8.14.2010

Limbo Champ

The Thrill of Victory
We went to Mj's company picnic today.  It was a Hawaiian Luau theme.  I did my exercise video in the morning and hadn't eaten a thing all day so by 1:30 pm I was starving and there was plenty of good food to be had once we got there.  The sun finally pushed through the gloomy skies and warmed me up as we were sitting there relaxing and eating.

I am kinda shy.  I am never going to be the first one up to volunteer to participate in a contest if at all.  It didn't look like we were going to win any of the raffle ticket prizes so we had to take matters into our own hand.  Mj couldn't get me to go so he walked up there and got in the limbo line himself.   I paused for a few seconds and then went on up there too.  As that bar got lower and lower I couldn't quite figure out how I was supposed to get my body under there.  Not too many adults participated and when it got down to 4 they said whoever makes it under is the winner.  The first guy made it under but fell at the end.  Mj went right before me and did pretty good until he collapsed at the end.  When it was my turn I took my time and arched back as far as I could and inched forward until all but my head had made it underneath.  I was sort of suspended in this backwards position taking my time so I wouldn't fall.  I turned my head to the side and made it.  The last person made it under but fell also so I won-and not some janky prize either.  It was a $50 gift card to Walmart.  Who can't use that? Guess my old gymnastics flexibility-what little I have left that is-came in handy.

The Agony of defeat
Speaking of gymnastics-it's coming on tonight.  USA Nationals!!  Rebecca Bross is poised to take the title this year and Alicia Sacramone begins her comeback.  It's my favorite sport in the whole wide world and gets way less TV time then it deserves.  It is the premier sport of the Olympic games and obviously way more impressive then football but is only televised about 3X per year max so when it's on I get really excited.  I get two wonderful hours of it tonight.  When I'm watching gymnastics I have eyes and ears for nothing else.  The laptop stays shut and I don't want to miss a single minute.  You can expect to be totally ignored when i'm watching it.  Don't bother me, i'm watching gymnastics.  Come to think of it, I'm actually way worse then Mj is when my sport is on.  I can justify it though for a couple times a year unlike Baseball and Football which is on practically year round.  If he ignored me every time a game was on...well let's just say there would be trouble but I can totally get away with it.  Right?

4 comments :

Faith said...

congrats on winning! i can never win in the limbo line. i am not flexible at all!

i remember when gymnastics was all the rage. my sisters and i would spend hours watching it. now, not so much. i am sure i could get back into it.

love the new picture!

Steph said...

That's awesome!

I love watching gymnastics. I'm guessing since I'm totally behind on blog reading that this is already over. :(

Ameena said...

As a very shy person I can relate! Great job winning the gift card.

Love the photo of your husband. In our house my hubby and I ignore each other as we type away on our laptops. We don't even bother with the TV/sports anymore. Something for you to look forward to after being married for 10 years. :)

Adorably Distracted... said...

haha Good job girl!!! Thats awesome!! I love walmart!!

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