It's been a long while since we've had a Shin Dig where all were in attendance, and I think nearly all will be there tonight.
Finally, Nathan & Simon have finished university - each finishing with degrees in Business and Information Technology. They started way back in March 2001 as young inexperienced boys and grew into rowdy unruly thugs... Well something like that anyway.
As well as to celebrate the end of university for me and Nathan, it is a send off for two of the members, Aidan and Ian, who are both going to the US for holidays.
You will be able to (if you're even remotely interested, and I'd be highly surprised if anyone was) to track how I'm travelling in terms of improving my standings in the various sports1: pool, foosball, darts and poker. Given I missed the last two Shin Digs my standings have taken a serious hit. So here's my strategy. Start the night with poker....play really really well and win or place in at least two, maybe three games. That should boost my overall position significantly. Then, after I've had a few drinks, move on to pool. My pool game (if I'm out of practice - and I am), counter-intuitively, improves with vodka. I'm going to avoid foosball at all costs, especially against Ian and darts are also out...it's been far too long since I played.
You can see the current standings over at the Shin Dig site. I still think I'm looking good as an all rounder, I mean there are only two other people who aren't negative in at least one sport.
- That's right, I'm calling them sports. [↩]