Los Angeles Organization of Ultimate Teams


Nov 4th, 2013 | By | Category: Events, Pick Up Games

Hello LA ultimate players!

You know what they say, friends: Like the sands through the hourglass, so go the days of our lives. Our fair planet has taken another lap around the sun, and thus it is time once again for… SLACKFEST! This year marks our 11th in a row. That’s quite a lot of sands through the hourglass, eh? So join me, won’t you, for…


By now I’m sure you know how this works.

You show up at Haha with your friends, kids, dogs, out of town guests, lawn chairs, food, drink, whatever. The ultimate starts as soon as we have sevens and continues all afternoon long, as people who don’t normally get Wednesday off get this one off because of, you know, Thanksgiving.

Also remember to bring your accumulated year’s worth of unwanted dry or canned food for donation to the Door of Hope homeless shelter in Pasadena. Make someone’s day with those baby corn ears that seemed like a good idea once, but now you know you’re never going to eat. Thanks as always to the estimable Tim Eby-Mac for overseeing this part of the operation. He runs it with military precision.

If you are someone who administers an ultimate list, please spread word of Slackfest down the line. If you are someone who is on an ultimate list, please spread the word to the listless. (Ha, that was fun.) Remember also to give a special shout-out to those coming into LA for the holiday — tell ’em to bring cleats!

If you are someone who’s never been to Slacksgiving, do yourself a favor and save the date. If the past is prelude, it’s a day that will live in infamy — as it always does.

And this year I’m planning something really special. You know those giant balloons that float along in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade? Well, I don’t have one of those, but I have a very nice left-over “Happy Birthday” mylar balloon filled with stale helium, and I’m planning to bring that.

See you at Slackfest/Canfest. It won’t be the same without you (because you won’t be there, duh.)

Keep ’em flying. -jv

Read COMEDY WRITING 4 LIFE today! (Or tomorrow at the latest.)

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