Kiss The Groundhog

QIC: 9-Volt

Date: 2/2/2023

PAX: Cooter, Show Tunes, Pipeline, Cheney, El Chappo, Duvet, Tape Deck

AO: The Battery


Conditions

There is no way that this winter is *ever* going to end as long as this groundhog keeps seeing his shadow. I don’t see any other way out. He’s gotta be stopped. And I have to stop him


COP


PAX Meet at the Pavillion

SSHIn Cadence20
Fwd Fold – FwdIn Cadence10
Fwd Fold – RevIn Cadence10
Baby Arm Circles – FwdIn Cadence10
Baby Arm Circles – RevIn Cadence10
Seal ClapIn Cadence10
Overhead clapIn Cadence10
Raise The RoofIn Cadence10
ChinookIn Cadence10
Seal ClapIn Cadence10
SSHIn Cadence
(Allegro)
10
Willy Maze HazeIn Cadence10

The Thang – Every day is exactly the same and nothing you do matters

Groundhogs spend the winter in their burrow and emerge periodically to check the weather. If they see their shadow they go back in for 6 more weeks. The PAX will do an exercise on one side of a pick nick table then crawl to the top of their burrow (Top of table) and perform 3 groundhogs before checking the weather (Answering a question) If the answer is correct the PAX crawls down the other side of the burrow and performs a new exercise. If the answer is incorrect (sees shadow) the PAX crawls back to the starting side and performs the SAME exercise again.

ExerciseCount
Decline Pickle Pointers20Hard Count
Bird Dog20Hard Count
Merkins15
Donkey Kicks10
Plank leg raise10each leg
Ground Hog crawlsOut n Back
Mt. Climber20Hard Count
Crab Cakes20
Sit ups20
Lounge Act10each side
Burpees10
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The 3rd annual Ground Hog Day Celebration Play List

KISS THE GROUNDHOG

  • 1 True/False – The goundhog is a rodent belonging to  a group of ground squirrels call marmots.
  • 2 True/False – Kiss has  earned most Gold albums than  any band from the United States.
  • 3 True/False – The Movie “Groundhog day” has been selected for preservation in the National Film Registry
  • 4 How many times has Ace Frehley left the band?  -3
  • 5 What are young groundhogs called  – Chucklings
  • 6 Groundhogs, are known as whistle pigs.  Do they actually whistle?  – yes
  • 7 Who was the lead singer of KISS? – Gene Simmons
  • 8 True/false – The Groundhog is also known as a Hoary Marmot?- False the hoary marmot is a cousin to the groundhog.
  • 9 Describe Gene Simmons make up? – Demon
  • 10 True/False – Gene Simmons is related to Richard Simmons?  – False (But wouldn’t the world be a better place if it was true)
  • 11 True/False – Gene Simmons real name is Chaim Witz – True
  • 12 True/false – Richard Simmons was born in New orleans and his real name is Milton Teagle Simmons – True
  • 13 True/False – The Bed and breakfast that Phil stays at is an actual bed and breakfast in Punxsutawney PA? -False
  • 14 True/False – Gene simmons and Paul Stanley are both jewish – True
  • 15 True/false – Goundhogs can climb trees? – True
  • 16 Between 1964 and 1971 how many groundhogs were hunted and killed in Kentucky annally?  – 267,500
  • 17 Where was the the movie “Groundhog Day” filmed?  – Woodstock IL
  • 18 True/False – The KISS logo is different in Germany because the SS’s  happened to look similar to the insignia of the Nazi SS, a symbol that is outlawed  -in Germany – True
  • 19 In the movie “Groundhog day” what is Phil’s last name?  – Connors
  • 20 True/False – Richard Simmons failed to show up to lead his exercise class in 2014 and has not been seen since -True
  • 21 True/False – KISS was voted as the “Best Metal/Hard Rock Band” of 1996 – True
  • 22 What is the maximum age of a groundhog I the wild?  – 6 years
  • 23 How old is Richard simmons?  – 74
  • 24 What year was the album “Lick it up” released? – 1983
  • 25 What year was the movie “Ground Hog Day” released? – 1993
  • 26 True/false – Badgers are included in the list of predators of groundhogs in the eastern united states- True
  • 27 Do males or female groundhogs emerge from hibernation first?  – Male
  • 28 True/False – Bill Murray was sued by an actual weatherman named Phil Connors? False 29 True/False – Ground hog burrows have bathrooms?  – True
  • 30 At his peak, how much did Richard Simmons weigh?  268lb
  • 31 True/False  – If an infinite number of monkeys were put in a room long enough they would eventually write the back blast for this workout – True
  • 32 True/false – Gene Simmons was born in Isreal – True

