Thursday, September 29, 2011

laughing their granny panties off

I went on my first roller coaster in years this summer and went back again for more. I laughed so hard nothing came out. What a thrill! 
The thrill is more thrilling after you've had a baby (or 3) and your scars have healed enough to ride safely, but you can feel them enough to know the miracle of life.
It feels reckless in the very best way. I highly recommend this roller coaster, it will rend you breathless from the beginning when you are up 205 feet in the air & the ride STOPS. It hangs you there & you cannot see the track below you! That's just the beginning.

My first ride got my mind spinning about having fun and how little I have. I take the responsible, grown-up road to a fault.(see the 3rd row above. ok. sometimes 2nd row).
Since then I'm letting my kids chase me and jumping on the trampoline with them instead of watching from my grown-up chair, glancing at my iPhone every few seconds.
The concert and a few other things we did to celebrate my birthday last weekend were all a part of my quest to act my age. 
Come on, I'm 31. This is the time of my life! Look at those ladies up there! Laughing their granny panties off...
Do you live like the 1st row or the 2nd?
"Wherever you fly, you’ll be best of the best. Wherever you go, you will top all the rest.
Except when you don’t.
Because, sometimes, you won’t.

I’m sorry to say so but, sadly, it’s true that Bang-ups and Hang-ups can happen to you.
You can get all hung up in a prickle-ly perch. And your gang will fly on. You’ll be left in a Lurch. You’ll come down from the Lurch with an unpleasant bump. And the chances are, then, that you’ll be in a Slump.

And when you’re in a Slump, you’re not in for much fun. Un-slumping yourself is not easily done.

You will come to a place where the streets are not marked. Some windows are lighted. But mostly they’re darked. A place you could sprain both your elbow and chin!
Do you dare to stay out? 
Do you dare to go in? 
How much can you lose? 
How much can you win?"
-Oh the Places You'll Go Dr. Seuss


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  1. Ha! How did I miss this post!? Love it. I gotta get out of the 3rd row...

  2. i'd say we were row 1 on the alpengeist! heck, you're my ticket to row 1. you bring loads to my life but laughter is definitely tops.


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