Wednesday, March 12, 2008

If at first you succeed, try try again

Yesterday I decided that today was the day I was going to do the head flip. I just decided, ok I am going to land the head flip tomorrow. The crazy thing is - I did!

The sad thing is - no one saw me land it but Heng Xu.

I actually got it pretty fast into my attempts. And then did it several times in succession. Then missed it. My head started to hurt; I took a break. I tried to do it for Richu. I missed it. Then when he wasn't paying attention I did it again a couple times. Then Mo arrived. I tried to do it for her. I failed several times. Mo went to change; I did it a couple more times. She came back out. I failed. My head was really starting to hurt. I decided to take a break. I didn't get it again the rest of the night. My neck is going to be pretty stiff tomorrow, methinks.

It reminds me of the whole, if a tree falls and no one is there to hear it does it make a sound, kind of thing. If you do a head flip and no one sees it does it count? Not that Xu is no one mind you, I just wish there had been other witnesses. I'm deciding yes. Besides, I'm going to have to do it a million more times to make it look clean. So everyone will have proof at some point. Anyway hooray for the power of positive thinking!


  1. Yea I always thought that tree falling in the woods koan was pointless...of course it makes a sound!

    ok there's probably deeper meaning of something about the nature of existence and all that buddhisty whatnot but still

    oh wow i actually wrote that comment before reading the whole post, didn't see you put the exact same thing lol

  2. Congratulations!!

    As they say in Missouri, "SHOW ME!"