COT

It can seem like every day is the same as the last and nothing you do makes any difference, just like this beat down. But now that it’s over and we’re looking back on it, we have accomplished something that only 8 people managed this morning. That says alot about us. Possibly not good things but alot of things just the same. Additionally, it was educational even though you may rather not know most of the answers.

Moleskin

  • Respect the Groundhog
  • Cooter was offended by the fact that KISS had more gold albums than any other band in the U.S.
  • Duvet cheated by studying Groundhog trivia and he missed every question
  • Where IS Richard Simmons?

News


Recent Backblasts

    Why is the rum gone?

    QIC: 9-Volt

    Date: 11/02/2022

    PAX: Cooter, Headgear, Escobar, Full Moon, Toe Tag, Gutterball, Love Boat…..Hell, I don’t know,  Gloom bot is broken

    AO: Hacksaw


    Conditions

    What if Elvis was cast as Cap’t Jack Sparrow and Pirates of the Caribean was a musical


    COP


    PAX circles up and counts off into 1’s and 2’s
    For the entirety of the beat down group 1 must talk like a pirate and group 2 must do Elvis impersonations.

    SSHIn Cadence10
    Willy Maze HazeIn Cadence10
    SSHIn Cadence10
    Forward FoldIn Cadence
    (As God intended)
    10
    SSHIn Cadence10
    WindmillIn Cadence10
    Baby Arm Circles – FwdIn Cadence10
    Baby Arm Circles – RevIn Cadence10
    Seal ClapIn Cadence10
    SSHIn Cadence
    (Allegro)
    10

    The Thang – The dredd pirate Elvis

    PAX moseys to the library parking lot where there are two stations spaced 30 yards apart.
    Station 1 is labeled “Away boarding party” and station 2 is “Viva Las Vegas” and each has a list of exercises. The PAX will perform the exercises in order then scream “Away boarding party” or “Viva Las Vegas ” while sprinting to the opposite station. All mumble chatter must be as Elvis or a pirate.

    AWAY BOARDING PARTYCountVIVA LAS VEGASCount
    Jump Squats10Lunge10
    Hand release Merkins20Big Boy Sit up20
    Crab Jacks20Lounge Act20
    Calf Raises50Pickle pointers20
    Captain Thor (hard count)20Ground Hogs10
    Carolina Dry Dock25Crab Cakes20
    Little baby crunch30Frankinsteins20
    Burpees10High Knees20
    Monkey Humpers20Hello Dolly20
    Wide arm merkins20Standing leg lift (to the side)20
    Bear Crawl to other sideFlutter Kick20
    Extra Credit was given for farting while performing standing leg lifts
    Contestants were disqualified if they shit themselves

    The proposed soundtrack for the new Elvis version of the Pirates of the Carabean was played loudly for the enjoyment of the citizens of Collegedale


    COT

    “The problem is not the problem. The problem, is your attitude about the problem.
    Captain Jack Sparrow

