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Whump! [Nov. 12th, 2000|02:29 am]
Kurt Onstad
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[Current Music |Corrs - "So Young"]

I was reading over some past journal entries, and I realized that I still haven't told the "Treehugger" story, although I referenced it at least once. So, here goes.

It's during War (this is the same event where Megan and I first kissed), and Dave and I are sneaking around to try to take the other team unaware late at night (we get more points for getting them in their own camp, and we were really behind at this time). So, we quietly sneak around, then we split up. Dave is kind of discovered, but not "killed." Dave retreats somewhat, and starts doing a Sasquatch kind of act, trying to keep the team distracted while I sneak in. I sneak very slowly, and finally reach the camp about the same time that Dave has also reached the camp again.

Dave comes out of hiding after an unfortunate incident that doesn't need to be brought up anymore, and he takes off back to our team's home camp. Leaving me still hidden behind a tent, but I'm not sure if I'm in the mood to continue, due to the incident. So, I just kind of walk out...Josh asks me if I'm attacking, and I decide "What the hell? Why not?" (I'm about to find out why not in a moment...)

I start to attack, but am quickly flanked by multiple opponents. I duck quickly behind a tree, hoping to take them one at a time with an obstacle there. Josh tries to attack from behind the tree, swinging around. He misses. I come back in and try to attack him...

Completely forgetting about the tree in between us. I face plant into the tree, cutting my chin, and scratching my arms, as I wrap around it. Everyone's laughing, except me, for I'm far too disgusted with myself for making such a bonehead mistake (although, if you know me, you probably know, that's far too typical...Concentrating too much on the target to see the big obstacle that's going to kick my ass...) I hand my armband to Josh, figuring that if I wasn't about to die, I deserved it anyways...

And thus, I've earned the nickname of Treehugger...Or, as Erik prefers to call me, Whump (this is the sound one makes upon hitting a tree full force).

Kurt Onstad
Not above embarrassing himself for a laugh here...