rum·bled , rum·bling , rum·bles
1. To make a deep, long, rolling sound.
2. To move or proceed with a deep, long, rolling sound.
3. Slang To engage in a gang fight.
For some reason, when you answer the phone and tell the caller that you'll need to call them back because you're at a rumble, the caller tends to fall silent. Not so the other rumblers. They break out in gales of laughter.
This all started for me the other day with an email from my Zombie friend. "Hey", it said, "our group's been challenged to a rumble and a couple of the girls aren't able to go. Would you like to substitute?" I was a little taken aback at first, but The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton was one of my favorite books as a teenager so I kinda knew the basics of a good rumble. Now where are those nun'chucks? Oh oh oh! I see - a QUILTING rumble. And a sewing challenge. YES! I'm a bit more comfortable now, though I'm not a quilter - yet.
Here is what the perfect kind of rumble looks like. Busy hands. (No faces have been shown in an attempt to protect the identity of the gang members)
This is the mess those gangsters leave behind in the mad dash for lunch.
My accomplishments for the day. Not nearly what I had planned, but I did manage to raise my immunity levels with all the healthy laughter that was going on. The Blockheads won the sewing challenge, since two of them are the only one's who actually finished their bags. Next time, they may want to watch their backs.
A big thank-you goes out to the other two fighters, I mean quilters, who couldn't make it. I know you missed out on heaps of fun girls, but I had an absolute hoot.
And a huge thank-you to Monica and Robin for dragging me along and to the Blockheads for putting up with my presence.
Until next time ~ Fight On!