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traversing the lake [May. 18th, 2001|03:59 pm]
Brad Fitzpatrick
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everyday I look out the windows over the lake and want a little rowboat or blowup raft so I could slowly row to the other side. today i feel like swimming across it. my dad and I swam across a lake once in wisconsin ... that was fun.

From: radfordcutey
2001-05-18 04:03 pm (UTC)
get a row boat row out to the middle and lay back. just stare up at the sky then jump in the water swim around and get back in the boat take a nap and then realise you have no clue which direction you came from. its a great feeling:)
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[User Picture]From: jimmyeatworld79
2001-05-18 04:06 pm (UTC)
Then do it! It will be amazing for you... You seem like the type of guy who would have that urge and be in the water that same second!
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[User Picture]From: bradfitz
2001-05-18 04:08 pm (UTC)
um, i seem like the type of guy that'd sit at the computer for 12 hours at a time.

i need somebody stupid to be stupid with. like nick or shortypoke
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[User Picture]From: jimmyeatworld79
2001-05-18 04:10 pm (UTC)
Well there is a reason that urge came to mind...

I Dare you to go jump in the water!
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[User Picture]From: bradfitz
2001-05-18 04:15 pm (UTC)
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[User Picture]From: nick
2001-05-18 09:19 pm (UTC)
somebody stupid eh? That's really touching...

Dude didn't tom green swim across that lake? You are a wimp.
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[User Picture]From: whitaker
2001-05-18 05:25 pm (UTC)
A coupla months ago, in the fall, I built a raft out of 2x4s and 2x6s... My friend and I started just nailing them together in a somewhat organized fasion and when we were finished... we couldn't pick it up... not even tip it on its side.

So we called up a bunch of people and it took like 8 of us to carry it 100 yards to the lake. Then, it floated, but if you stood on it, it'd sink down about an inch. Nevertheless, Lloyd, Belinda, and I took turns standing on it 2 at a time while the other one swam pushing it in this gravel pit lake.

That was fun. But we were so stupid. At least it didn't sink.

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From: sheehan
2001-05-18 06:02 pm (UTC)

one word


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From: babyoiled
2001-05-18 07:06 pm (UTC)
which lake in wisconsin? that is if you can remember, being that there are so many really... how old were you when you did that?
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[User Picture]From: atypical_gnu
2001-05-18 07:51 pm (UTC)
Uhhh don't go swimming, if it is either Green Lake or Lake Union you are looking at. Too much goose crap in the water. Plus there are man eating carp in Green Lake.
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[User Picture]From: bradfitz
2001-05-18 08:04 pm (UTC)
lake washington
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[User Picture]From: atypical_gnu
2001-05-18 10:00 pm (UTC)


Not much better, but at least you probably won't get swimmer's itch.
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[User Picture]From: blythe
2001-05-19 12:04 pm (UTC)
I had a few friends that swam in the lake and got swimmers itch really bad.
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[User Picture]From: daemonchyld
2001-05-18 10:54 pm (UTC)


Eeeeeeeew.. S'kinda cold.
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From: curtankerous
2001-05-18 09:48 pm (UTC)
Bad things will happen to your skin if you go into the lake down at that park. It used to be an old Naval Air Station. Who knows what they dumped. People don't even let their dogs get near the water along the off-leash area.

The next sunny, windy day walk north from the park through NOAA area. It's open to the public. You can check out the wild harmonics of the Soundgarden (the sculpture the band named themselves after) and then continue to the second vista at the end of the path. You can sit on a cut rock right over the lake with nothing before you but miles of water. And take a laptop...just in case you go into withdrawal or something ;)
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[User Picture]From: bradfitz
2001-05-18 10:13 pm (UTC)
Actually, I've seen huge numbers of dogs swimming in that water on numerous occasions. :-)
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[User Picture]From: eyenot
2001-05-19 08:25 am (UTC)
something i glanced at back there mentioned bad things happening to you if you swim in that water. that's usually a good reason to not go anywhere near it or its precipitants.

but i was ba'out to say, i always try to talk my little brothers into swimming out to the sandbar at portage lake (here in michigan), which isn't a far swim, about half a mile. if we wore flags on our ankles or bouy lines (so boats can see) we'd be safe from boaters (hopefully) but i even said to them they could wear life preservers for the swim and they were still too afraid.

??? kids!
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