Buttkick List Update – Zorbing

Being that my health is fairly stellar these days (apart from a few little side trips to fungal ball, sinus, cyst, and dental root specialists), I have been kicking ass on The List 🙂  A recent checkmark I want to share with you is zorbing.  I know.  WTF is zorbing?  Read and learn.

One of my biggest regrets in life thus far is not excavating my GoPro from the depths of my suitcase on Zorbing Day.  If I wasn’t such a lazy ass, I could have taken you with me into the hysterical world of zorbing.  I’m afraid my lame description will leave you yawning into your phone or computer screen, but just take my word for it (you trust me, right?) – you must zorb if given the chance.

It was invented in New Zealand, so I figured that’s the spot that should give birth to my zorbing career.  I approached the counter and inquired if the eggs benedict I had engulfed about 45 minutes earlier could reappear in a partially digested incarnation during my rookie run.  The attendant answered with a mischievous Kiwi grin.

The dive-through attempt failed

I signed some sort of legal thingy, waved farewell to my husband, and jumped in the truck that shuttles zorbers to the top of the hill.  There I was introduced to #2 aka My Zorb.  My Zorb was a giant clear plastic ball partially filled with (warm!) water.

I was instructed to dive through the 24″ opening on the side.  Um, let’s just say that move was not nailed.  With a mortifying fart sound effect from the plastic (I swear!), I got stuck mid-dive.  Half in, half out.  Prairie doggin’, if you will.  My zorb master had no choice but to awkwardly shove my butt into #2.  Once inside, I righted myself to a seated position, the zorb was sealed, and I was launched down the zig zag track!

Zigging and zagging my way down in #2

The zorb is spinning, the water sloshing, and my body is sliding on the inner waves, trying desperately not to drown on the trough of liquid being hurled into my face.  I laugh deliriously as #2 and I swerve to the right, then suddenly to the left.  I have never howled like I did during my wild ride of slippery spasmodic washing machine turbulent fun.  Could you hear me from down under?

Finally, #2 came to rest at the bottom of the track.  The attendant opened the hatch and I gushed out in a drenched, hysterical heap.  It was righteous.  √ Add zorbing to your List!

UPDATE:  The probable fungal ball in my sinus turned out to be a boring non-issue cyst, after multiple visits to new docs including an otolaryngologist.  What?  You’ve never been examined by an otolaryngologist?  I highly recommend it.  Add it to your List!




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I am a survivor of two extremely rare diseases, thanks to over 100 blood transfusions and ultimately, a bone marrow transplant. My blog, joselynsbrawl.com, chronicles my adventures through medical offices, operating rooms, clinics, transfusion centers, hospital transplant floors, victory celebrations, and finally my bucket list items – all with a humorous and sometimes profane twist. My goal is to inspire others not to give up on life or anything else, and to understand that it’s actually possible to enjoy any experience, even battling a life-threatening illness (or two).

36 thoughts on “Buttkick List Update – Zorbing

  1. Yes! I trust you, dear & will take your word for it! Not sure I would excel at Zorbing! Now, an Otolaryngologist, bring it on!!!!!! GAME!!!!

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  2. i only wish i could write like you! your hewes english teacher taught you well!!! i forget her name!!! zorbing sounds fun – maybe i should try it ——and maybe not!! xo mom >

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  3. Jos, I think if I zorbed I would need to be examined by a otolyrngologist, so can you do buckets at once? Jesus girl, you have done some weird s–t. Great seeing you, Todd and the kids at grandpa’s birthday event. You look GREAT by the way! Lynn

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    1. Double buckets! I love it! It was wonderful seeing you and Carolee at the celebration! So great that you were there for your big bro’s 80th! I hope you are having a blast at The Crosses! XO


  4. Wow Jos!! What the heck is next??as always, I so enjoy your epically worded antics!! Thanks for including us on your journey! Don’t know how you do all that you do!! xoxo

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  5. Thanks for the Zorb education. I would love to and expect to someday do it. You made it sound absolutely fun. I felt like I was there with you !

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  6. To Zorb or not to Zorb? Thanks for the definitive Yes!! May not go back
    to New Zealand for it, so to Google I
    Stellar is the health we want. So darn cool. Damn cool also😱.
    In my day the Ear Nose and Throat name for the “oto” was close enough for government work.
    Lots of love headed your way.

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  7. STOP THE PRESSES!!!! You mean to tell me you did NOT engaged in their newest “sport” of hobby horse jumping or dressage?!?! Well…..throw that in the bucket!!!

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  8. Jos!!

    You must go further about Zorbing…. when we see each other.

    Thank you again for taking precious time to get information for

    the family tree….. both Egerer and Terrin….

    Where are you going for the next two weeks??? Back to Zorbing

    Auntie C

    Sent from Outlook


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