Posted by: doclucky | November 2, 2013

Top 100, Police, Ambulances, Carp and more!

Even if I have to say it myself, this is pretty cool. This ranks right up there with killing my first zombie and also learning that the purple, cone headed, creature that was my first born was indeed a normal child and not an alien implant ( I did doubt the doctors the first week and wore an aluminum foil cap as the alien baby was penetrating everyone else’s minds – they kept saying how cute and beautiful he was). All of you folks that have Lucky’s Lake Swim tattoos can now add “top 100” to the tattoo.

The World Open Water Swimming Association has listed Lucky’s Lake Swim as one of the top 100 open water swims in America.  Wooo! Hooo!

The World Open Water Swimming Association has listed Lucky’s Lake Swim as one of the top 100 open water swims in America. Wooo! Hoo!  A very cool honor and yes we will be making a sign!

At today’s swim there were police and an ambulance and I wanted to report what happened as to reassure everyone that things are okay.  A friend of mine (non-lake swimmer) who I trained with as a medical resident many years ago, randomly stopped by the house today before the swim.  He has a known public record of mental health problems, and he was behaving extremely manic as some of you noticed.  His friends that were accompanying him did not know what to do and they reached out to me for help. Due to some of his statements and actions, I was concerned for his health and safety so I contacted the police.  The police were in agreement that he was in need of a mental health evaluation and they took him to a local hospital for treatment.  I have spoken with his family and they are pleased that he is receiving help.  His appearance was random and had nothing to do with the lake swim or pancake breakfast. I apologize that I was distracted from the lake swim and breakfast this morning, but as Allen Saunders said ““Life is what happens to you while you're busy making other plans.”

At today’s swim there were police and an ambulance and I wanted to report what happened as to reassure everyone that things are okay. A friend of mine (non-lake swimmer) who I trained with as a medical resident many years ago, randomly stopped by the house today before the swim. He has a known public record of mental health problems, and he was behaving extremely manic as some of you noticed. His friends that were accompanying him did not know what to do and they reached out to me for help. Due to some of his statements and actions, I was concerned for his health and safety so I contacted the police. The police were in agreement that he was in need of a mental health evaluation and they took him to a local hospital for treatment. I have spoken with his family and they are pleased that he is receiving help. His appearance was random and had nothing to do with the lake swim or pancake breakfast. I apologize that I was distracted from the lake swim and breakfast this morning, but as Allen Saunders said ““Life is what happens to you while you’re busy making other plans.”

The pancake breakfast was a giant success we raised over $1100 for “The Carp Campaign” “We have many carp that already have been named, but it’s still not too late to name your own Carp. Mi Hoshino has taken on the naming task an I am sure we will get all 500 carp named.Now you may be wondering how we get the names on the carp and our carp identification expert“Ron” has explained it to me this way “Ron’s own words” (“We use satellites and lasers to beam
down on the carp)  So if you catch a carp and you can’t read its name then it is because the satellite is out of geosynchronous orbit or there is obstruction of the laser in the outer stratosphere -I hope this helps.

Many thanks to all of our chefs (I no longer use the work cook to describe food preparers after watching Breaking Bad) Mi, Audrey, Terri, Gene, and Jerry . . . I know there were others, but these guys were the photo hogs.

Many thanks to all of our chefs (I no longer use the word “cook” to describe food preparers after watching Breaking Bad) Mi, Audrey, Terri, Gene, and Jerry . . . I know there were others, but these guys were the photo hogs.

The famous “Mad Man Mund” names his carp.

The world  famous “Mad Man Mund” names his carp.

Many thanks to Larry and Kirsten for donating eggs, sausage, bacon and a bunch of other food. Thanks to Ron who battled a pig farmer for the pastries (It’s a long story).

Many thanks to Larry and Kirsten for donating eggs, sausage, bacon and a bunch of other food. Thanks to Ron who battled a pig farmer for the pastries (It’s a long story).

How do you measure success at a pancake breakfast?  Well George weighed 110 lbs before breakfast and this photo is an after shot.  Just to clarify a bit, George is carbo loading for next week.  He is defending his national title in shooting . . .  Shoot straight - Live long!

How do you measure success at a pancake breakfast? Well George weighed 110 lbs before breakfast and this photo is an after shot. Just to clarify a bit, George is carbo loading for next week. He is defending his national title in shooting . . . Shoot straight – Live long George!

 

 

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Responses

  1. Even though I helped a whole bunch, I believe you meant “Barb”, she was in the picture.

    • Dang it, your right. I have now fired all my editors and proofreaders. You can rest assured, though, thatI will make every effort humanly possible to make this happen again. I hate potholes that never proofread what they have written.

  2. Doc,
    Congratulations on the naming of your swim as one of the top hundred. Those of us who have had the pleasure of dipping into the lake already knew it but it never hurts to get a little recognition from others. Thanks for all you do for ridding our community of Zombies, and at least as importantly the sport of swimming.

    • Or more simply, Darryl and his other 99 brothers named Darryl.

  3. Lucky, In honor of your lake making the top 100 I would like to buy 100 carp. However, they all have to be named Darryl.

    I’ll bring the check on Monday.

    Brad.

    • This is a most excellent idea! We should help you out with a list of the 100 most famous people named Darryl. 1. Darryl Strawberry 2. Darryl the zombie hunter 3. Someone else’s turn.

  4. Congratulations Lucky on making the Top 100 Open Water Swims!!!!!!!

  5. My thanks to all who helped in making the carp fund raiser a success. To date we have raised $1964 from all activities. We still need an additional $3000, so tell all your friends to adopt an orphan carp and give it a name for a donation of $19.00.

  6. OOPS! Carp donation should be $10.00. My bad. That’s what happens when senility sets in.

  7. Congrats Lucky! This swim is awesome, and it’s amazing that you are so generous to open your house to so many swimmers!

  8. Just for the record… I could have done without seeing the picture of George’s stomach this morning!

    Thanks for the update,

    David R. Heffernan
    Assistant Director
    Criminal Justice Institute
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    Orlando, FL 32825
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