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23 April 2003 @ 04:11 pm
I don't know why I'm trying to explain punting....  

Anna: WHEN IN JUNE WILL YOU BE IN UK??
Morri: I ARRIVE ON THE 12TH AND LEAVE ON THE 17TH!!
Anna: OKAY!!!
Morri: :D!!!
Morri: I THINK CYG IS GOING TO START ORGANIZING ALL THE PUNT00BAGE DETAILS!
Anna: I WILL SUE MY UNI IF MY EXAMS ARE DURING THAT TIME !!!!
Anna: PUNT00BAGE LMAFO
Morri: WE ARE GOING PUNTING
Anna: WHAT IS PUNTING
Morri: :)
Morri: IT IS A BOATLIKE THING WHERE ONE PERSON STANDS UP AND PUSHES THE BOAT WITH A BIG STICK AND EVERYONE ELSE SITS IN THE BOAT.
Morri: IT IS AN OXFORD THING.
Anna: :O
Anna: CAN YOU ASK THEM TO MAKE SURE THERE ARE NO SHARKS?
Anna: OR FISH, FOR THAT MATTER
Anna: IF ANYTHING BITES ME, CYGNUS IS GOING DOWN
Anna: :O
Morri: THERE ARE NO SHARKS THERE
Morri: THERE MAY NOT EVEN BE FISH
Anna: :O REALLY???
Morri: HELL YEAH
Anna: :O
Anna: I AM CLEARLY MEANT FOR ENGLAND
Morri: SHARKS ONLY HAPPEN IN LIKE, OCEANS
Anna: :O
Morri: THAT'S LIKE A RIVER
Anna: I HATE FROGS AS WELL
Morri: I CAN'T HELP YOU THERE
Anna: I AM GOING TO CLING TO YOU SO IF I FALL YOU FALL
Anna: *CHICKEN*
Morri: I THINK THERE ARE FROGS EVERYWHERE IN THE WORLD - JUST DIFFERENT TYPES
Morri: :))
Anna: LOL
Morri: OKAY I CAN SWIM
Anna: ME TOO LOL
Morri: MARK SAYS IT'S PERFECTLY SAFE
Anna: IS MARK PUSHING US?
Morri: HE WON'T LET US DROWN, HE IS ALL CHIVALROUS LIKE THAT
Anna: LOLOL
Morri: I DON'T KNOW, MAYBE
Anna: I THINK HE IS THE BEST PERSON FOR IT
Anna: HE IS TALL
Morri: I THINK HE AND CYG SHOULD SINCE THEY KNOW THIS PUNTING THING.
Morri: OH - AND CHRIS IF HE IS THERE.
Anna: CYG WON'T GET VERY FAR BEFORE HE IS SUBMERGED
Morri: HAHAHA WHY??
Anna: HE'S TINY!!!!!
Anna: I THINK HE IS LIKE, MY HEIGHT
Anna: :))
Morri: I DON'T THINK THAT MATTERS WHEN PUSHING A STICK
Anna: OH WAIT
Anna: SO THE PUSHER IS IN THE BOAT TOO?
Morri: YES
Morri: YOU T00B
Anna: I THOUGHT THEY HAVE TO STAND IN THE WATER TO PUSH
Anna: *ROLLS*
Morri: *ROLLS AROUND*
Anna: *DEAD*
Morri: AHAHAHAHA
Morri: I AM POSTING THIS
Anna: LOLOL
Anna: THERE GOES MY COOL REPUTATION
And no, I don't know why we were talking in all caps. >:D
 
 
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That's what she said.: ;;)altricial on April 23rd, 2003 02:48 pm (UTC)
I was about to ask what a water punt is because it sounds adorable. :))
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That's what she said.altricial on April 23rd, 2003 03:02 pm (UTC)
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I assure you there was no mockage in my comment, o The Simon.
Vicki: You are standing on my last nervehermorrine on April 23rd, 2003 02:32 pm (UTC)
I know what punting is, you t00b. zorac told me all about it.
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Vicki: Blow Me!!!hermorrine on April 23rd, 2003 09:35 pm (UTC)
If you push me in the water, Mark will beat you with a Puntstick (or whatever-the-hell they're called). I recommend against it. *scowls*
Alextitanic_days on April 23rd, 2003 02:46 pm (UTC)

Would you like me to present you with a pot plant?

*will be at Puntt00bage*
*looks forward to meeting you*
Vicki: HOTcha!hermorrine on April 23rd, 2003 03:02 pm (UTC)
If you presented me with anything alive, it would instead go to zorac, as they will not let me bring it back to the US.

But yay! You will be there!!!
leiabelleleiabelle on April 23rd, 2003 02:21 pm (UTC)

*dies*

<333!
Vicki: MWAHhermorrine on April 23rd, 2003 02:37 pm (UTC)
Ehehehehe! :D
Callipygian: southparkpicklepuss on April 23rd, 2003 02:32 pm (UTC)
That post is a whole funnier if you think you two are yelling at each other from across the room.

