29
Jul
11

Camp: Week 2

Various observances and overheard conversations:

88˚ and 81% humidity is just too too.

No matter how much you like it, or how many ways they make it, a person can only eat hummus so many days in a row. (The same can not be said about coffee or chocolate.)

Anything cooked over a campfire tastes better. Okay, maybe not a cake, but you know what I mean.

You will only see something like this at camp:

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Overheard outside the dance building:

Junior girl 1: “I’m really worried about my hair.”
Junior girl 2: “Your hair’s awesome!
Junior girl 3: “I wouldn’t say awesome, but it looks fine.”

Which girl are you? I’d be 1, wanting validation, and 2, wanting to be encouraging, thinking maybe I should be 3 and not allow 1 to go through life misapprehending her actual appearance.

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There is something wrong with boys of a certain age.

For example:

Heard in the piano building, Intermediate camper, boy: “It’s a known fact that everyone is secretly in love with the smell of their own farts.”

Four boys are walking across camp this morning. One bends over, picks up a wood chip and drops it through the hole in the drainage tile. The other three stop to watch. “Heh, heh, heh.”

Three 12-year olds are rehearsing the scherzo movement of Schubert’s Piano Trio in B-flat. (I know, right?)  The pianist (girl) and violinist (girl) are poised, arms ready for the downbeat. The cellist, (boy), is leaning, elbows on knees, poking a bug caught in a spider web dangling from the piano’s leg. “What IS that?”

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What does it mean?

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This morning’s conversation:

Forgetting to put peanuts in the Pad Thai –> Forgetting to put the stuffing overflow into the oven for Thanksgiving dinner –> if the point of stuffing is to stuff the turkey why do we make so much and should we be eating less? –> the French Canadians make stuffing with a grain rather than bread and chopped turkey liver –> is it a good idea to eat the organ that is responsible for removing toxins from the body, and wouldn’t it be just like taking the fuel filter out of your car and eating that.

All before the first cup of coffee.

 

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