Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Hoopin' it up in Wicker Park

08/08/08 marked the start of the summer olympics in China.

Closer to home, an eclectic mix of people (and animals) were enjoying the beautiful weather in Wicker Park and performing a few athletic feats themselves. Welcome to little known world hoop day.

Du-Jay (who's new nickname is "the wininest kid ever") won a 2nd lottery in 5 days and got one of 4 $30 pro hoops from Blaze. Event sponsors gave away cheaper hoops to numerous kids and people were encouraged to BYO hoops.

We spotted a good mix of dogs and even a parrot, enjoying the spectacle.

Du invented a new xtreme sport--tree-la-hooping which involves hooping under a low hanging branch and taking a flying leap to hang from the branch while keeping the hoop in motion. Much fun!

After all the hoopla, we had a wonderful Thai meal across Damen at Penny's Noodles.


  1. I think you need to get Du to start buying lottery tickets for you!

  2. WOW! I want to see Tree-la-hooping added to the Olympics to replace baseball.