Always 70 and Sunny
Always 70 and Sunny

That Was A Hot Ass Potato


What started as an evening idea that got passed around to a few amigos, developed into a plan of action…a plan of destiny. For today there would be some redemption and soreness. Saab arrived with a heart full of enthusiasm and vigor. According to legend it went a little something like this.

Mosey to other side of the parking lot and Swirly started us off.

4 Corners

Corner #1 5 X 10 sets of merkins, corner #2 5 X 10 sets of merkins, corner #3 2 X 25 sets of merkins and corner #4 5 x 10 sets of merkins. Merkin Count (MC) at 200.

Merkin Ring of Fire

Each pax calls our a merkin style and completes 5. All pax complete the assigned merkins. 5 X 14 pax for 75 merkins. The extra 5 was from our buddy Tater Hole.

MC = 275 Pass to Kubota

Super 21

Start at one end of the field and complete 3 rounds of the prescribed exercise. Round #1 is 3 sets of 12, round #2 is 3 sets of 11, round #3 is 3 sets of 10, etc until completion with round #12 and 3 sets of 1. All the exercises were merkins for a total of 234 merkins. Fun fact; the last run was done with burpees

MC =509 Pass to Hardywood

Touch a Tree

At each tree complete 10 merkins. First round had 7 trees. The second round had 6 trees. Total of 130 Merkins


Glutes For Gluttony For A Cause

5 round of 10 lunges and 10 merkins. 50 merkins total.

MC=689 Pass to Vinny

Parking Lot Pariah

In any order, touch each of the 12 cars and complete 15 merkins at each. Merkin total 180.


Merkin Ring of Fire

Complete 5 merkins, per pax (15) and go all the way around 2 times. Merkin total 140.

Wrap it up with a little Superman for the neighborhood.

MC RX=959

Official MC=859

Namerama, numberama and Beach Ready Kubota took us out.

Moleskin: This hurt so good. Big ups to the Potato Crew™ for being committed today and for the second week in a row, the 45MOM crew brought a huge effort. The official count is 859, though there were 959 prescribed. There were a few merkins that didn’t fully make it into the Ring of Fire. That count feels correct as a pax.

News: Please keep Wojo and his family in your thoughts and prayers. See Vinny to put a little something in the offering.

Big surprise the Corn Hole Tournament and the F3 Retreat has gotten complicated and some additional rules. Now you gotta partner with somebody from a different nano region, whose birth name and F3 name combine to form anagram of your favorite Redskin player or your Safe Word.

Puppy Pile on 8/24. Bring your kid to this and let them know that you are more than just the dude in their house telling them to get off their screens and clean their rooms. Saab has volunteered to give “the talk”, please see him for the signup sheet.


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  1. Heck yeah! Gonna be hard to top that one! Great job guys especially Saab. Have a great day all!

  2. Let this be a lesson to DTH – never throw down a Merkin challenge when a flag tassel is involved as the prize. Saab is really, really happy we did this. Everyone needs a Safe Word. Great job today gents.

  3. Swirly (F3 Corporate) on

    Thanks for writing the BB Hardywood.
    Thanks to the Potato crew – that was well done boys !
    Thanks to all the pax – proud of you all – that was one hot ass potato indeed – way to bangem out !
    See y’all in the gloom..

  4. Yeah baby! This was flipping fantastic. I mean I can’t really hold my baby or wipe myself now, but I’d do it for the tassels every time. Totally worth it. Also don’t forget to sign up for Saabs offer to give “The Talk” at puppy pile for those interested. #neverforget #tasselstrong

  5. Joke’s on you guys, the SOJ crew and the “South Richmond Proper Club led by DTH” are invading your territory and pillaging your houses today and you merkin-drunk fools can only stand there and watch with your limp, dead arms hanging by your side…put on your jorts and tank tops and mount up boys…you too DTH, you know you still have them.

    Seriously insane fellas. I think the potato explode in that microwave somewhere after the handoff to Hardywood.

  6. Well well done gents. Battle Streamer + Tassels will be coming to a Shovel Flag of your choosing. 100% in agreement with Gumbo – challenge ACCEPTED!

  7. Congratulations y’all! So proud of my fellow NOJers. What does our tassel say? Carolina Beetle Humpers?