Monday, November 28, 2011

One Fine Day

Brianna Amat doubled as homecoming queen and placekicker for Pinckney.
Deadly is the foot that wears the crown
A few weeks ago, the young lady above, Brianna Amat, did something I thought was pretty incredible. Both a kicker for her high school football team and a member of the Homecoming Court, Brianna managed to win Homecoming Queen at halftime, then proceed to kick a game-winning field goal a short while later.

I've never been able to do either of those things... much less in the same night.

Brianna's accomplishment got me thinking about some of the great "in the same day" accomplishments I've read about.

Thomas Jefferson - July 4, 1776
1. Wrote the Declaration of Independence.
2. Finally conquered lifelong fear of writing a Declaration of Independence.

Papa John - October 2, 1984 
1. First thought of ubiquitous slogan, "Better Ingredients. Better Pizza. Papa John's."
2. Stole the CEO of Pizza Hut's girlfriend by telling her, "Better Personality. Better Hair. Papa John."

Some high school student somewhere - April 14, 2009
1. Used the correct spelling of "you're" in a sentence.
2. Used a semicolon properly in a sentence.
(Just kidding. This has never happened.)

Rosa Parks - December 1, 1955
1. Defied racial inequality by refusing to sit in the back of a bus.
2. Found a dollar under her seat at the front of said bus.

Tiger Woods - April 10, 2005
1. Won the Masters for the 4th time.
2. Didn't cheat on his wife that day.

Jimmy Carter - October 11, 2002
1. Won Nobel Peace Prize
2. Won a free large french fry playing the Monopoly game at McDonalds.

David Hammock - May 13, 2004
1. Caught a home run ball bare-handed at the Braves game.
2. Totally didn't let on that said baseball destroyed my hand and hurt for like 10 hours.