March 19, 2003

At cheerleading practice on Monday I threw my first real back handspring. That is to say, I’ve thrown them before and landed them, but I’ve always managed to bounce off my head in the process. Monday, my head didn’t touch the floor.

And the moment was captured on film. Unfortunately, the digital camera was set so that the image was microscopically tiny; I’ve enlarged it very slightly, so there’s a corresponding reduction in quality, but it should still give you an idea.

This is me doing a back handspring:

Apparently, now that the coach has seen me do this, he’s going to make me do it many more times at the Gay Business Expo this weekend. If he figures out how to work his digital camera by then, I’ll post the pictures.

I hope the expert gymnasts among you will refrain from judging my form too harshly.

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10 Responses to At cheerleading practice on Monday

  1. sarrah says:

    Congratulations! Landing a backhandspring is big news! *claps hands* way to go! Now onto a back tuck.. they’re surprisingly easy once you grasp the handspring! Keep at it!

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  2. Um and what day will you be at the Expo since I will be there on Sunday with the rugby team and my new freshly shaved head….

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  3. Jon says:

    I wanna see… but I’m going to Spain. I expect a full roster of pictures when I return.

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  4. linda says:

    YOU ARE SOOOOOOO BORING. I think you should give up these journals, run to los angleles and start writting for “Days of Our Lives” the gay version. Either that or market your journals as a remedy for insomnia!

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  5. Patrick says:

    Linda needs to learn how to writt

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  6. Phil says:

    In a strange way, I am proud of you.

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  7. Sarrah and Phil, thank you. Brian, I’ll be there Saturday and Sunday. Jon, if there are pictures I promise I’ll post them. Linda, you’re very kind to say so.

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  8. theo says:

    This image is obviously computer generated, like JarJar Binks or Gollum.

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  9. Buni says:

    So long as you can still blog with a neck-brace on, go for it!

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  10. Ivy says:

    You’re so cool. 🙂

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