Oh, God, not another gymnastics post.
(But, it’s really not.)
Isabella (she’s 9) and I are watching the PAC-12 Gymnastics Championships through the WiFi connection to the laptop and also through TWC Cable on the big screen TV. Reception is dubious, and there’s a delay between them. But, the crummy technology is adjacent-to what the Rep said it would be (yeah, I didn’t believe him then, and now I have been proven right. First-World Problems.)
UCLA (our team) is competing against 5 other teams at the University of Utah.
University of Utah. Utah State. Southern Utah. Illinois. U of Washington. and UCLA.
Isabella: Utah has a lot of teams. Is Utah even in the United States?
This was a direct question by a 9-year-old, and I gave a direct adult answer:
Me: Yes, Utah is part of the United States. Maybe not always part of this century, but definitely part of the United States.
This was a direct quote of mine.
[Editor’s note: The Fun Time has always tried to remain politics-free. But, the DDFT staff approved this particular snark, because Utah. Beautiful country. Absolutely. But… Legislation.]
Iz: I don’t get it.
Me: Well, you see… How old are you?
Me: Oh…. Look at that girl do that handspring, full tuck, back-walkover, layout, double-double.
Iz: Ummm. Dad… That’s a cheese-burger.
Iz: And, she’s a “Woman” not a “Girl.”
DDFT staff: You are on your own.
UCLA came in Second Place to… Wait for it: Utah.