Monday, February 15, 2010

Hats Off

While visiting my mother-in-law over the weekend, we caught some Olympics coverage which included a special report on athlete injuries. They kept showing footage of Shaun White crashing in the half-pipe and losing his helmet (about 34 seconds in, which slow-mo repeat). They showed this over and over.

So Abby joked made some comment that at least he didn't lose his whole head, which got her mom laughing. This then turned into a "catch it, before it rolls away" gag, which got her mom laughing even more. They got my attention and let me in on the joke and--not to be outdone--I suggested that if you did catch the head of an athlete who wasn't from your country that you had to throw it back...

And between Abby starting it, me taking it just one step too far, and Abby's mom laughing until she cried, it occurred to me that my family members are pretty damned twisted.

Which is not the worst way to spend a holiday weekend, let me tell you...

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