Backblast: Flash Bang Friday – Birthday Beat-down

24 Men of the Gloom (Serta, Gilmore, Sludge, Sprinkler, Red Hot, Lucky Charms, Far Side, Kay, Flo-Rida, Deliverance, Crankbait, Tramp Stamp, Flounder, Man Hands, Water Wings, Dean, Boone’s Farm, Crawdaddy, Checkbook, Fud, Epstein, Fortran, and YHC Blue Hen) met Friday to help me celebrate 54 years on this rock.

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With no FNG’s in sight, we moseyed north to the back right side of the school for the


  • 10 x Abe Vigodas (some mumblechatter noted due to the lack of SSH, but there would be plenty of them in our future)
  • 10 x Cotton Pickers
  • 10 x [not so] perfectly executed Imperial Squat Walkers [assisted by Checkbook]

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short mosey to amphitheater to begin


  • 1 x Dirkin
  • 2 x Bobby Hurleys
  • 3 x SSH
    • add 1 and repeat all 3 until 10/20/30 and then count back to 1/2/3

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Total exercises add up to 100 Dirkins / 200 Bobby Hurleys / 300 SSH

As we finished, Kay led us to a jog up and down stairs until the six was in, then mosey to Basketball court


  • Partner up
    • Partner 1 Balls to the wall
    • Partner 2 Suicides

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    • swap, rinse & repeat


  • 10 x Crunchy Frogs
  • 10 x Low Slow Flutters
  • Homer and Marge (without Mr. Burns to the right)
  • Cindy Crawfords (10 left & 11 right just to mess with the OCD folk)
  • 16 x American Hammers


Toto and family is headed back to US in May!  Epstein’s friend Carrie is doing better than expected, but still needs prayers.  [Somebody please get Epstein a stamp.]  Continued prayers for child in Far Side’s M’s class (dad shot mom).  Sprinkler’s co-worker Gavin (strength and thanks for trailer), Wayne (YHC’s customer – prayer works!).

Crankbait took us out.

22 Merkins for the US Military Vets

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It is an honor to lead you.  You all continue to challenge me to be a better version of myself, and I thank you for your encouragement.  YHC

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