Anyway, A1 is one of my best friends, A2, her daughter, who just turned 6, is so much fun. I did not have the opportunity to go to her birthday party (darth vader theme, is she cool or what?!?), but I did have the opportunity to give her an unwrapped gift – a hoola hoop. I had recently given one of these gems to another little friend of mine, it was so much fun, I had to get another one. I’m glad I did.
A2 is apparently a hoola hoop queen. Her mother did not know, but we both learned today, with much delight, that the kids are hooping. I have to tell you, there is so much joy in watching a little kid hoola hoop their little heart out. This got me thinking about Hoola Hooping….. and here is what I found on the www:
- Hoola is actually spelled Hula. I have been alive for 39 years, known about the hula hoop for 30+ years, and never thought it was spelled any other way than hoola. Crazy. For history on the Hula Hoop, check out wikipedia – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hula_hoop.
- There is an entire subculture of people dedicated to hooping. You can join one of the many communities here: http://www.hooping.org/ . Join and find hooping friends in your area …
- Forget Hooters girls, how ’bout a Hoola Girl?? Check this out:
I am going this weekend to get myself a hula hoop and start hooping! Great exersize that puts a smile on your face AND gives you a great body?!? Sign me up!!!!