Thursday, April 14, 2011

Teach me how to Jimmer

A few weeks ago, I was watching the Jimmer Fredette Story on youtube.com. At about 6 minutes into the video, Jimmer's brother described a drill, they named "The Gauntlet" that they used to do at the church. They would turn the lights off in the hallway so it was super dark and then Jimmer would start dribbling down the hall and their friends would jump out of classrooms at random and Jimmer would have to remain in control of his dribble and get to the other end of the hallway. I want you all to know I participated in a drill somewhat like this last night...except I was no where near a basketball or a church hallway. I was driving home from mutual on a dark dark road with little tiny reflectors along the side to mark the width of the pavement. Suddenly, what I thought were those reflectors, came charging at my window. I realized (a hair too late...no pun intended...read on...), I wasn't seeing reflectors, but rather, the beady eyes of a deer. After a big thud and a little rattle (hooves I suppose), I checked my rear view mirror and that fat deer popped up and finished its way across the road. After a few feet, I pulled over to check for damage (mind you, we just repaired our van over Christmas break, from a deer vs. Honda collision), and also to regain composure.
Here's a little of what I saw:


That's right. The entire side of my van was COVERED in deer hair (or is it fur?)! Chunks of it was crammed into a few of the seams along the side.


I thought I would vomit, but I don't know if that was because of the hair all over or if it was the adrenaline pumping so hard through my insides...


Needless to say, I saw TWO more deer running across the road before I got home. So, "Teach me how to Jimmer". I certainly could use a few tips on how to remain composed and in control as I drive "The Gauntlet" every Wednesday night.

4 comments:

Jeremy & Melissa said...

Rachelle, I get such a kick out your blog. I can't help, but laugh.I totally needed a good laugh this morning. I love your guts girl!

Melissa said...

That would gross me out. I would make my husband clean it off, too. And how was there that much fur/hair!?!

Elasta-Girl said...

The weirdest part was that the deer made it all the way under from front to back and then hopped away unharmed.

Noelle and Corey said...

Gag! Animal hair really is disgusting! You'd better make the hubs clean that out!