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in: Fer_Fun'k_Sake!; Fer_Fun'k_Sake! > 2016-04-12

Apr 15, 2016 2:53 AM # 
Congrats, now you're a real orienteer! But you getting your own stick was NOT part of the bet...
Apr 15, 2016 3:51 AM # 
I do not understand. For the record, I owned my own stick previously, but it was stolen. And, let's see, have I really arrived at being a real orienteering? I have 3 mini control flags, a control description holder, an orienteering jersey, a flat whistle (from you), 2 thumb compasses. ... ah yes, not yet. I don't yet have the wrist toggle thing to keep the si-stick attached to my body. Oh, and I don't have shoes with spikes. Unless I wear my cross country spikes which I've never done. And I don't have any airy orienteering pants. Yeah, that would be awesome. I envy Zarina's scandalous see-through orienteering pants.
But yes, I don't know what that has to do with the bet!
Apr 15, 2016 3:57 AM # 
Pink Socks:
I have 3 mini control flags
Julie > Patrick (1)

A control description holder
Julie = Patrick

An orienteering jersey
Julie < Patrick (6)

A flat whistle
Julie = Patrick

2 thumb compasses
Julie > Patrick (1, though I've broken 2 others)

I don't yet have the wrist toggle thing to keep the si-stick attached to my body.
Julie = Patrick

Oh, and I don't have shoes with spikes. Unless I wear my cross country spikes which I've never done.
Julie < Patrick (3)

And I don't have any airy orienteering pants
Julie = Patrick (this is a good thing, I think)

We're about even!
Apr 15, 2016 4:04 AM # 
Haha; hat's so awesome! I'm so impressed with your 6 jerseys! I have bought 2 other thumb compasses for past boyfriends, so maybe we're even on that one too. To do with the compasses, not the boyfriends. ;)
Apr 15, 2016 4:08 AM # 
Pink_Socks, what's your count on double wide camp chairs?
Apr 15, 2016 4:17 AM # 
Ah, see I took it to mean you had been renting an SI this whole time up till now, which means that by getting your own SI, going forward you would be shaving precious milliseconds off your time each race, which according to my legal team would constitute a devious attempt to tip the scales of the bet in your favor.

Also for the record I have no mini-flags, no wrist toggle, no double-wide chairs, barely a functional description holder, the same compass for at least the past five years, and routinely don't carry a whistle. So you're both ahead of me.
Apr 15, 2016 4:20 AM # 
Do you think I should apply for the US team?
Apr 15, 2016 4:41 AM # 
Pink Socks:
6 jerseys

Actually, I think it's more. I have two OKansas jerseys from 2008 in my junk pile, three OKansas jerseys in my rotation (one from 2011, two from 2015). And I still have one CascadeOC jersey from 2010 (junk pile), and two from 2015. Plus a jacket. And a Sprint Camp jersey. And two OKansas tech shirts that I race in sometimes. And post-race OKansas and CascadeOC t-shirts. So, whatever that all adds up to. (I spend a lot of volunteer points on this stuff).

(I also spent this evening finishing up another orienteering club jersey design, and for designing it, I'm going to ask for one.)

What's your count on double wide camp chairs?

Uh, shamefully, zero.
Apr 16, 2016 4:16 AM # 
What defines a "real orienteer"? I suspect this could be debated ad infinitum without resolution ... but such debate is probably doomed to be inconclusive if it is limited to material possessions. I think the criteria need to include some assessment of how compulsive one is about the sport. For example, given a non-orienteering related trip, will you nonetheless seek opportunities to orienteer? Positive examples include Patrick taking his gear with him to Kansas and Tyra getting out for a map run during a recent college tour - and this classic: Orienteering in Amsterdam Airport - Portuguese Team

Regarding the Fun'k equipment list, I have most of the required items (including well-ventilated pants) but I don't have spiked shoes and I don't have a double-wide camp chair. However, I do have a comfy double-wide hammock which, while not easily transported and perhaps not as useful during an O' meet as a camp chair (of any width) sure is nice after an O' meet ... Unfortunately, it does not have a wine glass holder.

Apr 16, 2016 4:43 AM # 
Oh! And, yes, the approved progression from lost or broken (SI stick|compass|glasses) to shredded description sheet holders and O' pants can indeed lead to national team aspirations. So - get out there, rip those pants :) and give it a shot.

No doubt your camp chair will score you a bonus point or two.
Apr 18, 2016 5:43 AM # 
Orienteering in the airport is pretty amusing! I'm surprised they didn't get tackled. I didn't watch it to the end - maybe they did! Linnea has aspirations to orienteer through IKEA which seems much less likely to result in jail time.

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