Thursday, July 30, 2009

All Corps

So I'm back from All Corps from Hawley, MA. It was really awesome and I had so much fun that I didn't sleep as much as I should have. But the highlights were:
*Contradancing for hours on end
*Jumping in the pond after contradancing
*Meeting lots of awesome people!
*Going to a peat bog
*Hiking to the top of Crawford Ledges and seeing two dogs up there and some climbers
*Swimming at the local "beach" and entertaining kids by jumping off the diving board
*$1 ice cream cones
*Dominating the talent show with our musical abilities
*Rocking the All Corps Challenge and bringing home the horns!
*Rocking the log walk during the challenge and being the only team not to fall off.
Basically, All Corps was awesome and we won, so that makes it even better.

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Hitch 2

I'm currently in the middle of my second hitch at Pawtuckaway State Park where I'm painting buildings fun colors, like brown. Some of the highlights of the first week are:
*Getting free food from an AA event
*Getting free food from two different camp groups
*Running into the lake when we know it's thundering just to be made to get out 2 minutes later because the lifeguards realize it's thundering
*Finding out we have the wrong color paint for our main building
*Knowing the difference between Cabot Redwood and California Redwood paints
*Becoming a member of the Fugly Strokes
*Watching loons pop out of the water at random times
*Eating dinner in the van because it's too buggy to eat outside
And now I'm off to All Corps in Mass for 3 days, won't that be fun!

Saturday, July 18, 2009

Americorps recognition day

I spent all of yesterday at Hampton Beach on the Seacoast of NH. It was amazing and full of speeches, free schwag, free food, the ocean, and sun. I came back with full belly, a new americorps mug, and a nice sunburn. I totally forgot all about putting on sunscreen the entire day. It was not good, and I'm paying for it now. But at least I had fun. I've also been working on applying for jobs after this SCA position. So far I've applied to High Trails near Big Bear, CA in the San Bernandino forest. I'm pretty psyched, and hopefully will be interviewing with them next month after my next hitch when I'll actually have constant cell phone and internet access. I'm pretty psyched right now.

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Pictures from Saint Gaudens

I've posted some new pictures in a new photo album on Picasa. There's a link on the side of my blog, so everybody should check it out. There are pictures from where I was camping and the work I was doing in Cornish, NH. And now I'm off to enjoy my 4 days off.