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I have two kids - a girl and a boy - and live in north-central Minnesota, land of snow and ice. Well, for 9 months of the year, that is. I work full-time for a local government, and on my "free time" I enjoy cooking, baking, hanging out with my kiddos, and RELAXING.

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Blast From the Past: Powderpuff Football

Sometimes something happens to me and I think, "Oh, I need to blog about that!" Or sometimes I see something and think, "Hey, that would make an interesting blog." And sometimes... sometimes I have to search. Today was one of those days. I went digging through old pictures and files and found some stuff from my senior year of high school. I thought you might enjoy it.

Every year during homecoming week we had a powderpuff football game. When I was in 7th or 8th grade one of the senior girls hurt her knee badly and the game got kicked off school grounds for a while. So my junior year we played in some random field in the dark, using only car headlights. But my senior year, someone talked the school into letting us play on the football field again.

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Senior girls.

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My best friend in high school, Kelcie.

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But wait, it gets better. There's video.

I have no idea what we're singing. I can't understand a word of it until "ARE YOU FIRED UP?!" "YES WE'RE FIRED UP!!" I think we were pretty excited.

I also have no idea why Kelcie is on the ground in the middle.

In case you can't tell, I'm the one in the blue Cabela's sweatshirt with the white paint on my face and the crooked ponytail.

Carrying the ball, screaming as someone tries to grab my flag.

I was sore for days after powderpuff.

Kind of reminds me of the Bodypump class I just started at the Y.

We're talking serious pain, people. Can't-walk-without-shuffling-and-moaning-pain.

It wasn't pretty.


  1. Yes, well.......your father was usually in a lot of pain after football games too!!! Somehow I think he maybe took several more hits than you probably did in this game!! However, the videos were fun to watch and I'm easily entertained! AK

  2. I think the song was littlest worm...and thats why im in the middle...but who knows...your guess is as good as mine why i did the things i did sometimes...i just remember not understanding...as is true still today...a damn thing about football...so i eventually gave up after running around the field like an idiot! i do remember you and lara being like allstars tho! The videos brought back some very good memories...thank you for those...seriously...i got a big smile on my face and felt really fortunate to have had memories like that game! Kelcie

  3. The littlest worm...you know, you're probably right. I'm glad you enjoyed them! :)