Tuesday, July 29, 2008
Sunday, July 27, 2008
Saturday, July 26, 2008
Friday, July 25, 2008
Thursday, July 24, 2008
Tuesday, July 22, 2008
I think I can count the days in the last month on one hand I've been able to sit down at home for an evening without obligations or trips or whatever. It's been a whirlwind summer so far. I went camping with the friends.. felt like I almost died after a horrible food poisoning incident that lasted a week.. and then went camping again with my family up in the mountains.. where it rained almost nonstop. I hardly ate a thing for about 7 days.. even looked sickly and frail for a bit..! but I recovered and all was well.
My brother even came back to NY for a little vacation, so there was a lot of fun little things with the family almost every day. Seeing as I live an hour away, I did partake in a couple things.. namely a picnic on Thursday night in which a crowd mistook the phrase "my bowels have been uncooperative" to be "my balls..." in which I totally disgusted my grandmother and aunts. But I got them back with clever conversation, witty remarks and quick come backs to made sure nobody mistake my balls comments. Not that I talk about those very often.
But a few days later, Marni and I headed to another family picnic, enjoying a KathyG CD all the way, and had a great time bantering back and forth and jollying for favor over my brother, the chosen annointed one. And the ribs.. simply to die for!
And some interesting news. My sister Nola and her boyfriend Alex are moving in with me for the month of August. That should be something interesting.. roommates.. for a bit. Plus, there is potential for another guy to live with me until November. Hey, it never hurts charging rent to people. But will I enjoy the flat-share concept as much as it's played up on TV? It'll work. I have so much to do anyway, it'll go by fast.
This weekend was great. Not only did I discover an amazing new TV show I obsessively watched on Saturday out of Europe, but Friday brought the IMAX premier of Batman with Kelly, Seth and Scott... dinner and fun with my mother, sister and Aaron, but also a rockin baby shower on Sunday for the Bells. And afterware, an immensely enjoyable (and profitable) night at the casino in which I stayed out WAY too late, but hey! we couldn't stop winning... and it ended so well that it'll be hard to keep myself from going back soon.
I'm off to NYC in a few days.. and it's possible work will be sending me to DC (or Boston or NYC) in the coming weeks. More time away? And just as my kitten has started being trusting and loving toward me...
Posted by Luke at 3:55 PM
Sunday, July 20, 2008
Friday, July 18, 2008
Thursday, July 17, 2008
Monday, July 14, 2008
Step 1... remember to hold on to your dogs even if they want to kill your fellow campers
Step 2... when packing the canoe, balance is key, and the fewer people rocking the boat.. the better
Step 3... when hiking, it's important to always be posed for pictures.. and avoid horse poo on the trail
Step 4... always check behind beaver dams for beavers. Swimming technique or stealth is not key.
Step 5... when swimming in unknown waters, remember to keep your footing and avoid eye contact (unless it's sexy eye contact).
Step 6... when canoeing in late into camp, greet the existing campers with open arms bearing many gifts. Don't be afraid of being yourself.
Step 7... it's important to feed the local wildlife.. especially bears. It's especially nice when they return at 3am looking for food.
Step 8... when after 3 days of roughing it, sometimes shaking a dog helps alleviate boredom
Step 9... if you find yourself under a pile of sand, it's best to just go with it
Step 10... if by chance you all fall out of a canoe, coordinate efforts to regain some sort of control
Step 11... when it rains non-stop for 26 hours, always pretend like you're having fun for the cameras, so people back home think you had fun
Step 12... and then, build a shanty house made out of the tarp ripped off a tent, a spare table cloth and a ripped parka with drainage bucket. Hire demon guard dog.
Step 13... if by chance you lose your contact lense in the water falls, it's best to just say goodbye and move on
Step 14... take a little time and enjoy the scenery, and the conversations of those canoeing by your campsite
Posted by Luke at 8:05 PM
Friday, July 11, 2008
Thursday, July 10, 2008
Wednesday, July 09, 2008
I had a horrible.. and I mean horrible, case of food poisoning this weekend. I just thought I'd read up on it for informational sakes. Hmm...
Go to the nearest hospital's emergency department if any of the following situations occur:
* The ill person passes out or collapse, become dizzy, lightheaded, or have problems with vision.
* A fever higher than 101°F occurs with the abdominal symptoms.
* Sharp or cramping pains do not go away after 10-15 minutes.
* The ill person's stomach or abdomen swells.
* The skin and/or eyes turn yellow.
* The ill person is vomiting blood or having bloody bowel movements.
* The ill person stops urinating, have decreased urination, or have urine that is dark in color.
* The ill person develops problems with breathing, speaking, or swallowing.
* One or more joints swell or a rash breaks out on your skin.
* The ill person or caretaker considers the situation to be an emergency.
Maybe I should have gone to the ER. Heh.
Posted by Luke at 11:41 AM
Tuesday, July 08, 2008
Went camping this weekend.. Saturday to Tuesday with Marni, Jake, Rachael, Sara, Ben, Jude and Elena. Had an amazing time, even if I did get food poisoning. Loved every minute of it.
Marni and Ben, along with the rest of us, playing a board game and surviving the heat
PLAY VIDEO: An all weekend project was to set up a zip line that could be used to go from the pavilion over the pond. It's not perfected yet, but watching the practice runs were hilarious.. all safety issues aside.
Another project included making a 10 foot bonfire from huge logs and miscellaneous woods. An amazing fire.
Pancake Sue, and 7 other dogs, helped make the heat very bearable. And they loved the water, too!
Sunsets and sunrises, mountain living at its best.
PLAY VIDEO: Riding through the bog on the gater, we had fun with Jake driving a little too fast. Maybe.