Monday, August 18, 2008

Actual Conversation

Between Me and My Husband.

K: Hey, what was that? Was that water? Why is there water in a track and field event?

C: That’s the steeplechase.

K: What? They jump into water?

C: Yes honey, they jump a hurdle into water.

K: Do they know which hurdles have the water after them or is it a surprise?

Pause. Firm Look.

C: Kara, it’s the Olympics. Not some Japanese game show.

I have witnesses to this conversation. Personally, I think it would be more exciting if it was a surprise, or as my friend’s husband said during this little exchange, "maybe they should jump into jello."

Now there are two events that I never knew existed before this Olympics, Steeplechase and Trampoline.

My 50 Meter Leisure Backstroke isn't looking like such a long shot anymore.


Kim said...

You make me laugh! I actually watched that event too and was surprised by the whole water hurdle thing. Oh well, at least it gives us something to smile about. :)

michael. mindy. dane. said...

You are LITERALLY the funniest person I know!! How proud I am to be related to such a girl! I was laughing out loud at this, Michael found it pretty ammusing as well. I am quite satisfied that I am not the only one in the family who doesn't know EVERYthing there is to know about athletics.

The Colbys... written by Erin said...

You are hilarious! Glad you are back!

David and Brooke Gallagher said...

Thanks for giving Dave and I a great laugh!! And also informing us, we did not know that event even existed! We must have missed that day but well sure be looking for that in the 2008 olympics!

The DiStefano Family said...

I am upset I missed that event. You crack me up with all your stories. It was cool seeing you at the reunion.

Karen said...

I am sure glad I was able to witness that conversation. It was pretty entertaining!!