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Yes! (Awake, Connected, Muddy, Chilled, Wet) - The Life and Thoughts of Zach

Mar. 30th, 2005

08:38 pm - Yes! (Awake, Connected, Muddy, Chilled, Wet)

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Awesome.

The peak was very short but sweet. A little colder than optimal.

But shirtless barefooted muddy wet grass puddle splashing frolic was had.

There are actually only a few things that I live for more than walking barefoot in freshly wet grass and feeling the mud squish up between my toes while thunder and lightening rage around me and the rain pours hard on your head. Ahhh.

NOW I can actually work through the night.

Current Mood: rejuvenatedrejuvenated

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From:flutastic
Date:March 31st, 2005 02:53 am (UTC)
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EXCEPT.... when you get hailed on with a bag full of flutes on your back. I wish I had been unburdened.
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From:zarfmouse
Date:March 31st, 2005 03:35 am (UTC)
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Heh. Hail is non-optimal! Luckily we did not have hail. That little bit of extra southern latitude is helpful.
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From:szasz
Date:March 31st, 2005 04:20 am (UTC)
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Hail is not very much relevant to latitude; it's an effect of convection holding droplets aloft long enough to get repeated coatings of ice at altitudes where the temperature is below freezing at any latitude.

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From:assclouds
Date:March 31st, 2005 05:15 am (UTC)
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A bag full of flutes? Is that a euphemism?
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From:zarfmouse
Date:March 31st, 2005 05:20 am (UTC)
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See I didn't even bat an eye at the idea that flutastic would be carrying a _bag_ of flutes. A single flute can not possibly contain the totality of her musical genius.
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From:assclouds
Date:March 31st, 2005 05:30 am (UTC)
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In my book a bag of anything is fair game for euphemismisation. It's simply my informed opinion that a bag of flutes ought to be a euphemism.
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From:mr_ducktape
Date:March 31st, 2005 08:34 am (UTC)
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She's all that and a bag o' flutes!
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From:assclouds
Date:March 31st, 2005 05:41 pm (UTC)
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I'm trying to think of other variations -- they keep coming out half-formed-and-stupid. Maybe I should rethink my strategy...
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From:mathuaerknedam
Date:March 31st, 2005 06:07 pm (UTC)
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I still want a bag of holding.
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From:mr_ducktape
Date:March 31st, 2005 06:08 pm (UTC)
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Are you MAD, man? Do you know what kinds of trouble you'd get into with that?

What am I saying? Of course you do.
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From:mathuaerknedam
Date:March 31st, 2005 06:37 pm (UTC)
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Well, to be completely honest I want multiple bags of holding.

Because you can't know all of the fun things that can happen when you put one inside another.
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From:szasz
Date:March 31st, 2005 04:22 am (UTC)
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I can beat that. I got dressed this morning and decided all at once that it was too nice a day, dammit it's spring, it's going to storm later, i'm not fucking wearing any shoes today.

So I had a wonderful day-long meeting with my bosses and some telecom consultants with a dressy button-down cotton shirt and my bare feet under the conference table.

Happily, Joe's doesn't seem to mind me drinking there barefoot, so I was still able to partake in Wednesday beers despite my "illegal" attire.

Vive sensual warm weather!
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From:zarfmouse
Date:March 31st, 2005 05:18 am (UTC)
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My feet (flat narrow feet that VERY MUCH need the support of modern running shoes) can't take all terrain barefootedness for very long. I'm strictly a wet grass and hot sand kind of guy. Pavement and gravel and long distances, not so much.
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From:szasz
Date:March 31st, 2005 03:05 pm (UTC)
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Sad!
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From:skywind8
Date:March 31st, 2005 04:54 am (UTC)
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Wooo!!! I knew there was someone out there who shared my passion for running around barefoot on the dirt! :D

We only got a little rain here though, and nothing dramatic. I'm waiting - it'll be along. St. Louis gets some amazing rainstorms, over and over and over again.

Just don't be on the interstate when it decides to flash flood.
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From:mr_ducktape
Date:March 31st, 2005 08:36 am (UTC)
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Ask anybody. I kick off shoes at the slightest opportunity. I usually blame this on having grown up in Tennessee, walking 'round barefooted all the time.

