IT'S NOT EASY BEING A SOUTHERN BELLE-EVEN AFTER YEARS OF PRACTICE!













Thursday, March 18, 2010

AHHHHHA!!!


There was a discrepancy between my GPS time and the official marathon time of about 30 seconds. I was puzzled until I saw this picture that Helen sent last night. What you can't see is another computer pad just behind me. I pushed the time stop on the GPS when I crossed that line and should have then been a few seconds to the end. If you look closely, you will see I have my finger pointed and I am looking to my left. There was a disc jockey announcing our names and home towns as we crossed the finish line. He mispronounced Conville and I slowed, looked at him and gave him instructions about how to pronounce it. My finger pointing is well know by all that know me well. It is used extensively as I give orders!
At LEAST I didn't have an incident like one of the male runners. There are port-a-potties every two miles along the route. A necessity until your kidneys quit working--that will be another post-another day. It seems one of the male runners made a stop and while inside the port a potty and "down" developed a severe cramp and could not get up. He stayed there an hour before anyone heard him. NOW THAT IS THE END OF THE MARATHON STORIES!
Oh yes---one other thing----The side of the port a potty had a sign that said
"ROTO-ROOTER"
THAT was a LITTLE CONCERNING!

6 comments:

gabe said...

You and Tommy Hay should write a book
on the proper protocol for correcting people while shaking a finger (crooked or otherwise).

the Jennings secede from the South said...

Ha, good one Gabe. We love that pointing finger!

Ann Miller said...

good call, gabe!! he pulled me over while i was in ruston last year and gave me a good dose of his finger pointing!!

congratulations on the race, aunt lora!!

Anonymous said...

YEP!! I have seen the finger pointing on numerous occasions.

LOVE This POST!!!!!!!!!!

Luh Ya!!

Goosie

Anonymous said...

YEP!! I have seen the finger pointing on numerous occasions.

(Too bad your chip wasn't tied to your finger--you could have chipped a second or two off your time!!)
YOU JUST DID SOOOOOOO GREAT!!!
LOVE This POST!!!!!!!!!!

Luh Ya!!

Goosie

Lorena G. Sims said...

Congratulation Laura..I wish I have your energy and determination..
I felt sorry for that guy..I guess things happens..