Heroic water rescue at DC meet-up dinner

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    May 31, 2009 2:05 PM GMT
    At last night's DC meet-up dinner, it was eagle-eye Caslon that saw what appeared to be but a small speck flailing in the water and realized that there was a drowning in progress. Caslon sprung into action and affected the rescue, using several life saving techniques to save the victim. And after about 10 minutes of effort, all ended well with a complete recovery. It was close for a while tho and the tension was high as none of us were sure if we were about to have a death on our hands. But we all stayed right there until we were sure that the victim had fully recovered and was able to leave under her own power. Caslon would have preferred to have the eternal gratitude of a male, but was pleased at saving a life just the same.

    Otherwise, it was another fun dinner with lots of laughs.

    Thanks go to Beaux for organizing last nights get-together.

  • DCEric

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    May 31, 2009 3:59 PM GMT
    ... and a good time was had by all.
  • CAtoFL

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    May 31, 2009 4:02 PM GMT
    Is this post serious or did Cas just fish a fly out of his soup?
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    May 31, 2009 4:11 PM GMT
    PSCalif saidIs this post serious or did Cas just fish a fly out of his soup?

    Every word is true...and no, I didnt fish a fly out of my soup ... the very idea! ... icon_rolleyes.gif

    EDIT:

    Ok, ok...

    It was a hymenopteran out of my water glass ... icon_lol.gif

    I put it on my napkin to absorb the water droplet that she couldnt free herself from. But I couldnt help with her wings. She had to free and dry them herself. ...and we all waited with bated breath to see if she could do it ... and she did ... and was gone in a flit. ... icon_biggrin.gif ... to the great glee of the whole restaurant ...well, at least our table ... ok, the others went on talking and Beaux apologized to DCEric and said this kind of incident with Caslon doesnt happen usually at one of our dinners. harumpf!

    It was good to see dancerjack without his goatee this time.
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    May 31, 2009 4:32 PM GMT
    PSCalif saidIs this post serious or did Cas just fish a fly out of his soup?


    Don't say that too loud, or else everyone will want one!
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    May 31, 2009 4:50 PM GMT
    Caslon10901 said Caslon sprung into action and affected the rescue, using several life saving techniques to save the victim...

    This was an RJ dinner in DC, near your home in Alexandria? Well if literally true then all hail our hero Caslon! That was wonderful!

    I'm reminded of the Errol Flynn line in the 1935 pirate movie "Captain Blood": "Heroic? Begad, it was epic!"

    Was the water the Potomac? Did you learn how this came about?
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    May 31, 2009 4:53 PM GMT
    Red_Vespa said
    Caslon10901 said Caslon sprung into action and affected the rescue, using several life saving techniques to save the victim...

    This was an RJ dinner in DC, near your home in Alexandria? Yes. It was our third. Well if literally true then all hail our hero Caslon! That was wonderful! See edit above.

    I'm reminded of the Errol Flynn line in the 1935 pirate movie "Captain Blood": "Heroic? Begad, it was epic!"

    Was the water the Potomac? Did you learn how this came about?
  • CAtoFL

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    May 31, 2009 5:03 PM GMT
    We can only hope that Cas kept his ovipositor to himself.
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    May 31, 2009 5:17 PM GMT
    PSCalif saidWe can only hope that Cas kept his ovipositor to himself.

    Actually...it was Jack getting bizzy w/ his ovipositor.
    But hey, the man is a professional.
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    May 31, 2009 5:17 PM GMT
    PSCalif saidWe can only hope that Cas kept his ovipositor to himself.

    I am sure I have neither ova to posit, nor a positor to posit them with.

    ...I can tell there is some emailing going on behind the scenes here ... icon_evil.gif ... No doubt by someone who shall remain nameless and is pea-green with envy because he didnt enact such a rescue! ... icon_twisted.gif
  • Timbales

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    May 31, 2009 5:20 PM GMT
    dancerjack shaved?
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    May 31, 2009 5:31 PM GMT
    PSCalif saidWe can only hope that Cas kept his ovipositor to himself.

