Sunday, January 31, 2010

Mrs. Cullen: The Racquetball Playa

Dear Friends,

I started playing racquetball. My dad plays with his friends at our gym. Hes so good at it, thanks to God. So, I decided that I want to start. And boy, is it tough. Its probably one of the hardest sports I’ve ever played. And that’s because it can be dangerous and it’s a lot of work. I know all sports require running around but the reason RB is so tough is because you are in a small room and you have to make quick movements. I have dreams of becoming old and being a pro, teaching my children the sport, who then teach their children, who teach their children. I even have dreams that I teach my grandchildren and that I’m the coolest grandma ever. Oh. I also dream that I teach my husband. And beat him at the game all the time. And then we get a racquetball room in our home and yeah. I doubt any of that will happen. The first day I played I only lasted 25 minutes. My dad is very good. The second day I got “sick” after ten minutes. The third time my dad made me play alone. He thinks I need to practice my serve and I need to practice running around and not being lazy. This is true. Anyway. I think I’ll become good. God willing. I just need to play a lot. I really wanna do this. I feel like I have no special talent. Maybe this can be my “thing.” We shall see.

Anyway. When I played with my dad I was so into the game and having fun. But when I played alone I felt odd. I felt like everyone was watching me as they walked by. On top of that the basketball courts are right across the RB room. And you have to wear goggles when you play. So, I felt kind of silly. Which I should not feel! Because the whole back wall of the room is glass so everyone can see. I wish I didn’t care.

Nothing else interesting is happening in my life. Well I have been having some revelations about life. But that’s all. My diet is going…okay. I feel like no matter how hard I try, I will not lose weight. I feel like its impossible for my tummy to become small and flat. But I’m sure it just takes time. It can’t just happen over night. Blah. If I could see improvement fast then I’d be soo motivated. But that’s not how our bodies work. Otherwise everyone would be at the gym.

Oh speaking of revelations. I have lately been pondering about the purpose of life. I think I know the purpose, according to Islam. So, I’m trying to shape my life to fit the purpose of life. Ya know? Anyway, what is your purpose of life???


Yours for the sake of Peace and Sisterhood,
Mrs. Cullen

9 comments:

Constructive Attitude said...

remember our convo?

i like you.

p.s. please teach me how to play racquetball next time i come over. ok? ok.

Chuckle said...

i love racquetball. but we used to play it with a nest looking thing. and i think our people call it bedmington or something. oh i just googled it and its called badminton and it turns out theyre completly different. i guess badminton is for whimps. haha


oh and please tell me what the purpose of life is. please?

Margie said...

I have played racquetball but it's been a long time since I've played, like 6 years ago.
I was not very good at it but I did enjoy playing!
Keep playing, you will get better and just enjoy playing!

What is the purpose of life?
I believe my purpose is just to be the best person I can be!
I'm not always but I do try my best!
I hope that when I leave this life that my life will have mattered and if I have touched other lives, then I guess I will have made a difference in their lives!

Mrs. Cullen, thank you for your visits to my blog.
Your visits add joy to my day!

Best wishes to you for a very happy life!

Margie:)

Artistic Logic said...

i bet it is hard, i watched people playing that... it looks really hard
i hope you keep playing ...i think you'll do good

MarjnHomer said...

i want to lose my belly pooch too since having my kids but now that I see someone else struggling with losing weight, its motivating me more. :-) you could do what the biggest losers do on the show, they work out 6 hours a day and monitor everything they eat for faster results or just take it slow. thought thats impossible to do. whats the meaning of life, I'm trying to figure that out myself, inshallah I will before I die.

Little T said...

If you think you can't lose weight you won't, Mrs. Cullen! Positive thoughts bring positive results. Get on that treadmill and envision your tiny new bottom!

Little T said...

P.S. Racketball makes for GREAT legs!

.:*aMbAr*:. said...

LOL! would you also teach me?? It's fun to have a hobbie.

supreem said...

lol, racquetball with your dad is the equivalent of pingpong with my dad.

dieting sucks, and working out is fun! who cares about losing weight! just embrace the workout and good health.. :)

purpose of life... i'm still not sure about that one. i know the islamic 'purpose of life' but i don't know yet how to reconcile that with me :s