21.1.09

The Dangers of Beer Pong

So most of you are familiar with the sport game of beer pong, no? If not, let me break it down for you: basically you line up all the cups in a diamond, and throw ping pong balls at the cups, which are filled with beer. The cups can also be filled with other types of beverages such as water or sodas of course. Such was the case when I was playing obviously! Anyway, I feel the need to warn all of you that this can be a very dangerous game. So Last Monday night I was participating in a friendly game of beer pong, and pretty much kicking ass. Well it was all down hill from there, let me tell you! Occasionally when the other team misses their shots, one or both of the ping pong balls used may roll off the table onto the ground, requiring you or your partner to retrieve it. WARNING: if you must be the one to retrieve the ball(s), proceed to the floor WITH CAUTION, especially if there may have been several a couple drinks consumed prior to this particular game. It is very possible that you could fall on your face lose your balance ever-so-slightly and end up looking like you got in a fight with a slight injury to show for it. The above may or may not have been what happened to me... My partner (who happened to be my ex, but that's another story) was a little busy hitting on talking to other girls (which may or may not have made me cry slightly upset), so it was up to me to retrieve the lost balls. Sounds simple enough, right? Well I thought so, too. Now, the details are a little fuzzy, but I made it to the ground successfully, and I was underneath the table, then something went wrong, and I somehow fell over and landed on my face. Go ahead, laugh... So luckily no one happened to see my fall stumble, so I recovered, successfully retrieved the balls and went back to playing the game. Now I'm not sure at what point in the game this happened (before or after the previous injury), but somehow in another attempt to retrieve the balls, I started to lose my balance again and caught myself with my hand, but somehow managed to seriously hurt my finger... so much so that it was swollen the next morning and was like 3x the size of my other fingers (ok maybe not that big but it was really swollen!) And my eye? Oh yes I had a nice little scar to remember my mis-hap by, and had people asking me for the next few days if I got in a fight! Just to prove I'm not making this up (If I were making this up, it would be a way better story!) I managed to take a couple pictures of my nice battle wound!It's kinda hard to tell, but it's basically like rug burn on my eye! So the lesson? Be very careful when playing beer pong and exercise caution at all times when getting on the floor for any reason! You can bet the next time I played beer pong, I made my partner pick up all the balls. hehe!

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16 comments:

Mojito Maven said...

OH MY GOODNESS that is crazy!!!! OUCH!!!! I'm glad you are ok though!!

Dawn said...

I am cracking up! I too have been hurt during a drinking game episode, but that is a story for another time. ;-)

Susan in the Psych Ward said...

Brings back memories!!! Enjoy every minute!! Looks about as bad as my running injury from Sept!!!

Beck said...

LOL, you are SO funny! Hope you are healing nicely, LMAO!

Elaine A. said...

Ah the memories. Can't say I ever got injured while playing this game though.

Now practice this line "You should see the other girl!" hehe.

Cammie said...

um, that is hysterical!! Holy crap. I actually managed to survive 4 years of being a sorority girl and never once playing this game (not a beer girl) I can however play a mean game of I Never

Wondy said...

OUCH. Funny stuff though.

Danielle (Life with the Hewitt Family) said...

Ouch! That looks like it hurts!

Amy Amy Bo Bamey said...

That is funny, I have never played beer pong. Ouch though you should have made the ex get the stray balls!

Rebecca Kelsey of Miss Random Bliss said...

I've actually never played but I definitely will be careful when I do. I hope you feel better soon! Have you bought any scar creams for it? Maybe if you get it early on it will be fine.

Heidi said...

Ouch! Girl!!!!! That is so wrong. WTH was he thinking? And making you pick up the balls. Not cool man. I happen to have lovely scars on my hand where I was being pulled up the steps at a party & tripped, smashing a beer bottle into my hand on my way down. Lots of stitches. Not fun when you get beverages and injuries involved, but that's the fun of college.

Jane said...

I had no idea beer pong could be so scandalous!

Rachel said...

lmao.

i too have played beer pong without much success. but no injuries other than a hangover.

maybe flip cup is less dangerous?

Amanda said...

Holy Cr**.

I have played some beer pong in my day,but never had battle scars.

Ugghh playing with your ex. Must be awful!

I hope your eye heals fast, and your heart faster!

McMommy said...

If it makes you feel any better, your beer pong war wound makes you look cool and tough. :)

*jimaie.marie* said...

LOL!! ohhh noooo!!! I have actually NEVER played beer pong and SO want to, weird right? this SO makes me want to play a drinking game now tho ;D Your poor eye!!!

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