IDIOCY: n. pl. id·i·o·cies 1. Extreme folly or stupidity 2. mike d.

We went to the beach today for lunch. I was down by the water skipping stones when coworker Galecki came on the beach and threw the frisbee towards me. The wind brought it way up… over my head… and down into the water about 30 feet offshore.

We all looked sadly at the frisbee, floating in the water, us with our dress clothes on.

We watched it for a bit as the wind pushed it out another 40 feet or so. Then I decided to go get it.

I ordered co-worker pam to go get her blanket from the car. Off came the shirt + tie. The shoes the socks. The pants came off too. Then I charged into the water.
keep in mind, it’s october 26th.
the water got deep fast. About 10 feet off shore I could no longer touch the bottom. About 15 feet off shore I was hit with the ridiculous cold of the water. My chest contracted and I could no longer breath easily, a rush of nausea struck. I immediately gave up, turned around, and swam as fast as I could out of the water. No frisbee in hand. Just a cold drenched mike d in his soaked boxer shorts.

I quickly grabbed the blanket and shivered for a few minutes. Drying myself in the lukewarm sun.

Sometimes I’m stupid. I admit it. This was one of those times.

mike d vs. atlantic ocean.
mike d: zero
ocean: 1

5 thoughts on “IDIOCY: n. pl. id·i·o·cies 1. Extreme folly or stupidity 2. mike d.

  • 10/26/2004 at 3:26 pm

    The internet told me that the water was probably around 62 degrees Fahrenheit

    that is damn cold.

  • 10/26/2004 at 3:54 pm

    I’d like to see a Microsoft Paint image of Mike going for the frisbee in the freezing water!!

  • 10/27/2004 at 11:28 am

    That’s one crazy story. Man. crazy.

    You (mike d) were in my dream last night. I was driving on a freeway bridge that swooped and spiraled upwards and then it forked, and I could go right or left. I went one way, but it turned out to be the wrong way because the bridge ended in the middle and my car (the acclaim actually) and I went rocketing off the end of the road and fell into the lake below. Some old ladies were watching and said I should have known better. Flash forward and you’re in the car and so’s mom and dad and alicia. And we’re driving, and I’m like dudes, I almost died on this freeway, there’s actually a bridge here that stops mid road. Let’s look for it. So we’re all looking, and oops! We got on it, and before we know it, we’re flying off the cliff and land in the water. We all exit the car and touch the bottom and push ourselves out of the water. mom says something like, this is why I tell you to wear helmets when you’re driving. And then we realize we’re in the middle of the ocean. You turn around and say that we should swim for the island that’s 6 miles away. So we start swimming, even mom, and we’re in good spirits because we’re not dead, and then low and behold, we discover that the tide is moving out super fast and we can now stand. So we could walk to the island. The end.


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *