Sunday, July 24, 2011

Yo! Yo-yo!

The city of Hillsboro has got a fixation. They want to make it into the Guinness Book of World Records. Three years ago it was trying to get the record for the largest number of people in one place all wearing Groucho Marx glasses at one time. The next year they tried to get the record for the most people in one place all playing the kazoo at once.

This year, it was yo-yos.

Each year, the city shuts down Main street and holds a Celebrate Hillsboro party, with booths and games and bands. Everyone who wanted to participate in breaking the record gathered in the plaza (after filing through a turnstile for counting purposes). City officials handed out yo-yos and gave instruction on how to use them. They also had some experts in the crowd. One guy in particular was amazing.

One of my goals is finding cheap free ways to get out and socialize, and this definitely qualified. They didn't make the world record, but people had a good time.

Plus, I got a free yo-yo.
You never know when that might come in handy.

Exercise du jour: I walked one whole mile. My knee was less than thrilled with me, but I did it.


messymimi said...

My problem is that i can't yo yo. All i can do is yo.

Glad everyone had a good time, and better luck with a record next year.

The Merry said...

I'm much better at the yo than the yo-yo too. One woman in the crowd got fed up and decided she should yodel instead, but her family quickly talked her out of that.

Anonymous said...

I can yo-yo! About three, sometimes five, in a row!
(who usually does well with activities that are chair-based)

Andrea @ The Skinny Chronicles said...

Not sure if you are happy or sad about the no-job-situation today...but either way, I am rooting for you. Best of luck. And I hope you heal quickly. I managed to hurt my foot a couple weeks ago. It's fine now...but it definitely knocked me off the little bit of game I had managed to pull together. Sigh.