I am a roller coaster junkie. Until yesterday, I hadn't been on a coaster in seven long years. It was Lagoon day for Spouse's work.
It's no secret that I have never been a fan of cheer leading. If you have spent a fair amount of time with me, there's a good chance you've heard me rant (on and on) about cheer leading being a waste of money and time. When and where are you going to use your cheer leading skills after you have graduated from high school? Some may have the luck or legs to “cheer” in college and a few more may make it to the Dallas Cowboys, but let's face it, you have a better shot at owning a giraffe (see post Giraffe Money).
There are many other extra curricular activities that produce skills for use later in life. For example, if you spend your time as president of the chess club, you can always land a date with your mesmerizing tactics and finger pushing. If you're a 40 year old cheer leader, you will need a team of some type to exemplify your skills. Which brings me to wonder why chess tournaments don't have cheer leaders. Maybe it's because the short skirts are too distracting.
Now don't go off and get offended over this. As I've mentioned before, this is just my dumb opinion (see post Politicians and Beauty Queens). Until yesterday that's how I felt about cheer leading. What a momentous day that turned out to be - riding my first roller coaster in seven years and a change of heart for cheer leading!
Lagoon turned out to be a disaster. There were 18,000 people too many and between the two yahoos and Spouse, someone was snot nosed and blubbering over something. “There's sunscreen in my eyes,” “We've raised Pansies” “That ride is too scary” “I don't want to do this” “I'm thirsty” “We are NEVER coming here again” “I don't want lemonade, I want chocolate milk” “Disneyland is completely out of the question” “I want to do the cars.” Wah, wah, WAH!
After my 18th idle threat of “let's just go home,” I realized that had I been a cheer leader, I could cheer my family into euphoria long enough for me to endure the 18 hour line to ride Wicked.
It's all right!
I'm gonna ride it anyway!