March 24th, 2006



This is like a catch-up day for my poor body, or something. I was supposed to take my son Zach to Sharonville to sign up for a temp agency. I nearly fell asleep waiting for him to get ready. After we got there, they gave him a stack of papers to fill out. It took over an hour and a half. I slept through most of it. Then we went out to eat, and went by a couple other places for him to put in applications. Got home two hours ago, and I promptly fell asleep in a chair. collinsmom and I were supposed to go camping tonight. I don't think I can haul my wretched bod out to the holler.

Been there, done that

Our Crew member, Nikki S., has been accepted to fill a slot reserved for a female Venturer in a crew bound for Philmont this July. She'll be hiking over some territory familiar to many of us.

Itinerary 24 -- This strenuous itinerary begins in the historic logging area of the north country with program at Rich Cabins and a peaceful night at beautiful Greenwood Canyon. From there, your crew is off to Copper Park, French Henry and Baldy Mountain, the fascinating gold mining district where you can enjoy the mining and blacksmithing program. You will then spend two days exploring Dean Canyon, highlighted by challenge events at Head of Dean, rock climbing and environmental awareness at Dean Cow. You may also try your hand at burro racing, shotgun shooting and enjoying western lore, including boot branding, before heading back to Camping Headquarters along the Tooth of Time Ridge.

N.B. The userpic, above, is of the Thundermug latrine at French Henry.

I'm sorry that I can't go, but it means that one more Venturer from Crew 699 will join the Philmont Veterans! (Nikki is also going to Africa with me in June -- a busy summer between high school and college, indeed!)
white horse

Sheepity sheepity

1) Of the various cultures, ethnicities or nationalities you belong to, which most strongly do you consider yourself?


2) Is there a culture you cannot claim heritage from but which you feel quite close to?


3) What's one language you wish you knew fluently?

Old English

4) If you could move anywhere in the world and be guaranteed a job, etc., where would you go?

Oxford, England

5) If you had a time machine, and could witness any one event without altering or disturbing it, what would you want to see?

The building of Stonehenge