Thursday, September 23, 2010

“Naga… Naga… Not gonna work her anymore, anyway.”

Remember that scene in the movie Office Space where Bob Porter and Bob Slydell, {“the Bob’s”}, come in to “make some room for entry-level graduates and farm out some work to Singapore”? Well in the movie Peter Gibbons, {played by Ron Livingston}, goes in to talk to “the Bob’s” when he discovers that they are planning on firing his 2 works colleagues Michael Bolton and Samir Nagheenanajar. Bob Porter tries to pronounce Samir’s last name and ends up saying the below quote.

“We're gonna be getting rid of these people here... First, Mr. Samir Naga... Naga... Naga... Not gonna work here anymore, anyway.” Then “the Bob’s”, {and me}, erupt in laughter. I love this movie. But this movie is not the reason for this post, {though I could write an entire post about this epic piece of what my friend Sarah calls “fart humor”. Whatever. It’s a great movie and if you haven’t laughed your arce off lately you should rent this movie! I digress, moving on.

Last Saturday Griff went with some of his training partners to Dallas for the North American Grappling Association Southwest Championship, or NAGA. {see the correlation between the abbreviation and the above quote about our friend Samir?}.


North American Grappling Association is one of the largest grappling tournaments held in the United States. This tournament was a qualifier held in Dallas for the Championship later on in the year. Needless to say Griff was in his element. He loved it. So much so that he has decided to compete in the upcoming Gracie Cup in San Antonio on October 30th. I am super proud of him and can’t wait to watch my man in action! Hieeeeeeeeeeee-ya!

One of Griff’s training partners Bill won gold in the 160 lbs. Gi Division defeating a Judo black belt with a arm bar. He also competed in the No Gi Division and won silver.

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Another of Griff’s training partners Kat, won silver in Gi Division and bronze in No Gi Division . Don’t mess with this chick boy, cause she’ll have your ass! {She’s the one wearing the blue gi in the picture on the left and the one wearing the white shirt in the picture on the right.}

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Griff with some of his training partners, John, Kat, and Bill. {Look at the size of Bill’s belt! Whoa!}

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They left super early that day and got home pretty late but they all had a blast!

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