Sunday, June 29, 2008


The first thing that I learned today is that wearing a staff shirt and showing up early to the event ensures that interesting things happen.  For example, today my nickname was immediately 'staff' and I got to unload vehicles and set up a table.

This is actually the picture of the day.  I thought it was a great t-shirt.  Plus, get this!  That t-shirt means that I wasn't actually the only person wearing one!

So.  Great story about this band (Sure Enough), or rather, the older gentleman playing in the band.  We were sitting at the table eating lunch with the family of this band.  This family said that Joe got hooked up with this family to play bluegrass with because he said that all his friends kept dying.  Morbid, but funny at the time.

Lutherans know how to throw a pot-luck.  No doubt about it.  The only thing missing at this pot-luck was the jello.

Saturday, June 28, 2008

Striking. But You Probably Can't See It.

I don't know if you can see it, but at the end of that long-tooshie Costco aisle is a lazyboy armchair thingy.  Resting on that is a person.  Under all the other shelves.  Something about it.  I don't know what, but it definitely hit me.

Thursday, June 26, 2008

What A Steal!

I can just see some guy going home today: 
"Hey Maude!  You'll never believe the deal I got at Wal*Mart today!"

Move those flamingos over.  The front lawn gonna be really spiffy now.

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Creative Points Awarded To...

Introducing a new and creative way to make sure that students have brought the right kind of clothes...

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

No Need To Worry

I don't think I ever have to worry about that propane tank exploding.  Somebody has looked it over for me ahead of time.

Monday, June 23, 2008

Bird Tamer

So the other logistician comes into the base today and is telling this amazing story about a 'huge' bird that has accidentally flown into the gear shed and was terrorizing him while trying to work.  He has opened the doors and windows, tried to shoo the bird out, all to no avail.  

The obvious next step is to come back to base.  Gather reinforcements and blankets, possibly a net and head back over there to help the bird out of the workspace.  We get a net, we get some blankets, we get a co-worker and head out.  

The whole way to the shed we are hearing about how this bird is crazy, flying around, all sorts of ruckus happening.

When we get to the shed, the bird has sandwiched itself between a box and a window pane.  Our co-worker ever so nonchalantly goes over to the bird, picks it up, and takes it outside.

I had no idea that the bird whisperer has chosen to work at Outward Bound.

Ooh!  I can't forget the greatest quote of the day after that!  My strong-man competitor co-logi, who can bench 175, works out religiously, all around tough guy says:

"Well now I feel like a little bitch"

Let's not start dissecting that statement.  Please.

Sunday, June 22, 2008

Overestimated Ability

Today hurt.  Of course, at the same time, it was kind of cool.  Took a bike ride that kicked my butt.  About 55 miles total.  I don't know what inspired a random jaunt to a city that far away.  Oh well.

Friday, June 20, 2008

Thursday, June 19, 2008

Holes in the Mouth

Yesterday I had two more teeth than I do today.  The picture of the day today shows the two gaping holes where my teeth used to be. 

Saturday, June 7, 2008

Change Your Own Damn Tire!

...because it's better to learn while students aren't laughing at you

Theta Beta Has a Party

To think that my parents thought I would never find a use for that hat.  Ha, showed them.
(2nd best costume of the party)