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Elgin Clock
04-30-2002, 08:42 PM
Ok people we all know you have stories... time to dish, What was the stupidest thing you did or saw someone do at Nats!

Here's my story, I went to the team party and figured I'd yoink a lemonade for later. So I put it in my back pocket. I walked with a bunch of new friends to the exit to Epcot and was standing there when all of a sudden I was bum rushed by my friends and was knocked in a way that I landed on the seat of a flower bed. I was shocked when that happened but what shocked me even more was the fact that my butt was now wet. I got up and pulled the exploded bottle of lemonade out of my shorts and saw that I now had a pocket full of lemonade and that it was slowly draining out and running down my leg! That was interesting!
Thank you Jess, Robby and Ken for that memory!!:eek:

There are pictures too (I shouldn't mention that cause they'll end up on this site soon) oh boy!:eek:

Melissa Nute
04-30-2002, 08:47 PM
I wanna see those pics....

Jeff Rodriguez
04-30-2002, 08:57 PM
The stupidest thing i did, was drop 3 balls out of our basket in the semi finals against 60 and 64, resulting in a win by only 1 ball, when in fact, if i hadn't dropped them we would have won by 4. I also shot myself after that. I figuerd the match was over, and we lost, but then we got lucky and 64 died

Joe Matt
04-30-2002, 09:07 PM
I almost ran into a puppater in the Tapestry of Dreams parade on Thursday night. If you don't know what I'm talking about, see the Championship section of pictures.

Metalhugginman
04-30-2002, 09:21 PM
My nomination for the stupidest thing I saw at Nationls was the display of total disregard for the patrons sitting in the stands during the awards presentations. Several wrestling matches, hand stances, loud talk and general discourtesies were displayed by those who chose not to be in the stands but rather in the courtyard area as you enter the stands. I certainly hope that some type of security will be in place next year in order to channel those members to other areas of the arena. It would certainly make it more pleasant for those of us who are there to enjoy the presentations.

Kyle Hill
04-30-2002, 09:50 PM
At Nationals? Well... in the hotel on Wednesday night, our team captain tried breakdancing to the Mario Brothers theme, did something resembling a flip-like maneuver and fell flat on his arse in front of the room door, at which point our roommate opened the door into his skull after coming back to get a soda.

That's the best G-rated one I can think of. ;)

(Though I'm sure my teammate Mike can top that with the Beatles incident on Thursday.)

LIRudie
05-01-2002, 09:38 AM
the best thing that happened was when a few of us were in MGM on sunday. We had just gotten off rockin roller-coaster and had 5 min to get across the park to Who wants to be a millionaire. So the 7 of us make a mad dash. As soon as we start running, our driver (Josh) starts screaming..."The BEES! They're everywhere, run away!" and we all just die laughing. So we start running again. Now he gets to the front of the pack and starts yelling "Micky! I see you! Come Back Mickey!!!!" We ran past a small street show during this and in the show one of the chacters says "there's a lot of craziness going on around here" 4 of our people stop behind them, scream, then continue running....

It was a you had to be there moment. And yes we did make it there in time and my friend damien made it to the hot seat

Scottie2Hottie
05-01-2002, 12:08 PM
One of my friends ate 6 ft worth of an 8 ft beef stick, I could only choke down a couple bites, it was horrible. needless to say, he didnt feel very well afterwards.

Koko Ed
05-03-2002, 03:20 PM
I don't know what team it was but at our All Star Hotel(Sports) I saw some kids packing up and tossing(!) their luggage from the second floor balcony to the ground below! I even heard one of the kids announce "I'll give twenty bucks to whoever catches my bag" to which another replied "That'll pay for the hospital bill!". I don't know but isn't that why elevators were invented!
FIRST has some of the brightest and best students in the country but they're still kids and at times lack discression. I found this out alot being a chaperone at the Nationals. Chasing after kids at morning curfew got old quick!
Like they always say: Youth is wasted on the young.

