I am not sure I was bgallup'd (was your gall bladder acting up?) , but sure was mad as hell when BP caught up with me on the last control, and I, seeing the marsh on the right went one spur too far too the left. I eyed BP at the control location, and he fooled me by not looking very competitive, so I concluded the control was not there, when if fact it was. Lost about 20 seconds and was foaming (bfoam'd ?) and fuming and had to get that .*#$%....., hence I smoked it to the finish but did not quite catch BP.
oh, for crying out loud. no, you didn't get bgallup'd, but i did get ernst'd. nothing to do with bladders, and everything to do with ian just remarking that i ate his lunch on the finish split. albeit by only 3 seconds, but this never happens, so I'm wallowing in it. mutter mutter gall bladders mutter mutter.
hang on a second - this is pretty far out there, but did you have anything to do with the UNH Math and Marine Science thing for high school freshmen back in, christ, 1997? Your name rings a distant and dusty bell.
Hey! Far out, bgallup! Yes I am Ernst, the stats guy from the M&M program. And now your name also rings a dusty bell. Did I organize orienteering in College Woods for you guys in 1997? Do you remember any of it? Let's see if I manage to dig out the official M&M group photo...
Heh, that's magnificent! Don't recall any orienteering, but I was pretty oblivious back then. That said, I do remember my paper on mussel/barnacle intertidal competition with Loren McWethy, and putting my foot through the drywall at Sackett. (A hole that i found behind a vending machine seven years later, while visiting a UNH friend) And being one of few people that didn't catch seagull crap with their heads on the Isles of Shoals. Ran into a bunch of co-conspirators at the Saint Paul's ASP two years later. I've definitely got fond memories of the program - it helped me along my happily nerdy course early on. If you're heading to the sprints at Cemetery Hill next week, we should definitely meet up. If not, I'm sure we'll see each other next season at an UNO meet, or a northerly NEOC one!
Ian! Glad you phoned it in on that last split (i kid, i kid. kind of.). Way to reconnect people!
Wait, does Loren ride bikes? Is he from NH? I think I know him...
Ha! The small world chain continues. He's definitely from NH - went to Fall Mountain for high school, if I'm not mistaken. Pretty sure he ran cross country then, and biking's not a huge leap from that. Certainly wouldn't be surprised. Loren went to that Saint Paul's program too. Can't remember where he went to college.. The name's unique enough, though. Tell him I said hey!