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the story of an invisible girl
Zoo Toy
We were at the zoo on sunday, looking at some sort of animals. The viewing area we stood on was made from wooden boards, like a deck or boardwalk. I noticed that the end of one board was sticking up and not nailed down properly.

Thinking that it was kind of a tripping hazard, I walked over and stepped on it, hoping to wedge it back into place. The end of the board was warped though, and it wouldn't lie flat.

I put both feet on it, to give it my full weight. It wiggled but returned to its original position.

Determined now, I carefully balanced on the balls of both feet, directly on the end of the board that was sticking out. I gave it a good bounce, trying to use my weight plus gravity to force it down. It went down, then sprang back up to where it wanted to be.

"Hmm," I thought. "Bouncy!"

The balls of my feet on the end of the board, I used my ankles to bounce up and down. It was like a miniature trampoline! I stretched out my arms for balance, and bounced more vigorously. My companions were looking at me a little strangely. "You guys should try this," I told them. "It's fun!"

I gave an extra-good bounce and sprang off the board. They rolled their eyes at me and started to wander to the next exhibit. I followed with a shrug, but smiled when I saw in the corner of my eye: a couple of young women to my left had been watching, and one was approaching the board. The other woman encouraged the first, "Go ahead, try it...."


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From: bloggingchick Date: September 5th, 2008 05:09 pm (UTC) (Link)
cynnerth From: cynnerth Date: September 5th, 2008 05:21 pm (UTC) (Link)
With my luck, I'd bounce and the other end would fly up and whack me in the head.
From: tonycaselli Date: September 5th, 2008 08:20 pm (UTC) (Link)
Well done!!
onemorethanten From: onemorethanten Date: September 5th, 2008 09:41 pm (UTC) (Link)
The funniest moments for me lately have been watching my now teenage daughter being torn between being cool or joining me in goofing around, acting like a "kid" and playing with whatever silly thing I just happened to find/invent. However one silly tradition survives quite strongly: whenever we are at a restaurant and they bring the water glasses, its truly an arms race to see who can tear and twist at their straw and fire off a fast and accurate shot of the paper wrapper.
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