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The a2k Anchor Club Meeting is a Convening today

 
 
msolga
 
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Reply Mon 26 Jul, 2010 05:25 am
@farmerman,
Quote:
Ill have you swimming like a fish in an hour. Ill bet you dont like getting water in your face .


No, when I was little my parents didn't like me getting water in my face, farmer! Wink

Really.
First, I apparently wanted to jump into the ocean (from the ship we migrated to Australia on) at every opportunity. I'm told I found the water very inviting!
Then, I apparently nearly drowned in a duck pond. (I was too young at the time to remember any of these episodes.)
So my parents had this alarmist attitude that combination of Olga & water would surely lead to disaster.
It was a case of not being allowed to do the normal swimming, water baby stuff that is usual for children in Oz.
(Plus, I'd say, an over-protective attitude, born of their war/refugee experiences.)
The end result was that I've been a life-long crappy swimmer.

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ossobuco
 
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Reply Mon 26 Jul, 2010 05:35 am
@farmerman,
Who me? Yeh, I'm still up. More stupified than earlier - I'm a dullard, y'know.
I'll bop up in the morning. Rest has many forms..



I don't have to get up for work - league of many stresses.

MsOlga, I took swimming lessons at our Y when I was forty. So worth it.....
msolga
 
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Reply Mon 26 Jul, 2010 05:42 am
@ossobuco,
Quote:
MsOlga, I took swimming lessons at our Y when I was forty. So worth it.....


Probably not such a bad idea, osso.

But anyway ... I don't want to side-track the tsar's thread.

Has edgar accepted the presidency of the Anchor Club yet?
ossobuco
 
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Reply Mon 26 Jul, 2010 05:46 am
@msolga,
Well, I should hope so.



OK, ok, g'night, yawn. Yawn not re Edgars ascenency, but my own sleep thing.
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edgarblythe
 
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Reply Mon 26 Jul, 2010 11:42 am
In my case, I ascribe it to my body structure. Very large skeleton for my weight. When I was a kid, my brothers and I swam daily in creeks and irrigation canals. No matter which style I try, I work much too hard to keep on top of the water. Have had a dozen persons teach me to float, but I still sink. I once swam the Nueces River, but nearly drowned as I came back. Got third class swimmer status in the Navy, despite the fact I sunk the first time around the pool.
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edgarblythe
 
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Reply Mon 26 Jul, 2010 06:19 pm
I have not accepted the presidency, because I don't know how to be a president. Worst of all, I never attended an anchor dropping when I was in the Navy. I did throw the ball-on-a-line onto the pier, so that we could feed the great hemp (later, nylon) ropes to the sailors waiting there, so we could tie the ship to the pier.
tsarstepan
 
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Reply Mon 26 Jul, 2010 06:29 pm
@edgarblythe,
What would our country be if George Washington turned down the office of the presidency after being elected as the first president of the US?

Would you hand our a2k Anchor Club back to the rule of the English monarchy?! For shame EB!!

Accept the position of presidency of the a2k Anchor Club with dignity and pride! You will have our unflinching support! Very Happy
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edgarblythe
 
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Reply Mon 26 Jul, 2010 06:31 pm
It all depends how many thumbs up I get for this post.
edgarblythe
 
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Reply Tue 27 Jul, 2010 06:14 pm
Okay. I accept. Do I get an official seal and a pewter cup to hold my Lone Star Beer?
hingehead
 
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Reply Tue 27 Jul, 2010 06:35 pm
@edgarblythe,
Just filling your esky now....
http://forums.tweaktown.com/attachments/f23/303d1170738181-what-you-call-australian-esky-668389_38_full.jpg
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ossobuco
 
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Reply Tue 27 Jul, 2010 06:44 pm
@edgarblythe,
El Presidente...

(snort)

Listen, Edgarblythe, consider the implications.
edgarblythe
 
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Reply Tue 27 Jul, 2010 06:58 pm
@ossobuco,
What are they?
ossobuco
 
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Reply Tue 27 Jul, 2010 07:07 pm
@edgarblythe,
If you were el presidente, you would quickly analyze where the failures happened on just letting rivers flow clean, and deal with those, maybe even edible fish, or you would look to crops being well distributed to the hungry. You would cut out graft as the need for graft would recede.

Me, I think corruption is endemic and indissoluble. But corruption isn't always forever.

I'd like to see various articles on that.

ossobuco
 
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Reply Tue 27 Jul, 2010 07:09 pm
@ossobuco,
Oh, wait, we're talking about swimming.



So, rivers, edgarb would be for healthy rivers.
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tsarstepan
 
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Reply Tue 27 Jul, 2010 07:10 pm
@ossobuco,
I was unaware that the a2k Anchor Club was a sovereign nation with all these political and social problems belonging to such a small population.... Shocked
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edgarblythe
 
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Reply Tue 27 Jul, 2010 07:10 pm
@ossobuco,
Well, I delegate that task to you. Please give me an in depth report by 4AM Wednesday. And, hey: You are doing one heck of a good job. Thank you for all your effort and loyalty.
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edgarblythe
 
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Reply Tue 27 Jul, 2010 07:22 pm
Everybody wishing not to learn better swimming techniques, take one step backward. Rub the top of your head in a circular motion. Cross your eyes. Continue these actions while hopping on one foot. All right. Exercise over. Beer for everybody, except osso. She is much too busy to relax by the pool with the rest of us.
ossobuco
 
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Reply Tue 27 Jul, 2010 07:27 pm
@edgarblythe,
That's right, I have 75 laps to go..

edgarblythe
 
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Reply Tue 27 Jul, 2010 08:54 pm
@ossobuco,
Aw, that's okay. Relax away with us.
ossobuco
 
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Reply Tue 27 Jul, 2010 08:57 pm
@edgarblythe,
Thanks, I was tired already.
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