Funny relationship stories come in many creative forms and I am a bit of a whiz at relating most parts of my life back to funny relationship stories. Recently, I was asked by a fellow blogger to write a guest post about being a “sporty chick” and how it relates to my life today. Well, I give funny relationship advice and write about funny relationship stories, but here is a post all about funny life experiences. Of course, I have to relate all of my “sportiness” back to funny relationship stories and what would my post be if it weren’t a bit snarky? So, in case you missed this on Coach Daddy blog last week, here is a little more about moi and why I am the way I am. Bonus: Coach Daddy is going to give us a reaction to my answers next week! Can’t wait for that guest post.
Coach Daddy Blogger rocks! I enjoy reading about his munchkins and how fun it is raising athletic daughters. Well, my dad and mom were my coaches too! But, lets just focus on my father in this piece, shall we? To start I do have to toot my own horn a bit which is kind of fun. I was a great athlete growing up (Google me) playing every sport but my main focus was softball. I played summer ball, fall ball, spring ball and of course high school and was actually the first person in 15 years to make All County for my high school.
TOOT! Well, the point of this is not to live in the past. The point is to tell you that my dad thought I was a boy until a few years ago. In fact, he still treats me that way sometimes. People would watch me hit at the batting cages and ask my dad where his “boy” played since they could not see my long blonde hair in my helmet or my front. We had some good times but a lot of intense times too.
There was a lot of yelling, a bit of crying, but some really fun memories! I never had a lack of support from him and this is still true today.
I missed out on some things during the time I played sports but the benefits of being a jock out weigh all of the dances or parties I missed during school. Playing sports competitively gave me many tools that I employ every single day to be successful in life. Lets list some of them:
-Time management – You will never wait on me to get ready. My dates love this – I am always early. I have to wait for them and have even broken up with a guy because of it. You know, the early bird??
-Coordination – I can do many things at once, also known as multi-tasking. I prefer to be referred to as a “multi-tasking queen”. So, if you need me to make dinner, write a blog post, vacuum, dust and give detailed play by play of a San Francisco Giants game on TV – I am your woman. How many women can say this?
-Professional -My dad always taught me that you play how you look which meant “Tuck your shirt in” a.k.a. always look professional. I have this one down pat (especially in conjunction with the skills mom taught me from professional shopping).
-Intense – You will never find me putting in 99%. It is 150% or nothing! If you aren’t willing to put in that much -then go home.
-Competitive – Well, this part may have hurt me a bit in the dating game but that is because I have a track record of dating losers. So, I guess it depends how you want to look at this. Don’t be a sore loser guys – not a good look. Just admit it, I am more athletic in heels than you are. Fact.
-Practice makes perfect. – This could maybe translate to a work-a-holic personality but again it depends how you want to look at it. Winners win.
-Honest – I don’t beat around the bush. If you don’t like what I have to say it is probably because I am right and you don’t like that.
-Thick Skin – I could never have succeeded working in the music business with agents throwing staplers at my head if I was weak. Just consider the source. I love the music business but the people working behind the scenes were usually the biggest assholes. Let’s face it, there is a lot of money changing hands but at the end of the day entertainment is just that. We were not saving lives so don’t take everything personally and especially don’t ever let them see you cry! EVER!
-Confidence – Yep. How else could I change professions in my early 30’s and succeed without the help of anyone? It is because I believe in myself.
-Drinking – Of course, this had to be mentioned. My parents are not big drinkers but I do enjoy my Grey Goose and can keep up with the guys.
-Party – I am the life.
-Team Player – I learned how to deal with many colorful personalities and types of people. You will need this for your entire life. Trust me and I am putting that nicely.
-Knowledge – Most men find it very attractive that I can tell a pitch-by-pitch location for each batter. The men that don’t, should pay more attention.
-Pride – I am proud of everything I do. I am extremely proud of my teams the University of Arizona Wildcats, San Francisco Giants & San Francisco Forty-Niners.
-Entertainment – I bet I can tell you how many perfect games have been thrown in baseball history! It is a small number! I was at the SF Giants game last year when Matt Cain pitched his way into that prestigious club. I can also tell you what year the U of A won the Mens National Championship in NCAA basketball. What do you have? Impress me and if you are not impressed, I am not impressed.
-Commitment – No quitters! Ever.
There is so much more to write about this topic that I could go on and on. Point is that sports are excellent for children and young adults. They instill so many traits in a person that are invaluable (and entertaining) for the rest of their lives! Coach on -Coach Daddy but be nice to your girls. Limited yelling is best. If you need an assistant, I am here for you.
**Stay snarky my friends!**