    Moleskin

    • A pirate walked into a bar with a steering wheel in his pants. The bartender asked him “Hey buddy, why do you have a steering wheel in your pants?” The pirate said (In a piratey voice) “I don’t know, but it’s driving me nuts”
    • To err is human ut to ARRR is pirate
    • Only pirates can get away with saying “Yo…Ho”
    • I want to be a pirate but I can’t get my ship together
    • No cause is lost if there be but one fool left to fight for it
    • Why don’t pirates shower before they walk the plank? Because they’ll just wash up on shore later.
    • Why is pirating so addictive? They say once ye lose yer first hand, ye get hooked!
    • How do pirates know that they are pirates? They think, therefore they ARRRR!!!!!
    • What happened when Bluebeard fell overboard in the Red Sea?He got marooned.
    • How did the pirate get his Jolly Roger so cheaply? He bought it on sail.
    • What has 8 legs, 8 arms, and 8 eyes? 8 pirates.
    • What does a dyslexic pirate say? RRRRRRA!
    • Why does it take pirates so long to learn the alphabet? Because they can spend years at C
    • How much did the pirate pay for his peg and hook? An arm and a leg.
    • How do pirates prefer to communicate? Aye to aye!
    • How do ye turn a pirate furious? Take away the “p.”
    • What does a vegan pirate do in jail? Starrrrrve!
    • What’s a pirate’s favorite type of exercise? The plank!
    • What did the pirate say when he became an octogenarian? Aye matey years old!
    • What did the first mate see down the toilet?  The Captains log
    • Why do pirates bury their treasure 18 inches under the ground?  Because booty is only shin deep!
    • What do you call a stupid pirate?  The pillage idiot!
    • Long ago, when sailing ships ruled the waves, a captain and his crew were in danger of being boarded by a pirate ship. As the crew became frantic, the captain bellowed to his First Mate, “Bring me my red shirt!” The First Mate quickly retrieved the captain’s red shirt, which the captain put on and led the crew to battle the pirate boarding party. Although some casualties occurred among the crew, the pirates were repelled. Later that day, the lookout screamed that there were two pirate vessels sending boarding parties. The crew cowered in fear, but the captain, calm as ever, bellowed, “Bring me my red shirt!” Once again the battle was on. However, the Captain and his crew repelled both boarding parties, though this time more casualties occurred. Weary from the battles, the men sat around on deck that night recounting the day’s occurrences when an ensign looked to the Captain and asked, “Sir, why did you call for your red shirt before the battle?” The Captain, giving the ensign a look that only a captain can give, exhorted, “If I am wounded in battle, the red shirt does not show the wound and thus, you men will continue to fight unafraid.” The men sat in silence marvelling at the courage of such a man. As dawn came the next morning, the lookout screamed that there were pirate ships, 10 of them, all with boarding parties on their way. The men became silent and looked to the Captain, their leader, for his usual command. The Captain, calm as ever, bellowed, “Bring me my brown pants!”

    News


    Recent Backblasts

      House of 1,000 Burpees

      QIC:  Gretel

      Date: 10/31/2022

      PAX: U-Turn, NordicTrack, 8 Seconds, Starbucks, Ponce, Boomhauer, Snatch, Sherlock, Shea

      AO: Detention


      Conditions

      Rained last night so asphalt already wet, then began misting during workout, 60 degrees


      COP

      SSH 20 IC

      5 burpees OYO

      WMH 10 IC

      5 burpees OYO

      3rd grade exercise 10 IC

      5 burpees OYO

      Forward Fold 10 IC

      5 burpees OYO

      LBAC forward/backwards 10 each IC

      5 burpees OYO

      Abe Vigoda 10 IC

      5 burpees OYO

      SSH 20 IC

      (35 burpees each in COP)


      The Thang

      EVOLUTION #1

      PAX count off 1-2. Team 1 and Team 2 line up facing one another. Race to do 10 burpees each PAX. Team 2 was the winner and earned the 80# sandbag while Team 1 was weak and only got the 60# sandbag (10 burpees each in EVO #1)

      In a Dora fashion, a member of each team will carry their sandbag around the traffic circle at Detention, ~150′ if you stay on the outside lane. The other team members will each complete 100 reps each of aquaman, crab cakes, and chicken peckers. When the sandbag makes its way back around, the next member grabs it and goes around. Rinse and repeat until each member completes their reps.

