Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Camping 2009

So....Camping this year at Silent Lake (again) was quite..erm...interesting...
  • Day 1 was cold and wet, as it rained in the morning. We spent the entire morning putting up and taking down tents and tarps due to poor planning.
    • Once we stopped moving and settled down, we began to feel the cold and I began layering on clothing and socks. I managed to put on five layers of clothing and three pairs of socks in the course of the evening.
    • Went to sleep with all five layers of clothes and three layers of socks in two sleeping bags, feet were frozen and had trouble sleeping.
  • Day 2 was colder than day 1. I changed into 7 layers of strategically layered clothing early in the morning: was still cold throughout the day.
    • We took a very short hike with the boys taking turns carrying the 2 ton botchey (sp?) balls only to come back and not use it.
    • Drove to the picnic area and guys played a game of football, with a lot of cheating.
    • Justin poked Carmen in the face with a huge log Three Stooges style.
    • Perry managed to get stuck into a ditch despite we told him it would be bad idea to drive into it. Took 7 guys to get him out in the course of at least 30 minutes.
    • Adam accidentally pushed me and i almost fell face forward into the campfire.
    • Any time any of us were not doing something (which is most of the time) we stood around the charcoal bbq with a ton of clothes and our hands out like hobos under a bridge.
    • Went to bed in more layers of clothing and socks but was still frozen and could not sleep.
  • Day 3: Nice and warm and sunny but we had to pack and go home.
  • Important to note that we were constantly eating. For the first two day, we must have had like 6 meals and the last day we had 2 meals in four hours in the morning before we headed home.
Cost of the trip: $103 each (how did we spent $1400?)
Lessons learned: Priceless
  • Now I know why homeless people dress the way they do as they are outdoors 24/7
  • We use more than a bottle of water when brushing our teeth.
  • There are almost no bugs in the cold. When camping, pick your battle: bugs or freeze.
  • Be grateful for shelters and central heating and the luxury of wearing one layer of clothing in May when walking around outdoors for all but five minutes.
  • I see no point in living outdoors.
Pictures to come.

Thursday, May 7, 2009


I've been really busy. I don't want to say that I'm gonna be giving up on blogging, but it's going to be a while before I can sit down and write something longer than 140 characters. Why 140 you ask? Because that's the max number of characters Twitter allows you to have. For those of you who have not noticed, I have managed to place a Twitter Gadget on the sidebar for quite a while now, under the title "That's what she said" (I don't even like the Office). Anyway, I've been microblogging nowadays in replacement. You don't need to get twitter to follow it but say hi if you have it :)