Saturday, March 21, 2009

Cowgirl Up!

Last night when hubby got home, he mentioned that our new 21-year-old was going to a place called The 8 Seconds Saloon. He thought it would be humorous if we showed up and crashed the party.

So the cowgirl in me rose up and hollered "YES!"

I also warned him that I planned to ride the mechanical bull. In return, he tried to warn me that, well, I'm not as young as I used to be, and I could break a hip or something.

But I ain't skeered. I even rode before my 21-year-old did, presumably because he wanted me to wear the bull out before he got on.

I rode that bull, yessiree. For at least 8 seconds, but it's hard to count seconds when adrenaline is rushing through your body, you can't breathe, and you are focused on not falling off of a moving object. Determined not to be thrown, I was also focused on my dismount, and during a quiet moment from the bull, I seized my opportunity, dismounting on the right the way you're supposed to, so your left hand won't get caught up in the rigging. I stuck that dismount without even a bobble. Almost threw my hands up like a 13-year-old gymnast, but figured I'd already made enough of a fool of myself.

Fortunately for you, there are no photos. I did a search on youtube for "old lady riding mechanical bull" and I wasn't there. But through the magic that is youtube, I give you what I would have looked like if I had ridden a mechanical bull 29 years ago:

11 comments:

Urban Cynic said...

You go girl! How exciting; we don't have such things here - you can hire them for big parties but they're not in bars. I'm quite jealous.

yackydoodle said...

sounded like a lot of fun!

becomingkate said...

You're pretty brave! I'd be afraid of dislocating something, lol.

TCBNTX said...

I lived in Houston when this movie was made

Labetine said...

That's one of my favorite movies of all time. I love John Travolta in anything, as long as he dances, lol. And Debra Winger riding that bull, whew, that was something!
Good for you for doing it. :)

countrygirl005 said...

I guess you already know about Urban Cowboy then lol That's awesome. I would have been too afraid to even try it. I've heard 8Seconds is fun- what did you think?

MauritaMason said...

Rachel, no, I didn't know what movie that line was from, even after posting this!

You should definitely go to 8 Seconds; I think you'd have a great time! I'm sure Chase and Jared will go when Chase is home - you could tag along with them. That way you can see how awesome Jared is on the mechanical bull. Even I was amazed, and I've seen him ride a real one!

LERMONTOV said...

Are you Texan by any chance?

countrygirl005 said...

That would be fun! :)

MauritaMason said...

Lerm, if being a fan of cowboys, horses, rodeo, America and the Alamo makes me a Texan, then I'm proud to be called one.

Rachel, I'll make sure to hook you guys up!

Anonymous said...

The bull sounds fun but the saloon itself isn't that great I hear, a lot of drama. I have been leary to go because everyone I talk to says it's a little scary when the bar in the back opens up. Maybe I'll try it someday