Friday, August 20, 2010

Bad(minton) Behavoir 2010


A couple weekends ago, the Minneapolis Badminton Club grabbed their shuttlecocks, champers - and in one case, specially-made Del Toro slippers - and set off to battle on one very big lawn for the club's third annual championship.  (My grade schoolmate Johnny Whitaker commissioned those slippers and club member Marc Ratner pushed for them all to get special club cuff links).


Dave Floren and Stephanie Halvorson partner up to survey the courts.

The competition was intense...

...but former Princeton squash champ Brian Spaly and partner Lauren Patterson took home the Freeman's Cup trophy.  Above: Spaly celebrates his victory with club chairman Matt Hemsley and slipper commissioner Whitaker...

...and then celebrates some more on the waters of Lake Minnetonka.

And then a fully-uniformed Whitaker kicks off his slippers long enough to jump on an old school stand-up jet ski.

7 comments:

trip said...

This. Looks. Awesome.

Prippy Handbook said...

Truly fantastic.

Trailer Trad said...

Can we be envious of your lives yet?

Hollister H. Hovey said...

Kinda makes you wonder what you're doin' wrong with your own life, eh? My friends don't have boats and I'm lucky to have a MetroCard!

brohammas said...

Spaly is a great guy. He has reat taste in art.

brohammas said...

Ummm, yeah. His taste in art is much better than my typing.

Susan said...

Blaine from Pretty in Pink comes to mind for some reason.....