Ha, the mechanical bull's eyes.
(And there's pictures that go with this post, but I'll have to upload them later.)
So as I said earlier, some of my friends from crew took me to the Grizzly Rose for my birthday to go mechanical bull riding! Which is so fun, let me just say. I've been once before, but it was at Relay for Life in Greeley. Ladies' Night starts at 8:00, which I'm not actually sure what that means because you could get in earlier than that, and also it wasn't like a "girls only" thing, so I'm not sure why it's "ladies' night," so if anyone wants to explain that to me.
Anyway, we got there at about 6:20ish so we could get a good parking spot, and we walk in and I forgot my stupid ID! You have to be 18 or older to get in, and I changed right before we left., so I forgot my driver's license in the pants I was wearing for most of the day. But it turned out to not be too bad, because apparently they only take cash... So we drove back home, and got my ID and got Dad to pick up 30 dollars for us, and then we left again, to get back there at about 7:20ish.
So while we sat there for a while waiting for the bull to open, and I asked some people who work there when it would open and they said by 8:30, so we waited for a while. It was kinda annoying because when K emailed them to ask what time the opened the mechanical bull riding because she wanted to take her friend for her birthday at 6:30, they said that they would be open when we got there.
It's probably important to mention that Mom and I hadn't eaten yet. Our food was at home waiting in the oven for us. We figured we'd leave at about 9 and have enough time to eat and everything.
Anyway, so at 8:30, I went back and asked some other people who work there what time they would open the bull riding, and they told me that depending on business, they would open anywhere between 8:30 and 9. Which would've been completely fine if that's what they had said in the email, but in the email they said that it would be going when we got there.
So, being hungry, I went back and asked Mom what she wanted to do, because I personally didn't want to wait that long, but I wanted to ride the bull, so I wasn't really sure. She said we could wait 15 more minutes and see what was going on then, and so K took me to go watch some people play pool, and then we danced for a little while. The dancing was fun because neither Anthony nor I can dance well, and so we just sort of stood there looking around trying to figure it out. But this old lady came over and started trying to teach us haha. It was pretty cool.
And at this point, it was 8:50, and they had just started to open up the bull! Hooray :D We were the first ones in line. Or, more correctly, I was the first in line. It's $5 to ride once, $10 to ride 3 times and $20 to ride unlimited until midnight. K and Anthony pitched in to get me 3 rides, which was really fun. Mom recorded me the first time I was on, and I think I stayed on for 30-35 seconds. Then I have no idea how long I stayed on for the other two times. It was a lot of fun, though. Sadly, it was the last two times (the ones not recorded) where I was epically thrown from the bull.
I guess you'll just have to imagine me flying through the air in a pretty little arch, landing so gracefully on my back. Ha. Or something similar to that.
But hey, I did a lot better than the drunk boys. :)
(and just to clarify, no Mom didn't ride the bull. She was just there for pictures)