Is cygnusfap short? I was under the impression that I was the only short guy in fandom.
Vicki: Hrrrrmmm?hermorrine on April 23rd, 2003 02:36 pm (UTC)
No way - no one is shorter than Abaddon. He's like 5' - I think even Anna is taller than he is!
Callipygian: duanepicklepuss on April 23rd, 2003 02:39 pm (UTC)
WOOHOO!

*struts*

*stutter step*

*struts more*
cygnusfap on April 23rd, 2003 02:40 pm (UTC)
Anna: HE'S TINY!!!!!

I am 5'8! That's not tiny! I just look tiny because John and Mark and Chris and other people are tall.

And there are no sharks in the river, so you can sleep easy. :p
That's what she said.: :oaltricial on April 23rd, 2003 02:45 pm (UTC)
HAHAHA I CAN'T BELIEVE MORRI POSTED THAT PART TOO :)) *EMBARASSED*
Vicki: HOTcha!hermorrine on April 23rd, 2003 03:06 pm (UTC)
I DO IT BECAUSE I LUUUUURVE YOU! <3!
Zoraczorac on April 23rd, 2003 02:47 pm (UTC)
*looms*

I think you're probably right about the sharks, I've certainly never seen any - and besides, the Cherwell is probably a bit shallow for them. There are plenty of ducks though. It's very important to take bread to feed them with (the ducks, not the sharks. You could, I suppose, feed the ducks to the sharks... &^%$@*(;!^$?%"#

THE REMAINDER OF THIS POST HAS BEEN CENSORED DUE TO EXCESSIVE SILLINESS.
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Vicki: MWAHhermorrine on April 23rd, 2003 03:04 pm (UTC)
*ENJOYS YOUR EXCESSIVE SILLINESS*
Callipygian: duanepicklepuss on April 23rd, 2003 02:47 pm (UTC)
Damn! You are still taller than me!

*off to buy shoe's with extra 1" heal*
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Vicki: Nas Alleyhermorrine on April 23rd, 2003 03:06 pm (UTC)
I am also taller than you are. Muhahahaha!
Teesside Snog Monster: southparkjiggery_pokery on April 24th, 2003 03:56 am (UTC)
Unfortunately my height is overstated. I'm 6' to within about half an inch or so, so not particularly tall.

I've only ever known one person ever fall into the water while punting. This was at an annual tradition of one of the university societies where we hired several punts, punted up and down the rivers and fired ridiculously large water pistols (squirt guns - well, technically, SuperSoakers) at one another. It was even sillier and more fun than it sounds. The guy who fell in the water was the guy who was punting our, er, punt. He was really good at it, too - extremely fast. Well, relatively extremely fast.

If I end up punting then we will go round and round in circles very slowly indeed.
Vicki: Hrrrrmmm?hermorrine on April 24th, 2003 12:33 pm (UTC)
The average height of an American man is 5'9", so you are therefore taller. As am I. No wonder I found my tall boyfriend in England!!

And better someone like you who has been punting before than someone like me who has not and has no coordination to boot!
Bethany-Grace: smiling daisyglissando on April 24th, 2003 09:51 am (UTC)
I would indeed like to point out (as Simon did), that punting is not exclusively an Oxford thing - it's a Cambridge tradition too (being more or less from Cambridge, I just had to say). Have seen many, many fools fall in the river (I always stay firmly within the punt). The trick is to let go of the pole if it gets stuck - it will actually float, and there are usually oars in the punts anyway. I hope you have a lot of fun - I've never failed, although a friend's brother did drop the pole on my head that one time...
Vicki: Nas Alleyhermorrine on April 24th, 2003 12:35 pm (UTC)
My apologies - I do believe that I was told it was also a Cambridge thing but I did not mention that during this particular convo. And believe you me, I have no intention of being the one doing the punting - my butt will be firmly in the boat!
Bethany-Graceglissando on April 24th, 2003 01:00 pm (UTC)
Re:
Sorry if my tone sounded sharp - absolutely not my intention, just re-reading it I sound mean and snarky! I hope you have a really great time - I can't imagine that you won't. I look forward to hearing about the punting expedition :D
Vicki: Nas Alleyhermorrine on April 24th, 2003 03:22 pm (UTC)
No no! I was just afraid I had offended you! I know there is some amount of a rivalry between Oxford and Cambridge since my boyfriend went to Oxford.
Bethany-Graceglissando on April 25th, 2003 02:12 am (UTC)
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As far as I see it, the rivalry is mostly friendly, and tends to be a joke between the university students - I'm still at school, and in fact would very much like to go to Oxford - it's definately my number one choice.