      EVOLUTION #2

      PAX circle up and perform an ascending burpee with chaser ladder. The exercise is performed as follows: do your burpee, stand up – don’t jump, squat, Bonnie Blair. That’s 1 rep. Ascending ladder up to 10 for a total of 55 burpees with squat and BB chaser.

      10 PAX present today @ 100 burpees each = House of 1,000 Burpees


      COT

      Lessons on leadership can be found anywhere. YHC learned some this past weekend at an archery instructor course. When approaching someone as the authority figure in a teaching moment, start by giving them a specific complement on something they are doing correctly, this opens the door for a productive conversation.


      Moleskin

      So happy we didn’t do duckwalks today.


      News

      Thanksgiving morning Wuzonka Ball at Hill City, stick around and run The Grateful Gobbler 5k afterwards.

      Black Friday Wuzonka Ball at Detention – no Shot House that day

      Chubby’s ministry ongoing – every Monday except the first Monday of the month, details on #3rd F channel


      Recent Backblasts

        Revenge of the Duckwalk

        QIC:  Gretel

        Date: 10/26/2022

        PAX: Dundee, Shake N Bake, NordicTrack, Sherlock, Milkman, Roomba, Florida Man, FNG – Paw Patrol, Starbucks, Cleaver, Turtle, Mangina, Lutefisk, Snatch, Ponce, 8 Seconds, Boomhauer, Lyft

        AO: Shot House


        Conditions

        Clear and cool


        COP

        SSH

        WMH

        3rd grade

        shoulder blaster

        Imperial Walkers

        Slow squat

        SSH


        The Thang

        PAX partner up. In a Dora fashion, PAX 1 will stay at the exercise zone (EZ) and perform reps while PAX 2 proceed to the Duck Zone (DZ).

        EZ exercises – 250 each of Carolina Dry Docks, Blades of Steel, Angle Grinders, Crab Cakes

        The Duck Zone – PAX will bear crawl ~10 yards to a triangle of cones. At each cone they will perform 25 monkey humpers then duck walk to the next cone. Pax will also complete these when they return to cone 1 for a total of 100 monkey humpers, then crawl bear back to the EZ where they will take over reps for their partner while he enters the DZ.

        Rinse and repeat until EZ exercises are completed or time is up.


        COT

        Be careful with your actions, the people you lead are watching you. YHC broke his smart watch recently and even though he had already told M he wanted a new one for Christmas, he was tempted to run out and get a new one immediately. While financially this wasn’t a problem, he thought about what his 2.0s would think. He tries to teach them patience and to resist instant gratification, so he decided to suck it up and wait a while.


        Moleskin

        Some pax made it to the last exercise but no one completed the round.


        News

        Chubby’s ministry ongoing – every Monday except the first Monday of the month, details on #3rd F channel


        Recent Backblasts

          Bucket list Beatdown at Hot Dam

          QIC:  Dundee

          Date: 10/20/2022

          PAX: N/A

          AO: Hot Dam


          Conditions

          Everyone present enjoyed a perfect evening for a beatdown. Sixty-two degrees and the sun was shining.


          COP

          A thorough disclaimer was issued, though it was made very clear that if any Pax was injured, they were on their own. No one was helping anyone back to their vehicle. Save that nonsense for the gloom.

          SSH x 35
          WMH x 10
          3GE x 10
          Shoulder Blasters


          The Thang

          On the hillside, cones were setup thirty yards apart. The format was double elevens. Two reps of the first exercise on one end, travel to the other, twenty reps of the second exercise on the other end. Travel back. Four reps of the first exercise, travel, eighteen reps of the second, travel. The Pax caught on to the idea pretty quickly. All Pax started at the bottom of the hill. First exercise was squats. Travel method up the hill was block bears (pax bear crawled up the hill, pulling the block). At the top of the hill, the exercise was merkins. Travel back to the bottom was rifle carries. Any Pax that finished early would join the six. Somehow, all Pax finished at exactly the same time. For the second round, first exercise was Imperial Walkers, second exercise was curls. Time ran out very early in the second round.


