Well folks! I just squeaked out in front on the first week, now let’s see how I do this week!
Probably inspired by the Olympics, this week Paul has given us all questions about sports. If you missed the first week, that’s ok! Each week, Paul is going to give you 10 questions about himself. Don’t worry if you don’t know Paul, it’s all multiple choice so just guess. As I do quite often. And I got the most points last week! See?! Guessing works! Just make sure you link his blog post so that he knows you did it and then he can include your answers in the final tally.
WEEK 2 – SPORTS
1. In Grade 6, I was the captain of which intramural team?
A) Floor Hockey
C) Indoor Soccer
2. Which jersey number did I wear in my first year playing softball?
3. Which piece of sporting equipment do I not currently have in my bedroom?
B) Lacrosse Ball
C) Tennis Ball
4. Which sport have I never attended in-person?
5. At the first baseball game I ever went to, which food did I eat?
6. Which hockey team’s jacket did I not own as a child?
A) Colorado Avalanche
B) Toronto Maple Leafs
C) Detroit Red Wings
Ps: RED WINGS SUCK!
7. Which ball has never hit me in the face?
A) Soccer Ball
8. In university, I participated in this intramural sport…
A) Ultimate Frisbee
I originally had badminton and then changed it in editing….so if it WAS badminton, I’m going to be angry.
9. I tore ligaments in my fingers playing this sport…
10. Which baseball player was on the cover of my favourite video game?
A) Derek Jeter
B) Albert Pujols
C) Manny Ramirez
YOU SHARE: Did you play any sports growing up? What did you like/dislike about gym class? Which sports do you like to watch/follow? Have you ever gotten hurt playing sports? Anything else about sports you’d like to share?
So I did NOT play any sports growing up. I was in figure skating lessons for a year but that year, grade one, I basically had everything but the plague hit me so it was not an enjoyable experience. And since I didn’t like it my mom didn’t make me go back the next year. I had to finish the season, of course, but she wasn’t going to pay for me to hate something.
I hated gym class. Mostly because back then, it was more skills based, and if you didn’t actually play well, you didn’t get a good mark. I have this one memory from grade 8. Our school was right beside a baseball diamond. So “warm up” for our class was to run around the diamond twice. Which I hated because I was the fat girl in the class and I hated to run and I couldn’t go very far without having to stop. Anyway, we started the warm up at the short stop. I started and made it around to about half way between home and 1st. Maybe a little less than half the way and had to stop running and walk a little bit. But by the time I got there, the fastest people in the class were already on their second lap! So I continued walking a little and then jogging a little. By the time I got finished my first lap, about 50% were finished and sitting and waiting. My teacher wouldn’t start the activity until EVERYONE had finished TWO LAPS. She yelled at me to pick it up, and then I got to about the same spot as before, not even first base, and I decided I was done running and angry at the humiliation that she was yelling at me trying to be “encouraging”. She even sent some other runners out to do an extra lap. Well at that point (1st base), I decided that I was gonna take my sweet time getting around the rest. So instead of walking the rest of the way, I strolled….slowly… kicking my feet against the ground, plucking leaves off the trees we were running around. By the time I got to where the class was, over half the class time was done HAHA
Another thing I didn’t like was track and field day. At the country school mentioned above, for grade 6/7 my mom would just sign me out of school for the day. I hated the events (although one year I was really good at high jump, and once got a 3rd place in my heat for the 100m dash. I might actually have gotten a ribbon) and I always ended up sunburnt and in pain. So she let me sit it out. I was the coach for one of the girls at our school who did the special Olympics each year. I would go and just be her cheering person I guess? In November of grade 8, my family had moved so I was at a new school. Like always, I skipped out on the track and field day. Well apparently, for that school, if you did that you were banned from going on the grade 8 fun day the next week or something. So I had to sit in a class with about 15-20 other people who either did the same thing or were not allowed to go based on their bad behaviour. We just had to do homework but since it was the second last week of school it was mostly just us being bored.
I haven’t really been hurt playing any sports…maybe rolled an ankle here or there. I do enjoy a friendly game of volleyball. I love smashing the ball. It’s fun HAHA And lately I have really gotten into power walking. I know that’s not a “sport” but this is my blog Paul and I’m going to make the rules.
I have discovered from watching the Olympics that I enjoy watching basketball. Not only because of the sexy men who are playing! But also because it’s fun to watch. I like watching hockey but am so far removed from it I don’t really have a team that I cheer for. Except I will always cheer for Toronto, and boo Detroit, Montreal, and Philly. They know what they did. Which is absolutely nothing for the first two and the 3rd is the home town of the first guy I ever loved so I hate them now too. Since the Olympics are on now, I do enjoy watching the diving and the gymnastics, especially the trampoline. But I’ll be writing about that for Aaron on Sunday. If anyone reading this has some opinions on the Olympics, Aaron does a weekly writing topic called Sunday Scribblings and this week’s work is Olympics. Check his blog out!
Thanks for the questions this week Paul!! I am super excited to see how my guesses land in the scoring. Can’t wait for next week’s topic which I hope will be either hippo facts or nail art questions.