Thursday, March 08, 2007
A Champion is Crowned
Every once and a while something fantastic happens but you were inevitably somewhere else at the time. Last night was the exception.......
I was fortunate to bear witness to an amazing event, here, last night at House of Cool. Three brave, (and soon to be realized "mighty") House of Cool artist's stepped up to the push-up challenge. Thrown out to all who would accept with the promise of riches and fame to the victor. He who could do the most push-ups without resting would recieve the spoils and accolades of victory! Stepping forward were these three brave warriors. Andrew "Pecs" Shek, The "Queen of Push-ups" Alexandra Kavalova, and Robin "I really don't want to do this" Joseph.
Without hesitation "Pecs" accepted the challenge and without a hint of fatique burned out 29. The crowd went nuts. High 5's were exchanged. Never known to decline a challenge, Alex went next. Channeling the spirits of her Bulgarian ancestors, she tallied up 14 while mantaining her sunny disposition. The crowd responded with roarous applause and cheers. More high 5's. Absorbing the energy of the moment, or caving to peer pressure, Robin stood up, threw off his jacket and took up position with such confidence he refused to remove his slippers. In a blink of an eye, 21 push-ups were completed and, as you can imagine, the crowd hit such a fevered pitch that hearing your own thoughts was now impossible. Arms were thrown up in the air, hugs were exchanged, people jumped with joy and high 5's were thrown about everywhere. As I re-tell this story the goose bumps return.
In the end, Andrew "Pecs" Shek was too strong a competitor to be beaten and was quickly crowned the Undisputed Push-up Champion. A title, in my humble opinion, that will remain on his shelf for a long, long time.
Posted by Shawn