Friday, February 27, 2009

Friday Fragments

Friday Fragments are bits and pieces of your week that are usually brief; too short for a stand-alone post, but too good to discard.

Death Camp for Cutie -

I waited until the very last day (today) to sign the permission slip ( along with a $104 check) for a 3 day "Nature Camp" for my 6th grader. This is a school sponsored trip and if my son doesn't go, he will most likely be one of the very lonely few left in school. He also could face becoming a social outcast and may resent us for the rest of his life. (probably will no matter what we do).

On the other hand, if he goes (or should I say when he goes as I signed off & wrote the check) I will be responsible if anything happens. I was fine with this until I got to the part of the "legalese" about
"some of the activities take place in a natural environment......conditions create risks of injury or death from falling, tripping, etc., insect or animal contact, and potentially harmful vegetation."
Several other places in the Acknowledgment also mentioned death, drowning, illness and risk of injury. We are also denied any communication with our child for these 3 days. No cell phones. No calls in, no calls out. My husband is convinced this is a camp run by a cult. (Good luck on the brain-washing part. This kid is strong-willed with a mind of his own)

What kind of camp is this? We've been told by the Vice-Principal that no one has died. Yet...

It's Not Just About The Economy (Stupid)
I have another blog, Color Me Bitter, for when I want to bitch about something. Haven't used it in a long time but today I did.

Help Spread Some Blog Love

I have a friend who just started up a new blog. She was recently "downsized" and is struggling with the idea of being a SAHM. If you have a chance, check her out & offer some words of wisdom (to help balance out my nonsensical comments!).

Virtual Girls Night Out

It's Friday night & Ann has another great drink recipe, cool party music & a fun game.
I only have the Kahlua part of the Seattle Manhattan, so I guess I'll just have a Kahlua on the rocks.

On to the fun & games:
I licked a noodle in line at the bank because I need serious help.

O.K. My work is done here & I'm off to party!


terri said...

My kids all attended environmental camps and all survived. In fact, they loved it. But yes, I agree, the legalese you're supposed to sign off on is pretty intimidating!

~Sandy~ said...

Kalua is great all by its self :O) just stopping by to say hello...Happy VGNO!!!

Debbie said...

What exactly is the dangerous vegetation? You guys have large carnivorous plants there?
Just came by from the GNO.

Mrs4444 said...

I'm sure he'll survive :) Visited your friend :) Off to see if anyone is still up at the party!

Kat said...

Love the "Death Camp for Cutie" = lol

Visiting from GNO - Can I offer you a tasty refill??

Bahiyah S. said...

I always have a hard time when I can't communicate with my son. It's hard as a parent to get pass the legalese. I suppose this 'dry run' avoidance is practice for when he becomes an adult and not call me for days. As for now when he's off to camp or anywhere else I am consumed with...what if.

Thanks for stopping by. I will keep in touch in blogosphere.

Marivic_Little GrumpyAngel said...

I checked out your other blog. It's great to have a place to do your venting. What a great idea. I hope you have fun at the party :-)

Cheffie-Mom said...

I'm off to check out your other blog. The "licked a noodle" line almost caused me to spit out my coffee! LOL!

Mike said...

How come you get two blogs? Where do I sign up so I can bitch? I guess I'll just read yours instead...

SwamiMami said...

Thanks for the link!