Chubtoad
05-03-2002, 06:18 PM
haha those are all great!
Who else got stuck in the rain on FRIDAY?! We were having dinner at Morocco then we were running out of park time and we wanted to go on Honey I shrunk the audience and the other ride right with that, so of course we exit the restaurant.
DOWN POUR! it is raining like crazy, and of course.... what do we do? RUN THROUGH THE RAIN! HAHA it was SOO much fun! we were just screaming the whole time, asking people directions, cause of course the ride is on the OPPOSITE side of the park! When we got there, there were only like 15 people and we were SOAKING WET! The Entire time we were runnign we were jumping in puddles trying to get each other wet, which is okay because DISNEY PUDDLES are CLEAN!! haha! THank engineers for Water-Proof Camera Cases!

Then of course on saturday when they released the free water! I think EVERY BODY on my team get DRENCHED, it was SOOO MUCH FUN! I felt bad about wasting the water... but I was hot... and it was FUN FUN FUN!

hmm... On the bus ride back on Saturday the entire bus was signing with the RADIO! ahah that was fun! As well was the singing at the Wrap Party, waiting for the Sign to Light and the Fireworks.. haha a countdown every minute to try to trick the FIRST/DISNEY people to START IT EARLY!! haha and Cheering for EVERYBODY that PASSED BY!! HAHA IT WAS GREAT

LONG LIVE FIRST!:D :D

Quain
05-03-2002, 07:46 PM
yea.. the stupidest thing i saw.. was by a kid on my team, Joe.. also known as "PurpleHaze357".. yea.. we got the Delphi award.. so we're running up to get it and some lady steps in front of him... he BOWLS the poor girl over and she goes flyin... it was hilarious.. and i'm sure A LOT of people saw it... but yea.. that was US... really.. HIM... so make fun of em.. *grin*

SharkBite
05-04-2002, 08:45 PM
did anyone out there see two people at the epcot party with a white substance dripping all over them? yeah.... um... big ice cream fight

DUCKIE
05-04-2002, 10:52 PM
Ok, this isn't really stupid, but it was pretty funny at the time...

[which might have been due to the Pirahna energy drink and the pixy-stix I had consumed that morning]

...but, I was in the pit around lunch time on Friday, and I looked over across the isle into a pit-neighbor's pit, and I swear the whole floor of their pit was covered by sleeping FIRST participants. [If only I had enough duct tape to get them all....;) j/k]

And it's a slight team joke, but the whole episode with Andrew, his jersey, and Mandy Moore.

-DUCKY-

DUCKIE
05-04-2002, 10:59 PM
Sorry for the double post, but i can't believe i forgot this...

apologies to anyone who was near us, but at the team party, as we were packed in like chattle waiting for the fireworks to start, Conrad, myself, four or five of the LunaTechs and a bunch of other people near us started singing songs at the top of our lungs. I remember doing Rudolph the Red-nosed Reindeer, 99 bottles of beer on the wall, and a bunch of other random songs.

It remains my best memory of this years sad team party, aside from getting "<Aaaaaa>"ed everywhere we went, at the competition, or in the park.

-Ducky-

Anne George
05-04-2002, 11:16 PM
I dont know the was a couple of stupid things that i saw happen one being me and a group from mmy team went over to Blizzard Beach on sunday and sat on the lazy River for about four hours after being out in the sun all day and not reapplying suntan lotion let me tell you never again the second is we were have a pizza party outside my room one night, Friday night in the rain...and last would be sunday going to the water park my room got up wicked late like we woke up after we were supposed to leave and because the guys werent aloud in the girls rooms and vice versa so the door is wide open and i am standing in the room talking to the guys so they are looking in the room ...so my roommate gets out of the shower and puts on her clothes and walks out of the bathroom without her shirt on not the smartest team hereas you can tell

