Volleyball=IPod or How My Brain Works

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I went on a retreat this weekend with a bunch of friends.
Gay Boyfriend brought his brand new Wizard of Oz Life game. There's no way a group of kids could play this. It's WAY too complicated. I guess they figure the only people that are going to play it are gay men who love the Wizard of Oz. Gay Boyfriend was ecstatic. I hope he never makes me play it again.

We played tons of volleyball. (That's me serving, by the way.) Now, I am NOT the most talented sportswoman. I only play with people who will laugh with me when I fall down. My favorite phrase was originally said quite innocently when asked why I don't like sports: "I don't like balls coming at my face." But guess what? I didn't suck quite as much as usual. I actually jumped and spiked and developed a killer serve that could not be returned. Seriously. I fell alot, but that's okay. I fall when I'm walking down the street. I'm used to it.

Then on the way home, I started thinking. I hate my sedentary life. I could do this thing. I could play volleyball on a league. I'm not THAT bad. So I said it outloud and someone gave me a gal's phone number that I actually considered calling. Then the thoughts started again. If I want to play volleyball next summer, I should get in shape. And if I'm going to start exercising, I need music. I need a new mp3 player. So I told Gay Boyfriend I thought we should go to Target (the source of all that is good and right with the world) and look at them and he frowned at me and said, "Are you nuts? You need an IPod." So we looked and I got one and even though I have yet to figure out how to use it, I have joined the 21st century.

All because I had fun playing volleyball.

17 comments:

Kristen said...

I cannot play volleyball even with people who will laugh at/with me.

My face is a magnet for the ball.

justjp said...

Strong work. I have the 160G IPOD and it is almost full. Careful you will start collecting all kinds of tunes!

Sweetly Single said...

WoooHooo... I'm exactly where you are now... I just got my ipod on Friday and spent almost all weekend trying to figure it out.

carrster said...

Right on! I love how your brain works. And Yay for iPods. I love love love mine. It's just a small one (2 gig) but I think it's perfect! Happy exercising! Perhaps you'll want to come and do the 5k with me!!

Lemmonex said...

Good for you! Your life will be changed forever.

JoLee said...

Woo hoo for fun weekends! I can not participate with anything that requires height for winning. I'm almost 5'2" on a good day.

SoMi's Nilsa said...

How did I miss your new layout? So cute and bright and festive!

I need a new iPod because the battery life on my very old iPod is the worst. It stopped playing during my hour run this past weekend. Grrrr...

LiLu said...

Volleyball and LiLu are NOT allowed to play together since Volleyball gave her a black eye in 9th grade.

Glad you had fun, lady. :-)

Dingo said...

Good for you! I cannot play volleyball. I have no eye/hand coordination whatsoever. I am great at going to Target and buying stuff, though. So, if you need me to be on your Target shopping spree team...

t2ed said...

in the Wizard of Oz Life game, are the kids munchkins or flying monkies?

BrianAlt said...

Hi! Nice ta see ya! It's been a while...

Oh, and to be in the know, you have to write iPod, not IPod.

You should play volleyball.

Sparkling Red said...

It is funny how one thought leads to another leads to another leads to life-changing decisions. Congratulations on your iPod! Enjoy. :-)

Oxen Cox said...

Who doesn't love balls in their face? joking. I think. Great idea joining a volleyball league. If I wasn't so accident prone I would do the same myself.

melissalion said...

I don't like balls coming at my face either. This seems perfectly reasonable.

Meigan said...

You're so cute. Your post reminds me of the book If You Give a Moose a Muffin.

buffalodick said...

Age old question(joke!) Who was hit in the face with more balls?
A. Yogi Berra
b. Rock Hudson

Jen said...

I can't leave my house or exercise without my iPod. I'm sure in now time, you'll LOVE yours.