We’re short, we’re pudgy, and we don’t exactly give off an athletic vibe. But believe it or not, we’ve recently gotten into rowing.
We read an article the other day about a gnome-powered dragon boat in Australia. Those crazy Australian gnomes are so adventurous. Apparently, these gnomes in a boat are rowing their way all the way to a whimsical celebration of Canberra’s centenary year. Although I’m pretty sure there are no real dragons in Australia, these wacky nuts have been rocking the boat since 1994.
If you slack on everything else today, don’t slack on this. Head over to the boat club’s website and check out some of these amazing gnome pics.
According to club president, Joe Murphy, “The gnome uniforms don’t quite adhere to the strict regulations for a formal regatta, but they’re fairly representative of the eclectic personalities in our club.”
If you’re in the area, these boat gnomes will be hanging out on the water this weekend – September 14th and 15th. Unfortunately, I have a prior engagement this weekend, so snap some pics for me if you make it!
Meanwhile, we’ll be on the rowing machine at the gym. Now don’t hate. Not all of us can be buff Aussies straight out of the ceramic mold. We’ll be rowing a real boat soon too…you just wait.
Yours in strength and soreness,
Horace the Gnome
Edit: It’s called paddling. Rowers row. Dragon Boaters paddle.
Hi Amelia and gnomish greetings to you! Thanks so much for the note! See how much we still have to learn! Screw rowing…paddling it is! Have a blast out on the water!
The drunk gnomes