Comments: A Life Saved by Panties

Bou: You might want to ride a "bull" just once - just to say you did it. A fake bull isn't so bad. It's the real ones that you should stay away from! And before anyone approaches you with this, and while you still have some dignity left - never agree to playing donkey basketball. Those animals just aren't team players and they deliberately AIM to embarrass you!

You know what's worse than a stage mom? A rodeo dad. I know 'cause I had one! DON'T let your babies grow up to be cowboys!

Posted by Peggy U at November 14, 2007 12:14 AM

Drunk peeps signing releases?

Music to a plaintiff's lawyers ears.

Posted by Jim - PRS at November 14, 2007 04:26 AM

Now that would have been worth it. Bou riding a bull. You could have borrowed my cowboy hat. ;-)

Posted by vw bug at November 14, 2007 06:12 AM

Peggy- I think it is pretty safe to say, I will never ride a mechanical bull or play donkey basketball. I mean, it could be stretch, but I don't think so!!!

Jim- Hunh. I didn't even think about that...

VW- Holy crap! I didn't even think about your having a hat. I'd have borrowed it!!

Posted by Bou at November 14, 2007 07:19 AM

That reminds me of something I saw on PostSecret the other day. Someone sent in a postcard stating something to the effect of "I clean my apartment because I'm afraid of what peeps like Gil Grissom'll find in case I'm murdered."

I have been dying to ride a mechanical bull for as long as I could remember, and don't care what kind of underwear I'd be wearing [funny, I just bought a bunch of new ones yesterday], but we don't seem to have any of those in New York.

Posted by Erica at November 14, 2007 07:33 AM

What? Y'all don't have mechanical bulls at all of your parties there? Out here, that's required. Hey - I just thought of a new movie title. "Boudicca: Urban Cowgirl" I wonder if John Travolta is available.

Posted by Dash at November 14, 2007 09:08 AM

You might find this video amusing.

In this case, the bull ride operator had to resort to Dirty Tactics in order to get his ride back!

Posted by Elisson at November 14, 2007 10:54 AM

Um... I wouldn't ride the stupid thing because...even if I didn't fall off, I'd be sore for a week. And yes, if my husband ever ever thought of doing something so ridiculous (he had back surgery about 10 years ago)... I'd make an unbelievable scene. Holy crap! I'm all about adults doing what they want - but I'm the one who would have to take care of him when he couldn't walk anymore!!! Sheesh!

I have to say though I'm laughing about the granny panties. *grin*

Posted by Teresa at November 14, 2007 01:40 PM

Bou - When I was a kid, my dad created a mechanical bull by suspending an oil barrel between two posts by ropes and pulleys. Us kids would take turns riding and operating the ropes. Much fun trying to toss it around and throw the other kids off. In a rare display of thoughtfulness, Dad had dumped sawdust underneath the "bull" to soften the landings.

This is just one of the many ways he tried to get us involved in rodeo. The thing he never quite "got" about me and my horse was that a) Peanut (may he rest in peace) was the most obstinate, single-minded, and quite possibly retarded horse ever born and b) a 60-lb. kid is no match for an 1,100-lb. horse if the horse decides to do his own thing! Personally, I think Dad should have been pleased that I got that animal to run barrels at all. He was much happier cutting cows, and not interested in barrel racing. We never won any ribbons, but I was always happy when we made it through an event without incident! (Ever been in a parade when your horse decides to stop and take a whiz?)

Posted by Peggy U at November 14, 2007 02:24 PM

"It hurts when you fall and when youíre 42, it hurts for DAYS."

Amen, sister!
Plus, apparently by age 42, your brain works hard enough to worry more about your health than your freakin' panties.

Sheesh!

Posted by Roses at November 17, 2007 09:41 PM