The Oracle Backblast: 6 Round o’ Winter

02/02/2019 | The Oracle AO | Heroes Blvd – Boys Town

25 PAX: Placebo, Crab Cakes, Brazilian, Six Shooter, Ponzi, Cyclone, No Doze, Tonight Show, Coach K, Lowman, Room Service, Honey Stinger, Ethanol, The Plague. Tater Tot, Worm, Waffle House, Vandelay, Khaki’s, Folsom, Wait Time, Roll Bar, Honey Badger & Selleck.

Q in charge (QIC):  Selleck

Weather: 39 and thick as stew for GROUNDHOG’s DAY!

After the welcome, mission, core principles and disclaimer, the PAX moseyed south on Heroes Blvd to the nearest parking lot. Field for the warmarama. Selleck led the series:

  • Bat Wings 4 x10 IC
  • Plank Walk out x 10 IC (kind of)
  • Tater Tot Side Rippers x 15 IC
  • Windmills x 15 IC

THANG

Post warm up, there we no shadows to be seen, so Selleck asked the PAX to number off by six for 6 [more] rounds of winter. The PAX moseyed to the farmer’s market to for quick overview of each station and then reported their starting circuit. Last item of notes, when Selleck blows his whistle the PAX circles up for a special session and to predict the winter forecast.

Round 1 of winter

  1. Battle Ropes 5×5  / SSH (this station pushes the group rotation all have completed BR 5X5)
  2. BTTW
  3. DIPS
  4. Chilly Broad Jumps
  5. Merkins o’ choice (standard, diamond, werkins, derkins, crucible, chuck Norris, hand release, etc)
  6. Heavy Metal preview – Goblet Squats, Front Lat Raises, you call it.

WHISTLE BLOWS – PAX comes together for Jump Lunges x 15 IC. Shadows were seen and thus the PAX was sent back for another round of winter, with slight modification. Now BTTW will push the group…once each round member has called out 10 count for the group, they progress to push PAX to next station.

Round 2 of winter

  • Battle Ropes 5×5  / SSH
  • BTTW 10 count for each member of the group (PUSHES rotation)
  • DIPS
  • Chilly Broad Jumps
  • Merkins o’ choice (standard, diamond, werkins, derkins, crucible, chuck Norris, hand release, etc)
  • Heavy Metal preview – Goblet Squats, Front Lat Raises, you call it.

WHISTLE BLOWS – PAX comes together for Circle Burps. With 25 PAX, this produced signification mumble chatter. Shadows were seen and thus the PAX was sent back for another round of winter.

Round 3 of winter

  1. Battle Ropes 5×5  / SSH
  2. BTTW 10 count for each member of the group (PUSHES rotation)
  3. DIPS
  4. Chilly Broad Jumps
  5. Merkins o’ choice (standard, diamond, werkins, derkins, crucible, chuck Norris, hand release, etc)
  6. Heavy Metal preview – Goblet Squats, Front Lat Raises, you call it.

WHISTLE BLOWS – PAX comes together and splits into two groups; ties two battle ropes together and commences TUG of WAR challenge. With 12 vs 13 it was a dominate performance by the 13 group….until next time!

Selleck called Omaha and cut six round of winter to three…with Punxsutawney Phil’s accuracy rate of 40%, getting through 50% of the rounds felt right and was sufficient on the beatdown meter. PAX moseyed back to shovel flags for merriment.

6 MoM

Selleck running a bit behind got to the core of it:

  • Big Boy Pickle à 1 to 6 ratio was modified at midpoint : o
    • 1 BBSU : 6 pickle pushers
    • 2 BBSU: 12 pickle pushers
    • 3 BBSU: 18 pickle pushers
    • 4 BBSU: 12 pickle pushers
    • 5 BBSU: 6 pickle pushers
    • 6 BBSU: 6 pickle pushers
  • American Hammer – 20 IC (Roll Bar!)

Announcements/Prayers/Praises:

  • Six Shooter provided reference to great resource for men and fathers working through various struggles. Dad Tired is a community of Helping Men Lead their Families well. For more information go to www.dadtired.com
  • Folsom kicking off Heavy Metal AO on Wednesday, February 13th at Cornhusker Handicap; 0530 go time.
  • Khaki’s son getting confirmed this weekend
  • Coffeteria to follow for those who can make it!
  • Selleck shared the history of GroundHog’s day…see below.
  • Selleck took the PAX out in prayer asking we make an effort to break out of potential ruts, or daily grinds. Rather, focus on making new traditions.

Cheers!

Selleck

When the first settlers arrived in the area known today as Punxsutawney (Pennsylvania) — about 80 miles northeast of Pittsburgh — they brought with them from Europe a centuries-old tradition known as Candlemas Day. On Candlemas Day, clergy would bless candles and distribute them to the people. The weather on Candlemas Day was considered an important indicator of the weather to come, according to an old English song:

If Candlemas be fair and bright,
Come, winter, have another flight.
If Candlemas brings cold and rain,
Go, winter, and come not again.

Long ago, German peoples picked up on the Candlemas custom. If the sun shone on Candlemas Day, the Germans believed, the hedgehog would cast a shadow and another six weeks of winter was inevitable.

When the Germans arrived in the Americas, no hedgehogs were to be found. But another similar animal, the groundhog — or woodchuck — was here. Believed by the native Indians to be “a wise and sensible animal,” the groundhog became a hedgehog stand-in.

So it is that the tradition was born. Today, we call each February 2nd “Groundhog Day.” And when one thinks of Groundhog Day, one always thinks first of Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania’s best-known citizen — Punxsutawney Phil! If Phil sees his shadow when he comes out of his burrow, we’re in for six more weeks of winter weather. Or so the story goes.

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