Trashed20
05-05-2002, 10:11 AM
On saturday night a couple of us got pizza at the hotel. we didn't finish it all and the other peopl that got it were in a different room from me and they kept it. At 7 in the morning i was banging on thier door for the pizza. After 2 minutes of that they opened the door, threw a bucket of water at me, pushed me, closed the door, and laughed histerically as i slipped and fell on my butt. I have to admit it was pretty stupid. Still kinda funny though

purplehaze357
05-05-2002, 01:12 PM
Originally posted by Quain
yea.. the stupidest thing i saw.. was by a kid on my team, Joe.. also known as "PurpleHaze357".. yea.. we got the Delphi award.. so we're running up to get it and some lady steps in front of him... he BOWLS the poor girl over and she goes flyin... it was hilarious.. and i'm sure A LOT of people saw it... but yea.. that was US... really.. HIM... so make fun of em.. *grin*

thanks keev...

well yeah ok that is the stupidest thing i thought of and when i read this post i had a flashback, it was not cool...but please dont make fun of me :confused:

Melissa Nute
05-05-2002, 01:14 PM
Joe, I won't laugh at you...

purplehaze357
05-05-2002, 01:16 PM
awww....thanks mellisa....i always knew u'd stick up for me even when my teamates are trying to get me made fun of

Goalieman
05-11-2002, 05:12 PM
While we were at the GM Test Track, the engineers decided to play a joke on the seniors on our team by child-locking them in a Vibe.

I am not sure which is stupider: (1.) Telling the seniors that the Vibe's back seat is as big as the Aztec's or (2.) actually convincing them to crawl into the backseat to check.

mferrell
05-13-2002, 02:05 PM
Well it wasn't really stupid just different... we sat out by the pool in our swimsuits an yelled at harmless on lookers while we waited for the rain to stop so we could swim.. It was fun

Elgin Clock
05-13-2002, 04:40 PM
I did something like that when I was at Disney for the first time when I was 6. I was waiting in line for the teacups and it started raining. So what's a little kid to do hen he's bored of waiting in line and it starts to rain but jump in every puddle I could find and sing the words to, "Singing in the rain"!!! HE HE HE!! I think I got a free shirt out of that escapade too!!! I was too wet for my parents to carry after that!!! Need dry clothes!!!

SkitzoSmurf
05-15-2002, 11:03 AM
ummm, we had a pull out from the wall bed in our hotel, and we would have people push us into it, and then rock back and forth until it fell to the floor that was covered with pillows and blankets to avoid noise. Lots of fun for stupid people in large groups

purplehaze357
05-15-2002, 11:07 AM
Originally posted by SkitzoSmurf
Lots of fun for stupid people in large groups

dont underestimate the power of stupid people in large groups

Jeff Waegelin
05-15-2002, 07:31 PM
We burned a stuffed wombat.

It's kindof an interesting story. The week before Nats, a couple of our team members (myself included) went on the school band trip to Cleveland. At the zoo there, one kid, Dave, bought a stuffed wombat.

He decided to bring it to Nationals, where it was stolen every five minutes by a different teammember. On Friday night, one of our remarkably intelligent seniors decided to hide the wombat while we went to dinner. He put it in the lampshade, but then, as he left the room, decided to leave the lights on for security's sake.

When we returned to the hotel, their room and the surrounding area was filled with the lovely scent of melted plastic. Noone knew what it was, though not too long after, we discovered it was the wombat. After some time on the lamp, half the wombat was completely melted away. It looked really weird.

I think that probably qualifies as stupid, considering the hotel could have burned down.

Joe Matt
05-15-2002, 08:11 PM
LOL!

Also, you went to the CLEVELAND ZOO?!?! How did you like it? Did you see the Australia exhibit or the Rainforest.

Incase you are wondering, yes, I am from Cleveland!

