Tuesday, 26 October 2010
Your Siesta Championship Training.
Madrid, Spain (CNN) -- 'An unemployed security guard from Ecuador is Spain's top snoozer. Pedro Soria Lopez, 62, was able to nap for 17 minutes and register a 70-decibel snore while sprawled out on a couch in the middle of a crowded shopping mall in what's been billed as the first-ever Spanish National Siesta Championship. The grand siesta champ won the first cash prize of 1,000 euros (about $1,400) in credit to purchase goods at the shopping center in Madrid.
The competitors started off by lying down on blue sofas, some in pajamas. Each got to eat a lunch ahead of time, then had twenty minutes to get as much z's as they could squeeze in.' This fiercely contested event took place from October 14th until October 23rd.
Security guard. Unemployed. Likes to snooze. Hmmmm....are you also wondering why he might be unemployed? Still, $1,400 U.S., or $1,426 Canadian, or 890 British pounds, is a pretty darn decent amount of money for 17 minutes work, I mean rest.
I have informed Penny, the lovable dog and internet star, about the Spanish National Siesta Championship. Penny is thrilled at the thought of competing in next year's event and has taken up a strict training regime. I would, dare I say, consider her to have an excellent chance of winning. Note as she prepares herself for a bit of serious training. She even used a traditional type blanket that is actually from Cancun, Mexico, but what the hell, to create the perfect ambience. Clever girl!
So maybe you have a pet that would be an ideal candidate to compete in next year's eagerly anticipated contest. I would add that bringing any hibernating animal would be cheating. Besides, you try explaining to the cabin crew why there is a 9 foot tall, 700 pound grizzly bear, passed out beside you in the already cramped economy section.
You may have now given serious consideration into participating in next year's Spanish National Siesta Championship. You might have even thought about asking your pet, if you have one, if they would like to enter such a stimulating contest. Actually, by reading this posting, you may have suddenly realised that getting this far down the blog, has been a really terrific way of preparing yourself for your siesta championship training. Anyway, you decide. I leave the rest to you.
Must go now.......I'm getting rather drowsy.