Friday, August 12, 2011

Go Big or Go Home

There is a "big" longboarding race in our area this weekend.


Parker signed up.
He's not a racer.
He's more into tricks.
So, I have to question "why?"
But I'm used to asking that question.


Parker: "Oh yeah.  There are two categories.  There are the professionals........."
Professionals?
Seriously?
Professional longboarders?  "Professional"  is reserved for doctors and lawyers....and maybe some athletes who actually get paid enough to support themselves...........not just buy a sticker for their helmet.


Parker: This is big!  It's my first big race.  It's serious."
Me: "Serious?  More like ridiculous!"
Parker: "The professionals are racing for a cash prize."
Me: "What?  Like $50?"
Parker: "I don't know.......the entrance fee is $2 and the winner gets half of all the money collected."
Me: "So $50.  Oh and you aren't even a racer."
Parker: "I know, but I got this. I'm racing with the amateurs not the professionals."
Me: "Oh. Wow.  I feel so much better."
Parker: "The top five get prizes.  I'll come home with something."
Me: "Yeah.....a broken arm."
Parker: "No. This is legit.  This is real.  I mean,'Go big or go home.'  And the ER can be considered a home."


At least I'm not the only the house on the block with idiots.
My nieces and nephews are also killing themselves racing on Saturday.
My SIL: "Xan, you need to really think about this.  You are leaving for college in a few weeks.  Do you really want to go with a broken arm?"
Xan: "Think of how many people I could meet with a broken arm!"


Yep - idiot runs in the blood!





PS: You guys are GOOD guessers!  Parker cashed in a whopping $185 worth of coins.
I came home with $615.89.  Youhave to realize that I don't actually "collect" coins, go through pockets or empty my change purse into a jar.  If I run across coins around the house, I just throw them into this container.  When the container is overflowing, I take some out.  Oh....our bank does not accept rolled coins.  I don't know why.  Whatever.  Anyway, the closest guesser was Danelle over at Outnumbered with $527.38 or 83...whatever.  Go over and congratulate her, give her a fist bump and a cyber cupcake!

1 comment:

Guymons said...

I thought you wanted us to guess the amount of yours and Parkers coins combined...haha...so actually, I was closest! lol