Re: This Is A Swimming Blog

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Who could make fun of someone with such a serious look of determination on their face?


Posted by: Josh | Link to this comment | 08- 8-08 7:47 PM
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The picture doesn't show the pants part. That was disappointing.


Posted by: jms | Link to this comment | 08- 8-08 7:56 PM
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Both links allow you to comment on the suit, actually. Which I highly recommend doing.


Posted by: bitchphd | Link to this comment | 08- 8-08 8:03 PM
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A mile isn't really that long to swim, but a suit like that would probably make it seem longer.


Posted by: Jesus McQueen | Link to this comment | 08- 8-08 8:05 PM
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2: what pants part?


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 08- 8-08 8:05 PM
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look of determination

That's nearsightedness. No, wait, it's charity! A look of charitable charity. Please give!


Posted by: Eric | Link to this comment | 08- 8-08 8:09 PM
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That was disappointing.

And deliberate!

Wait, I'm being mocked on two blogs? There's only one thing for it: I have to post it on EotAW, too....


Posted by: Eric | Link to this comment | 08- 8-08 8:09 PM
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BTW, are we to take it that you're doing this swimming thing because none of the charitable cycling events would let you ride your recumbent?


Posted by: Josh | Link to this comment | 08- 8-08 8:19 PM
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BTW, are we to take it that you're doing this swimming thing because none of the charitable cycling events would let you ride your recumbent?


Posted by: Josh | Link to this comment | 08- 8-08 8:20 PM
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Stupid AT&T.


Posted by: Josh | Link to this comment | 08- 8-08 8:21 PM
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This is actually the first charity swimming event I've seen.


Posted by: Eric | Link to this comment | 08- 8-08 8:24 PM
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You'll be being mocked on three as of tomorrow; I didn't want to step on my co-blogger's post today.

Although come to think of it you're not really as well-loved on my blog as you are here and at CT (through no fault of your own, I hasten to add; merely the unfamiliarity of the bulk of the readership), so maybe you won't be mocked at my place. Time will tell.


Posted by: bitchphd | Link to this comment | 08- 8-08 8:24 PM
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11: Is that because the bulk of swimmers are uncharitable? Surely not.

Then again, thinking of the swimmers who post and have posted here, I dunno.


Posted by: bitchphd | Link to this comment | 08- 8-08 8:25 PM
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you're not really as well-loved on my blog as you are here and at CT ... so maybe you won't be mocked

So, love -> mockery. Interesting.


Posted by: Eric | Link to this comment | 08- 8-08 8:32 PM
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I'm tempted to start a chain e-mail; "Help mock Eric!"


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 08- 8-08 8:32 PM
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A mile isn't a very ridiculous distance.


Posted by: ben w-lfs-n | Link to this comment | 08- 8-08 8:39 PM
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Mock all you like, but please do consider supporting the Women's Cancer Resource Center of Oakland, too. They've been doing good work for 22 years.


Posted by: Eric | Link to this comment | 08- 8-08 8:43 PM
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16: It is for those of us who can't or wouldn't swim a mile, Ben.

14: IME, sincere compliments merely embarrass you. So.


Posted by: bitchphd | Link to this comment | 08- 8-08 8:44 PM
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I'd swim a mile for a sea-camel.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 08- 8-08 8:45 PM
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Never judge a man until you've swum a mile in his suit.


Posted by: soup biscuit | Link to this comment | 08- 8-08 8:46 PM
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20: But Eric's suit has no pants.


Posted by: jms | Link to this comment | 08- 8-08 11:18 PM
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A mile is very, very far in water. Like a light-year is far in space.


Posted by: Bave Dee | Link to this comment | 08- 9-08 12:02 AM
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For fuck's sake, don't cross the streams. Swimming posts are haunted.


Posted by: foolishmortal | Link to this comment | 08- 9-08 12:51 AM
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I wept because I had no swimming shoes until I met a man who had no swimming pants.


Posted by: mcmc | Link to this comment | 08- 9-08 5:22 AM
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That made me laugh.


Posted by: mcmc | Link to this comment | 08- 9-08 5:25 AM
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And I swallowed a lot of water and coughed for a while.


Posted by: mcmc | Link to this comment | 08- 9-08 5:31 AM
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Don't worry about us mcmc, just go ahead and enjoy yourself.


Posted by: JP Stormcrow | Link to this comment | 08- 9-08 5:35 AM
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I agree with 25.


Posted by: apostropher | Link to this comment | 08- 9-08 5:49 AM
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I laughed at the thought of mcmc laughing at herself.

A mile might be similar to someone running a 5k. So, if he swims regularly, a mile isnt a big deal. If he is an absolute newbie, then it is a nice accomplishment.


Posted by: Will | Link to this comment | 08- 9-08 5:49 AM
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Hey, Eric is really good looking. No one mentioned that.


Posted by: rob helpy-chalk | Link to this comment | 08- 9-08 6:18 AM
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Any insinuation that he gets links out of anything other that respect for his abilities as a historian would be calumny. But certainly, the man's devastating.


Posted by: LizardBreath | Link to this comment | 08- 9-08 7:10 AM
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OT:

Today is LizardBreath's birthday. Happy birthday, LB.

(At a small law firm, there are no secrets; I have a list if everyone's birthday, even people like LB who left years ago).


Posted by: Idealist | Link to this comment | 08- 9-08 8:26 AM
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You apparently have an inaccurate list-- I'm 36 until tomorrow. But thanks for the thought.


Posted by: LizardBreath | Link to this comment | 08- 9-08 8:36 AM
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I am feeling all creaky and crone-like -- 37 is really unambiguously late-thirties. I'll get over myself in a day or two.


Posted by: LizardBreath | Link to this comment | 08- 9-08 8:37 AM
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re: 33

I have an accurate list, I just read my calendar wrong. [oops]

And damn, you're old. I keep getting AARP stuff in the mail. Want me to forward it to you?


Posted by: Idealist | Link to this comment | 08- 9-08 8:39 AM
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I dunno -- I'd have to dig out my reading glasses to read it.


Posted by: LizardBreath | Link to this comment | 08- 9-08 8:42 AM
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re: 34

I have another 6 months or so to go till I turn 37, but yeah, I sympathize. It is late 30s.


Posted by: | Link to this comment | 08- 9-08 9:30 AM
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OBAMA COULD SWIM A MILE IN HALF THE TIME!!1!


Posted by: FL | Link to this comment | 08- 9-08 9:40 AM
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Happy bday, LB!

I had the same reaction to 37, for some reason. And then, as you know, I started getting antsy in the lead-up to 40. But really, so far so good. I promise.


Posted by: bitchphd | Link to this comment | 08- 9-08 9:43 AM
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You poor thing, LB. To have this terrible thing happen to you when you're barely out of your teens.


Posted by: John Emerson | Link to this comment | 08- 9-08 9:56 AM
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I keep getting senior citizen discount offers for Sunset magazine. Hrm.


Posted by: Magpie | Link to this comment | 08- 9-08 11:14 AM
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