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Revenge Is A Dish Best Served As ... A Rock?

Friday, November 15, 2013

I think I am on a streak here. A NON-Sparkworthy Streak! This will now be 3 blog posts in a row that has zero to minimal spark value.


Anyway, todays mindless blather is about something that just popped into my head about an outing my wifey and I had a bit ago. (Actually, I was looking at this rock on my desk ... and that made me remember this particular incident.)

We were at a lake park walking. (Wifey was done finishing some training she was doing for a triathlon.) We were on a path and stopped to look at something in the nearby lake shore.

Being me, I got bored and picked up some rocks and started to skip them across the water.

Being wifey, she picked up some rocks and started copying me.

We had a contest. Who could get more skips out of their rock. Who could get the farthest skip. In short, who would get bragging rights as the rock-skipping champion of the world.

I totally CRUSHED her. Her puny skip count was dwarfed by mine. My rock outdistanced hers by several feet ... likely several yards ... perhaps even by as much as a mile!

Ohhhh, I was sooo smug.

She wanted a rematch.

I said no way. I mean, why potentially give up my #1 rock tossing position? Why jeopardize my king of the hill spot?

Nope, I just stood there, smiling my (rock skipping) winning smile, looking out across the water.

Apparently as I was doing this, a family was coming up the trail. Just as they reached us wifey said REALLY loud –

“Greg, I can’t believe you just swallowed that rock you just picked up!”

The family gave a weird look and just kept walking past.

After they were out of hearing range wifey said to me, “So are we having a rematch or am I going to have to embarrass you every day?”

Sheesh ... and you all thought I was the weird one!


Member Comments About This Blog Post:
DDOORN 11/19/2013 6:15PM

    Someone knows your buttons oh-so-well! :-)

I remember fondly my childhood days on Lake Michigan scouting for the best rocks for skipping and the challenge of skipping them with waves that would interrupt our efforts. Good times!


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SPEEDYDOG 11/17/2013 9:48AM

    Rock skipping is sacred! I believe the practice started in prehistoric times as a way to kill waterfowl for dinner.

In WWII, the US Army Air Corp had dropped bazillions of bombs from high-altitude and had not even come close to hitting an enemy ship. The exercise was like trying to hit a scampering cockroach from eye level with a marble. Then some bright country boy got the idea, that by putting delayed fuses on the bombs, they could come in low on the water and skip the bombs into the enemy ships!

Worked like a charm, and so we won the war! Skipping things, whether rocks or bombs, is serious stuff!

Thanks, Bruce

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APONI_KB 11/17/2013 9:26AM

    Whoever does the cooking really should win anything.
safety first

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CLEARNIGHTSKY 11/16/2013 4:52PM

    Oh, my gosh . . . she is FUNNY.

love it
love it

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BILL60 11/16/2013 8:12AM

    Keep it cool and don't show emotion. The ladies have a way of getting more than even.

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HILLSLUG98239 11/16/2013 1:54AM

    Oooh, that's evil. It sounds like you're perfect for each other!

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POOKASLUAGH 11/15/2013 8:50PM

    hahahah! That's awesome. :D

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GHK1962 11/15/2013 7:26PM

    Wow ... what support from you all for me. (Grumbles)


Loren ... jokes on you ... I never learn! HA! Heh.

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MJ-SHE-BEAST 11/15/2013 6:51PM

    I think your wifey and I could be really, really good friends. emoticon

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GAELENEC 11/15/2013 6:47PM

    Greg.....she's totally got your number. Might as well give up now!

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LORENVER 11/15/2013 6:29PM


*fist pump to wifey*

That'll learn ya, well maybe not emoticon

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