Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Answering Some Questions

Dawn, an occasional commenter asked what the heck is a bunhugger? It's the name given to the tighty little shorts collegiate and fast runners wear in races. Here I am in a track meet in college in some bunhugger glory.



I drew the arrow lest you think I'm the tiny little blonde thing. I do remember outsprinting her at the end - giant versus the petite girl.

Truth be told, bunhuggers aren't a whole lot different than what a lot of people wear in triathlons, but if you are wearing them at a road race you'd better BRING IT. And another truth be told, there was only one girl who was sporting the true bunhuggers at the 5K this past weekend. The other two were wearing the slightly cuter, but you still better have a rockin' body to pull them off, boy shorts.

And here I am in the race, un-bunhuggered. Sorry mom, the pink shorts were in the wash so I had to resort to some black ones. Again, I drew an arrow lest you confuse me with a man.


And Courtenay asked for at least a description of the spider lady from the fair. It was a woman whose head was sticking out of this hole, and surrounding her head was a very bad spider costume. The trick was that the space below the spider body was completely empty, so it was just a really good optical illusion. That we all wasted $1 on.

Since I'm in a drawing mood, this is not really what it looked like but I gave it my best 6 year old effort.

So this Friday Marty and I will be traveling to the great state of Florida to attend the "Worlds Largest Outdoor Cocktail Party" also known as the Florida/Georgia game. Except you're not supposed to call it the cocktail party anymore because some kids got drunk and died or something a couple years back. Anyways, we WILL NOT be cheering for the stinkin' Gators. Go Dawgs!

13 comments:

Alisha said...

so why's the spider lady gotta be black, eh?! eh!!!??!!!

BriGaal said...

because she was black! :P

Anonymous said...

Thanks Bri. I was kind of taken aback to see my name in your blog!
dawn

Kelly said...

I'm a little disappointed in the spider lady

runningyankee said...

where is spider lady's mic that she was calling out insults on? OMG you know what i think i just figured it out.. they projected her face on to the background.. errr maybe??

Anonymous said...

i would have ranked this up there as one of your best blogs...until i got to the gator part.
-donna s

Angela and David Kidd said...

Go Gators!

We actually used to wear bun huggers in volleyball and then kind of fell out of fashion and we all started wearing short spandex shorts. We had huge crowds in high school when we wore bun huggers.

Rebecca DeWire said...

I love old pics! I have never worn bun huggers, but I was definitely scared of any teams who wore them at high school track meets.

wonderwoman said...

How can someone not know what bunhuggers are??? I suppose we didn't all grow up runners.

Angela said...

Boo hiss Dawgs...go GATORS! I'm doing the "clap" as I type with my toes.

Courtenay said...

i'm a lot disappointed in the spider lady. what a let down! is that how they have always done these crazy fair things? sigh.

my friends are spending a year traveling through latin america. the other day they had some spider encounters, these things were the real real real real real real deal. http://washedup.org/en/posts/2009/10/07/1925.html

i like boy shorts, i got some brooks ones last spring and they were awesome for summer.

Anonymous said...

Guess I know what I'm buying you for Xmas...and look how short your top is...violation! Mom

Anonymous said...

I'm a college runner, and bunhuggers are mandatory on my team. I love them :-). One big advantage is that nobody can *ever* confuse you with a guy, which is good because, like Bri Gaal, I sometimes think I could look a bit like a man from behind.