It does sound like Jeff "is" holding out on you. He's been crying that he's to busy to come our event and that he didn't want to send you alone. I offered to chaperone and keep an eye on you for him and and ensure you had a great time and got in the right boat for the run all.
Dave, Mitcher, and Enigma,
I appreciate your kind offers, and intrigued (tempted) by the thought of placing myself in your care! It sounds like a really fun time, and I'm sure I'd be in good, albeit evil, hands! What's the date of the Rally?