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Rule 5 By Way Of Rule 1

Posted by John Hitchcock on 2011/07/06


Or, linking to a big blog (rule 1) that shows a sexy chick in a bikini (rule 5 A and C) so we can laugh at her (rule 5 D).

I’ve actually done the very thing that sexy, bikini-clad girl did. I used a 3-meter springboard “high dive” to pull it off, but I accomplished the exact same thing: A perfect “one and a quarter” dive. I did it a lot. I never learned… how to stop at “one” or how to get to “one and a half”.

6 Responses to “Rule 5 By Way Of Rule 1”

  1. AOTC said

    LOL @ john.

    i was born literally a few feet of the shores of lake erie. lived later at a rural farm with a 4 acre 12 foot deep pond. i am no stranger to the water…

    however, i have 4 brothers. while i adored most everything about them and followed them around like a puppy, one place you do not want to follow a brother is the water. they tease, torture and dunk you mercilessly.

    this is one psychological scar i have from the brothers. i dont care for water recreation. heh

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  2. We used to play “jump or dive” off the high dive. Use your standard 4-step, bounce, dive approach. As you go into the air and away from the board, the people watching would yell “jump” or “dive” and then you would have to work to either get your feet in first or your head in first. Made for lots of “suicides” (head and feet hit first, belly hits last) and belly-flops, and loads of hilarity.

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  3. DNW said

    “i was born literally a few feet of the shores of lake erie. lived later at a rural farm with a 4 acre 12 foot deep pond. i am no stranger to the water…”

    A lot of people have a jaundiced view of Lake Erie.

    But I did have an occasion some years ago to attend a meeting at Catawba Island Club, I think it was. A very 1930’s-ish, place and a worthwhile experience.

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  4. AOTC said

    used to love to go smelt fishing on lake erie with my dad and brothers when i was a little girl. born in erie, pa. other than the raging snow storms, 350 days a year of total cloud cover, lake effect ice storms. etc… it was not a bad place to live… lol

    pan fried smelt are quite delicious though. as well, the lakeshore is a great place to hit up all the small wineries. northwestern pa is rural yet also handy to a lot of big cities and all they offer.

    you could say we are bitter clingers with potential for upward mobility. or something.

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  5. DNW said

    AOTC said
    2011/07/08 at 12:48

    used to love to go smelt fishing on lake erie with my dad and brothers when i was a little girl. born in erie, pa. other than the raging snow storms, 350 days a year of total cloud cover, lake effect ice storms. etc… it was not a bad place to live… lol

    pan fried smelt are quite delicious though. as well, the lakeshore is a great place to hit up all the small wineries. northwestern pa is rural yet also handy to a lot of big cities and all they offer…..”

    Outstanding.

    How are smelt taken? Not with a hook, I would guess.

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  6. AOTC said

    “How are smelt taken? Not with a hook, I would guess.”

    all the smelt i ever caught were very small and caught with a net. it was grand fun. we caught hundreds of them at a time. buckets and coolers with ice are involved too.

    hip waiders, lots of fishing nets (the kind that look like butterfly catching nets) and you go when it s cold and nearly dark. as i recall dad and grampa saying “the smelt are running”. it must have been when they were spawning or something.

    my mom used to say that it was almost not worth all the work catching, cleaning, cooking those dang little fish. except for the fact they tasted like a piece of heaven. and they really do. 🙂

    there are some local eating establishments that serve smelt.. hmmm . where to out to eat tonight… hmmm…

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