Thursday, November 09, 2006
|Flip goes to London|
Posted on 11/9/2006 by Flip
Over the past weekend I have had the wonderful opportunity to compete in London at the David Ward Cup competition. There were teams from all over the world that attended. London of course was everything I expected; beautiful, fun, exciting, expensive, and cold. I guess three out of the five are good.
As far as competition went I did pretty well. I haven't been able to train as much as I should have. I took sixth in our synchronized competition, and 20th out of 50 over all. My team mate Stephen took first on double mini, and the boys took third overall. The competition style is much more laid back over seas it kind of threw me off a bit. They would warm up in sweatpants and a t-shirt, and just bounce around. I'm pretty sure we (the Americans) were the only ones warming up in leotards; oh well.
On the second day of competition we saw a girl brake her neck. She was doing a double front flip and came down short and the ground caught her forehead forcing her neck back and it snapped. A double front is a very dangerous skill that we usually never compete, instead we add a half twist at the end to make it a safer landing. Anyway, my coach is an ER doctor and was luckily standing right by and braced her neck and back. She was taken to the hosital and released that night. She broke her C5, but she will be ok!
Later in the week we got to actually be tourists and see the city and much much more. I saw the show Les Miserables and it was amazing. And we of course looked like tourists having to actually look down at the street to find out with way to look before crossing the street. The road acutally said "Look Left, and Look Right". My coach almost got hit by a bus a couple times :). We also had the privilage of seeing a little girl who got her head stuck in the Queen's gate at Buckingham Palace. It took them twenty minutes of struggling and then my coaches jumped in and her head was released! :)
Like I said London was amazing, and I can't wait to go again! Hopefully next time I will be more prepared!
Friday, August 11, 2006
|"Hey I'll race you"|
Posted on 8/11/2006 by Flip
As we were on our way to Ohio... we stopped in BFE, Ohio to get gas. We got a little more than gas....
As Huzzah and I were on our way to the restrooms he though it would be fun to race. Little does he know I am the most competitive person in the whole wide world of Ohio. So Huzzah looks me straight in the eyes and said the three words that I love to hear... "I'll race you"!
So I start running... and I'm going to win. I look at the three stalls that stand before me, but I don't have time to be picky, the clock is running. I notice the second stall is locked, so that's out of the question. The handicap one is wide open, but I thought it would be rude to use that one just in case... plus it's an extra seven feet and time is money. So I go for stall NUMBER ONE...
WHAT'S BEHIND DOOR NUMBER ONE??
As I swung open the door I was greeted by the one thing that no one ever wants to see... no not Huzzah doing karaoke... but a woman sitting down dropping the kids off at the pool while talking on her cell phone. I screamed "AHHHHHHH' she said "it's ok" and I ran to the handicap stall... let me remind you, I am still racing. I ran, my pants were down before I got to the stall, I went, flushed, washed, and ran outside to find out Huzzah was still in there. What on earth could be possibly be doing? He was walking and taking his time... it wasn't a race at all.
BUT I STILL WON!!!
Today was an interesting day to say the least. Today was the day to eat fire... as I thought to myself "I have to put those flames into my mouth?? Ha ha ha". But of course Isabella was cheering me on the whole way.
|hot hot hot|
Posted on 06/08/2006 by Flip
So I stand there with the fire in my hand and I'm supposed to touch it to my touch...yeah right. So after about five tries of me freaking out before it hit my tongue my good Luna gave me the confidence I needed. She said "You're mexican, you're used to eating hot stuff." And I thought to myself, she's right! So I did it and I was so proud, I even gave Isabella a high five ;).
So just when I think I've done the impossible Isabella tells me now it's time to put it out in my mouth. I thought, this can't be that bad... the worst thing that could happen is I could set my face on fire... and it can't be that bad, I knew Isabella had my back and would put the flames down or tackle me. And after three tries, I got that down... but it was hot. Who would have thought that fire in your mouth could be hot.
What a rehearsal we had, time to pack up and leave for the weekend :)! Have a great one!