You know that I played hockey I was thinking about this because I’m making this video on ‘vlogbrothers’ about How I had an antagonistic relationship with sports and still kind of do where I I have a hard time sort of buying all the way in and and sort of like and not judging people who do and Then I remembered that I did play a sport in high school and I played hockey and in a weird way I remember feeling like this is a sport that I can play, and it isn’t, doesn’t count and that’s a, That’s a weird thought. First, I- I think I thought it didn’t count because I grew up in Orlando, Florida where not a lot of people knew how to ice skate. So also even fewer of them played hockey. Though I did play mostly roller hockey Because it’s just very expensive to play ice hockey in Florida then like that I was kind of like I hate sports and sports are dumb but then also wanted to start playing hockey because I liked to ice skate and I Like then I started like watching hockey and really like watching hockey and then I was looking to be I could play, huh? And then so and it didn’t feel like I was sort of buying into the same thing that the kids in my school were buying into with their school spirit and be true to your school stuff. Which looking back like I think that’s actually quite a cool way to interact with your school, I just was so jaded and angsty that I never would ever have conceived of being a positive feeling, like, having a positive feeling about my school, but I ended up playing hockey. I think that there’s like three good reasons for that. One, because I was coming to any kind of sport late and So and like all the people who were coming to start to play hockey in Orlando, Florida, none of them grew up playing hockey So I got to sort of start off with other people who were at similar skill levels. Two, I – it was just something that I could socially fit into where all this sort of other mainstream sports, in Orlando I understand the hockey’s mainstream in other places, were sort of already taken by a social strata that I wasn’t gonna fit into. And three, I’m kind of built like a hockey player. I’m 6 1 and and Solid I guess. I like I wasn’t I wasn’t a hundred ninety pounds back then or anything I am now, but I was you know big enough that if I was playing defence It was hard to get through me without, you know, some contact which was mostly frowned upon in our league. Like this body type works well to play defense in hockey where I mean, I also would have worked for a number over those other sports and then there’s the final thing which is when you play hockey Sometimes you play outside but often times you get to play inside at the roller rink, or at the ice skating rink And that is air conditioned!