I think I'm half smiling and half straining from throwing the rock, which makes for an odd appearance. Still, better than the usual where I'm told I look like the unfriendliest guy in the gym when I'm lifting (apparently concentration on the task at hand keeps me from looking too happy when I'm there!)
I wish there were more people who had fun like this in Milwaukee, but I figure if there needs to be a trend I should be the guy to get it started. With the gathering of a few more implements and better record keeping I'll try and eventually recruit more people in next summer once we get everything running smoothly.
JP - Unfortunately, my friend isn't vegan, but I work at it. To his credit, he does have respect for those that are, and he is willing to try anything rather than be like most people who are terrified of vegan foods. He's the guy who got me into lifting some years ago, and for a person who has suffered countless injuries and been told he'd never bench/squat/overhead press again because of them he's done an incredible job of overcoming some pretty rough situations. He's a fine example of what lifting can do for adding size to one's body - I still remember growing up and I was always twice as large as he was, but once he hit high school and started lifting regularly he managed to go from 140 lbs. to 180 lbs. in a few years, a drastic improvement for someone always plagued with a small frame. Good stuff!