Monday, April 14, 2008

Fun and foreboding

Yesterday was my second day (or third?) back climbing, and I am beginning to get the feel of it back. The problem, of course, is that I now "know" how to climb a route, but I can't complete most of them because I am not strong enough. Not cool. Not cool at all.

On the other hand, it is gratifying to watch Sri climb, since she has made so much progress.

I don't have an adjective for yesterday's other developments at the gym.

One feature of climbing is the friendliness of climbers, especially toward other climbers. So yesterday we were climbing for over three hours, off and on, with an equal number of guys who were alternately coaching and spotting us. It was all very friendly, when you consider spotting often involves grabbing the climber's ass as he (or she) falls.

After we were all good and tired, we went out for tacos and made plans to climb in the Gunks next weekend.

How long do you all think it will take before this all goes from innocent good clean fun to someone running off into the woods to make out with one of those boys?

Not long, I say. And while I am glad we have new climbing friends, I hope - while not really hoping - that no drama comes of this development.

Oh and my hands really hurt. And I am really sore. And I have less than 90 days to get back in shape.

Happy Monday.


Annie said...

Nina, just keep focused on the trip, forget those boys they will just distract you :-).

P said...

Wait a second - are we saying that it would be bad to make out with boys in the woods? What good is it being in the best shape of your life if no one gets to feel you up?

Just sayin' is all.

jen said...

I just ordered chastity belts for all of your friends. (You are still up for grabs<---HA! See what I did there?)

LAS said...

Oh, this sounds like a lot of fun actually and this is not something I have ever, ever in my life thought about doing, but it actually sounds like fun. I wish I could try this and get some cute boy to grab my ass. Damn, my life is boring.

Rick said...

Ninety days is plenty of time. Also, it looks like any one of your readers is willing to kick your ass as you go, so yay for support!

Also, also, making out is great and I am quite articulate. That is all.

Woodrow said...

I'm with P. What's wrong with girls and boys making out in the woods? Surely you girls have learned to communicate better after that whole Larry fiasco.

Em said...

I'm with p, making out in the woods and being in the best shape of your life. All good.

I'm also with las, I wouldn't mind having cute boys grab my ass.

It all sounds super fun, Nina. I am a tiny bit jealous. Things here aren't quite as fun at the moment.

Maggie said...

Isn't making out int eh woods how you get killed by some crazed masked ax-murderer in all those movies?

Finn said...

What P said. I mean really...

Dagny said...

boys you say?

Now hit the stairs!!!