Yes I know what you're going to say, "Ladies do NOT belch, at least not loudly in public."
Last night, that statement was proven to be untrue tenfold.
I was playing a dart match against the woman from the other team and her partner, and my partner and I were winning by a fairly wide margin. I walk up to the line to shoot and as I'm taking aim, I hear a loud, long, "BUUUURRRRPPPP."
I turned around and looked at the woman, who I've known for years and is usually the very quiet type and asked, "was that you?"
She grinned and said, "why yes it was!"
I said, "I'm shocked!"
So I stepped back to the line and took aim again and a fleeting thought of two of my three daughters and their uncanny ability to belch louder than I've heard any grown man belch and had developed this talent when they were 8 and 4.
Of course once that thought came over me, I began to laugh and once I start laughing, sometimes it's hard for me to stop. One place that you do not want to be when I begin to laugh is in the vicinity of a dart board when it's my turn to shoot. Granted I did eventually hit the board but totally missed my shot.
First dart, I took aim at the triple 20 and launched it into the single 12 (waaaay off). I laughed even louder as I brought my second dart up to aim and dropped it over my shoulder onto the ground... oops it slipped.... so I picked it up and launched that one into the triple 5 (closer that time).
Now, you have to understand that while all this is going on there are various cute and funny comments going on in the background which is not helping my situation at all.
Finally I launch the third dart and hit the triple 18 which technically was still a miss, but hey, it was a good miss!
Thankfully, we were playing 501 so all of those darts thrown counted and that round was worth 105 points. (The other team was not happy considering those were lucky darts, of course, they know me well enough to know that I rarely throw lucky darts, I have a fair amount of skill and rarely get lucky in a miss)
That just goes to show you that every now and then, even a blind squirrel will occasionally find a nut.