Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Picture of the Week: A Girl's Second Best Friend?!

My first meet over in Europe was in Luzern, Switzerland. One of the enticing things about this meet that persuades a lot of great athletes to take part, is the chance to win a diamond. First place in every event receives a 1.2 carat diamond, and then the overall winner of the meet receives a huge, really expensive diamond. Not bad for a day’s work. I will admit, during parts of the competition while I was actually winning, I probably allowed myself to create a piece of jewelry for myself for just a split second in my mind. Or…maybe I’d make sure to come back next year, win again, and then have a pair to make earrings out of. Well, none of that mattered because I was not victorious. I ended up placing 3rd and got to take home a whole different kind of prize.

A heavy duty, top-notch laundry bag.

Don’t get me wrong, it’s a great laundry bag…it’s just a really far cry from a diamond. And, it’s also big. A diamond would have fit nicely in my already over-packed suitcase, but giving any sort of extra luggage to a group of people who are already strapped down to begin with probably isn’t the smartest idea.

Sometime around 4 in the morning, still wired from the meet and slightly delirious, we decided to see if the bag could perhaps have other uses. It looked big enough to fit an entire person so we decided to try it out. I have no idea if this will be as comical to outsiders as it was to the three of us in the room, but we laughed so hard my side is still hurting.


First I tried to hop in myself...




That wasn't so successful...



But with a little help this just might double as a people-carrier!




In the end I left the bag in the hotel room. Even though the uses for it seemed endless, I just couldn't fit it in the suitcase easily. It was suggested I just use it as a purse and take it as my carry-on, and while I absolutely love me some oversized purses, this was a bit of a stretch. Not to mention it wasn't designer.

11 comments:

Marcus said...

LOL. Funny.

anonymousnupe said...

Seriously? The prize values drop off pretty precipitously at this meet, huh? You'd think that 2nd prize would be, like, a .5 carat ring, and then for third maybe you'd at least get a Cubic Zirconia.

Well, once they add the sack race as an official event you're all set. Oh, wait, you ditched the bag! Next time, just send all your jetsam to me C.O.D. Autographed, of course, please.

Erin Michell said...

This is hilarious..t0hanks for the laugh this morning. Laughing is good for the soul :-)

Bianca said...

Hahahahahahaha! I can hear you laughing in these pictures :) Thanks for making my day!

Jasmine said...

Dang it...1.2 carats would've been nice...but at least you made the cleaning lady's day by leaving her that nice laundry bag! :)

jonwpatton said...

but what if it was designer ?

Brianna said...

If it was designer, I would have let her my dirty clothes in the hotel, and kept the bag!

Daniel said...

Ms. Glenn,
Funny story! And cute pictures to go with it.
But wait until next year, Diamond League, in Doha … and you win a Goat. LOL!

t.v. said...

LOL @ Daniel. That was tooo funny. LOL

Daniel said...

t.v.,
You LIKED my joke?!
OK, now I gotta ask you out ...

Scott Bessac said...

Really?? a laundry bag?lol. Oh well next time you will win the Diamond!