“Don’t look back. Something might be gaining on you.” Satchel Paige
I’m posting once a day in 2011, so why is this the second sports day in the same calendar year? Maybe you missed my first post about why I hate sports day. In third grade, I sprained my ankle trying to catch a softball. I knocked the wind out of myself when I missed the monkey bars, and I was generally the last person chosen for the team. Really, I was too girly for sports. Sunshine made me slightly faint, and I even got dizzy blowing my clarinet on the field in the marching band. I love nature, if only I didn’t have to be outdoors.
Are there any other reasons why I hate sports day? I can only think of a few hundred. Nevertheless, here’s our plan of action:
Our Color – This year, we had to choose a color. I chose black, because I was the last person to send in our team color. I was sincerely hoping that the floods in Bangkok would knock some sense into the higher-ups that sports day should be cancelled in an effort to focus on the academics we missed. Unfortunately, the higher-ups like sports more than I do. Who doesn’t?
Our Cheer -We’re 3C! We Rock! We’re Smokin’ Hot! “Of course you can be the cheerleader!”–I told ten girls and one boy. The great thing about third grade is that they don’t realize the cheer doesn’t even rhyme. Seriously, the only good thing about the whole episode is that somebody wins a pizza party at the end. Last year, we won, and if we don’t win this year, I’m buying the party stuff. After all, we shouldn’t get out in that hot sun for nothing, right? Also, with the looks of my sweet little class this year, I’m pretty sure we’re not going to win the “teamwork” award.
Our “Costume” – Since we’re wearing black, we needed a theme to set us apart. “Smoking Hot” will allow us to spray our hair red and mold it upwards. We’re going for a freaky look I guess. I know about costumes, and honestly, the color of these “sports uniforms” lack a lot of imagination. The bottom line is that jocks aren’t very color coordinated. Whoever thought of those long knee socks for soccer? Have you seen the bright green ones? Behind any well dressed jock is a theatre lover who knows how to put together a decent costume.
So, it’s time for me to get up and get dressed. In about eight hours, when this post comes out, it will all be over. I’ll let you know how it all turns out.
What do you love about sports? Please feel free to try to inspire me!