Bayou Grizzlies Bear Contest Tonight
Well, it is Saturday morning and I am fretting about tonight's Bear contest at Georges in Baton Rouge. All sorts of things are going through my head. Sure, I have many friends that are going to show up just to root for me... but that is adding to the stress too! Some are driving in all the way from New Orleans! What if I am a BIG FLOP!??? How will I live down letting down my friends?
Then there is that pimple thing. WHY GOD!? WHY?!?!?!? I haven't had a zit in YEARS. But God has a wonderful sense of humor. I am in control of my food intake, exercise and working out. That's all good. But I can't help any zits that crop up on my face. And now, on the day of the Bear Contest, I have a zit on my face! Gawd! Didn't this happen to Marsha Brady?!?!?
I joined Bear411 the other day to get a sense of being in the Bear community. Well, to my surprise, my birth there generated hundreds upon hundreds of messages from Bears from all over the country. So...it's a very loving community! The interesting thing is that I used my profile pic that I have on my blog as my profile pic on Bear411. Well, for some strange reason the powers-that-be deleted my pic and kept only photos that were more "bear worthy". Dammit! I can't fit in as a "musclebear" on this website??? Did someone complain that the pic hurt their feelings? WHY? WHY?WHY?
So, today is going to be a day of BUSTING MY ASS in the gym. I have to get all pumped up baby! Then, I'll be running around on the tennis courts with E.Shrew and Evil Twin brother to burn some last minute calories.
I still have reservations about entering this contest. Am I hairy enough? I call myself "semi-hairy". I have very little hair on my back. Good genes I suppose. Am I bear worthy? Will my personality win the day or backfire on me? Will I be booed off stage? More importantly, will E.Shrew take good enough pictures to capture every emotion I wear on my sleeves while I am up there on stage? (win or lose)