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Thursday, May 14, 2009

Today (Thursday) I was driving by a golf course on the way home, and to avoid traffic, I cut through the parking lot. Then I thought, “Hey, I don’t know how to golf.”
Then I thought, “When am I going to learn?” Then I must have thought, “How about now?” because I was already pulling into a parking space.

Maybe I was having an impulsive Thursday, but five private lessons is better than Jay’s $20,000 timeshare purchase. You gotta keep friends like Jay in your life.

My instructor is Zane. He is JUST like Tiger Woods. …except that he’s white, and not a pro, and his name is Zane. So he’s not a Tiger, but he’s no domestic cat either. He’s pretty darn good. He’s more like a dog. A big dog. He’s Zane the Great Dane.

And Zane The Great Dane watched me miss about eight shots in a row when we started with, “Let’s see your swing.”

He definitely had his work cut out for him.

He told me where to put my hands, the club, my stance, my shoulders, the ball, and my swing.
I asked, “Where do I put my face?”
He stopped and just stared for a moment. “You know, I can honestly say that I have never been asked that question. I don’t even know what to say.”
It seemed logical to me.

We had a blast: I have not laughed that hard at myself in a really long time. Every now and then, you should really have a good hard laugh at your own ridiculousness. It’s quite refreshing.
Here’s me at the end of my half hour private lesson. Keep in mind, you golf pros, that 30 minutes prior to this clip, I was 0 for 8! I couldn’t even make contact.
Zane is quite the Great Dane!

So today's question is, "What are you so ridiculous at... that you make yourself laugh?"
Example: My friend Violet might say, "I'm so ridiculous at sports. If you place a ball in my hands, there is the possibility of injury, even if no one's around!"


  1. Hi Heather,
    I'm totally ridiculous at remembering names. I know... I know... boring, right? Well, it's pretty rediculous when you keep seeing the same person in the hallway (at my kids' school) and she keeps telling you her name and you keep forgetting... and forgetting... and forgetting... PRETTY RIDICULOUS!!!! I really need to work on that!!! I don't understand why I can remember so many trivial details of LOST, but can't remember someones name... Wait... who was I writing this to again???? JK!

  2. I hear you on that one, sister! It's the worst when you've become good friends and you've passed the stage of asking his/her name. I usually bring a friend, and have my friend introduce herself. Then when my friend says, "I'm sorry... and you are...?" my nameless buddy will undoubtedly say her name. Then I repeat it by saying "_(NAME)______, I'm so sorry I didn't introduce you! How rude of me!" HA HA Works like a charm!