This was the most exciting New Years I have ever experienced.
It started off with Double Dutch 2006.
I got together with Ryan Schenk early that afternoon to Silk Screen t-shirts. We used the MSPaint image above on some bright yellow shirts from A.C.Moores. The results were breathtaking:
Ryan and I got to Erich’s place around 6:45 and set up the christmas lights ambiance and got the boombox rocking some M.C.Hammer. a light snow had started to fall. everything was ready. and everything was magical.
RyanSchenk, Molly, Erich, Nicole, and Myself were the only jumpers, but what we didn’t have in quantity we made up for in quality. We ended up jumping rope for a solid hour and a half alternating between single and double ropes.
Turns out, double dutch is hard.
Erich, shown below in his Double Dutch 2006 pose, was the first to successfully navigate himself into the center of the spinning ropes of fury.
He stayed in for a solid 10-12 rope turns and when the rope finally did catch, we all exploded into cheers of excitement and joy. What a rush! Erich was the hero of the night.
By the end of the night we had all had a taste of double dutch. Even Ryan Schenk, whose busted collar bone restricted his ability to rock hard, logged some serious air time in the hot spot. But we weren’t satisfied. That’s why Double Dutch 2006 is going to strike worcester again. Likely in February, and likely around Valentines day. I cannot even describe how much fun it was last night. Special thanks go out to Erich and Molly for hosting the event. I look forward to many more jumping opportunities.