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Wheeeeee! And, GIP.

So, Patrick got me a trampoline for Christmas. One of those little aerobic ones, not a vast one on which I could somersault (alas). Anyway, he brought it over to my parents' house for Christmas, but since then, I haven't had a chance to collect it, what with not being able to drive. But! On Sunday, P and I went over for dinner in the car, and took the trampoline back. And yesterday I put it together.

Well. Let's just say not too much work got done for a while, because I went bouncing crazy.

Seriously, it is so much fun. You can bounce higher than you'd think on it, and because I am short and our ceilings are high, there's still a good foot or so between my head and the plaster. So I bounced away for ages, and it was great. But today I feel a bit achy in my back and tummy and shoulders - not, one would think, the muscles which were most strained by my antics. But I fear these aches must be related to my bouncing, because Lord knows I didn't do much other exercise yesterday.

Oh, and continuing my attempts to master the highly pixilated world of Photostudio, here's a new icon for when I'm pissed off. It can be friends with one of cangetmad's icons, which is by the same artist and shows a fictional character playing my icon's fictional character in a film. Phew!


Feb. 17th, 2004 06:09 am (UTC)
Trampolines are great! We had so much fun going on the Heretickal One's Landfamily's trampoline over the summer.

When I told my mum about it, she said that she used to love going on trampolines but it's one thing that's never the same again after you've had children. Apparently, all the pelvic floor muscles and stomach muscles are loosened in a way that doesn't make much difference to everyday life, but renders trampoling quite bizarre. I must say, that's the only thing I've ever heard that really makes me think twice about having children!
Feb. 17th, 2004 06:35 am (UTC)
Ewwwwwwwwwwwwww. Yet another thing to put me off having children! (The last thing to put me off was glitzfrau's revelation that all the cartlidge in your body softens during pregnancy...)
Feb. 17th, 2004 07:06 am (UTC)
And then there's the fact that you also stop shedding hair, so by the end you've got a hideous mane. I shed about a handful a day, and always have, and I still have insanely thick hair, so I would look like Cousin It by the end of the nine months.

And yet, I still want to have kids some day....
Feb. 17th, 2004 07:22 am (UTC)
I would quite like the non-shedding bit, as I have thin miserly hair. I'm not so sure that getting pregnant might be the ideal solution though! Maybe I'll just get some hair-thickening shampoo. :-)
Feb. 17th, 2004 09:30 am (UTC)
Oh, and your colouring can totally change, too! My mother's hair went about two shades darker, and her skin two shades lighter. (Hey, is that what happened to Michael Jackson?)

I do not want to have kids, though I assure you it's for less trivial reasons than these!
Feb. 17th, 2004 07:08 am (UTC)
Oh God, I'm imagining it now and feeling a bit ill...

Is ther Heretikal One's landfamily's trampoline a big, school-gym- worthy one or a little one? I would so love a big one - trampolining was, bizarrely enough, one of the very few things I was good at in PE at school! I could somersault and everything...
Feb. 17th, 2004 07:17 am (UTC)
It's not quite school-gym worthy, but it's definitely an outdoor trampoline. It's round, and just over 2m in diameter, i think, including the foot or so around the edge of springs.

(Look at the way I mix up imperial and metric! Typical bloody British schoolkid I am: only ever learnt metric in school, and only ever heard imperial out of it!)
Feb. 17th, 2004 07:59 am (UTC)
Noooo! That's crap. I was quite good at trampolining (got my Prelim and Bronze awards and everything). My mum did her Prelim about five years after I did mine (for work reasons! I'm in the wrong job.), and she never said anything about it, but then, I'm not sure she'd ever trampolined before she had us offspring.
Feb. 17th, 2004 08:39 am (UTC)
Heavens, I was not such an expert infant trampoliner as I thought - I never did any awards or anything, I just did it at summer school and at PE. But I was good, I swear! Which considering I was shit at virtually every other sport (with the equally odd exception of basketball, and "playing tennis against a wall"), is something.
Feb. 17th, 2004 08:59 am (UTC)
Heh - the awards I did were little piddly ones (I was only about nine). You don't do any somersaulting until Bronze, even, so my bouncing skillz are not mad, at all. But it was most random: the cleaning supervisor at the school my mum worked at had been a national-level competing trampolinist, so she just taught a classful of all the staff's kids on a Thursday evening for the fun of it. She was fabulous (and also very fat, which was great as an image of someone very fit who I admired a lot).

Then she left, and the mean school employed a cleaning supervisor who couldn't bounce to save her life, so I never got to do my silver medal.


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