AO: The Tundra

When: 03/01/2023


Number of Pax: 9

Pax Names: Chalmers, Debs, Dos, Lead Pipe, Lord of the Dance, Troll, Uno, Yadi,

Number of FNGS: 0

FNG Names: 0

QIC: Troll

The BackBlast:

30s, wet, sunny


Imperial Walkers (IC)
Seal Claps (IC)
OH Claps (IC)
Daisy Pickers (IC)
Windmills (IC)

The Thang

Split into partners, with one partner doing a coupon exercise and the other running across the park. Each exercise had a specific total numbers (e.g., 200 curls), and each pair switched off running and doing the exercise until they got to that number and then went onto the next one.


I am an avid reader of The Economist, a weekly publication that covers a range of topics, from current events, politics, economics, finance, technology, etc. Weird as it sounds, one of my favorite sections is the obituary in the back. Sometimes it’s someone famous, but more often that not, it’s someone you’ve like never heard of, like someone who helped develop the artisan cheese scene in NYC or one of the last speakers of a dying language. There’s usually something unique and or extraordinary about them, but most of the obituary focuses on the ordinary aspects of their life. The Economist has a knack of beautifully describing the ordinary aspects of these peoples’ lives. I think there’s beauty in the ordinary, maybe not all the time, but it’s often there if you look. Look for that this week.

Do not ask your children to strive for extraordinary lives. Such striving may seem admirable, but it is the way of foolishness. Help them instead to find the wonder and the marvel of an ordinary life. Show them the joy of tasting tomatoes, apples and pears. Show them how to cry when pets and people die. Show them the infinite pleasure in the touch of a hand. And make the ordinary come alive for them. The extraordinary will take care of itself.
– William Martin

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