not manly, parts 1 and 2

Part 1: While I was driving Toby home from daycare a couple of days ago, a cyclist went past us, causing the following conversation:

Toby: That man on the bike looks like one of your brothers
Me: Which one?
Toby: One of the London brothers
Me: You mean Uncle Richard?
Toby: Yes. But a little bit different. That man’s bag isn’t like Uncle Richard’s. His was brown and big, Uncle Richard’s is more like a green manbag.

Part 2: We got a Nintendo Wii last weekend, and it’s a ton of fun. Because the controllers work by motion you end up moving a lot – pitching in the baseball game, for example, you do a faster pitch if you swipe the controller faster. On Wednesday night I was playing for a while and doing really hard pitches, and as a result my shoulder, sides and leg muscles are still hurting two days later.

4 Responses to “not manly, parts 1 and 2”

  1. Brother David says:

    I know the feeling. My friend Rob came over a couple of weekends ago and we played boxing, bowling, tennis and golf for 5 hours. I was a mess on the Monday.

  2. Stephen Ball says:

    The trick is to just flick your wrist, it generaly gives the same result as swinging you whole arm, but without the resulting injuries.
    It works for pitching, and in the tennis, but not so well for some of the other games. I still end up doing a full 360 degrees on our laminate flooring when I bat at the baseball.

  3. Rich says:

    1. that’s the last time he gets a Star Wars Transformer from me! Incidentally that bag was bought from your very own Mall of America. Mnh.


    2. I’ll whip yo asses at wii tennis any time.

  4. Brother Robin says:

    1. That Lego Transformer was from me too, and there’s plenty more where that came from. Especially as I have the same bag as Richard, only brown. And more manly.

    2. I’ll take any of you on at any of the Wii Sports. My best round of golf was 7 under, and my bowling high-score is 236…

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