Monday, August 18, 2008

Seriously, The Most Fun I've Ever Had EVER!

Tonight was my birthday party/trapeze class. I LOVED IT! I know I could do this professionally. It's a shame that I am probably too old. Do you think Cirque de Soleil will believe me if I tell them I'm 22?

It is well after midnight right now and I have to be up at 6:00 am tomorrow to take the slightly sketchy shepherd named Sable for a walk before work. However, I'm so keyed up and excited after tonight's super fun adventure that I know I won't be able to sleep. And I really wanted to get the video uploaded so that I can watch it a million times over the next few days! See how cheesy-happy I am here?! This is pretty much how I looked all night!
I was nervous that the class would suck - $65 and a trip to Gilbert is really asking a lot of my friends. I thought maybe we'd only get to fly back and forth a few times and I was worried that it wouldn't be much more than what you can do at the playground. Let me tell you -- my worries were completely unfounded. Watch below and see for yourself. The first clip was the first thing they taught us. The second clip was the second thing they taught us. No baby steps here. It was amazing!!! If the video keeps stopping, you might want to try it directly on youtube - click here.

Was it scary? No, I didn't think so, though a few people were mildly jittery after their first run. Was it dangerous? Well, maybe. Of the six friends that joined me at Trapeze U, three of them went home injured. Jamie pulled a hamstring/groin/or something after 3 runs. Kiri lost her grip on the second run and went flying and scraped up both her knees sliding on the safety net. Angela tore up her hands pretty good - blisters everywhere. But the waiver we signed says that participants "often break their wrists or ankles" so it could have been a lot worse!

For those of you who came out to play with me - I will get you the full set of your videos and photos as soon as I can - I promise! In the meantime, here is one of each of you:




And a group shot with our crazy-good instructors and Patrick, our fabulous videographer:


Elaine said...

I was going to call you today to see how it went. I'm so glad the adrenaline kept you awake long enough to blog! Carrie Bradshaw would be so proud of your trapeze adventure. I think you rock.

Anonymous said...

YOU ROCK - that's a great video!!! That was a blast! I'm a bit sore this morning, but it was so much fun! - R

Anonymous said...


I'm so BUMMMMMMED to miss out on a chance to take a trapeze class -- why, OH WHY did I have to move before this exciting event? Are you TRYING to make me miss you guys even more???? Sheesh.

This is DEFINITELY my FAVORITE blog so far on your site (the candy shots from the previous day are a close second) -- how absolutely cool -- what a great idea for birthday fun!!!!

I bet you quashed that self-annoyance voice for now!! :)

Wish I coulda played too.....but the videos rock!!!

Lili said...

of course you took trapeze lessons on your birthday, what else would you do? (Poor Kiri...can't wait to hear the full story of her near death at your bday party!!)


Sarah F. said...

oh my god, you guys are SUPERSTARS! I am so jealous (but somehow still glad I didn't go ... does that make any sense? poor Kiri!)

Elaine said...

I forgot to mention that I love the picture of you. You look exuberant! It's my favorite Jill pic. Glad you had such an amazing experience. And feel free to move closer to Gilbert!

AngeSeng said...

Speaking of Homes & Land, I can't believe David was on a trapeze. Boy things have changed since then.