          Moleskin

          Mumble chatter was intense. A lot of colorful language not suitable for print was spilled. The Pax were unanimously opposed to doing more block bears despite completing 360 yards of them by the end of the workout.


          News

          3rd F opportunity Saturday morning at Shothouse following a beatdown.
          Reminder that Chubbies is always looking for help on Monday nights.

           

          Hit me again, and put some Stank on it!

          QIC: 9 Volt

          Date: 10/19/22

          PAX:  Boy Scout, Transplant, Irish, Cru cru, Rodeo, Back pew

          AO: Lions-den

          Make it Stank – Special Aromatic Dance Playlist


          Conditions

          • Past performance is no guarantee of future results
          • Many suitcases look alike so be sure to check the tags before retrieving yours
          • If it lasts more than 4 hours call your doctor
          • Side effects may include un-controllable diarrehea. … and fainting

          COP

          SSH ICx20,  Squats ICx20, Baby arm circle fwdx15, revx15, sealclapx15, SSH ICx20, Forward fold ICx10, High Knees ICx20, Willy Maze Haze ICx10

          The Thang

          Swamp Run
          PAX runs 75 yards out and back between exercises
               Turn around when leader passes you
                Do 2 extra reps for every person you pass

          1. 10 Jump squats
          2. 20 Hand Release Merkins
          3. 20 Crab jacks
          4. 50 calf raises
          5. 20 Cap’t Thor (In the grass or you’ll get an F3 tramp stamp)
          6. 25 Carolina Dry Docks
          7. 30 LBC
          8. 10 Burpees
          9. 20 Lunge
          10. 25 Wide Merkins
          11. 20 SSH
          12. 20 Monkey Humpers
          13. 20 BBSU


          COT

          An interesting reaseach article I ran across in which people who were incouraged to think of their weekend as a vacation rather than just a weekend reported enjoying it more even though they didn’t do anything very different.  Attitude is important.


          Moleskin

          Everybody loves accordian music


          Recent Backblasts

            Bleachers and Intervals

            QIC:  Blackout

            Date: 10/7/2022

            PAX: Chelms – Charlotte, Chiclet, NoDoz, Pipeline, Roundup, Second Base

            AO: Parliament


            Conditions

            Colder than anticipated


            COP

            Mosey to bleachers

            • FF – oyo
            • SSH – x25 IC
            • Arm Circles – x25 IC
            • Reverse Arm Circles – x25 IC

            The Thang

            Interval Round 1 – 50 Seconds on 10 Seconds off

            • Burpees
            • Dips
            • Squats
            • Incline Merkins
            • Burpees
            • Dips
            • Squats
            • Incline Merkins

            3 times up bleachers (two steps up; one back). 2 lunges on each step on the way back down

            Interval Round 2 – 50 Seconds on 10 Seconds off

            • Burpees
            • Dips
            • Squats
            • Incline Merkins
            • Burpees
            • Dips
            • Squats
            • Incline Merkins

            3 times running bleachers on small steps
            Mosey to track pad

            Interval Round 3 – 50 Seconds on 10 Seconds off

            • Burpees
            • BBSU
            • Merkins
            • LBCs
            • Burpees
            • BBSU
            • Merkins
            • LBCs

            Mosey one lap to cool down; 2 minute plank to time


            COT


            Spoke about a prayer I read on Dad Tired. “God, You have forgiven me when I didn’t deserve it. Chased after me when I turned my back on you. Loved me when I didn’t love you….Help me to love my wife and kids like that”

            Spoke about the fact that it is not our job to judge; it is our job to love regardless. That is a very, very difficult thing. Challenged myself and the PAX to do just that.


