Tech Tips, Smech Tips

  • When: 12/20/16
  • QIC: Bing
  • The PAX: Plank, Has Been, Short Sale, Doc McStuffins, Steam Engine, Drive Thru, Fix-it-Felix, Doughboy, Bing

So Short Sale hit YHC below the belt with his teaser on the Twitterers for YHC’s first Q down at The Mount. Bill Nye, c’mon now – YHC may be an engineer that occasionally wears bow ties… OK, OK… Short Sale may have a point, BUT YHC would not be intimidated by this, AND he has a reputation as a Q to uphold. The Hickory PAX should note that YHC has been keeping track of some of the more enjoyable exercises that he has used on the PAX or had another Q use on him. Some of these were jotted down on the Weinke later that evening in preparation for the gloom. So without further ramblings, it went like so:


  • Side Straddle Hops x20
  • Imperial Storm Troopers x20
  • Alternating Toe Touches x20
  • Windmills x20

The Meat

Mosey to block pile and get ALL the blocks, but make sure each PAX has 1.

  • Merkins x10 IC
  • Incline Merkin on the Block x10 IC
  • Curls while walking to the street sign and back
  • Goblet Squats x20 IC
  • Offset Right Hand on Block Merkins x10 IC
  • Offset Left Hand on Block Merkins x10 IC (arms and shoulders burning for YHC and the PAX at this point)
  • Lunge Walk to street sign and back
  • Close Grip Merkins on top of vertical block (a definite crowd favorite) x10 IC
  • Leg Press with block x20 IC (the PAX accused YHC of being in cahoots with Tooth Fairy and trying to drum up some orthodontic business)
  • Derkins (feet on the block) x10
  • Slow count Goblet Squats x20 IC

Mosey to the Walgreens for some wall work

  • Wall Sit ~1 minute
  • Wall Sit with Ali’s x20 IC
  • Wall Sit with OH Presses x20 IC
  • Wall Sit with Wonderbra’s x20 IC (those are always fun to spring on new PAX – the bewildered looks and “HUH’s?” always bring a smile to YHC)

Mosey back to the blocks for one more Merkin (YHC at this point is doubting the count he had planned) – Wide Arm Merkins, on the Blocks (bring your head level with the blocks) x 8 IC (not 10 as planned)

Return the blocks then mosey back to the shovel flag

MARY (YHC has 10 minutes left and realized he needed to start thinking of audibles…)

  • Dying Cockroaches x20 IC
  • Freddy Mercury’s x20 IC
  • American Hammers x20 IC
  • Pretzels x10 IC, flapjack (it’s YHC – there has to be Pretzels at his Q)
  • Did someone say burpees (you asked for it Short Sale) – 10 OYO

Still more time?!?! YHC had to audible and come up with some more:

  • Ring of fire – 5 Merkins 2x round the circle
  • YHC back to center for Peter Parkers x 15 IC
  • Parker Peters x15 IC

Is it time? Finally (YHC may have missed an exercise or 2 or more – he has CRS, thus he always Q’s with a Weinke)


While this is a joyful time for many, we need to be careful wishing folks a Merry Christmas. No, YHC is not talking politically correct BS, but love. How do you know that that person is not struggling with something deep? It could be the loss of a father (YHC’s M lost her’s in April so this is real is his home) or other family member or close friend (as Plank experienced this year), a diagnosis of cancer (Mark-ups Mom, Small’s M) or other illness hit the family this year (Papa Smurf in Greenville, NC), job loss, financial troubles – if you read Mark-up’s weekly prayer email you will see a number of folks hurting right now close to each of us. So, we don’t know if that person is feeling joy or sorrow, UNTIL we show Christ’s love for that person and get to know them. Only then by loving on them can we begin to share the joy of Christmas, and hopefully then, we can wish them a truly meaningful, Merry Christmas.


Bing, out!

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