I'm hooking up to Mama Kat's Writer's Workshop once again, this time taking on the topic of telling the story of a talent or hobby that I tried to learn that I pursued only briefly.
Well, if you must know, I once was a Muppet.
I was a McLeansville Muppet - I was a 6 year old soccer player for a team called.....and say it with me, the McLeansville Muppets.
Now, you guys have no idea about this little secret about me but I'll share this with you - I have absolutely no athletic prowess whatsoever, and I have 2 left feet which are useless in the sport of soccer. I was the little girl in the long pigtails running away from the ball. In addition, even with shin-guards, getting kicked in the shins hurt like freakin hell and I was highly averse to pain even in sacrifice to the Soccer Gods.
I played 2 years as a Muppet, then was old enough to be a Blue Devil. (yes, I realize they named us after Duke and as a UNC fan that irks me to this day). I was slightly older, but in a ponytail and still running away from the ball....and begging my parents to let me quit because I FREAKING HATED IT!!!! I played one year as a Devil, and my parents finally put me out of my misery and allowed my soccer career to come to an end. I burned my shin guards, chucked my cleats out forever and NEVER PLAYED AGAIN.
I felt so badly for my teammates to have such a sucky player like me. They were so frustrated with me, but when you suck as bad as I did....it's really not my fault! It's like a deficiency or something with me, lol!
A huge shoutout tho to we former Muppets: Tiffany, Mechelle "Howdie", Joanna, Laura Jo (aka, "Red"), Allison, Julie, JJ, Shannon, Tonya, Mandy, Karen, and Alecia. I know I'm leaving some out....going by an old picture (and no you guys are not seeing it)! I love my Muppeteers, we were all in school together until the end for the most part so you guys are special ladies!