My Secret Talent

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I always know I’ve had too much to drink when I get the urge to arm wrestle strangers.

It all started in 3rd grade (the arm wrestling, not the drinking). My 5th grade brother and I would get to school early. We would hang out in the front lobby, and he would bet his friends a quarter that his little sister could beat them in arm wrestling.

I never lost a match.

After that, arm wrestling became my secret skill.

I organized arm wrestling tournaments during lunch in junior high.

I arm wrestled my dates in high school.

And in college, Even Steven would occasionally let me arm wrestle the incoming fraternity pledges.

What can I say? I was a great arm wrestler!

I’m pretty sure it was all that Crisco I ate growing up.

I Love Crisco


  1. Susan in the Boonies

    April 3, 2012 at 8:31 am

    This post demands a picture of your guns, as well as a video.

  2. Kai

    April 3, 2012 at 8:35 am

    Girly, you have talents all OVER the place! AND you totally crack me up!

  3. Leah

    April 3, 2012 at 8:37 am

    agreeing with susan ^^^

  4. Adhriene

    April 3, 2012 at 8:39 am

    Wrestling? hahaha. That was really so secret skill for a beautiful lady like you… Well I used to do that with my brother before too…But now I don’t…He is bigger than me…

  5. Abby

    April 3, 2012 at 8:44 am

    Now I can’t get the lame old school “Over the Top” movie with Sly Stallone out of my head. Anyway, I was more for thumb wresting. A little less strenuous, which meant I could have an extended career without the physical wear and tear 😉

  6. Bethany Thies

    April 3, 2012 at 9:17 am

    Thank you for the morning laugh! And, can I just put on the (arm wrestling) table a potential future mama bloggers arm wrestling convention. 😉

  7. Brooklyn

    April 3, 2012 at 9:31 am

    I agree with Susan as well! I would be quite proud if I could arm wrestle too 🙂

  8. Maryam

    April 3, 2012 at 10:35 am

    Yes! Yes! yes… I do love also wrestling, in fact I am watching now the beautiful come back of Wrestle.Mania… I love to learn every moves from them…

  9. imklvr

    April 3, 2012 at 4:16 pm

    Ditto ‘Susan in the Boonies’! Pics of your ‘guns’ and a video! Have you passed this skill on to your children?

    I count this skill as a whole chapter in your book.

  10. DivinneGrace

    April 3, 2012 at 8:31 pm

    That was really secret talent! Wrestling for gilrs? Bravo! Congratulations for that!

  11. Crystal & Co.

    April 4, 2012 at 9:42 pm

    You seriously crack me up. We would have been great friends in 3rd grade!

  12. Tricia @ Take 10

    April 5, 2012 at 7:38 am

    That’s funny. I too was reminded of the Over the Top movie! And agree we need to see a video.

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