Saturday, 30 July 2011

Planking for beginners

Planking or the lying down game is an activity 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 term planking is described as the practice of lying down flat with arms to the side, to mimic a wooden plank. source

Of course my kids always have try such things, so here 
is their take on the game. As you will see Jake and Ruth 
got a little competitive and there was an element of 
"my plank is more daring than your plank" I wasn't around 
when this "activity took place but Ruth has let
 me use the pictures to write this post !

The opening picture (above) was Jake demonstrating the "basic" plank,
 closely followed by Ruth on the swing chair not in front of it. 

Next up Ruth on a Garden Bench then a table. Had I been present,
 I may well have pointed out the table is made of glass 
and this was perhaps more dangerous than she imagined.

Not to be outdone Jake went for the Table swing "Combo"

Then the standing plank, resulting in a nice brick pattern on the forehead !!!

"I can beat that" says Ruth... The unsupported leg plank...  

Height is the added extreme factor... 
So Jake goes for the wheelie bin tops...

"I will see your 2 wheelie bins and raise the game by adding a gap" 
shouts Ruth 

More height, A plank on the shed roof !!!

Closely followed by the shed / garage roof combo, 
which I think saw Ruth defeated...

Finally, a victory plank on the back fence !!!

You may notice that there was no planking by me. 
Well to be honest I see the two of them planking and just keep 
thinking of that old phrase...

"As thick as two short planks"


mybabyjohn/Delores said...

I like to plank on my queen sized bed varying the position a little with side planks and back planks...oh that's sleeping. I guess I don't plank. Has anyone mentioned to them how ridiculous that looks? Is this the same boy that came up with whats this word worth? Maye the strain was too much for his brain. But the girl.....when has it ever been smart for a girl to copy a boy?

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Incredibly dumb, but there's far worse things they could be doing!

Nina Powers said...

My niece explained Planking to me this week while she was visiting. She also explained Swag, Tumblr arm and Tumblr rooms. I have never felt so out-of-touch and old.
My birthday's tomorrow, I think I'm really starting to believe it.


Anne-Marie said...

If Joanne had joined in, I'd have been REALLY impressed....ha!

Deirdra Eden-Coppel said...

COOL!You have a fabulous blog! I’m an author and illustrator and I made some awards to give to fellow bloggers whose sites I enjoy. I want to award you with the Creative Blog Award for all the hard work you do!

Go to and pick up your award.

Duncan D. Horne said...

So funny! I heard about planking on the news a month ago and saw some youths lying on their fronts down a set of stairs! Your post made me laugh and I'll have to go and try it out now!

Duncan In Kuantan

RJR said...

I think if they made a movie together it would be "dumb and dumber"

Anne-Marie I have sent Joanne out to try planking on the top of the lamp post, if she is going to have a go she might as well try " extreme planking "

RJR said...

Thank you for the award Deirdra, I will pop along and collect it :)

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