Cory
05-15-2002, 11:19 PM
I have so many stories of stupidity from nats. Probably the best was when we were outside of Honey I shrunk the audience and some genius decided to go swimming in the fountain. Very funny. Then someone on our team was playing in the little pads that shoot water to the next pad. They were jumping into the path of the water, and soaking everyone within a ten foot radius. When we were in the stands holding seats for closing ceremonies, we started a HUGE waterfight, which soaked all the people sitting around us. Next stupidest and tied for best was when we played around on the wheelchairs at MGM. Wheelchairs in the rain and locked brakes? Not a good idea. We pushed one unfortunate team member at about 15 mph who then locked up the brakes and flew forward onto the ground, nearly crackin his head open. I was pushing one guy and he flew off a curb and onto our face. We had the greatest luck that our team captain happens to wander across us while fooling with the wheelchairs. We had ice fights in the all-star elevators, we jumped off the second story balcony, and generally were very crazy. Oh wait. One of the girls came out of her room to talk to me and a couple of guys and locked herself out of her room, while our team captain and co captain were out violating curfew. We sat out there for about an hour before room service opened the door. Nats were the best. I have never had so much fun!!

D.J. Fluck
05-16-2002, 10:21 AM
Originally posted by Koko Ed
I don't know what team it was but at our All Star Hotel(Sports) I saw some kids packing up and tossing(!) their luggage from the second floor balcony to the ground below! I even heard one of the kids announce "I'll give twenty bucks to whoever catches my bag" to which another replied "That'll pay for the hospital bill!". I don't know but isn't that why elevators were invented!

Luggage? Thats nothing....a kid from our team jumped off the 2nd floor and landed in the grass because some kid was chasing him with a trash can full of ice....yeah i think that one is probably one of the top stupidest things ive seen at nats this year...

tjrage_25
05-16-2002, 06:16 PM
We duct taped a team member to the floor in the pits.

Katie_269
05-16-2002, 10:02 PM
Originally posted by DUCKY
Ok, this isn't really stupid, but it was pretty funny at the time...

[which might have been due to the Pirahna energy drink and the pixy-stix I had consumed that morning]

...but, I was in the pit around lunch time on Friday, and I looked over across the isle into a pit-neighbor's pit, and I swear the whole floor of their pit was covered by sleeping FIRST participants. [If only I had enough duct tape to get them all....;) j/k]

And it's a slight team joke, but the whole episode with Andrew, his jersey, and Mandy Moore.

-DUCKY-


Hey this is Katie from team 269,

I am from the team that had all of those sleeping kids on the ground. I was one of them. Everyone on my team was so tired, and bummed out. There were many teams that came by and blew bubbles on us, and threw things at us. It was not fun. I bet it was a sight though.

Talk to everyone later,
Katie

Cate Dumez
05-19-2002, 10:41 PM
Well let's see...so many stupid things done at the nationals.....
well i can say one of the funniest things was poking people playing the virtual reality games at Disney Quest. Just walking around while people are swinging those fake swords and tapping them on the shoulder. They all freaked out! One person i poked jumped and screamed!:D It may not seem that funny to you, but i swear it was hilarious!
I hafta say the strangest thing that happened was that i randomly got sick twice. Out of no where. I guess I'll never live that down either, always hafta keep reminding me!

Anyways...I'm out!

*Caitlin of team 173*

AIM: ScaryPixieFairy

Ydnar
05-19-2002, 11:02 PM
yhea my team (mainly me and someone else) was involved with alot of stupid or funny things, one was we got board as we sat out side our room and we had our ice bucket and we saw a bunny and we started to see who could hit the bunny with an ice cube (luckfully for the bunny we had horrible aiming) another one was the rain at mgm on friday... we just got off the aerosmith ride and it was pooring so we ran to get dinner, thne we desided to leave and to avoid getting wet we ran from building to building to avoid the rain, as if we were secret agents. that is it for clean stories.... oh yhea can't for get me and a few other team member starting a "hey-hoo" chant while waiting for the bus to the all-starts then singing on the bus :) good times, lol

Ashley Weed
05-27-2002, 09:16 AM
Not really stupid, but something I found to be amusing:
My team charted a bus from a local company where we are from, and endured a 22 hour bus ride, so we had our own bus in FL. The four floor team members (myself included), and a couple of engineers decided that we wanted to go to Taco Bell. We requested this to our bus driver and he was cool with it. A charter bus pulls into Taco Bell and about 7 people get out. The reaction of people in Taco Bell was very interesting. We then decided to go to Wal-Mart! That was even more interesting when the bus pulled up to the front doors, and a few people get off and go in! This is the end of my ranting now.

