ended with a missed layup and a one-point loss.
Covered a Scrabble tournament tonight and learned some new words:
Zooid: A type of organic organism or colonial animal
Edh: An Old-English letter
Nee: Used to indicate the maiden or family name of a married woman
Djin: A supernatural creature in Islamic teachings (I vaguely remember this from playing Magic: The Gathering)