16 févr. 2011


This past weekend was a very eventful one! First off our team had 2 games, which we had to play with 7 players.. which included only having 3 guards. This meaning, the 3 guards had to play the entire game. So we won both our games by a comfortable margin, but it was a little tiring in the process.

Friday was my birthday, so after the game Amanda and I went to the steak house we love. we also thought a nice big ice cream dessert was in order.. and it was delicious! We then had an afternoon game on Saturday, which if we had won meant we would have two full days off. EVERYONE wanted this, as this was the first time we would have 2 full days off since I have been here.

Needless to say we won, and got our two days off. Amanda and I headed straight to Vilnius for the weekend and to start Courtnay-Palooza! :). We got to the city and relaxed for a bit, before meeting up with two of our team-mates to start the evening activities. It was nice to know we had a couple days off, and we planned on enjoying them!

The first stop for my birthday celebration was a friends bar, which was holding karaoke this night... yes I karaoke, and yes it was horrible! Now I ended up going up twice, with the first one being just Amanda and I singing Destiny Child- Say my name.... now the words did NOT match the song, so it was a disaster from the start! With that being said.. we had a good laugh at it!

The next time we went up, we signed up our two team-mates Giedre and Lina with us to sing "billionaire" in dedication of Marina, who was not there to celebrate her birthday (which was feb 13th).  This was a better performance, but still us just being silly.  The rest of the performers, actually were trying and were very good! They took it seriously and I was impressed with them all!

From then on, we went out and had a lot of fun. Many photos and memories were made on Saturday night. It was a great birthday for sure.

Sunday, we didn't do much, as we slept and went out to eat during the day, and at night we went to the Sky bar at a hotel in Vilnius, that has a great view of the city. It was really nice at night. We ended the night with some intense game of Jenga, and coming up with some great nicknames for ourselves. My nickname you ask: PIG.... I won't go into details on how I got that nickname, but I think it may have stuck....

Monday Amanda and I went for massages in Vilnius before we headed back to Kaunas. Now I obviously did not know what to expect heading into this, but I had ordered a deep tissue massage... and I did not get that. I would classify my massage as a light body rub... it was nice, but I left the place just as sore as I had been when i walked in. Amanda's massage was a little more interesting, as she had a small chinese lady literally hang from the wall and walk on her....

All in all we wont be getting massages anytime soon in Lithuania.... you live and learn right?!

So our two days off were a huge success, and now its back to work with another two games this weekend. The good news is everyone is back for our team, so we should have 12 healthy players for our games!

Here are some photos of the weekend:

 On the way to Vilnius :)
 I was soo tired, that a nap was the first thing on my mind when we arrived!
 Me and Giedre

 Amanda and I
 Lina and I
 So don't wear dresses often.. so it had to be documented!
Amanda and I "performing"...
 Us being silly while getting ready.
One of my favorite pictures!

So that's all they wrote about Courtnay-Palooza :) 

Until next time,

Courtnay :)

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