Sunday, July 16, 2006

Rowin' and Representin'

Is it still bragging if it's a) not about you and b) not about someone related to you? Yeah? Well, tough, cuz I feel like delaying as long as possible a write-up of yesterday's train wreck of a 10-mile run. So, let's talk about exciting news about someone I have met.

Number One Daughter's BF was invited to try out for the U.S. National rowing team, and made it. "In total, nine crews will represent the United States at the 2006 FISA World Rowing Under 23 Championships scheduled to run July 20-23 in Hazewinkel, Belgium."

He left for Belgium yesterday. His family is leaving on Monday to travel around Europe before hooking up with him in Belgium next week.

NOD had a sudden urge to go to Belgium.

NOD's mother hasn't got an extra dime to her name.

But...NODBF's mother knows how to work online airfares like nobody's business, scoring a most excellent last-minute fare.

NOD's father came thru with the dough.

NOD's workplace said "no problem" when she asked for 4 days off of her intensive summer internship.

Result? NOD is going to Belgium next week—lucky bugger. She's even staying gratis with the BF's family; plus, they are fetching her from and bringing her back to the airport in Brussels.

Personally, I don't know what the big deal is. Just to see some more hawt guys in spandex making funny faces?:




These fetching young chaps be representin', y'all!

18 comments:

a.maria said...

light blue or dark?

who cares, they're both hot.

damn....NOD. that lucky biznatch! no fair! i want a hot boyfriend and a reason to go back to europe!!!

(btw belgium is awesome. lots of windmills, and LOTS of yummy pastry! go her! and holy crap thats an awesome about her BF.... DAMN i say.

damn.)

Running by.... said...

Lucky girl (and congrats to the bf btw). That's some exciting news. See if bf mom cares to share her super secret cheap european airfare tips with us!

PS...I bet your 10 miler wasn't all that bad....

Bolder said...

all i'm sayin', is if i had to look at shirtless guys, that train wreck of a ten-miler better not result in bloody foot pics tomorrah.

i've seen enough skin on your blog for at least a couple of days!

oh yah, and there better not be anything about non-wrightsocks socks either!!

you're a full-time job.

nancytoby said...

Why would anyone name a town Hazewinkel? That sounds fake. I think she made it up just to scam you.

So which young man is the young man in question? We want to have a few words with him first.

Rae said...

How cool!!! Would he spring for me to go too????

jeanne said...

he's the one in navy blue...the one who looks like his head is gonna explode... wait, they all look like that,
poor young boys.

angie's pink fuzzy said...

sah=weet!!!

NODBF's mother said...

He's going to LOVE the pix you chose! Oh well - rowing is hard work and makes for very funny faces.

Secret to cheaper (very relatiave term this summer) airfares to Europe on three days notice? Hours spent with Orbitz and Kayak checking every possible combination of airports - using the multicity option. Flying into Brussels and out of Shannon, Ireland, using Ryanair in between, cut the to-Brussels-from-Brussels fare by about 40%.

Someone you've "met" Jeanne? How many hours as he spent at your house during the last five years??

Firefly's Running said...

Sounds like she has some really good friends - very lucky too.

Susan said...

Rowers are hot - exploding heads not so much.

Haight said...

I'm thinking the guy in the back is slacking...taking advantage of no one behind him...no grimacing

Juls said...

Awesome. You can't go too?!

Sherri said...

I want to be NOD right now! How friggin' cool!?

Sherri said...

I also want to hear about the run and the new group!?!

Thomas said...

Belgium in summer? Nice, if you have some free time. Make sure to tell her to spend a day in Brussels if she's got the time.

Black Knight said...

They will enjoy the time in Belgium. Bruxelles and Antwerp are beautiful and in a couple of hours they can reach Amsterdam in the Netherlands by train.

Scott said...

works for me... lol

Dawn - Pink Chick said...

I could enjoy cheering them on. *grin*