Monday, November 26, 2007


I was tagged by Jenni to write 5 random things about me....

Since this is a sports related blog, I'll go with the theme...

1. When I was 8 years old I joined the swim club. After a year or so I was asked why I joined. I said it was because I wanted to go to the Olympics for diving. The coach shook his head and told me I was in the wrong sport. Huh?? What sport could possibly be closer to diving than swimming?

Years later I joined the diving team. I wasn't any good at it, but there was absolutely nothing in the world that made me more happy. When I was a Senior in High School I transitioned to just swimming because I just wasn't meant for the acrobatics of higher level diving (Gymnastics! Doh!)

2. In college I missed the water. So I joined the Wisconsin Water Polo team. Man, if I thought I wasn't any good at diving, this was a new class of suck. I made it a year. I wasn't cut out for the aggressive sports. Those girls are animals!

3. Until I was in college I thought that running was the absolute most stupid sport EVER. I mean, who on earth would put their bodies through a marathon! How Stupid! (I choked on those words all 26.2 miles in June...)

4. Growing up, baseball was always my passion. Starting when I was 7 I played softball, then fastpitch. I watched or listened to every damn Brewers game for years and years. Then I got a job at the stadium. And for 3 years, they PAID me to sit in the third base side box seats and watch games. Best job ever.

5. I got scuba certified when I was 16 because we were taking a family trip to Australia. I've now been down under a total of 7 months of my life and have yet to dive there. Although I have had some absolutely phenomenal dives elsewhere, so it was totally worth it!


TJ said...

getting scuba certified is on my list. very cool.
getting paid to watch baseball had to have been pretty darn cool too.

Rice said...

water polo is a tough sport... good for you really getting out there.



Wes said...

LOL. I think I would like to scuba dive too. I love snorkeling. Not sure Australia is on my list of places to do it at though :-)