Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Golf, Snakes And Backaches...

My cartwheel incident during our trip to visit friends on the beach in Galveston, is still causing me some back pain, so I've been instructed to spend less time at the computer. Whatever. I simply cannot do that, although I will make a concentrated effort to not fall asleep in weird positions in said computer chair. Frankly, I just think most people get back pain at my age from almost any physical activity, including ironing. I hate to iron, so I just thought I'd throw that in for good measure. Perhaps I will just become accustomed to the pain, like I have my Planter's Wart, stomach ulcers, migraines, aging teeth and flat feet. I cannot imagine what it must be like to not have some kind of pain at all times. Nope. I guess I'll try to be a good girl.

It's been raining since Monday and supposed to continue through the weekend, so this is the ideal time for me to heal up. It's something like 70 degrees outside too, so I'm going to try and get over this since I won't be playing any golf anyway.

So, last week I played golf three days in row and I'm still trying to recover from it. Oh, and get this. On Friday I shot a 120, on Saturday a 105, and on Sunday a 102. Yes, Friday was a bitch. I have no idea what I did differently, but apparently I was doing something very different on Friday.

Anyway, on Saturday Mr. Snooty and I were on the 14th hole preparing to hit our second shots when Mr. S points over at my ball. I thought he was trying to show me where it was and I kind of snapped at him. "I see my ball, you idiot Dear." So he kind of gave me *A Look* then said "No you idiot honey. I mean look what's next to your ball."

You know the old saying "If it was a snake, it would have bitten you." Well, it was a snake. A baby snake about 15 inches in length and was a very delicate looking little thing. Of course, since I think every spider I see is a Brown Recluse, it only stands to reason that I also think every snake I see is a rattlesnake. Right? Well, luckily it wasn't a rattlesnake, but then I'm no expert either.

Being the crazy, obsessed dedicated blogger that I am, I had my camera with me, so I whipped it out and got a couple of shots of the snake, before I addressed my ball and absolutely smacked the snot out of it. It was the first time I had ever made a Bogie on number 14, when all I was trying to do was put as much distance as possible between myself and the snake. As quickly as possible. I'm assuming this means I need to be trying to get away from something throughout my every golf game.


We finally decided that it was a baby Bull Snake because it had no rattler at the end of its tail. However, it started coming at me when I was getting ready to hit the ball. So, I did not screw around. Nosirreeebob, I didn't. I reared back and smacked that ball with everything I had and without thinking about it. It was truly my longest 3 wood shot ever. Which made Mr. Snooty laugh. Ha Ha... Yes, it was so hilarious I forgot to laugh.

17 comments:

Pam said...

Sorry your back has been out! Loved the story about the snake. Ooo, I am not fond of those reptiles! Glad you got a good shot of it and your golf shot was good, too! I wonder if you would get the same results from a fake snake? You know the kind one puts in the garden to frighten off furry critters? A thought...

scargosun said...

So cartwheel + lots of golfing + sleeping odd positions = bad back

I'd say that entitles you to a new ergonomic chair... ;)

Mz. Nesbit said...

I vote you get a laptop so you can blog and sit on the couch at the same time. :o)
Snakes are yucky! ;o)

P said...

At the first sight of that snake, I would have been on my way home!
You are a brave woman!

Flea said...

How cool is that! I just adore snakes. Well, except for that coral snake which coiled up on the front porch one day. That one? Not so much.

Snooty Primadona said...

Pam: Not a bad idea about the fake snake.

scargosun: I used to have one of those chairs and I just couldn't be slouchy enough, lol.

mz. nesbit: I have a laptop too but the only other rooms we have internet in are each of the kids' old rooms. Which is ok, but there is no phone in either room, lol. We took out their ground lines years ago.

P: The funny thing is that I am really more afraid of bees and wasps and rattlers. I used to have a bull snake in the garden at the lake. He was HUGE and would occasionally catch me off guard & freak me out, but they don't hurt you. I don't think.

noble pig said...

First I would have smacked the heck out of that snake then my ball. I mean I would have freaked out as I usually do when I see a snake of any kind. I saw some on on property in Oregon and I almost passed out.

Keeper Of All Things said...

Ef that ball...
I'd have left it behind!!!

Asthmagirl said...

I had a snake "run" out in front of me when I was riding my bike on the golf course path. Scared me to death (almost)! I wonder if it's part of their master plan... scaring people out of their wits!

I'm sorry things are hurting. I understand where you're coming from. I guess we have to pay the price for our activities!

You need to install a wireless router so you can use that laptop wherever you are in the house!

Snooty Primadona said...

AG: Wait a minute... we already have a router. Why is it not wireless? Aaaargh! What century is this?

Oh, nevermind. This is West Texas.

Janie said...

No, girl, you can get wireless.

And I'm with Pam. You need to get a fake snake to "inspire" you on the golf course.

Sounds like things are looking up? You should have come with me to Denver.

Mamahut said...

I would have played like Tiger's mama just to get away from the snake. I haven't seen any snakes this year...I have been stung twice already by the daggum bees. I hate them.

Pleasing Procrasinator said...

LOL..I too freak at every spider and have myself convinced, 'That one was a brown recluse.'
I'd have beat the dang snake with the golf club since I would have a better shot at hitting it than the ball.

Mental P Mama said...

Yikes. I think my best shots are the ones I don't dawdle over. Just get up there and smack the little sucker.

Snooty Primadona said...

Grip it and rip it, as they say.

elizasmom said...

Not that I plan to be fondling any snakes, but he's kinda cute. And really, he DID inspire you to hit the ball better, right?

QueenofPlanetHotflash said...

Hope your back is feeling better.
My hubby just found a snake skin in his office at work, the computer dudes left the back door open while running wires and thats how he figures the snake came in but no other signs of it other than the skin. I seen the skin and looked at hubby and told don't expect me at the business anytime soon lol :o)

 

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