Monday, August 2, 2010

Silent Treatment

Next Swims: Monday Evening 6:30pm & Tue 5:45Am

Last Swims: Monday 5:45AM
Water temps: 63
Waves: none
Water Clarity: Excellent
Crew: The PatrIarch, Diablo, Kahuna, Blondie, Perry, Capt'n

Perhaps not as creepy as a strangle ole' man staring at you, or that strange ole' man who can remove his teeth at the blink of an eye....but I must admit there was something a little eerie this morning about The Patriarch's silent treatment of the group. Nare a word he did say the entire morning....not even to announce the water temp.

Now why, why would The Patriarch do this? Was it perhaps the result of going over board on grog last night? Or perhaps the result of deafening echos in his head from mermaids calling out to him? Most likely though....if I had to guess...it probably has to do with Blondie. I've been told that Blondie actually spells her name "T-R-O-U-B-L-E"....and that she is. Just ask The Patriarch....after all he knows everything. ...the only problem is, he's not talking.

As chilling as The Patriarch's silent treatment was this morning...perhaps even chillier was the fact that we logged a Cedar Grove and back skin swim with the water temp uncomfortably below our traditional threshold of 65. Amazing in some regards...but down right scary when you pause to consider who else swims at temps like this without a wetsuit. What's next for us...European cut Speedos??? YOWZA!!!

4 comments:

robin said...

Isn't the red speedo the draw??? An incentive to hit the beach???

Blondie said...

innocent until proven guilty...!

I do hope the Patriarch we all know and love comes back soon though! It would be sad without him around. :(

The Patriarch said...

Under all speech that is good for anything there lies a silence that is better. Silence is deep as Eternity; speech is shallow as Time.
Thomas Carlyle, Sir Walter Scott (1838)

Diablo said...

Why speechless Patriarch:
- Code was broken
- Marcela on deck
- Blondie
- Nothing dumb to say
- Malfunction of the brain after visual of european cut style
- New piercing on the tongue
- Real Patriarch abducted by alliens
- Blondie
- Member of a non-talking sect
- Annoy Capt'n
- Lost a bet
- Too much grog
- Not enough grog
- Blondie
- Burnt tongue having a cup of tea
- Sleep walker
- Blondie