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Gymnasts come to town | September 17, 2008

Background: the other day some of the gymnasts from the US Olympic team came to town for some corporate sponsor thing-a-mah-jiggy and i had the opportunity to go.


Date: 9/16/08

Time: lunch-ish

Location: downtown, outside some building

Urge: I had the almost uncontrollable urge to walk up to Alicia Sacramone and say the following: “So, when you totally biffed on the balance beam, did that suck as much for you as it did for America?

Alicia Sacramone

Alicia Sacramone

Side urge: to hit on the other two gymnasts who are much, much younger than me (i think one of them is like 16).

Why the urge was controlled: i really didn’t want to get beaten up by the security personnel that were nearby.


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What do we consider an almost uncontrollable urge? Well, first we need to establish a definition. Almost: al*most, [awl-mohst], -adverb, meaning: very nearly. Uncontrollable: un*con*trol*la*ble, [un-kuh n-troh-luh-buhl], -adjective, meaning: incapable of being controlled or restrained. Urge: [urj], -noun, meaning: an involuntary, natural, or instinctive impulse. Therefore, an almost uncontrollable urge is an involuntary, natural or instinctive impulse that is very nearly incapable of being controlled or restrained. These A.U.U.'s occur mostly in public settings, as there is very little to constrain a person in a private setting. The urge is frequently overcome due to any number of things, such as: societal standards, fear of retribution, fear of prosecution, fear of being left alone after having embarrased a significant other for the last time, etc. This is simply a list of several of the AUU's that we have had.







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