Cupid Tinder Match: This Game is in the Refrigerator
Reporting live from the murder scene of your dating hopes and dreams
Guy on Match: I can’t remember and I don’t see it right now but do you like to play any sports?
Me: I played basketball about two months ago and was reminded why I stopped. My knee still hasn’t recovered. 😂
Guy: It is funny that you mention basketball because well that’s what I just finished playing this evening. And then tomorrow morning at the gym I will probably be playing again. However I don’t know if you consider what I do playing basketball.
I have swam and played water polo and play tennis I wrestled and play racquetball and I weightlifting but basketball is a sport that completely eludes me. I like to stay as active as possible.
I just finished doing the tough mutter in Lake Elsinore this weekend. It is my seventh time doing it and I still enjoy going out there. Next year my son says he wants to join me.
Me: I was a short flag twirler and a cheerleader, if we’re talking about high school. I dislocated my knee playing basketball in junior high and that ended that. 😂 I think I’m dealing with a torn meniscus. My favorite. 😂
Guy: Wow you were a back wheeler and a cheerleader in high school! I still to this day don’t know how they twirl those batons like they do. I have to thank God with all the sports that I’ve done I’ve never dislocated her knee or shoulder and elbow. I twisted my ankle many times and now that I’m older I get aches and pains in my shoulders and my knees.
I still play tennis on a lease here in LA. They don’t like receiving my serve too much. I have over 100 mile an hour serve and then my second serve kicks up so high it is hard to return.
Right now I’m getting up and getting ready to go play basketball again. You would think with the amount of time but I play basketball that I would learn how to play the game. Have a great day today talk to you soon.
I can now add Sports Illustrated interviewer to my resume, I guess. 🤔
Jiminy Christmas, try harder to impress me with the fact you never sit down and don’t know what a television set even looks like. Because I’m not. I’m not impressed. I’m exhausted.
And seriously, were you talking about high school? You had to be talking about high school. He asked if I played any sports. I didn’t know we were listing every sport we’d ever played in our lives.
Let’s see, I was on a drill team in elementary school, played rec basketball, was a cheerleader, short flag twirler, on the swim team, cheerleader again, played tennis and volleyball in P.E., was a swing dancer, a belly dancer, I’ve bowled, ice skated, and played on a softball team called The Bad News Borrachos.
Are you bored yet? I know I am.
I’ve noticed a trend in these profiles where it sounds like these guys have never seen the inside of a building before. Their entire existence is outside and on the move, at all times. It’s… it’s a bit much.
I like being active, I really do. That bum knee of mine? Turns out it’s not a meniscus tear. Yay! I just have arthritis. Yep, you read that right.
I know you’re thinking, “Niki, you’re so young and virile, how do you have arthritis?!” It goes back to that dislocating knee business as a teenager. I have angry knees. They sound like gravel. It grosses people out.
How did I hurt my knee recently? Walking too much.
Walking. Not hiking or biking or surfing or sporting. Walking.
So until I get this knee un-swollen, un-painful, and rehabbed I’m gonna be more sitting down bound.
Is that sexy? Should I add that to my profile? You make the call! Our lines are open!