Saturday class and a T-shirt contest


The guy who said I have the perfect limbs for crushing someone’s life out (Be still my heart) was the only one unpartnered when I arrived for Saturday’s class. I was glad I’d already met him during the Triangle Choke class, as that made this much easier.

“Looks like it’s you and me,” I said on approach.

“Let’s do it,” he said with a nod.

This man is my new Timmy/Andre in general size, except Andre was careful with me. (Despite that whole bending my foot backward incident.) This New Andre, whom I’ll call Drake, heavily dragged his leg over mine multiple times (as expected, I’m feeling it today) and gave me a knee to the stomach. I said “Oof” many times and a couple of “Ow”s.

Still a nice guy, he was at least trying to not hurt me.

At one point he said, “You got Draked.”

Somehow, in the moment, I found it funny. Now, I just find it as lame as lame can be. I hope to avoid partnering with him in future classes.

After class, I had an opportunity to “relate” to Li’l Trejo.

T-shirt on Amazon, in case you’re interested.

“I saw a Korn sticker on your water bottle a while back,” I told him.

“Yeah.” He smiled.

“One time after class, I turned on the radio and a Korn song was playing. So I cranked it up and drove fast. Then I got stopped at a light.”

“Oh,” he grimaced.

“I was like, doesn’t this light know I just came from Jiu-Jitsu? I need to GO!”

He smiled in understanding. “I like metal like Korn and Disturbed…”

I nodded in recognition. Disturbed has a cool cover of The Sound of Silence. Don’t ask me to name any other songs. And I only knew I was listening to Korn because I used Shazam, a song recognition app.

Li’l Trejo continued with other band names foreign to me. “I just love music.”

“Me too,” I said.

“Not a lot of girls like Korn. It’s rad that you do.”

I smiled and said nothing more on the topic but wished him a great day. I mean, I did enjoy that song at the time because it was apropos for my kick-butt post-Jiu-Jitsu mood. Are there other songs of theirs I’d like? Maybe, but I didn’t want to burst his bubble by revealing my general ignorance of the band. Was that wrong, Blog Buddies?

On my way home, I stopped by the store and bought, among other things, Traditional and Bold Chex Mix. Sadly, no Cheddar. (That means something to readers who have been here awhile.) I was wearing a rash guard and my Jiu-Jitsu pants. My ponytail was by now an absolute mess. One guy did make eye contact with a mild questioning look. I put on a face of “I’m a martial artist; don’t mess with me” confidence.

The lady in the checkout line behind me was only buying a bottle of tequila. I wanted to say, “Rough day, huh?” but I refrained. When I got home and saw myself in the mirror, I realized she would have likely said, “Looks like you need this more.”

For all my tough girl bravado, I looked like a mental patient. The eyeliner I’d left on from the morning was smeared below and around my eyes. And to say my hair was a mess was a gross understatement. My only hope was that, with the rash guard, I looked like I’d been surfing, and that’s cool, right?

Sadly, I gawked and wiped my face clean before I thought to take a picture, but here’s a close approximation:

Thanks, ebdo23 from Pixabay.

Okay, fine. It was more like this, but not nearly as dramatic:

Thanks Marcela Oliveira from Pexels. Also, get out of the road, girl!

Endless Weekend sent me a picture of a great T-shirt. I’m tempted, but do I shell out nearly $30 (with tax and shipping)? Not sure. Maybe when I get to blue belt like this girl.

BJJ means Brazilian Jui-Jitsu. The shirt is from here.

Endless Weekend also wrote this gem to me: “When Betsy plays dodgeball, the ball dodges her.” (I know it’s really a Chuck Norris joke, but I’ll take it.)

Beth said I need a shirt that says “I won the battle.”

I responded: “Or, ‘You should see the other guy.’”

Then Flojo (not a blogger but a loyal reader who claims she’s my biggest fan) suggested a T-shirt contest. I’m not entirely sure how that would work, so I’ll just ask:

Which of these shirts do you like the best?

  1. BJJ Girls Rule.
  2. I won the battle.
  3. You should see the other guy.
  4. When I play dodgeball, the ball dodges me.
  5. The above Korn T-shirt then wear it to class to make Li’l Trejo believe I’m fully committed.
  6. I got Draked.
  7. List your own creative idea(s) for us to further vote on!
  8. Or just stick with the fun shirt I have:

List your faves in the comments!

89 responses »

  1. Well now, a contest … 😉 Personally I like number four.
    Or perhaps something like this, “Chex Mex, tequila and Jiu Jitsu – you got a problem?”

    Two other notes, you should talk to the store about the cheddar. Something, “You had no cheddar, I know Jiu Jitsu – don’t let it happen again.”

    and yeah, never start a conversation with a woman holding only a full bottle of tequila. Just saying that the last time I did that … it didn’t turn out well … no I don’t want to talk about it …


  2. Oh, I howled at the raccoon picture. You are too funny!

    And the t-shirt? Doesn’t it have to be “I have the perfect limbs to crush the life out of you!” But I like the one you have too!!

    And let’s talk about Universe vs Betsy – you have done a masterful job at finding class alternatives and continuing to kick butt!! Amazing!!

