Saturday, May 13, 2006

Mad Props!

Tradition holds that when one of my best friends is going to do something grand, go somewhere exotic, or try something new, it’s necessary to have a group conversation. We need to get all the details arranged and offer advice when applicable. When we discovered Brianna qualified to represent the United States Olympic Track Team in the Qatar Grand Prix, we immediately speed-dialed each other.

Our conversation hiccups with stream-of-consciousness type talking between one too many girls:
Women were allowed to compete just a few years ago…
No way…
Where’s Qatar?
What? You have to know where Qatar is!
It’s in the Middle East.
Could you find it on a map? I didn’t think so!
Women were unable to wear the track and field uniform because it was considered disrespectful…
Are you nervous?
What are you packing?
How long is the flight?
Nineteen hours?!
What are you going to eat?
I’m sure she’ll survive off hummus and pita…
Are you nervous?
What if they don’t serve hummus?
Are you nervous?
Com’on, you know I never tell you…
Make sure and bring us back something cool!

After searching online, I discovered that Brianna placed third in the 200-meter sprint! This called for another group conversation, one where we excitedly traded statistics about our friend who was on the other side of the world.

No, I don’t know how she fared in the long-jump, I replied when asked. But as soon as anyone knows, we have to promise to call each other, I said.

Bri, if you’re able to read this in Qatar, please know you’re best friends are rooting for you! Congratulations and we can’t wait to see you again soon…and we’re also looking forward to our souvenirs! ☺


Blogger Bianca said...

Go Bri! "Eat at Bri's. Dust served daily."

9:22 AM  

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