Since it so cold outside I have rearranged the furniture in my house to allow prime unicycling space. The couch has been pushed up against the windows and everything else cleared out.
The large open space in front of the TV is perfect. It allows two of the best things to occur simultaneously, unicycling and NBA basketball viewing. Life is good.
Yesterday ended with a different feeling than when it began. That feeling was of chafed upper thighs!
Yesterday the idea was born and because I began to take action immediately it will soon grow legs and walk, or a wheel and roll.
On January 13th I attended Weber State’s basketball game. I usually enjoy the halftime entertainment and that day was no exception. Performing was Red Panda Acrobat, the lady that rides an 8 foot unicycle and flips bowls onto her head. She dropped the 5 bowl attempt multiple times and was visibly upset and determined to complete the task, even though the halftime managers appeared worried about time.
It was a good game and I didn’t think much about it until yesterday. While eating lunch at a local sports joint some coworkers and I were discussing Weber State basketball. The Red Panda performance was brought up and the thought of working as a halftime entertainment came into my mind. I thought to myself, hey I own a unicycle how hard could halftime entertainment be?
I went back to work and did a Google search (shhh don’t tell anyone) for halftime entertainers. There is some great stuff out there but I couldn’t find anything exactly like what was brewing inside my head.
There are a few themes that seem to have continuously recurred throughout my life. Those are basketball and juggling (with a little unicycle flirtation). Why not combine the three into some kind of work/play heaven? I’ve been jokingly told throughout my life to join the circus. Now I have decided to just become my own one man halftime circus.
When I got home from work I informed my wife that I was officially a halftime entertainer (because I said so). I dug out my unicycle, dusted it off, began relearning to ride (thus the chafed upper thighs). The journey has begun!