Friday, June 21, 2013


I recently went to my first ice hockey game in support of our home team, Adelaide Adrenaline. I had seen videos and heard stories explaining the ferocity of the sport but it had no context until I sat in the grand stand. The sheer intensity and pace of the game was enough, never mind the bone shattering big hits that each player had to endure. Its like you could feel the pain vibrate though the bleacher floors each time someone was checked into the glass. Cant wait until the next match!   

Friday, June 7, 2013

Mechanical Bull

I’ll never forget my first ride on the mechanical bull. Gripping the saddle so hard it felt like my arm was pulling out of my socket. All I could see was a blur of faces circling  me and the “master controller” sitting in the corner with an evil smirk as he watched me wrestle with the mechanical beast! I was sure the master had cranked up the adrenaline just for me....until I watched him ride the bull. It was like he was born with the West in his blood, gripping the belly of the bull with his feet and the saddle with just one hand!