Todd Derbyshire
05-27-2002, 09:25 PM
Ok the best stunt in Florida was not done at the competition site bought rather at Orlando International Airport last year.(It's so good it needs to be told). Our flight gets cancelled due to mechanical errors and we are forced to stay in Florida for an extra day!!!!!:D So we lodge up at the hotel inside of the Airport the Hyatt I think and we are on the very top floor the 10th. No sooner do I put my bags down then I get a call from the team captain saying toss a frisbee over to his room. I look out the balcony and see its within throwing distance and I rely the information to my buddy Andy and he apoligizes to take the toss. Folks within mere inches it came within his hands but through the butterfingers my friend possesses he didn't catch the frisbee. The next thing you know were watching the frisbee just diagional slice into the lobby of the hotel. This I believe was without a doubt the most stupidiest stunt pulled.

Jnadke
05-27-2002, 11:59 PM
Hehe... the hubcap came off the 15-passenger van (I think it came from there), so the girls thought it'd be nice to present it as a gift to the engineers...

It eventually made its way across the balconies of various rooms...


We were driving back from the competition one day, and all of a sudden we decide to start shaking the van. So everyone around us was probabaly freaking out at this 15-passenger van that's rocking back and forth... fully loaded... heh, that was hilarious.

The stupidest thing I did? Well, for now the only thing I remember is attempting a cart-wheel while walking across an intersection in Florida. My wrist gave way and I fell. Boy, did I feel like a fool...



I guess this would count as embarrassing moment.... but one of our team member's glasses got tossed into the pool, so afterwards, after we had all changed, we were trying to figure out how we were going to get them out of there. I volunteered and stripped down into my boxers (which happened to be loose-fitting), and jumped in. Luckily (for everyone else) they did not fall off.

D.J. Fluck
05-28-2002, 10:31 AM
Originally posted by Jnadke
We were driving back from the competition one day, and all of a sudden we decide to start shaking the van. So everyone around us was probabaly freaking out at this 15-passenger van that's rocking back and forth... fully loaded... heh, that was hilarious.

Ha! Thats loads of fun, I remember that our van did that on the way to the team party in Chicago at MMR.....there was a team (815?) in front of us who were doing it too...we kind of had a mini contest going.....

In the end we obviously won :D

Greg McCoy
05-28-2002, 11:42 AM
Haha, yeah that was hilarious.

CaptainPlaid
05-29-2002, 12:05 AM
Well.......there was a lot of ice bucket fights going on. So we thought one of the coaches was the ring leader. Another senior and I got some steel cable from small parts and the crimps for it. Early in the morning we put the cable around the post for the balcony and attached it to his door handle. (Don't worry. We left a freshman next door with cutters in case of fire.) Everything was great until housekeeping saw it and called security. Whoops.

Elgin Clock
06-03-2002, 10:01 PM
Originally posted by Elgin Clock
Here's my story, I went to the team party and figured I'd yoink a lemonade for later. So I put it in my back pocket. I walked with a bunch of new friends to the exit to Epcot and was standing there when all of a sudden I was bum rushed by my friends and was knocked in a way that I landed on the seat of a flower bed. I was shocked when that happened but what shocked me even more was the fact that my butt was now wet. I got up and pulled the exploded bottle of lemonade out of my shorts and saw that I now had a pocket full of lemonade and that it was slowly draining out and running down my leg! That was interesting!
Thank you Jess, Robby and Ken for that memory!!:eek:

There are pictures too (I shouldn't mention that cause they'll end up on this site soon) oh boy!:eek:

Well I uploaded a pic of the lemonade incident into the gallery, and I'll have a link to it tomorrow hopefully as soon as it is approved!

