Thursday, July 05, 2007

Mud, mud, gloooooorious mud

Before I show the picture, I would like to point out that I'm not a complete idiot. The ground looked OK, I swear. Besides, what's a little mud? You get dirty, it dries, you brush it off. A nuisance at worst, and a featured attraction at some bars.



I was stuck for one hour. Simon rushed in after me, and got stuck too. Matt then had to build a bridge out of tarp and rocks to get to Simon and haul him out, sans one boot. Digging away the mud didn't help at all - it just shlurped back in. I waited patiently, not that I had much choice, contemplating the fate of the dinosaurs and experiencing the first step of becoming a fossil. The guys extended the bridge to reach me, and started pulling. It took both of them - two big strong guys, hauling away with all their strength - 20 minutes to drag me out, and I too left a boot tribute. In the photo, you'll notice I'm not wearing my pack and helmet, which had to be removed before I could be extricated. This makes me 'sim dead'. Luckily, I will be reincarnated tomorrow, with a lesson learned: Mud sucks.

12 comments:

Sarah said...

Bwahahahahah!

Gillian said...

The kids thought it looked like fun!!

Lora said...

Drat. Drat, drat, drat. I was wondering how you could survive without your helmet!

Ack.

Jen said...

At least you'll know what to do when you get similarly stuck in your basement.

Walter said...

You look pretty good for a dead chick.

Do you have extra boots?

Kim Binsted said...

Yes, I have another pair, but they're not as excellent as the one I now have only half of. We did flag the spot, in the hopes that it will dry out a bit and allow us to dig out the lost boots.

Kristin Van Bodegraven said...

I've always said you were a stick in the mud.

Kim Binsted said...

Gill, it was so not fun.

Sarah said...

Lady, you need to blog more. I'm bored. I'm unemployed. I have NOTHING to do.

Lora said...

I'm hooked too, Sarah. Kim, where the heck are you? Shopping for boots?

Jen said...

Sarah/Lora: Interesting list of new things Linus Paul has learned to say:

Oh Yeah! (in the style of Duffman from the Simpsons)

Hello Baby! (in the style of the introduction to Chantilly Lace)

Fat Boy! (in the style of Jen)

Sarah said...

Things I have accomplished since handing in the book:

still doing my taxes

got some boy to shave his head for me - without even asking

baked - this week: olive cookies, spice cake and rainbow chard tart

checked the blog for some news other than mud