Cornhusker Handicap Backblast 04/20/2021
Something like 33F

Pax: #17; Brad Pitt respect, Sticky Bandit hate, Bovine, Nugent, Icy Hot, Grease Fire, Demagorgon, Spreadsheet hate, Gunner, Port-a-John, Stitches, Polaroid, Frosty, Dome hate, Toadstool, Ketchup, Two Step

Q: Two Step
0530: Q welcomed PAX on thje walk by the shovel flags and reminded them of the Fs, the mission and core principles of F3.
No FNGs presented.
He also disclaimed his nonprofessional status.
Mosey: to the knoll by Genesis windows

Warm O’ Rama

Big Ones
Tappy Taps
Tater Taps
Monkey Humpers
Abe Vigodas
Windmills
Cherry Pickers
Sungods
Overhead Claps
Side Straddle Hop

Mosey: back to Stinson behind stage
Pre-Thang : Pax aligned at bottom of hill southwest of stage
Circle Merkins, 10 incline, 10 at 3:00, 10 Decline, 10 at 9:00
Captain Thor up to 5×20
Circle merkins

 Thang
Pax circled on the stage and counted into two groups.  A PAX from one group was instructed to call out an exercise for the other group to AMRAP, and to serve a volleyball off the stage into the grassy lawn in front of the stage. His group was instructed to backpedal to the ball. When the six arrived at the ball, the group was to run back to the stage, bringing the ball.
The ball was given to a pax from the second group, who repeated the sequence, which was rinsed and repeated until Omaha was called.
Each PAX had at least two opportunities to serve  the ball and call out an exercise.

Mosey: to the playground with rubber floorring

Post Thang
Absolutions/Irish Two Steps x 10

6 M of M
Big Boys
Freddie Mercuries
Homer and Marege
American Hammders Rancid Style

Announcements: Convergence 4/24. New sites opening up, including Coop this Thursday led by Toadstool.

Prayer Requests:
Jeff
Toadstool’s aunt, Mary, passed away, funeral today.

COT
I gave up control of the thang for each pax to have a chance to demonstrate serving power and to control the exercise of the other group. It worked well, kinda, and demonstrated at least one feature of using power and control to make someone else do what you want. It may come back to you with consequence, whcih was evident when a group was told to do Mahktar Indiayes, thus tearing up their shoulders on the concrete stage. That group next called for Hydraulic Squats on same concrete, tearing up the knees of the first group.
A lot of us, myself included, were raised on power and control. You just do as you are told because someone in power was controlling you to do as they say. Well, I don’t know what it is, but peope are smarter these days, particularly my kids. They know that power and control from their dad doesn’t necessarily always have to work easy for his benefit.
Sometimes I try to dish out some power and control with my kids and they call my bluff. Consequences, threats, wthholding, invoking fear, demeaning, all these things are used in abusive situations and they just don’t necessarily work out in relationships. They may obtain the desired immediate result, but at a cost. The cost may be resentment, disloyalty, lying. It may also be that you haven’t necessarily taught your kids how to behave or respect authority, but you’ve taught them that it is most important that they serve to make someone in power happy. That they give in and devalue themselves.
this is some high level psychoanalytic stuff that I am just learning about. I’ve applied some of it and feel like I am getting some reasonable result, at least with the way I think about my own life. As I am learning it myself, I probably shouldn’t say too much more about something I know so little. But I ask you to consider your methods. Consider affecting others through relatioship building, being in touch with feelings, accepting reality, understanding each other and trust.

aye,
Two Step

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