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Saturday, November 24, 2012

Running Into a Very Large Prop in Thailand

A couple of years ago, when I played against Kansas City at the Aspen Ruggerfest, I had the disquieting feeling of being lifted up during a scrum that did not go our way. When you are a prop, there is nothing like the feeling of having your feet off terra firma to make you realize that it's going to be a rough day at the office.

I was reminded of that sensation when I had a chance to go head to head with an elephant while my wife  and I were in Thailand a couple of weeks ago. He lifted me like I was nothing.

PS-If you get a chance to go to Thailand, go. It was one of the most amazing places I have ever visited. Both my wife and I were so taken with it, that we agreed to go there for our 30th wedding anniversary in 2014.

The natives were certainly very friendly and welcoming-regardless of size.
The only thing between me and a 400 pound tiger was a leash and skinny Buddhist Monk