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Thursday, October 11, 2007

Last Post Regarding Anything Related to Chicago (Promise)

So, you know how after a marathon, everyone who finished proudly wears t-shirts that say things like "Chicago Marathon Finisher 2007"? Well, I'm thinking of designing a little number for myself on a website that reads:

"I was barfing at mile 8 and was bused back to the finish at the Chicago Marathon 2007."

It could have a little stick figure on the front with its mouth open and barf spewing forth!

And, maybe I could buy that finisher's medal that's up for bid on ebay to go with my shirt -- would the comedy be too dark? Or would it be richly appreciated?

25 comments:

Wes said...

I vote richly appreciated :-)

Non-Runner Nancy said...

There's your million dollar idea. Market those babies and you will have a nice little nest egg. I'll be happy to just take 50% for giving you the idea.

Nancy and Jess, business partners extraordinaire. :D

David said...

I like the idea about the shirt, but I would totally make my own medal out of a Yoplait lid, a la The Office "Office Olympics" episode.

Marcy said...

OOoooooo I dig!! I dig!! But I like David's idea of making your own medal out of a Yoplait lid. Although maybe instead some Gu packets or Gatorade cap? :P

Firefly's Running said...

What a crazy idea for a t-shirt, Jess! I bet there's other people who have other ideas for their shirts.

Amy said...

I'd be happy to illustrate the shirt for you, now that you're familiar with my skills and everything!

Laura N said...

That is such a funny idea. You'd sell a ton of them.

ws said...

Can you add to the back of the t-shirt around the neckline - "And I had to design my own race shirt."

Bob said...

I think every big event needs to be commemorated in some fashion and your idea seems very uniquely Jess. Which makes it awesome! Leaning over a bush puking, love it.

Mother Smuckers said...

I think the shirt would be great and the medal would really set it off.

I love eBay. I almost bought one of Amy's magnets on there the other day.


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Running Jayhawk said...

Can I buy one? :)

Mary Gee said...

I do think they would really sell. Maybe you could have one of a stick figure hurling, one of a stick figure laying in an ER bed, etc...

Nicole said...

I love the idea!

L*I*S*A said...

Jess, don't buy one. I'll gladly give you mine. :)

RunnerGirl said...

I agree with David and Marcy. Make your own Medal. I agree about the gatorade caap, or wterbottle cap.

Sweetness!

I too vote for appreciated.

Jess said...

Haha oh man that would be hilarious! You could probably sell the shirts on e-bay and make a killing!

brunettechicagogal said...

I think you should do the T-shirt and sell the hell out of them. Maybe make a series of them, including the one about puking at Mile 8 but adding in some other themes, like "I survived Chicago's 2007 Fun Run."

Lisa - Slow & Steady said...

Fun shirt idea!!

David said...

I'm really digging this idea about the shirts. How about the 4 phases of the 2007 Chicago Marathon - 1st pic, stick figure paying money; 2nd pic, figure running with sweat flying off; 3rd pic, puking in the gutter; 4th pic, in a hospital bed with an IV. Or something along those lines. It may become cost prohibitive to produce multiple version, given the target audience size.

Paul said...

I like the stick figure idea. You should make that into the finishers medal!

J~mom said...

I also vote for richly appreciated!

Running Jayhawk said...

I vote you get one of these...

http://www.chicagofunrun.com

scott keeps running said...

richly appreciated. exclamation point even.

Mendy said...

Think it's a fantasic idea! :-)

Laurel said...

How about:

"I ran the 2007 Chicago Marathon and all I got was this lousy heatstroke."

We'll make millions! ;)