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There was only one item on the list of Stuff White People Like that I hadn't incorporated into my life: playing children's games (#102).

But now I can cross that one off the list, as Venessa and some of her friends have roped me into joining their kickball team, Team Zissou. I suck at all baseball-diamond-type games, but I'm having a lot of fun with the team. The best part is doing "taunts" which are like cheers but instead of cheering about how good your team is, they're skits about how bad the other team is.

Last time we played an AD&D themed team so in the taunt I was a nerdy role-playing guy, which for those of you who knew me in middle school isn't much of a stretch. After the taunt we blast some Girl Talk (#107) on the boom box, crack open some beer (#23), and play ball in our matching Life Aquatic (#10) inspired outfits.

It's full-on hipsterville but I've learned to embrace it. Now that I've completed every item on the SWPL list, who am I to deny my true nature?

PS: Kickball kills two SWPL birds with one stone: children's games, and co-ed sports (#65) but I already play ultimate frisbee (#110) which is co-ed.

PPS: I've actually been called "the Yoda of stuffwhitepeoplelike"

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erik
Jun. 9th, 2011 06:04 pm (UTC)
Do you currently play on an ultimate frisbee team? I've been looking for one to join.

I'd be interested in kickball, too, as I like 1) beer, 2) shit-talking, and 3) hipster girls (up to a point), but I'm not so down with having to craft a goofy outfit just to go play a sport. Thus, in the same way that I couldn't be a cool kid in middle school since I didn't have Air Jordans, I can't be an alterna-kid now because I'm not down with costumes.

Forever alone.
bostonsteamer
Jun. 9th, 2011 09:10 pm (UTC)
You should come check out a game. There are plenty of hipster (and non-hipster) hotties, though I'm not certain of their relationship status.

Costume was easy: American Apparel shorts + blue polo shirt from Goodwill. The team supplied the red beanie.
erik
Jun. 9th, 2011 09:14 pm (UTC)
Let me know the time and place and I will! And what about frisbee?
bostonsteamer
Jun. 9th, 2011 09:32 pm (UTC)
I occasionally play at the weekly ultimate pickup game at Interbay Field. It's every Friday at around 12:30 (or whenever enough people show up to start playing).

Our next kickball game is on the 16th at 7pm at BF Day!
erik
Jun. 9th, 2011 09:36 pm (UTC)
Friday, like, in the middle of the day? How does that work? Do this many people have unstructured work schedules?
bostonsteamer
Jun. 9th, 2011 09:42 pm (UTC)
Most people I know use it as their lunch break, and eat at their desks before or after.
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