Monday, March 8, 2010
Hey, Y'all! Watch This!
For some reason, heretofore unknown, the Suthunah has needed to try the untried. To do the undone. To...well, make a fool of himself in attempting the impossible. Now, on the surface this is a noble thought. To extend ones self beyond the known, to take the dare, to prove to the world if not just to ones self that something can be done and done well.
Unfortunately, this is not always the case. Probably because copious amounts of non-light beer are involved in these rash decisions. Probably because the challenge involves laying on a burning sofa while some other inebriated sole attempts to take your picture with a camera phone. It fairly boggles the mind.
I mean, let's examine the situation. Why is there a burning sofa? Why is no one putting out the sofa fire? If the sofa is meant to burn, as in a bonfire, why was it lit only once or twice at the top instead of, say...the bottom? What sort of personal challenge is there in laying on a burning sofa? Is he attempting to set some sort of record? Ah, now we have it...in his hand...yeah, beer.
It comes as no surprise to me, the Suthun Wanna-be. Just this last weekend, I attempted to carry an 80 lb piece of equipment from the car to the house. I got up the three steps to the door and found the unwieldy piece off kilter and soon it was cascading down the front steps, pulling me along with it. Yes, my brain was screaming "Let go let go, you foole, you foole!*" but that didn't seem to have any effect.
My body was pulled airborne by the heavy box, and I landed on the corner square in the small of my back, and rolled to the ground where my thoughts were more to the case of "PAIN! PAIN!" All I could guess was that I had broken my back. And miraculously, no beer was involved in this altercation.
My back is fine, just a bit swollen. And the irony of the fact that I was carrying EXERCISE equipment is not lost on me. Was I daring the dare? No comment. Did I have something to prove? No comment. Was I being simply a Suthunah with hopes and dreams of grandeur? Gee, isn't that what this blog is all about?
*yes, Foole, with the requisite extra "e" to give a higher degree of difficulty to this stupid foolish act.