It was a nice idea, but it didn't work. I tried three times, but each time I stopped. It wasn't because it hurt, but because I was afraid that I would make it worse or permanently injure myself, which leads me to my next comment/confession.
I like watching American Gladiators. No, I don't just like watching, I want to try out for it. I want a shot at the gladiators. I don't care about winning the contest. I am not interested in doing it for the money. I want to do it because the competition with the gladiators intrigues me.
It is still as cheesy as the original show. It is goofy, but I wanted to do it then and I still want to do it now. But here is the difference. When I was twenty I was rock solid. I was in the best shape of my life. That is not the case now. I am not who I was. I can't do everything I used to and that is part of why I want the shot.
I want that opportunity to stare them in the eye. I won't smile. I won't laugh. I won't stand there talking trash. They producers won't like me. I won't look good in spandex. I won't be the effusive, energizer rabbit. But the getting slightly older, rooting for Brett Favre crowd will love me.
There is an open casting call coming up next week, maybe I should attend. If nothing else I could have all sorts of fun filling out the application. They ask some great questions:
40) Do you smoke? Yes_______ No_______ Sometimes_______You get the gist of this. I'll keep you posted as to what happens.
Only when I am on fire.
43) In the lines below write a short poem or rap:
There Once was a man named Jack,
Who never once used crack.
That is pretty short. Think they'll like it.
44) Draw a picture of yourself inside the box. I drew a picture, but it is outside of the box. I like to color outside of the lines.
55) Have you ever created a website or posted any materials on any website (including
My Space, MSN Spaces, Facebook, YouTube and similar sites?) YES NO
If YES, describe the website(s) you created and/or the materials you posted.
I have a blog in which I discuss various escapades and post silly videos.