The Penultimate Episode (I think?)
Well, I think this is the penultimate attempt I will make to enter the Olympic arena.
I say 'think' as I always get confused when commentators say things like, 'this is La’s penultimate attempt to get into the final.'
Do they mean it’s my second last ‘last’ chance or my third last ‘last’ one or is it even my last 'last' chance?
When competing I always listen to the commentary on my headphones.
I cannot tell you how many times on hearing that, ‘that was La’s penultimate attempt' that I have just packed it in, sworn and flounced off to the changing room in a huff.
This all amid 'boos' from the crowd and my coach screaming encouraging words like, 'Just wait ‘till I get my hands on you!'
Charming hey? And this just 'cause I get mixed up with some of the sports semantics!
But like I said, ‘I get by with a little help from my friends.’
Yesterday my neighbour, Mrs Enid Nutter (94), said I should try synchronized swimming and asked me to join her afternoon group who are also attempting to make a last ditch ‘penultimate’ (I think) attempt to join the world of the world's sporting elite.
Mark Legward was kind enough to come along and made this lovely montage of our group in training yesterday.
At this stage it really has become a case of ‘Sync or Swim!’
But remember, its not over till the ever so slightly stocky guy sings!
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script © 2012 Lawrence Hilton
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