Then again, in the hot hot summer it's typical for me to come inside and drop my pants as well, so go figure.
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From:skywind8
Date:March 31st, 2005 03:24 pm (UTC)
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That was a mental image I wasn't expecting. *laugh*

I had leather feet when I ran around home barefoot as a kid; concrete floor, gravel driveway, and lots of grass and forest. But it was basically clean - minimal nasty chemicals. I'm much more wary on parking lots and similar places where poisons await.

I'm also more wary since I can't do it often enough to keep leather feet; I'm much more likely to get a puncture wound with soft unprotected feet. I'd have to walk barefoot far more often to be able to handle running on gravel like I used to.

I don't get quite as much opportunity anymore.
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From:szasz
Date:March 31st, 2005 03:15 pm (UTC)
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I think we're more common than we think, except most of them are probably too uptight and "grownup" to indulge. It's just a big sensual thing, and I'm going to guess that big sensual people tend to gravitate together.

I was so pleased with myself when I finally got over my shame reaction to the stupid comments barefoot people get, and the weird staring. At some point around now each year, I just quit wearing shoes. I usually keep a pair around in my office in case I go out to lunch somewhere that I know they'll be required, or if I have to meet with customers and have to look a little professional, but that's about it.
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From:skywind8
Date:March 31st, 2005 03:27 pm (UTC)
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I haven't tried to go out barefoot in a city much. Places I've worked were definitely shoes-required, and I haven't gone out much other than that. Maybe the parks this summer will be an option (if they're not too full of dog poo *sigh*).
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From:szasz
Date:March 31st, 2005 04:05 pm (UTC)
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Yeah, C/U is good for that; I can walk all the way to work and home on fairly safe paths. Campustown is sometimes a little gross what with all the drunk puke on the sidewalks from time to time, but I can avoid that. In general I don't worry about chemicals or parking lot kinds of things; I've never suffered any kind of problem from that and doubt it is a serious concern in general.

When Kate was in Seattle, I would sometimes walk her dog with her barefoot, but only on a couple of paths through the nice residential neighborhood near her apartment. In general, big cities are a little scary because of potential sharps laying around, and I DO worry about puncture wounds.
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From:aethyric
Date:March 31st, 2005 01:55 pm (UTC)
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walking. walking and walking and walking. i donned my slippers to walk in (so i could eat out), but left my coat. i walked outside after work yesterday and it was all i could do to squeak out a whispered "thank you!" to the sky. i walked to town this week for dinner and ice cream and to watch the park rats emerge with their skateboards and hackeysacks and comics and philosophy books and bouncing dogs. i walked around last night after emmy went to bed just to be out in it. *sigh* it's about damned time. *happy*
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From:szasz
Date:March 31st, 2005 04:06 pm (UTC)
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Hee, I remember when you showed up at our house barefoot after a thunderstorm. You were so giddy, it was extremely cute.
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From:revjack
Date:March 31st, 2005 04:14 pm (UTC)
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Man, that's what I get for going to hang out in the den of iniquity across the street. I knew I should've told D to stop making french toast and go for a walk NOW.
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From:dsjones
Date:April 1st, 2005 06:39 pm (UTC)
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Love you too...

And in my defense, I wasn't aware there would be mud-squishing involved!

That's it~ next rainfall, mass mud squishing!
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From:zarfmouse
Date:April 1st, 2005 06:56 pm (UTC)
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There is ALWAYS mud squishing. There's only about 4 or 5 times a year that the storm is just right and I don't miss it for the world. Anytime you want to find me wait for it to rain and head over to Carle Park (across the street from you).
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From:culfinglin
Date:March 31st, 2005 04:22 pm (UTC)
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what a great way to spend an evening. :)
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From:assclouds
Date:March 31st, 2005 05:45 pm (UTC)
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I was just reminded of when I was in school in Hawaii. Their idea of "casual Friday" meant that none of the students had to wear shoes to school. Back then I had some pretty nicely calloused feet as well...
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