Friday, 19 June 2009

My afternoon

A bunch of us ditched work this afternoon and went punting instead. We had a good time steering ourselves into the embankment and making fools of ourselves. My friends also helped me conquer my somewhat irrational fear of small boats which was great. The only not-so-fun part was getting punctured by stinging nettles when I took a loo break in the woods after our picnic lunch. My ass still has not forgiven me.

I had planned to run early this morning, but it was not to be. I'm still holding out hope of a late night run after dinner plans this evening as I have a wedding to attend tomorrow, but that is looking less and less likely. Eh, I'll sort something out.

I hope you all have a great weekend.

Later gators.

21 comments:

Theresa said...

And did you drink Pimm's when you were punting? Inquiring minds and all that.

Xenia said...

Theresa--Yup, even me. Amazing, I know.

Theresa said...

I think now you can say you have truly lived. :+)

Roisin said...

Pims! Oh how I miss England...need to plan a trip next Spring. Have a great weekend :)

Jamie said...

sounds like an excellent way to spend an afternoon instead of working! Have a great weekend!

tfh said...

Punting seems like fine cross-training; I wouldn't worry about the missed run. Have a great weekend.

Glaven Q. Heisenberg said...

Does your @$$ usually hold a grudge for long? Perhaps you should have one of your pneumatic breasts act as an intermediary for you - you know, to feel you @$$ out, see if it's receptive to some sort of reconciliation. Because yeah, maybe your @$$ is being a little pig-headed, and maybe it should really be the one to make the first gesture, but you'll just have to be bigger than your @$$ and swallow your pride and just apologize. You don't have to mean it. Just do it.

Or you could send boyBuM's @$$ to intercede because I've seen hers and NOBODY can say "No" to THAT @$$ cos it's KILLAH, I tells ya!

Count of Monte Christo said...

Ah, you've had your workout for today anyway, so don't fret about the run. Have an awesome weekend and enjoy the party tomorrow!

Viper said...

Careful where you piss! (Or was it the other?)

Have a good weekend. Cheers!

Lily on the Road said...

Stinging nettles aside, have a great weak end, errr, weekend.

Carolina John said...

an irrational fear of small boats? that's a new one. it sounds like a ton of fun. have a great weekend.

RazZDoodle said...

have a good one!

Merry said...

Xenia, according to Merry's Book of Meretricious Etiquette, it is perfectly permissible to get a good run in, even on a day when you're going to a wedding. So long as it's not your own wedding, since in that case you will need the energy for chasing the groom around later on.

Sounds like you had a great day. I'm glad you stopped working long enough to punt. Seems like such an Oxfordian thing to do. (Um... does one wear Oxfords when in Oxford?)

X-Country2 said...

Punting seems so very Amazing Race. Especially with the bush peeing detour. Have a great weekend!

Jess said...

Punting seems very England-y. Even the term seems quintessentially British.

joyRuN said...

I should click that link & find out what on earth "punting" entails.

Dunno what GP is blathering on about re: your @$$, but so sorry to hear about the nettles - OUCH!

Marcy said...

So did you do it? A wedding the next day is always a legit excuse for me LOL

Scope Dope Cherrybomb said...

Sorry about the 'end' result but glad you lost your fear of small boats. Punting always looked like fun in the movies. Was it?

theloosemoose said...

Punting? Stinging nettles? Loo?
Speak English, you. ;)

Ted said...

Punting ??? I was like.. Why on earth would Xenia be kicking a football?? Guess I ain't a bloody lad from England. Thanks for the clarification about punting.

The Laminator said...

Yeah, I get seasick from small boats too! Congrats on a fun day not working!