My family has been on a short vacation. We've lazed around, indulged in the water, and turned a bright shade of red--even after repeated applications of 50 block sunscreen. Seriously, shouldn't that be like wearing a lead shirt? How can you burn through that? But anyway, we also played racket ball. I know some of you out there are shaking your heads and tisking away at my spelling. It might sound something like this:
"Racket ball? Doesn't she know how to spell? I thought she wanted to be a writer. Good Grief!" Accompanied by much head shaking and eye rolling.
But, I've officially re-named racquetball racket ball. Webster be darned. Why? Because it's loud. And because I think there was a bit of cheating involved in our game. And because I can. Here is a play-by-play of my very first ever game of racket ball.
Hubby: Do you want to play racquetball? (He spells it the old way because he is unenlightened.)
Me: Um. Is that the thing like tennis but in a small, stuffy room?
Hubby: Yes. It's fun.
Me: Define fun.
Me cutting him off: Never mind. My dad used to play that. He came home with fist-sized bruises. That doesn't sound fun to me.
Hubby: You won't get bruises.
Me: This involves a ball, right?
Me nodding, too: Right. Bruises. Cramps. Ice packs. Crutches. Need I go on? (Can you guess my past brilliance at sports? Yup. I'm that good.)
Hubby handing me a racquet: It will be fun.
Me staring at racket: What do I do with this?
Hubby: Hit the ball.
Me ducking for cover as blue ball pings and boings around the room: You do realize you married a girl? A non sporty kind of girl?
Hubby smiling: Well, I do hope so. The girl part I mean.
Here's the crazy thing. It was fun. I don't think I even got bruised. Sore, yes, but it was so worth it. Now, this might seem like a small thing--me playing racket ball--but it's not. You see, I stink at sports. All of them. That whole hand-eye coordination thing never happened to me. Ever. But last night, I hit the ball.
More than once. And now I want my own racket ball court. Too bad that won't be happening. Sigh. But a girl can dream can't she?
What new things have you tried lately?