(edit) Thanks Jess for always having a camera ready at the best moments!!!

You can all see the picture HERE (http://www.chiefdelphi.com/forums/pictures.php?s=&action=single&picid=3002&direction=DESC&sort=date&perrow=4&trows=3&quiet=verbose)

Notice the incriminating lemonade bottle siting on the edge of the flower bed on the left of the picture!!

Good times, Good Times!!

At least this year I didn't break a Monorail like I did last year!

littlep
06-04-2002, 07:23 PM
This didn't happen at the nationals but it is a story worth telling. One of the team members and myself are always getting hurt(accident prone) You may have seen me at the nationals patch on the left eye and bandage on the right hand(scratched cornea, 3rd degree burn don't ask) anyway since we get hurt alot they laugh at us when we hit our selves with a hammer ,etc.

So here's the story, It goes from the haha he hurt himself to OH MY GOD HE"S GONNA DIE TO, holy c*** that was hilarious can you do it again, it was early in the 6 weeks of building, probly first or second week. We're making the goal. He's drilling a hole, blindly, to attach a flange between the 2 pieces of plywood. So I'm walkin down the hall toward the room he is in. He comes walkin past me quickly, So i give him the nod and say "Hey whats going on Tom", No responds. So i turn around and he's at the water fountain next to the bathroom, then a mentor goes by. again i say "Hey whats goin on" this is when i knew something went wrong, very wrong. i walked up to tom to see A LOT of blood pouring out of his finger. This is the not funny part. so for 20 minutes he's bleeding. Then i go back to the room and find out

1) He was drilling the hole
2) He said ouch really loud
3) The team laugh(routine-not a malition thing, its a way of saying you'll be ok)
4)they saw blood(He drilled a 1/4 inch hole in his finger)
5) he got up and left quickly
6) they siad oh s*** he's hurt
7) he cleaned it out that stuff

To this day he still doesn't use his right index finger when doing anything. Because the bandage prevented him from using it. So next year or if you see us at a summer comp. Team 716 ask to see "Tom's finger" I'm Brian if noone know what your talking about ask to see me.

Aaron Lussier
06-09-2002, 03:22 PM
Orignally posted by Koko Ed:
I don't know what team it was but at our All Star Hotel(Sports) I saw some kids packing up and tossing(!) their luggage from the second floor balcony to the ground below! I even heard one of the kids announce "I'll give twenty bucks to whoever catches my bag" to which another replied "That'll pay for the hospital bill!". I don't know but isn't that why elevators were invented!

That guy screaming from the second floor of the hotel throwing bags down was me. The kid who ended up catching it I only gave a dollar to. :D But it was all in good fun. We had stayed up all night and did not feel like carring our stuff down the stairs or the hall way. Can't wait till next year.:rolleyes:

AC3488
06-09-2002, 08:20 PM
yeah todd!!!!!we had the best time playin frissbee from 10 stories up!!! it was the funniest thing seein the look on the vacuum guy's face when a frissbee flew 6 inches from his face!!!!
-andy-:D

MacZealot
11-02-2002, 02:47 AM
LOL That all was hilarious and awesome!

Amanda M
12-06-2002, 06:31 PM
Okay. I have so many stories! That whole week was like one GIANT stupid act for me and my firends. It was all in good fun, so... I thought it was ok!

After the wrap party, me and a few of my new friends from 151 were walking sluggishly to the busses. During one of our many scheduled stops, you know, by the benches where the busses picked people up. We found this ID on the ground. It was a school ID with a dark-haired guy on it. My friend went up to random people and asked it if it was theirs. It was funny because he was really forceful, and it eventually got to the point where he was telling them that it was theirs and that if they didn't take it he would do something drastic.

Eventually that got boring.

We busted out a dollar bill that belonged to my good buddy Alex and set it on the ground. We wanted to see who would pick it up. When they did, my other friend, Kris, would yell at them and tell them that it was HIS dollar, and that they weren't allowed to touch it. next, we experimented with ways to pick up the dollar. we even went so far as to put a piece of gum on the bottom of a shoe and then drop the shoe and then pick it up. THAT didn't work. After everyone left, we finally broke down and got on the bus.

