Saturday, March 23, 2013

Where am I?














Where am I? 

 And what am I doing?


24 comments:

Joe Rousé said...

At home, typing and posting photos on your blog....or you were doing that and now are doing God Knows What........
.....................or you are not at home and were standing in line to visit the outhouse, either before or after a race. (funny how much space the woman at the head of the line kept her space from the loo.)

Now I really must go and row.

Tillerman said...

Haven't you noticed before that people always stand that far away when lining up to wait to use a Porta Potty? I wonder if it's..

a) so as to give the person inside the Porta Potty a little more privacy?
b) because the Porta Potty stinks?
c) because there is actually a line of Porta Potties (I think there were three at this place) and the person at the front of the line of people has to keep watch on multiple doors to see which one becomes free first?

I rather like it that the lady who is 4th in line is standing on one foot. Is she hopping with impatience or just doing one of those weird stretching exercises that runners do?

But why is Joe so grumpy?

And what does SHINE ALWAYS mean? And who has to shine always?

And what is that smudge on the horizon?

O Docker said...

I think you were watching young ladies in spandex at the start of the 6th annual Running of the Reservoir 15K race in North Scituate, Rhode Island.

But, I've been wrong before, so my backup guess is that that's Fort McHenry.

Tillerman said...

Aaaah! Spandex! What was the world like before god gave us Spandex?

George A said...

You're somewhere up north (the snow is the give away). Can't comment on the porta potty ethos except that the lady doing the one leg stand is probably a closet figure skater (she's stretching to get into her "Beillman"). As for what does "shine" mean, again I have no clue. Perhaps it's something to help folks who ordinarily can't tell the difference between sh*t and shinola. Kinda like the little notes I put into my shoes that read "tgif" (helps me remember that "toes go in first").

Tillerman said...

Thank you George for recognizing the essential post-modern character of this "quiz" and taking us off into new flights of fancy about toes and shinola. Poor O Docker is so literal and so competitive.

Talking of toes and that orange smudge on the horizon, I must tell you the story about what I discovered today on the subject of...

Anonymous said...

Were you participating in the Tri-Mania Triathlon in Cambridge today? I don't know the significance of Shine Always unless it's a motto for a Club. Genie

Bursledon Blogger said...

The clues are all there - Toyota have taken up Laser production and require their employee's to practice ti Chi before starting work

Tillerman said...

No. The car number plate with the Tri and 26.2 stickers was a bit of a red herring, although it clearly belongs to a runner. I thought it was also interesting because it proves that not everyone who lives in Rhode Island is a Red Sox fan.

Tillerman said...

Great answer. Does this also mean that the new Lasers will come with rain-sensing aerodynamic variable intermittent windshield wipers and projector-beam high intensity discharge headlights with auto level control?

George A said...

Not to mention built in cup holders. It's always distressing when a perfectly good glass of Perrier-Jouët Belle Epoque goes ass over tin cups into the bilge.

Tillerman said...

The Laser would definitely be a better boat with cup-holders. I still haven't worked out what to do with my beer when I gybe.

Anonymous said...

Wasn't it Sir Francis Chichester who said "Any damn fool can navigate the world sober. It takes a really good sailor to do it drunk".
Were you doing a 5K in Barrington, RI? Genie

Dallas Dude said...

You're at the Nayatt School in Barrington participating in the 2013 5K run. Is this preparation for Oman? (-;

splinter said...

Ah...that's what the inspection hatch is for. The boat rattles a bit when tacking but is less noisy when nearly full. It also aids radar detection when on long sea passages.

Keep Reaching said...

That's easy - drink it quickly before you gybe, because if you capsize all will be lost.

Anonymous said...

My feeling is that the Shine Always motto is on a church or a school (hopefully not the porta-potty!).

Anonymous said...

SWorry, last comment was from Genie.

Tillerman said...

It was indeed on a school. I never realized before that schools have signs with inspirational messages like churches do.

Tillerman said...

Not the 5k in Barrington. Not the triathlon in Cambridge.

It was indeed the 15k Round the Reservoir Race in N. Scituate RI as O Docker said. (Except I wasn't just watching young ladies at the start, I did actually run it too.)

Anonymous said...

Where is that church? Genie

Tillerman said...

As I said, it's in North Scituate in Rhode Island.

JP said...

Long sermon at the new "First Church of Laser" results in a long queue for the bathroom afterwards?

Tillerman said...

More like a long service at the old "First Church of Running" resulting in a long queue for the bathroom beforehand.

Post a Comment