As was this… 😉
Car = Tent, FTW!!!
I arrived at Providence Canyon State Park around 11:30am on Saturday. Seeing how I have love for literal car camping, and the fact that I think it’s a complete waste of time to put up a tent for one night when I have a viable alternative, I didn’t even pack a tent.
I have been extolling the virtues of sleeping in my car.
- Almost completely set up when I park, except for moving things out of the trunk
- Completely rainproof, although some minor mods will be necessary for entrance and exit
- Warmer and more wind proof when compared to a traditional tent
This weekend presented another benefit — almost soundproof! I will admit to being a heavy sleeper, for proof of that I shall mention that I slept through the phone ringing that must have occurred when my mother called on Friday night. However, using my car as a tent proved beneficial for hearing neither the snoring which was emitted from the tent next to me, nor the apparently loud sex which occurred amongst two of our campers — for the benefit of all I shall name none of the parties involved. Let’s just say that I was more than pleased to find out just how soundproof my car is.
As for the normal goings on at hash campout weekends life was rather normal. We ran a fun little trail on Saturday and managed to kick the keg during circle. Whoops, some people did a little drinking on Friday night…
South Georgia: Good For BBQ, Bad For Wallet
Arriving in the Lumpkin area I was running low on gas and had purchased no water, food, or propane for the trip. No worries, I stopped at the Coleman Foods, which was an “interesting” country grocery store, and the nearby Coleman Hardware, which was a frightening country hardware store. In both I purchased items which clearly cost more than they would at larger establishments.
What I wasn’t prepared for was being charged $2.25 per gallon for Regular Unleaded gas in the town of Lumpkin. (psst, this just in… gas prices are supposed to be lower in GA) I used the pricing shock and awe to declare the day a “meat day” and treated myself to a bbq pork sandwich at the barbecue restaurant across the street from the gas station. And a damn delicious sandwich it was…
As I drove through Lumpkin the town looked more like a ghost town that it had in past years. The butcher shop that I assumed was the town’s only grocery store two years ago is now for sale. And the IGA, which I found last year as I killed time by driving around, looked like it has closed as well. As I type this I kick myself for forgetting to look to see if the Christian Gun Store was still in business so that I could take a photo of it.
ITP Flickr Pic
Stopped on the side of the road to take a different photo I turned and decided to take a shot of my car as parked.
For some reason I rather like this shot. Perhaps it’s because compared to the road my car looks clean.
The Amazing Race: Being A 5/7ths Vegetarian Would Have Helped
We are getting down to the point in The Amazing Race where it’s time to pick off the weaker teams. So why then does the whiny guy and his far-too-capable girlfriend lose? Because he’s a vegetarian and can’t eat meat! Five-Sevenths vegetarianism people! It’s The Way! The guffaw of attempting this Fast Forward put them so far behind that they finished after two teams who clearly can’t understand how important it is to completely read the clues!
Perhaps it’s jealousy but I really hope that Nick and Starr to not win. I’d much rather see Dallas and mom (I think her name is Toni?) win, although I’m not sure I want to see a reunion show where Dallas and Starr are hooking up.
My prediction for next week is that Ken and Tina will falter and finish in last, but they will once again be spared from elimination. The next team to get eliminated will be the F(r)at Boys and I say not an episode too soon!
And now for some ideas stolen from LiveJournal…
Current Mood – fat, disoriented
Current Music – silence
Website Of The Day – I should have purchased some boiled peanuts while “down south” so I could have given Global Boiling a roadside review.
Mode Of Transportation To Work – my car
Exercise (b)Log – Saturday: hashing, ~3 miles
Monday Morning Weigh-In – not taken, I know I am fat and didn’t need confirmation
Foot Mileage – 15 miles
Wheel Mileage – 0 miles
Consecutive Days Of Bed-Making (Longest Streak) – 17 (17)
Vegetarian Days – 11
Carnivorous Days – 5
Marta Rides – 0
Books To Read To Earn Kindle – 4
1) Lose no fewer than three pounds
2) Drink no soda
3) Run no fewer than 75 miles
4) Bike no fewer than 100 miles