You snooze, you lose? Not this time…
Blog Guy, what would you say is your best sport, personally? Rock climbing, Ironman? Fight Club?
Napping. You mean like just closing your eyes and sleeping?
It’s so much more than that. Oh, any idiot can just flop into bed at noon and call it a nap, but the competitors are always finding new places, mapping new napping.
Look at these pros in the photos. The guy napping under an armored vehicle, people snoozing on horseback, a bride asleep at her wedding.
I myself take several naps a day to keep in shape, and I name them, military-style. Nap Alpha, Nap Bravo, Nap Charlie…
But surely there is no organized competitive napping, is there?
Think again. In September I’m heading to Santa Fe, New Mexico, for the annual Snoozapalooza Invitational. That’s where the Olympics-quality nappers show their best stuff.
I had no idea it was so elaborate, Blog Guy. So how do you rate your chances this year? Think you’ll be going for the Snoozapalooza gold?
Top: A British Army soldier of Highlanders, 4th Battalion The Royal Regiment of Scotland, rests under his Jackal armored vehicle during a short break at a Afghan National Police (ANP) check point outside the town of Lashkar Gah in Helmand province, southern Afghanistan, July 11, 2011. REUTERS/Shamil Zhumatov
Right: Riders practice for a show on their horses at a farm in Kaposmero, Hungary, August 3, 2011. REUTERS/Bernadett Szabo
Left: A bride takes a nap as newlyweds attend a mass wedding ceremony of the Unification Church at Sun Moon University in Asan, south of Seoul, October 10, 2010. REUTERS/Lee Jae-Won
Bottom left: Mooshu, an older neighborhood cat who has lived most of his sixteen years in the Lanikai section of Kailua, Hawaii, takes a cat nap on a skateboard belonging to his owner’s children, July 5, 2004. REUTERS/Lucy Pemoni