    Given that ova means an egg, I should hope Caslon doesn't even have one.
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    May 31, 2009 5:34 PM GMT
    Caslon10901 said
    Red_Vespa said
    Caslon10901 said Caslon sprung into action and affected the rescue, using several life saving techniques to save the victim...

    This was an RJ dinner in DC, near your home in Alexandria? Yes. It was our third. Well if literally true then all hail our hero Caslon! That was wonderful! See edit above.

    Ah, a tongue-in-cheek rescue. I got all excited for nothing. icon_sad.gif

    But nice to have these meet-up dinners. We did one here in Fort Lauderdale a couple of weeks ago, just super. And turned out my partner, who's not on RJ, and one of the other guys we met from RJ, had crossed paths some years ago and vaguely knew each other. Plus we all had many mutual acquaintances and shared experiences within the local gay community here.

    Online is such a great way to network within the gay world, and a way to give ourselves "exposure" that doesn't rely solely on things like the gay bar scene, nor limits us to our immediate locale. I hope my partner & I can meet the RJers in the DC area sometime when we visit there.
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    May 31, 2009 5:42 PM GMT
    Red_Vespa said
    PSCalif saidWe can only hope that Cas kept his ovipositor to himself.

    Given that ova means an egg, I should hope Caslon doesn't even have one.

    Ovum is an egg. Ova are eggs.

    Singular .. Plural
    Ovum ...... Ova ..........egg(s)
    Ovi .......... Ovorum.....of egg(s)
    Ovo ......... Ovis...........to/for egg(s)
    Ovum ...... Ova...........(egg(s) as direct object)
    Ovo ......... Ovis...........by/with egg(s)

    Yes, this will be on the quiz.
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    May 31, 2009 5:44 PM GMT
    Red_Vespa said I hope my partner & I can meet the RJers in the DC area sometime when we visit there.

    Let me or Beaux know when you are next in town and we will surely try to arrange something.
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    Red_Vespa said I hope my partner & I can meet the RJers in the DC area sometime when we visit there.

    Let me or Beaux know when you are next in town and we will surely try to arrange something.

    Deal! Thanks! And likewise with us here in the Fort Lauderdale/Wilton Manors area. icon_biggrin.gif
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    May 31, 2009 6:13 PM GMT
    Red_Vespa said
    PSCalif saidWe can only hope that Cas kept his ovipositor to himself.

    Given that ova means an egg, I should hope Caslon doesn't even have one.


    Uhhh, yeah, that was kinda the joke. Remarkably, I don't truly believe he has on ovipositor. I'll include a "not meant to be taken literally" warning on future posts. icon_rolleyes.gif
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    May 31, 2009 6:17 PM GMT
    PSCalif said
    Red_Vespa said
    PSCalif saidWe can only hope that Cas kept his ovipositor to himself.

    Given that ova means an egg, I should hope Caslon doesn't even have one.


    Uhhh, yeah, that was kinda the joke. Remarkably, I don't truly believe he has on ovipositor. I'll include a "not meant to be taken literally" warning on future posts. icon_rolleyes.gif

    It's just like family on here.
    LOL
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    May 31, 2009 6:22 PM GMT
    Caslon10901 said
    Red_Vespa said
    PSCalif saidWe can only hope that Cas kept his ovipositor to himself.

    Given that ova means an egg, I should hope Caslon doesn't even have one.

    Ovum is an egg. Ova are eggs.

    Singular .. Plural
    Ovum ...... Ova ..........egg(s)
    Ovi .......... Ovorum.....of egg(s)
    Ovo ......... Ovis...........to/for egg(s)
    Ovum ...... Ova...........(egg(s) as direct object)
    Ovo ......... Ovis...........by/with egg(s)

    Yes, this will be on the quiz.

    You are of course correct. In prep school I was compelled to take Latin & Greek, which I've tried to repress ever since. I got sloppy and you caught me on a grammatical error. Your own knowledge of Latin is commendable. I will now fall on my sword... icon_razz.gif