Somewhere in Disneyland, there is a dollar bill, set on the ground for torture, and then left all alone on the bus.

Interesting.

Oh! if any of you are missing an ID, I prolly know where it's at! ^.^

SkitzoSmurf
12-19-2002, 11:59 AM
Ummmm, lets say my team mates and I made a wee bit of a mess in our room with water. So okay, we cleaned it up. Now there were towels, and they were wet. Towel snapping contest. BUt that wasnt good enough. We then took them, and wrapped them on our head like turbans, and created the Talonban. Pictures were taken. Hilarious.

I also got bored one night, and used the coffee machine. But that wasnt good enough either. Had to then make coffee ice cubes. Im in Florida, I dont want a hot beverage. Lol.

Adrienne E.
12-19-2002, 02:25 PM
Well needless to say i saw ALOT of stupid things at nationals, because i hung out with guys from TRIBE most of the time. But The funniest thing i think i saw was one night when i was sitting in my room, and i hear alot of comotion from downstairs where alot of the adults from the x-cats were staying, so i went out on the balcony and looked down and i see two of the engineers from my team holding a cooler on the railing, and then all of a sudden 2 of my unsuspecting team members walk under them and got a whole cooler of ice and water dumped on them. hehe makes me chuckle every time!

Then there was the time i was in downtown disney and all of suddenly realized my shirt was on backwards. No big deal i thought i can just turn it around. well i'm not sure what exactly happened but i had quite a difficult time performing this simple task and ended up flashing some guy and his kid! so then to make it worse, the guy says to me, gee i come to disney world for my kids and get my own show! I think that tops my list for stupidest thing i've ever done

Jordan
12-19-2002, 08:03 PM
I've got bunches...

Team member sits down on a running sprinkler head making for a very awkward picture.

Spending our free day at Blizzard Beach which involved several runs down the large raft ride without using a raft (watch for dry spots; slide-rash hurts) and a few flips on the two-man slides.

Ordering pizza at two AM because we'd been on planes or busses for about 11 hours. This involved one team member (last name: Fuller) having to spell his name to the pizza guy on a bad cell phone connection... "No,FU...ller!"

And of course... the rain...
Four of us got trapped at the transportation center because the busses weren't going to the right places and the monorails stopped as soon as we got off. So this guy comes up and says he's going to the Polynesian to get the bus and says it's only a couple hundred feet down the path. So this guy sprints off and we try to follow but can't. It turns out the end of the Polynesian is a hundred feet away, but like everything Disney, we had to walk another half mile to the entrance. We also thought it would have lots of busses like All-Star... nope... just one... VERY full one. So after three busses come and go without us on them, we jump in a cab and head for Downtown Disney while the rain lets up. As we watch the cab meter climb, we come within sight of Downtown Disney in stopped traffic. So we throw some cash at the driver and jump out in the middle of an 8-lane road. After that, the night was fine.

I'm sure I'll think of more, but those are the most recent.

Vin211
12-19-2002, 08:51 PM
Florida was a memorable time for us all.

OneAngryDaisy
12-19-2002, 09:14 PM
During the closing ceremonies we were sitting next to this one team that had really cool frisbees- they're made up of some kind of cloth.. anyway, the kids on that team were flinging the frisbees as far as they could throw them (we were at the very top of the stadium)- and believe me, many unfortunate people got bonked on the head.. it was hilarious, and I still have one of their frisbees

Also- the team behind us had tons of pixie sticks- they were throwing them out.. However, pixy sticks don't go far, so I got at least 200 that evening..

*Anyone get bonked by a flying object while at closing ceremonies?

Vin211
12-19-2002, 10:18 PM
Now that i think of it....2002 Florida was the personal worst for me. I could have done better. Instead acted stupidly. Probably my last year with FIRST. Set retirement in 2004.