Saturday, August 05, 2006

Must Be A Possum

The things I have learned this summer:

Skunks smell like burned garlic. No, really.
In the Napa Valley edition of Monopoly, the Railroads are called "Grape Varietals." On a related note, don't make shady deals while playing Monopoly, or they WILL come back to haunt you.
K-Mart has free internet cafes. However, Facebook is blocked, so they are essentially useless.
Bees can and will sting you. And bee stings sting.
Cliff jumping is fun, but if red stuff starts coming out of your ear a few days later...you should probably get it checked. Oh, and perforated eardrums suck.
Kids have a strange fascination with jumping into swimming pools with all their clothes on.
It is possible to work in Santa Cruz all summer without ever going to the Boardwalk. I'm trying to change this fact.
The best flavor of ice cream is Macapuno (baby coconut). Believe me.
Apparently I say "bag" "flag" "rag" "tag" (etc.) weirdly. One counselor said it was cute and proposed marriage to me within the next 20 minutes. One of my campers asked if I was Canadian. It reminded me of the time Freshman Year when I discovered that I say "monk" weird. Whatever, pronounciation is overrated.
It's possible to be more exhausted than you ever believed possible even when your bedtime is 9:30pm.
Making juice from concentrate is a sublime and glorious experience.
Apparently 6th graders like having you sing them to sleep. And wake them up by singing.
Building fires is fun. However, fires that spark and try to burn your face off are an exception to this rule.
Getting mail from your former campers is amazing.
Sometimes camp food is better than Saga food. Especially the salad bar. Who knew?
Painting blue marks on your face makes you look more hardcore.
It's possible to walk all the way to the flag in Capture the Flag and not get tagged as long as you look not suspicious.
There is a Snapple flavor called Kiwi Teawi. Apparently it's kiwi flavored iced tea...?
You CAN take three naps in one day.
Stargazing is amazing and I should do it more often.

3 Comments:

At 8/07/2006 11:06 AM, Anonymous leah said...

Awesome. I'm glad you haven't died, and that I can continue internet-stalking you. It's fun. Oh, and sorry I never called you back the other day. Hope you're having fun. :) Did you know that Heidi Klum can yodel? Random fact. I heard her. It was fantastic.

 
At 8/09/2006 8:23 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Caroline!
Are you back to school yet? I went to Oregon this past weekend to see family, and my cousin is thinking about going to --- (Your college.I'm protecting your privacy on the internet :)
So I'm going to give her your email so she can ask you questions, k?
I hope you are doing OH SO well.
Love ya!
-Andrea

 
At 9/27/2006 12:28 AM, Blogger Dancing_Jester said...

Skunk always smells like burnt garlic

 

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