Wednesday, June 11, 2008

The saga of my big, blue ball….


As a Snippets' side note....some four weeks ago, in yet another attempt to ward off the fat fairy, I spent $20 on an exercise ball.

A big, blue exercise ball to use instead of my traditional office chair.

I had been hearing and reading about the virtues of using one:

You can flatten your abs;

Strengthen your core muscles to help your lower back;

Improve posture;

Tighten your booty muscles;

Firm up your thighs (by clinging to it for dear life so as not to roll off!); and

Other only-can-be-good-for-me things.

I sat on it all day – every day – and I loved it.....

Until last Friday.....when I had to work late in order to get a filing off to court.

Halfway into revising the 68+ page document....I heard what I thought was my tummy gurgling.....actually it was more like a little farty sound.....phhiiifff.

Then I started sinking....

Down...

Down...

Down.

In the haste of correcting this document – I left one of my desk drawers open..

A sharp-edged desk drawer...which consequently poked a hole in my big, blue ball.

My big blue ball is now in a landfill.

I will be buying another one....

only after putting protective bumpers on my drawers....I’m thinking.

sinking

4 comments:

judy said...

This is one of your funniest posts, yet! It reminded me of an "I Love Lucy" episode. I'm curious if the big, blue ball really works. If I brought one of those to work, I'd be giving the firefighters an unending supply of joke and prank material to work with.
You must let me know how it works out for you.

Quin Browne said...

i had that happen to my inflatable bed... it's currently patched with duct tape.

(go to tj maxx for your next inflatable ball...they are cheaper there)

Susan said...

Hey, Jude - my life is an "I Love Lucy" eposide!!

implode

Catherine said...

Oh no! hehe I think I am gonna try this at work!