All I want for Christmas is You

December 3, 2010 § Leave a comment

You. Yes you. Giant inflatable hamster ball. Your name is Zorb and you will be forever mine.

Ah, what I wouldn’t give to be a hamster for a day (almost nothing). But I’ve always envied those little vertical carousels that hamsters get in their cages. I like watching them go round and round, running until their little rodent feet tire from the exhaustion that comes from running a metal treadmill for hours on end. My longing days are over — now that humans have invented a gigantic version, I can have the same exhausting dizzying experience! It’s a new sport called Globe Riding, and according to, the official definition is as follows: “The sport of rolling down a hill in a large inflatable globe.” The company is based in New Zealand but they have an option for people in the U.S. to order tickets internationally. You can do it wet or dry, slow or fast, but this experience is not for the weak of heart, or stomach. The ball is operated by the Zorb company, who controls the rides.

I don’t plan on going Down Under any time soon, so instead of a ticket to Zorb, I’d rather you simply invest in a human hamster ball just for me so I can do this:

and this:

and this:

p.s. one time my hamster rolled down the stairs in his hamster ball and lived!


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