As rumor has it, last night was the first time tjej has ever voluntarily played any kind of sport, and she took to it naturally. No - almost preternaturally, because, you see, she plays ambidextrously. cwjat was just as out of practice as the rest of us, but warmed up rapidly. I think we still have a few more weeks of practice before we're ready to properly play a game though. No scoring for us yet.
The two of us who grew up in Canada played badminton in school. The two of us who grew up elsewhere didn't play badminton in school. Is it coincidence, or do Canadians play more badminton than natives of other countries?
Public transit highlight of the evening: DLR stops are very close together around Canary Wharf. cwjat and I just barely missed the connection we needed at West India Quay, so I got out my phone to let haggisthesecond know; but she'd already called me to say she'd just missed her train at Canary Wharf. I waved to her from one DLR station, and she could see me from the next one.