6.27.2011

Plank much? Our version of Planking!

Planking, as defined by one of the trustiest sources I know, Wikipedia, is:
"The lying down game (also known as planking, or face downs) is an activity, popular in various parts of the world, consisting of lying face down in an unusual or incongruous location. The hands must touch the sides of the body, and having a photograph of the participant taken and posted on the Internet is an integral part of the game. Players compete to find the most unusual and original location in which to play. The location should also be as public as possible, and as many people as possible should be involved."

You are probably thinking...What The Freak?!
Agree much.

A few weeks ago I heard about planking for the first time. I told my family in the car as we drove to dinner what it was. Patrick (one of my brothers) was the only other person who had heard of it. So, we pulled into a parking spot, got out, and started to walk into Cafe Athens. Then we noticed...
Hunter PLANKING!


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This was probably one of the funniest things I have ever seen because:
a) Hunter just spontaneously did it,
b) Hunter is 9 years old,
c) He didn't tell us he was going to plank, and
d) He planked in front of zero human beings.
...he was lying face down in front of a restaurant and a parking lot that was pretty much empty. As soon as he stood up, a few people walked into the restaurant, so he just barely missed them.
[The opposite goal of a hardcore Planker]

We quickly took some pictures with our iPhones as he lied there face down.
Funniest. Thing. Ever. 
{Maybe just for my family...but really now!}
Then we ate gyros from Cafe Athens and Kevin discovered one of his new favorite restaurants!
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The last time I had eaten there was with my mom. It was awkward because we were both sitting there just enjoying our meal when the server came over and said a man offered to pay for our meals. We asked "Who?" and the server said "He chose to remain anonymous." We snuck out the back door because it was awkward and we were both married hehe.

And the Sloan way of planking...
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Have you ever been to the dollar theatre in Provo, Utah?! 
If so, we lied on that floor...right outside of the ticket office!!!
{Picture above}
Why? We were in a scavenger hunt and had to get a picture of us spooning in a public place! I'm sad I don't have this picture in a bigger file...this was when Kevin and I were dating, not even engaged yet! It was awkward because there were a ton of people around...and we were lying on the nasty floor where there was old gum smashed on the floor and whatnot. If you have been there you know that hundreds of people stand on that ground every day to get a cheapo dollar ticket!

Have you ever planked?! 
If so, I want to hear about it and see your picture or video!!!

PS. I started a new job today.
And PPS. I am going to Kansas City, Missouri this weekend! :)

13 comments:

  1. I heard about planking on Dave Letterman.
    I can't believe you lied on the floor at the Dollar theater.
    I am disgusted and amazed at your bravery girl!

    woo hoo

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  2. OMG this is so crazy that you just posted about this BECAUSE! The girls I am watching today were saying they want to go planking in downtown Chicago and I had never heard of it...so looks like ill have some interesting photos soon! Bahaha love this though!

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  3. haha i've never heard of planking but that is HILARIOUS ! great pic girl!

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  4. hahha, oh this is so hilarious. I can totally see him doing that

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  5. I have never heard of planking either, but it looks so funny! Love the story about Hunter.. that is so cute! lol

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  6. I have heard about planking... And now I want to do it. Haha! Ill have to find some awesome alaska spots to plank... That is so funny about the guy paying for your meal! And the date story. Haha!

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  7. Your little brother is awesome! That sounds so funny!

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  8. How weird!? I have never heard about that...but I'm sort of intrigued. ;)

    Good luck on your new job!!! :D

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  9. never heard of planking.. seems kinda pointless but hilarious at the same time!!! i would definitely do this. where is your job at???


    The House of Shoes

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  10. Haha I've never planked before - looks like it was a funny day though, and YUM gyros, I love those! x

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  11. My cousin planks all the time!!! But I have never done it. Super funny story about your brother. Have you ever heard of coning?!? It is where you order an ice cream cone at a mcdonalds drive through the pick it up by the top - with the ice cream in hand- and eat the cone first! Hahaha! I want to try that!

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  12. Ive heard about planking but can't say I really understand/get the humor in it. I guess it is just the randomness of it ? Idk. That pit looked so good though!

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  13. Uh, that is hilarious!... especially since I know Hunter. Miss that kid. Hope y'all are doing well.

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