Sunday, September 2, 2007
What would you do to win a trophy consisting of a dinosaur wearing a blondish wig?
This was what we asked ourselves at a friendly competition called the "Home Team Olympics - Atlantis Edition". [Home Teams are smaller groups of about 10 cast members that help facilitate the running of each city.] While in Corcoran, we had access to the YMCA pool and decided to facilitate some friendly competition between the home teams. Most events were water-based, which was absolutely perfect because the temperature for the day was about 108 degrees.
By far the most popular of the events was the synchronized swimming. As you can see in the pictures, the creativity of the teams really came through.
There were several other events:
* See which team can get down the water slide with the best possible averaged time.
* Dive for rings in the deep end of the pool and see who can gather them all the quickest (12 feet deep water can sure give you a headache)
* And the culminating event was the "Chubby Bunny" contest, which was dominated by one of our Japanese girls. She managed to fit 14 marshmallows into her mouth and still utter those magical words..."Chubby Bunny"
It was a truly wonderful day that gave people a chance to rejuvenate after a fun-filled and busy city. Home team 4 dominated the competition, but they are currently being investigated for using performance enhancing substances like Monster energy drinks and Airborne. Stay tuned for more details as they unfold.