Friday, August 15, 2008

play ball

As many of you know, I'm extremely athletic.

— I'm always picked first when teams are being divvied up — a "first-drafter," if you will. (And I think you will.)
— I'm never seen without my tennis shoes (for those spur of the moment athletic adventures).
— And sports is, like, all I can talk about.

So when Utah Valley Magazine asked me to represent them at the BYU Women's Football Camp — an event where the BYU football team succumbs to the mercy of 500 giggling women — my first thought was, "Obviously."
OK, so the jig is up.
My entire opening paragraph is a lie, as you can see from this first photo. All the guys at work immediately informed me I didn't receive the hand-off correctly — I should have been cradling it with my arm. But it's not my fault. When they were explaining the correct technique I was fixing my hair.
This cradle, however, is perfection.
Look at me throw!
Thankfully, I ran into lifelong family friend Heidi at the camp. Before I found her, I was a lonely, scared little girl among the herds of women.
This is one of my favorite shots of her. As a BYU player is handing her the ball, she's looking at him saying, "What am I supposed to do with this? I don't know what you want me to do!"
You wouldn't know it from this shot. Goooooo Heidi!
I hopped over block thingies, showcasing my astute agility.
I'm basically a cat.
And then I pushed the block thingies.

And then I ran away with the block thingies.
And then I ran backwards like a master.
And then I mingled with Bronco Mendenhall.
And he totally told Heidi she had a cute haircut!
(The things we women remember.)
And then I got the money shot.
Oh, and major shout out to Adam who took all of these awesome pictures.
Cutest. Photographer. Ever.


Diane said...

Briana! You should be a writer! What a perfectly delightful post...and your photographer--well, he outdid himself with the amazing shots of you and Heidi showing off your skills! Way to go, Bri! You made your mother proud!

ty and megs said...

cutest. post. ever.

i love that you went to football summer camp! :)

Chocolates for Breakfast said...

Hey, why was I not invited? You know you inherited all your athletic prowess from me! Hilarious post...started my day off well! Keep this up and you will be in charge of the UV Sports Mag!

JujuBean said...

OK, thanks for starting off my weekend with a smile! How fun. I'm trying to picture my taking a handoff and running thirty yards for a touchdown. Now that would have been something! My favorite pic is of you and Bronco. Very cool!

Kara said...

You are such a coug!

Adam and Kristina said...

This was hysterical. I could hear your voice in it. Looks like fun!

Oh, and I made your Oreo bon-bons for a BBQ last night, and people could not stop raving about them. Delicious!

Jennie said...

Those are some cute shots Adam! And Bri, way to go on surviving football camp.

Erin said...

hahahahahahaha...this is the best post ever. "I'm basically a cat"...hahahahahahaha

Jen said...

The important thing, you looked good doing it. I would be prepared for Bronco to recruit you any day now. The team needs a little Bri-ness to brighten things up at Lavell Edwards. I'd wear your number with pride.

Kelly said...

This looks like you had a great time. Love the pictures - I can't wait to read the article. Way to go - a natural.

Laurel said...

I can't stand how much I love this and all your "thingie" comments.

can I come next year?

Drew and Michelle said...

Man Alive... You're 25 Today! HAPPY BIRTHDAY BRI!
We love you and your Extreme Athleticism! This post was so great! I basically laughed until we cried. Too funny!

Logan and Emily said...

This is my all time favorite blog post i have ever read ever! I love you!

Amanda said...

First off, Happy Birthday!!!

Second, I have to agree with Erin's comments - this post was too funny. Loved it!

Juli said...

Ha ha ha haha! I'm still laughing! You're one funny lady, Bri! You'll have to teach us some of your new moves next time you're here =).

Heidelweiss said...

Love the post. We are SO completely athletic. How did they not draft us? (Do they draft in football?) I'm so glad Mr. Stewart was hired to shoot the photos! What would we have done if our shining moments couldn't have been immortalized? ;) Have a great one!

jill said...

Breezy- you are just the cutest. Admit it- you almost asked where the goalie was-right?!

ali said...

wow, that's a lot of block thingies!!