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
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
Wednesday, June 25, 2008
Tuesday, June 24, 2008
Monday, June 23, 2008
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.