            Moleskin

            Typical Parliament MC; great as always


            News

            3rd-F Chubby’s and Habitat Build


            Recent Backblasts

              The Mountain PAX See Things in the Sky with the Naked Eye that Others Pay to See on an App, or So I was Told

              QIC:  Gusher

              Date: 09/21/2022

              PAX: Musket, Gambler, Baloney, Shogun, Mansiere, Zima, Prosciutto, Pediasure, Yellow 5, Squirt, Jorts, Worm Trick

              AO: Convoy


              Conditions

              Today’s Details of the weather brought to you by the doppler system and confirmed by the existentialist experience of 13 men, none of whom were Recycle or Burrito and because of said absence a little piece of YHC died inside. But honestly, everything else was well nigh perfect. Wind, unlike one’s bowels after General Tsao’s of Shang-Ri-La, calm. Humidity eeking out a solid B- at 81% to remain in the honor’s barometric pressure class for one more week. UV Index at 0, allegedly due to sunrise not taking place until 7:28am. Way to fart sack yet again, sunshine. Often, YHC wanders the streets of Chattanooga and thinks to self, “If only the sun HC’d I could tell if anyone else around here goes to F3; it is just so difficult to recognize people clothed and in the light.” One time a man shouted YHC’s name at The Walker Theater. The M asked, “weird, you know that guy?” “Never seen him in my life!” Name gets repeated again. “Seriously, you know that guy?” Feeling a bit interrogated at the moment, “No, I do not know that man!” And a third time. “Do you know him?” asks the M convinced I am hiding something as there doesn’t seem to be a large swath of citizens of Gig City with either the name Gusher or the ailment of hemorrhaged hemorrhoids that gave birth to such a name (Could be wrong about that but HIPPA and all), YHC yet again now feeling a bit like St. Peter in his lowest moment, “Let’s go, I do not know that man.” Yet all the while, it was M.I.A. All because it was the UV Index was at a reasonable rate in the illumined Soldiers and Sailors foyer. Look, all one is saying is UV Index matters nothing when there is a free workout at 5:30am that is open to all men who want to get better. You don’t need the sun for that, but you do get to see other stars. Which is a nice segue to the visibility, which was anticipated at 1.5 miles. Albeit, not convinced. We got a stellar view of the North Star and the remainder of its Major Ursa at a cool 79.97 Light Years away (80 Light Years for the valley folk where stars take a little longer to see, but whatever). With such perfect conditions it is virtually serendipitous that “pax vobiscum” would be the word of the day. We received nature’s benediction and placed it in our hearts and ran like the gazelles we are into the wind that enveloped us in the coolness of the 67 degree morning. Really, couldn’t have been better.


              COP

              Pretty much panicked on the warm-up. Been a good four months since posting so forgot the order of commands, starting position, in cadence, move with your willy mays hays and add a forward fold but not in cadence, and then do some SSH in cadence and then that’s enough. Monday’s FNGs returning for their second workout gave a nice disclaimer for the Q. Some real men leading real men here at the Convoy. Lots of good things happening here.


              Its a Run Day, So Obviously Some Ab Work

              Like a good Presbyterian we sprinkled some ab work into the mix. But in a hat tip to the Baptists, all participants were adults of varying degrees of moral discretion. A true ecumenical run was had.
              It’s Run Day, Not Sure Why There Is a Subtitle to the Thang Title.
              Warm up lap around the learning center up to the Apex and back down again to almost where we started. Broke into two groups. While Group 1A ran up the hill and back, Group 1B held plank. We alternated this for 3 cycles. Speaking of 3Cycles, Recycle was not there because apparently there was a VQ. Whatever. He missed my previous three Qs, but as St. Paul reminds us, Love doesn’t keep score, so YHC won’t either. PAX then mosey up to the track where there was a cone-assembled suicide course. Each cone strategically placed at the goal line, home 25 yrd line, 50 yard line, away 25 yrd line, and opposing goal line. While Group 1A did their run Group 1B did mountain climbers. The same goes for when 1B ran and 1A climbed mountains in a stationary position. Then a suicide run incorporating Bernies. Then two laps around the track with 20 reverse crunches at each end zone. YHC was also sad because no Burrito. So much sadness (Recycle and Burrito) mixed with so much happiness (1A and 1B) that it was like living in the middle of a Hemingway novel.


