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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.

The Jackmobile And The Deformed Tree

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

November Goals
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

Paulie [eatl/ga]

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5 Responses to This Space Accidentally Left Empty

  1. Sal says:

    Glad you had a good camping experience.

    How can the FRAT boys continue to be second to the last with every dang episode!! Sounds like Nick and Starr get into a bit of trouble in the next episode.

    The whiny ass triathlete wouldn’t even eat the bowl of sheep butt for a million dollars! HTFU.

  2. Barb says:

    I thought it was funny that whiny boy even attempted to eat that sheep butt, if I was them, as soon as I saw the food, I would have left. They knew they had no chance, but chose to sit there and think about it. I wonder what the true amount of time was wasted sitting there.

    I was looking at Martha’s pics – looks like it was a fun crowd camping, would have been much more fun than what I got to help with Saturday. Allan decided to help a friend take out 2 trees (he has a new chainsaw), and in case you didn’t already know this, cutting a tree into small moveable pieces is a ton of work. I got the fun of dragging the branches across the yard to the pile inthe driveway.

  3. The frat boys are turning out to be the luckiest of the bunch. I think CBS wants us to believe that Nick and Starr get into trouble, but I bet you they win the next leg as well.

    I’m not saying Triathlete Man should have eaten meat, but the very second they figured out that meat eating was involved they should have gotten the hell out of there.

  4. I should have waited a second or two for your comment Barb. 🙂

    I know all too well how much work it is to move trees. Which reminds me, I have some tree work that needs to get added to the mountain of “To Dos” at the house.

  5. brenan says:

    I too was pleased to see whiny marathon boy booted off the show. Seriously, I thought I was going to hurl if I heard another “my love”. And the fact that everything he said sounded like a third-rate Shakespearian wedding vow was totally annoying. Sarah (?) should run for the hills as my gaydar was flashing red alert. Good riddance.

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