A random girl's random gymnastics ramblings.

Saturday, April 3, 2010

...let the bells of dunder mifflin chime out your love!

A lesson was learned today.

Do NOT take Ambien and then get on Ebay.

I'm not going to lie, it was pretty exciting.  After getting my little package-notice thing from the office, I hustled down there to pick it up, because I had NO clue what in the world it could have been and I was all excited.  I haven't much of a life, and I wasn't expecting anything.   But once I saw it was from Washington, I was just all "WHAT the FUDGE?" because I don't even know anyone from Washington.  So I race upstairs and RIP open the box because it was like effing Christmas and I just love presents.  That's when it all came flooding back to me...

Seems I ordered  this Sears Action Gymnastics Set.

Sweet.  Although I was pretty disappointed that the sharp blonde Barbie wasn't included...  but that's alright, since I have my Stacie/Domi doll handy.  I whipped this little set together, which was actually kind of hard because it was just a box full of random pieces, and set Domi to work.

First was the beam. 

The gigantic, thick, orange beam.

It has this handy little slider that you snap these attachments onto, and those hold your doll into wacky, needless positions.

A common gymnastics position.

You can remove the beam, and set up the high bar instead.  And everyone knows that girls do both beam and high bar.  The bar also came with some grippies so that you could hook your girl up, and then use the crank (?) to whirl her around the bar.

We need to work on her shoulder angle.  CHOP CHOP. 

And last, but not least, you have the ever popular combo event of rings/tramp.

If you'll notice the picture from the Sears box, this is how she is supposed to hang from the rings.  Over the trampoline.  Quite accurate. 

She can also just dangle her legs though the rings as well.  Anything goes in SearsVille!

I did have fun playing with the trampoline though.  It has some sort of hammer thing, so you smash the lever, and it flings her up in the air.


Do I regret my transaction?  Eh, not so much.  I only bid $0.99, and paid maybe $8 for shipping, so it's not like I broke the bank on this one.  I suppose if I kept it in the box and all, I could keep it in the hopes that it would be worth something some day.  But... it's already from the 1970s, and 40 years later it's still only worth $0.99.  And who am I kidding, I'm going to play with this thing like there's no tomorrow.  

Whatever.  Christmas come early at the Tampson household!


  1. This is one of the most amazing things I've read in my entire life! I had fun quietly snort-laughing to myself (my roommate's asleep . . .). I so want one of these!

  2. How have I never seen this post? I thought I'd read your entire blog. More Barbie gymnastics, please. ;)

  3. Hello, funny thing....I am the one on the box. (not the barbie. lol) Do you still have the set?