Friday, August 28, 2009


The Joy of Hanging Upside Down


The joy of hanging upside down is, in fact, a highlight for me. Odd isn’t it? Not at all. One thing I absolutely love—if you didn’t know this already about me—is that I absolutely love upside down roller coasters. The old wood ones that don’t go upside down don’t float my boat. In fact, even the water rides are boring. The ones that I enjoy are those that take my stomach out of my stomach and then place it back in my stomach after a few loops, turns, twists, and twirls. Sound fun?


Well, don’t be too jealous. Today is that day for me! I’m taking our youth group to 6 Flags Magic Mountain (here in LA) for the day of fun! In fact, last year I rode Tatsu (a crazy coaster that goes upside down several times [but still not enough!]) with another kid in our youth group 5 times in a row—we didn’t even get off the coaster! I plan, yes, I have the internal yearning, to conquer that record by going 7 times in a row tonight!


Pray for me—that my head stays attached because I start my PhD program in three days (Monday, August 31st) and I can’t afford to lose my head. Though, if I do lose my head, I claim with the apostle Paul:


2 Corinthians 5:8 8 we are of good courage, I say, and prefer rather to be absent from the body and to be at home with the Lord.

4 comments:

Dad said...

You must have developed a penchant for "standing on your head" when you were a AAA hockey goalie!

Anonymous said...

Hoy vey!! Grandma

Anonymous said...

So....did you set a new record?

- Jill the MIL

geoffrey kirkland said...

Hi Jill,

Unfortunately, we did NOT break the record. The lines were way too long! :=(

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