              Be Rooted to That Which Is Stable and Unmoving

              Read the following quotation: “Whoever marries the spirit of this age will find himself a widower in the next” (William R. Inge). This is a wise statement by a dude who didn’t live up to its wisdom but that is not really the point. The point is that if we seek to keep up with the shifting winds of ideologies we will never be able to keep up. And keeping up is not really the goal. We need to be rooted and grounded in something that is timeless, something that is worth and virtuous that transcends time. Let truth take deep root and find stability and teach it to those around us and to our children.
              BALL OF MAN:
              Some prayer requests and prayer and sweat.


              Moleskin

              For a variety of reasons YHC has been absent for four months. Nothing could have prepared him for the incredible growth of Convoy Run Day under the Convoy leadership of Jorts and Mansiere, two solid HIM. It was encouraging to see new F3 guys immediately acclimate to these free workouts that bestow un-cultlike monikers and terms. A genuine privilege to meet Musket, Gambler, Baloney, Shogun, and Worm Trick for the first time and a high water day to reunite with Jorts, Zima, Prosciutto, Mansiere, Squirt, Pediasure, and Yellow 5 (The Oxford Comma is alive and doing well, God Save the Queen, Long Live the King, and Long Live the Oxford Comma). Group 1A was super fast and consisted of Mansiere, Zima, Pediasure, Yellow 5, and Squirt – the collective IQ of this group exceeds the GDP of Burundi. Just a marvelous group. I may be missing someone in that group, but again, it was dark. Prosciutto introduced 1B to the heavenly Starlink and (The) Gambler informed us that we could see satellites in the sky with our naked eye that others see on an app that you have to pay for. I don’t understand much, but I believe him. He showed us. What is ironic is that William R. Inge who provided the COT quotation failed to heed his own advice as he advocated for nudism, a popular movement of the opening half of the 20th century that, fortunately, has not taken off (no pun intended). Nonetheless we saw nature with our naked eye and in so doing, we saw more satellites than Dave Matthews knew what to do with, not to mention more stars in the firmament than there were baggy-jeaned high school hormone raged flannel shirt boys with sea shell necklaces of the mid 90’s who learned to play Dave’s Satellite guitar intro to impress that girl during spirit week. Take that run-on sentence and try to diagram it, Mrs. Hubbard from 10th grade English! There is a wedding in Buffalo, NY this weekend or sometime soon. Buffalo is home to a Free Mason who makes the best wings in the world. I am sure there are a number of Free Masons who live in or near Buffalo, but as of now, our only interest is in the one who makes the best wings in the world. But the wedding is not going to be at Niagra Falls because it’s a bit overrated. Rainbow Lake Falls is more impressive and one doesn’t even need to don a poncho for that. And honestly, a poncho is a pretty tacky wedding outfit. An entire run playlist of The National would be surprisingly more motivating than it might immediately seem. But these days, with the casualization of societal dress (but not apparently as casual as the late Dean William R. Inge may have desired), the question is, “what constitutes wedding attire?” Suit and tie? Sport coat with no tie? Tie sans sport coat? This would have been a great time for Burrito to let us know as he has been sporting the tie since his days as a Blue Tornado.


              News

              Big Events in England. Otherwise, a relatively quiet day on the news front. There are F3 events on Thursday and Saturday. Q reveal not necessary as event will be taking place regardless of Q-Identity or weather.

              October 3 – Mountain AOs organizing the Chubbys Ministry. Contact Jorts for details.

