Tuesday, May 11, 2010

I'm Not That Tough

A little while after Andrew announced my birthday surprise, you know the one that had me hyperventilating and half screaming like I'd just spotted a caterpillar crawling into a rim, he threw down a challenge. Silly man. For a moment I thought he was kidding, because by now he should realize that I'd voyage into a piping hot volcano wearing sandals and a tube top if he Double Dog Dared me enough. It comes from a deep seated place of misguided confidence and juvenile naivete which produces routine entertainment for anyone within earshot. At my expense.

So Andrew says, "Who do you think will go first? Who's got the guts?"

And I can't believe that I'm about to admit this, because it will invite you all to confirm what you already suspect about me.

"What did you say? Wha-wha-WHAT did you say?!"

"You heard me. Who's tougher? You or me?"

After saying, "Whoa," sixteen or seventeen times I say, "Let's review. First, me. Skiied down a Black Diamond. Without ever having been on a slope. Came face to face with a jaguar in the wild. Swam with sharks. Jumped out of an airplane. Went rock climbing without a safety harness. Drove a motorcycle to Key West. I can keep going. You?"

Silence.

"Well. You'd have a hard time being politically correct in half of the corporate meetings that I have to sit through. I'd give you fifteen minutes maximum, sweetheart."

Silence.

"I fold. You've got me on that one."

6 comments:

The Rural Socialite said...

Ha ha ha!!

TwoDogMama said...

Love it Kelly! I have been catching up on all of your posts and each and ever one usually makes me laugh. When we were in Philly I thought of you as I watched a very petite woman run the Art Museum steps (Rocky style) at least five times. I did not run them (I probably would have died), but I thought of you as this woman came up and down the stairs. I remember you posting on Facebook I think recently about looking for a place to run stairs? Anyway happy early birthday and be safe tomorrow on your adventures. I'm sure you'll have lots of beautiful pictures, funny comments, and great stories to share.

Chelsea said...

Hahaha, love it! :)

Laura said...

Hope you have a super day!!!

Shanley said...

1. I love it.
2. Haven't forgotten your safari question, I hear the best ones are in Kenya, and I need to ask more about that.
3. You're up on the blog today, let me know if you want anything changed :)

colorchic said...

Kelly you remind me of a very dear friend of mine... She's my alter ego! I'm so glad there are adventure seekers out there... I love to hear the stories! Have fun!