Thursday, July 14, 2011

Summer Sports

I have had one of those weeks where everything I've been working isn't turning out- lots of starting over.  Do you ever have one of those weeks? I think I have started over on the same canvas about 20 times!  and as I write this I am still thinking about wiping over what I started. Maybe I just need to move on and paint something else? I will show you what I am working on tomorrow whether it's good or a complete disaster.. I am guessing serious disaster!  While being stuck, I have been doing some thinking about taking up a new summer sport.  Let's just say I am not the most graceful person, I am pretty clumsy and often run into things.  In fact if the hubs hears a thud in the house the first thing he yells is Are you ok or is that you running into something? :) Here is my summer sport possibilities that there is a good chance I won't hurt myself.
Croquet- I have been thinking about getting a set.  This is a ladies sport- ahem I will have to do my best. :)
Synchronized Swimming- I could totally do this right? I took swimming lessons when I was 5 and I would look amazing in one of those swim hats.  I also have some swimmy blogger friends who could maybe be apart of the team.  Some swimmy friends- Noodles and Waffles and The Lazy Designer.
Badminton- looks a little dangerous but I think I could do it! This little feather balls can't do that much damage. right?
Pie eating contest- this may not be a traditional sport but I could totally win at this one.  There is only 1 draw back to this sport.  Have you ever seen that movie Stand By Me? Well they had a pie eating contest scene in the movie and the pie eating contest does not end well. yuck.  youtube it- but be warned!
 Minigolf-  which I am an expert at. Isn't this set super cute it's a 1950's set.  All pics courtesy of pininterest except the top one.   What's your favorite summer sport? I did consider lounging in the sun with a fruity drink with an umbrella but that isn't sport!

21 comments:

jillian m. said...

I love minigolf, but I can't play to save my life! Whenever the warm weather rolls around, I always manage to make it to an outdoor minigolf course...one of the many things I love about the summer.

I vote you go for the synchronized swimming. If not for the swimming, then for the flowery caps. Because those are awesome.

Nikki said...

ghaha, what a lovely and funny post ^^ I would defo give the synchronized swimming a try if I were you! I took swimclasses to when I was about 4 and I think I could still do some tricks, no? It's only been 15 years! x

Danielle said...

haha, this post made me laugh! i love badminton...it's so laid back!

Erika @ ~TiptoeButterfly~ said...

i wanna learn how to paddleboard this summer! - i'm gonna go rent one and hopefully pick up on it good and it'll be MY thing - otherwise i just wanna be on the boat or at the beach all summer!

Rebecca - A Daily Something said...

Ahaha, these are great photos! What a great post :)

Mandy Crandell said...

I like that you included pie eating. We should do it together. :)

Chic 'n Cheap Living said...

What a fun set of summer activities! I'd love to wear a fun bathing cap! Though I'm a decent swimmer, I'm not sure I'd be very elegant!

xoxo,
Chic 'n Cheap Living

Andrea {FancyThat!} said...

Croquet and pie-eating all the way!

Buy the cute cap and suit just in case you've got to work off the pie.

sherri lynn said...

haha I love this! I am not athletic (except for swimming!) so I think these suggestions are terrific. We had a croquet set growing up and we loved playing! I thought it was so fun. Pie eating sounds a little messy+ bad for the waistline... mini golf is fun! And yes please start synchronized swimming with cute caps! My mom took synchronized swimming in college - for some reason that cracks me up!

Kristin said...

I am totally joining your synch swim team as I actually know some moves! I have always secretly wanted to be on one - plus waterproof makeup & those flowery rubbery hats have my heart & soul written all over them.

mary shouvlin said...

I love Bocce Ball! So fun to get a good group together and be outdoors.

Great post! Now I'm in the mood for so many summer sports! :)

Ashley said...

i would go for mini golf... as a fellow clumsy indivdual, it's fun and you only get better as you go.

i finally beat my husband the last time we went...emphasis on finally.

ashley
http://laluceimagery.blogspot.com

Marjorie Rose said...

Hilarious! I don't know if you're partly serious, but if you are, I vote for badminton or mini golf :)

Yasmeen said...

Hi there! Thanks for passing by my blog and leaving such a nice comment :) I had a peek at your work and just love it -- I've always been a fan of oils, and you have a really interesting abstract/urban style.

I like your ideas in this post... I'm happy to supply the pies for the pie eating contest!

HazelandMare said...

These are all great summer sports! I will be on your synchronized swimming team. We will probably be awesome! And if we are not, we will at least be wearing adorable swimsuits and caps! :)

rebecca said...

badminton is hard. or i'm an idiot. i love that croquet is so upper class at the country club.

kristina@beancakes ❤ said...

i know what you are saying about the creative funk thing ~ just let it happen and it will pass!! i think i like the idea of the pie eating contest, count me in! i loved stand by me!
xx ~ kristina

punkychewster said...

word of advice from the teenage badminton shuttler:
a shuttle in the eye is hazardous.

croquet just makes me think of alice in wonderland.*shudders*

Katie said...

I'm definitely relating to having a week like that!

Zoe said...

I'm totally having one of those weeks too. If you step back and look at what you're done it might not seem so bad... or it'll be worse, that's my experience, ha!

Those swimming hats are so fabulous!

Cindy said...

i love the synchronized swimming because i hate to sweat and how cute are those bathing caps? flowers!