              Dead Hooker Burial

              QIC:  TinSnip

              Date: 09/18/2022

              PAX: Clothespin, Deep Dish, Cheny, Abercrombie, Pipeline, El Chapo,  9 Volt, Cooter, WetDream, Molly Maid

              AO: The-Battery


              Conditions

              Perfect Morning Gloom for a beatdown no excuses on conditions


              COP

              SSH – 50 IC

              BAC Forward – 1 0 IC

              BAC Reverse – 10 IC

              Willie Mays Hayes – 10 each IC

              Downward Dog Calf Stretch

              Scrap the Tip

              Indian Run a Lap to the Pavilion – 6th sprint to the front


              The Thang

              Interval Timer

              1:30 min Stargazers

              1 min Left Leg Step Up

              1 min Right Leg Step Up

              1:30 min Oblique Crunch switch side halfway

              1:30 min Dips

              1 min Star Curls

              1 min Left Leg Bulgarian Split Squat

              1 min Right Leg Bulgarian Split Squat

              1 min Jack Knifes

              Rinse and Repeat one more round

              Mosey to the top of the hill each man grabs two coupons and makes two even stacks at the cones. Setup cones 40 paces apart to make two lines. Then setup two cones 30 paces apart to make a 45° leg for each group. Staged 60 lbs heavy drop bags (dead hookers) at the start cone for each group. Separate into two groups of blondes and brunets. Each Pax member carries the dead hooker around the 45° cone to represent finding a location to bury the body. After each pax has completed search for a burial spot each pax member relays to the stack of coupons and moves one coupon to the other side of the cone to represent digging a hole. After all coupons are on the other side one the next pax member of the relay carries the dead hooker to the hole. Then continue the relay moving the coupons back to the other side to represent burying the dead hooker.


              COT

              Find a challenge that puts you outside your comfort zone. Use that to push yourself to grow.


              Moleskin

              Some of these men appeared to have previous experience with carrying the dead weight of a body. So for my personal safety I did not ask any questions.


              News

              Chubbys homeless ministry – need volunteers every Monday of the month EXCEPT the first Monday.


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                A Ladder at the Batter…..(y)

                QIC:  Blackout

                Date: 9/15/2022

                PAX: 9-Volt, Abercrombie, Cheney, Clothespin, Cock-6, Cooter, Deep Dish, El Chapo, MollyMaid, Pipeline

                AO: The Battery


                Conditions

                Finally getting cooler in the mornings!


                COP

                • FF – oyo
                • SS – x15 IC
                • WMH – x10 IC
                • Arm Circles – x10 IC
                • Reverse Arm Circles – x10 IC
                • Seal Claps – x10 IC

                The Thang

                LADDER

                10 Burpees, 20 BBSU, 30 Merkins, 40 Squats, 50 Flutter Kicks (HC), 60 Toe Merkins

                There were six stations along the Greenway spaced around 275 feet apart (90 yards or so).

                • Round 1: 10 Burpees; 20 BBSU
                • Round 2: 10 Burpees; 30 Merkins; 20 BBSU
                • Round 3: 10 Burpees; 40 Squats; 30 Merkins; 20 BBSU
                • Round 4: 10 Burpees; 50 Flutters; 40 Squats; 30 Merkins; 20 BBSU
                • Round 5: 60 Toe Merkins; 50 Flutters; 40 Squats; 30 Merkins; 20 BBSU; 10 Burpees

                Totaled around 2.25 miles, 70 Burpees, 100 BBSU, 120 Merkins, 120 Squats, 100 Flutters, 60 Toe Merkins

                Finished with mosey to the flags and two minutes of plank.


                COT

                Had one of my Daily words come through my e-mail this past week that really stuck out to me; some of these daily meditations are not so great and some are awesome, this one was awesome; It said “don’t let your feelings get in the way of your relationship with God”. It got me thinking about how often, I and probably many others, let our feelings get in the way of doing things the right way or the hard way. If you don’t feel like praying, do it anyways; If you don’t feel like getting up; do it anyways; If you don’t feel like being kind, do it anyways; If you don’t feel like working hard; work hard anyways. Whatever that IT is that you need to be doing but aren’t doing because of your feelings; Just do it! You’ll be glad you did.


                Moleskin

                9-Volt added many of his own 10 counts; Q actually utilized that as a good time to stary moseying again!

                Lots of MC this morning, loved it!


                News

                Chubby’s Monday Nights; Habitat event coming up; Round up VQ at Parliament tomorrow

                See 1st-f, 2nd-f and 3rd-f channels on Slack


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