Sunday, May 24, 2009

The queen and the Blue Angels

Hi Folks,

Marie Antoinette is supposed by some to have once said, as she paraded through the Paris streets thronged with beggars and widows with small children: "Let them eat cake."

She later lost her head. In a literal sense.

That was 1793, and this is now.

I say, "Let them eat grass!"

The Blue Angels are certainly not beggars or widows' children, as can be clearly ascertained by the pounds they have put on their little bodies during the off-season.

We're two days into training for summer, and already some of them are panting before they even reach the field. Not to mention the coach....

Anyway, they are doing their push-ups and sit-ups and squat-thrusts with much more gusto and good form than a year ago, when this whole thing began. They are fewer, and, thus more easy to control, and the ones who have shown up so far are the most disciplined.

However, once word gets out about the field trip I have planned for them to the College of Sports and Fitness, I am sure the ranks will swell again. Even a 12-year-old boy can appreciate a 22-year-old female volleyball player.

Looks like my remaining time here is rather limited due to some organizational I need to get them fit and hand over the reins to someone else.

Still working on the latter issue.

In the meantime.....neigh! The grass is green and ready for grazing.

Love and Peace to all!

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