Friday, January 21, 2005

I'M NOT NADIA

Labor Day many moons ago, my friend David and a couple other friends had rented a beach house for Memorial Day for a week.  The weekend was wonderful, many friends stopped by the whole weekend, we ate  like kings, I ran on the beach every morning.  The weather was perfect.  We actually had rented it for like 8 days, and had decided to have a party on the last Saturday that we were staying there.  It was quite a gatering, lots of people, lots of food, and lots of drink.  I'm a light weight, and rarely drink liquor drinks, but for some reason that night I did.  Guess I was feeling festive.  Well the drinks, mixed with a 15 minute dip in the jacuzzi, everyone decided they were going to walk  down to the beach.  There was about a 20 foot boardwalk down to the beach from the beach house, and me always craving attention jumped up on the rails, I was boasting of my wonderful balance skills, jumping in the air and landing perfectly on the rail.  Skipping, then right as I almost was at the end of the 20 foot rail almost ready for my dismount, it happened right after i said look everybody I'm Nadia Comaneci, one leg got tangeled on the other and down I came on the rails.  With a much higher voice I said "I'm o.k."  I really wasn't.  The rest of the night I spent with a bag of ice between my legs.  I scraped up my legs pretty bad too, and when I fell off afterwards, I hit my head on the trash can.  Mostly my pride was hurt, I wasn't so crazy about a lot of attention anymore after that day either.  I'm no Nadia!  Not even close, alcohol can make you think crazy things.

7 comments:

deabvt said...

ain`t it the Truth!!
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kgreenb101 said...

Yes, I agree! But, at least You learned something from it which perhaps can prevent you from doing it again..Some people never learn that!-Keith

barbpinion said...

WOW! So sorry Derek. Bet you think twice next time. That must have been you I heard, right? lol  *Barb*

sunnyside46 said...

if you can take a bad experience and make a great story,you come out ahead!
Marti

ann7inflorida said...

I know you were hurting in a bad way...but this is hilarious! I'm sure you gave Nadia a run for her money.

babyshark28 said...

LOL!  yes, alcohol can  make you think crazy things, do crazy things. I walked through a screen door before....I knew I was walking through it....but, it didn't seem to stop me.  I kept walking.  thinking...hmmm, I am walking through a screen door.  LOL.
life is funny sometimes. :D

musenla said...

Ouchie, that sounded like it REALLY hurt.  Between the legs too, you poor dear.  

I have to confess I'm guilty of doing the same thing.  The walking on rails, I mean.  We had this rail in the kitchen in my paternal grandparents' home, and when Nadia won the Olympics, I would imagine I'm her and stand on the "beam" when no one was looking.  Thank goodness I didn't accidentally fall even once.  It's a miracle that I didn't, really!