So if you’re a regular reader of my blog, you’re probably trying to figure out what an Innova Special Edition Soft Rhyno is, because it has nothing to do with diabetes or fitness. Well, I play disc golf, and it’s the name of a disc golf putter that I have, that I discovered today is worth quite a bit of money because it’s so old, rare, and in excellent condition. So I’m kinda happy right now. :)
This was actually the first day I’ve even thrown this year, which is sacrilegious since it’s half way through May now. Every nice weekend day we’ve had so far this year, I’ve had other plans for. I had other plans for today to, but they were indoors, and I just couldn’t stay inside today. So I started the day by dropping by our local disc golf pro shop Iron Lion, because my discs are getting thin since I lose them all the time. I picked up some old school discs, some that I had long ago but have lost. I picked up a Viper, a Valkyre, and a Firebird. Bonus was, they were cheap since they were old. Only $8 each. At Walgreens they were $10, so supporting my local pro shop paid off!
While explaining to Chase (the owner of Iron Lion) why I’m buying these old discs, I flip open my bag to show him a Nuke SS that I like and he quickly points to my bag and says “what’s that you’ve got there, that putter”. So I drag out all of my discs to let him see. His eyes light up as he picks up my Rhyno, and starts to explain how rare it is, squeezing it, gently bending it, that mine is in excellent condition, etc. He tells me that people would pay me $50 for it right on the spot, and it might sell on E-bay for as much as $100. Ever seen Comic Book Men? When someone brings in a rare comic and they all get giddy? It was like that. I think he was trying to talk me into selling it to him, but I just told him I don’t want to sell it.
So then I went to my favorite course here in the Quad Cities, Eastern Park Disc Golf, and played the front 9 like I always do (I don’t like the back nine). Threw all three of the new discs. The Valkyrie is my favorite out of these three. Interestingly though, what’s printed on my Valkyrie for flight numbers don’t match what the website says, and it flies more like the numbers on the website.
Then I just sat there for a while at the picnic table at the 9th hole enjoying the beautiful weather. Watching people come and go. I met a kid named Paul, who’s maybe 20ish, that seems to be super eager to become a pro player. This is his first year playing. *chuckle* Seems like a super smart kid. He knew TONS about disc golf, and he happened to mention in conversation that his dad was type 1 diabetic all his life, and so I asked him about it, and I asked him if his dad lives in the QC. [palm---->forehead] That’s when I realized he said “WAS” type 1 diabetic. His dad passed away, but not from diabetes. Chatted for a while longer, then went out onto the course to take some pictures, and then headed for home. A great Saturday.