This weekend LSU rowing went to Gainesville, Georgia! The trip turned into a Snapchat frenzy. It’s probably bad etiquette to post the screenshots I took but this is all in the name of preserving memories:
Basically kids, if I screenshot your Snapchat then it’ll probably end up on here. Unless it’s a dick pic, then it goes into a private album so I can ruin your future political career. I’m also pretty sure that Reuben could’ve died on the way and nobody would have noticed. He slept solidly the entire way other than to eat.
Every time I decide that it is the most miserable weather conditions I have rowed in I am proved wrong somewhere along the line. This weekend bumped ‘The Nottingham training day where Kate and I selflessly let Nush and Emma go out in the double’ off the top spot for grimmest weather.
You’d think being British would have toughened me up to this kind of weather but apparently not. It was cold enough that Dylan got back from the bathroom and reported that steam had risen from his pee. Jake even built a wind break/Dobby’s grave for Reuben to try and ease his pain. The only thing that made us feel better was seeing a boat flip and realising that we were probably warmer than those people.
Fortunately the wind died down eventually and it turned out not to be quite so miserable after all. Saturday’s racing was predictably competitive and delayed by four hours. My boat’s race on Sunday (women’s collegiate 8+) was entertaining from the moment we realised that our only competition was a boat of lady Hulks from Maine who were casually down in Georgia for Spring Break training. Somebody tried to make us feel better by saying that they were probably taller than their boyfriends. This made us feel better for all of ten seconds until Clay declared that they were “legs on legs on legs”. In hindsight, maybe we should’ve had a power ten for being a club team during the ‘race’?
Things I learnt this weekend:
– There is such a thing as ‘Asian fit’ sunglasses
– Crewcest happens because rowing girls look significantly better at parties than at 6am (Thanks to Will Green for this one)
Congrats to men’s varsity, women’s varsity four and the mixed boat for placing at Lanier Sprints, congrats to Georgia on its first class simulation of British weather and congrats to Courtney for allowing herself to be thrown in the lake before a 12 hour drive home.