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    • Winnie, you have such a knack for commenting on the things that no one else comments on but I wish they would. I hoped the raccoon thing would be funny, so thank you. ☺️

      Oh my gosh, I must insert your T-shirt idea into the next post!

      And to your last comment, thanks, lady! I must admit I haven’t given the universe any thought it in quite a while. Now that I’ve said that, I’m in trouble… 😉

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  3. You kill me! Was the Korn song, ‘Freak on a Leash’? Cuz that’s the only one I know. I like the tshirt you’re wearing best, but I like the idea of I Got Draked. People will think it’s a modern day Rick Roll thing. But do you know any Drake songs?

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    • I’m probably better versed in Korn than Drake. The one on the radio was vaguely familiar. Sorry I can’t remember the name. I don’t have a clue about Drake. Is that a rapper? R and B? See, no idea. But it was the first name that came to mind that made “You got Draked” work without using the guy’s real name.


  4. The shirt you have on is best. Oops. Until I read John’s comment above.

    Looking a mess and picking up the chex mix and not caring how you look is another level of bad assery you have mastered. You have done well. 🙂

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  5. OK, I like the message “This is how I roll.” But for your older bloggers, who can’t pronounce or, even spell the whole ju-ju thing, how about “I get a kick out of you”?

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  6. I was worried there for a second, but as long as the raccoon isn’t wet, it’s all good 😀 (Yes, it pays to have high standards, doesn’t it? … :P).

    My vote is for #8, the shirt you have (I love it, and it’s not $30, win-win in my book!)

    If you’re looking for a new one…

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  7. I like #4 the best. I did that melted eye make-up thing once, too. I’ve never forgotten how ridiculous I must have looked to the cashier who saw me. She did stare, but I shrugged it off in the moment– only to later look at myself in the mirror. 😳

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  8. I’m liking the ‘This is How I Roll’… Nice! Although it would have been funny if you wore the ‘You should see the other guy,’ when you were shopping in your Raccoon/Trashed Punk Partygirl Princess get-up. 🙂 I also love Endless Weekend’s t-shirt suggestion above in comments.


  9. Umm, hello? “Down With the Sickness”? Anyone?

    I dunno about this contest. After all, I “won” your name-the-blog contest, and yet, here we are. Still at Parenting is Funny. And I couldn’t even figure out my prize. I feel gypped!

    Having said that, “BJJ Girls” could be misinterpreted. I like the dodgeball one best.

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    • A-ha! Thank you! Another Disturbed song I know! I gotta remember that should Li’l Trejo ask me about it. 🙂

      You have no one to blame for the tattoo mishap but yourself, Mark. Should’ve asked Tara sooner. I’m guessing the Band-Aid Betsy idea didn’t work out?

      I am NOT going to ask how BJJ Girl could be misinterpreted, so please don’t tell me.

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  10. You are so “rad,” Betsy. The convenience store story cracked me up. I’ve had experiences like that after spending a month camping ( I look like a small version of bigfoot). They’re pretty funny. Have fun picking out a shirt. The shirt about folding clothes while people are still in them is awesome!


  11. Hi
    I do love the tidbits how I roll shirt – but the “I got draked”
    is the fav from my list –
    And not just because of the cool story!

    Now regarding Korn and Disturb and that mind of music –
    I do think it’d be a good idea to let folks know it is not your normal genre – it builds trustworthiness and also keeps things clear.

    Side note to Korn – My nephewiked them a long time ago and they were in a episode of Monk- there was a traffic jam and they even go on the band’s tour bus (I think that episode paved the way for the Rapper episode where snoop dog was the main character) and the lead singer of Korn is a Christian now and so I saw him on an interview somewhere.

    Smiling at how eclectic your taste in music can be and imagining you listening to that song at the red light depicts the mood so well!

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    • Hey, PH! Thank you for liking “I got Draked” as a t-shirt idea. I just tossed that one in for fun.

      I’ve been running through a possible conversation in my mind where I’d basically come clean about my true musical preferences. If it comes about, I’ll share here. 🙂

      I’ve seen all the Monk episodes twice, but I don’t remember either of those you mention! Wait… maybe the Snoop one. Ooh, vaguely maybe the Korn one. Now I’ll have to rewatch! Neat about the interview you saw. I’ll have to look for that too.

      And, heehee. I’m glad you could “see” me enjoying the song on my drive home. Except for the part where the darn light stopped me. 😡 😉

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  12. Love that you went to a store looking exactly as you left class. Most of us would let our vanity get in the way and postpone our purchases. The Pexel photo brought it all home (and brought a big laugh). As for the shirt, I vote for the one you’re already wearing!


    • I was willing to not care about the wardrobe and the hair. If I had thought to look in a mirror first, I would have at least tried to clean my face up a bit. Ah well. 🙂

      Thank for your vote, Dave! 🙂


  13. I liked, “you should see the other guy” best until I saw, “this is how I roll” hahaha now I want some! FUnny story! My very very first concert was KoRN! My ex at the time was a huge fan and I got into their music because of him (at the time)!

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