Sunday, March 23, 2008

Once, It Was Baseball

While I still picture him in a cap that made him a clone of the other eight kids in the outfield, my oldest boy is no longer a slave to any sport involving a ball (except on television). He beats people up for sport and exercise now. Sort of. His hooplas are becoming gradually less shocking each week as I become more desensitized and better at guessing exactly how many Aleve gelcaps to pop.

Now that he's switched wrestling organizations, I may attempt a documentary on these guys and gals and how they train, their athleticism versus theatrics, etc. His last organization was less than cooperative. They were afraid I'd tell people it was all fake. Here's the thing - define fake. The gymnastics are real. The workouts are real. The muscles and bruises and injuries are real. My anxiety that somebody will screw up and break my kid's neck? That, too, is real.

Yeah. Good material here for a documentary - especially when those luchadores wrestle!


Unk said...

Not much to say -- just got tired of looking at that 0 next to word, "comments."


MaryAn Batchellor said...

Then I'd better stop writing long enough to post something comment worthy!

esruel said...

You have to remember, MaryAn, that you have an influential blog. The guy who took exception to your post about the screen writers' strike and said Johnny Depp made up the most memorable line in Prates proved that.
You have a responsibility to your readers.
Keep writing!

E.C. Henry said...

Keep writing, MarryAn,

Glad to hear you're still in "the game."

Wish you could have been in Seattle with me yesterday. Strolling on the beach north of Pike's Place market it was 80 and sunny. The trees were blooming, and everyone was at peace with each other. It was a little slice of Heaven, that my soul desperately needed.

- E.C. Henry from Bonney Lake, WA

MaryAn Batchellor said...

Weird you remember that, esruel, but ya know, I gave him an opportunity to say, "okay, so what IS the best line in the first pirate movie?" and he didn't. So I'll say here, to my mind, the best line follows Will saying "in a fair fight I'd kill you" and Jack says "well that's not much incentive for me to fight fair, now is it?" -- or something like that.

E.C., Everyone? Really? EVERYONE? That reminds me of a line from "Two Weeks Notice" with Sandra Bullock and Hugh Grant. She says he's the most annoying person on the planet and he replies, "that's just silly, have you MET every person on the planet?"

Unk said...

Now that's funny.