For some reason Amitoz, Mark and I started talking about bizarre washington "sports": Whirlyball and pickleball. Whirlyball is apparently in other areas of the country, but no one around here's heard of it. And well, pickleball was "invented" in washington on bainbridge island (named after the dog--reminds me of Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade). I miss pickleball, so do the boys. I'm anxious for many of washington's quirky little traits that are absent in new york.