the past few days have been very productive. they’ve been rather enjoyable as well.
literally two hours or so after unloading the van from returning home from ball state, i packed a smaller duffel and dad and i left for pennyrile to take a weekend to ourselves. it’s become a tradition–the summer before my freshman year we wanted to just have some time to spend together before i left, and so we went to scales lake (a remarkably beautiful area that was pretty close). the following summer we decided to do the same thing before i left for camp, so we went to pennyrile, a campsite a couple of hours away. this summer we decided to go to the same place.
the past two summers, we powered through an entire season of 24. this year, we’re watching lost. we brought season three and watched a few episodes. really, it was just about enjoying being around each other. dad is one of my best friends… we don’t necessarily have to be doing anything amazing in order to be really enjoying each other’s company.
monday i got to see robbie, stephen, chichi, and walker at sonic with becca, which was great. it was a kind of spur-of-the-moment meet up, and it was great to catch up with everyone. that night we had a family night of sorts, and on tuesday i cleaned out and reorganized my file box (i know, it sounds absolutely fascinating… but it went well and i felt pretty proud of myself) and got some camp paperwork ready. camp is starting to feel very real now, and i’m totally psyched, though part of me is wondering how different it’s going to be now that it’ not my first year.
wednesday i got up early with becca and mom to do some yard work, and the rest of the day was kind of lazy. that night dad and i went to meet up with a few guys at turoni’s (great pizza!) and then went to see the avengers, which was an absolutely amazing movie. easily one of the best superhero movies i’ve seen in a long time. dad and i then decided to pull a double-feature and stay for cabin in the woods, a horror film that we’d both had people recommend for us. though it looked like a b-grade typical scary movie, we were promised that it was revolutionary, that it would rock our worlds.
it was one of the weirdest movies i’d seen. i wish i hadn’t spent the money on it. that’s all i’m going to say, because… this movie kind of defies explanation. if you see it, you’ll understand. but don’t go see it. at least, don’t pay money to.
anyways, thursday i got lunch with amanda at tin fish, and afterwards we attempted geocaching. the food and conversation were great; our geocaching skills leave something to be desired. we found nothing. we weren’t sure if the caches had been stolen or if we just weren’t brilliant enough to find them. it was disappointing. but we both had fun, and it was great to see her again and just hang out. as it always is.
later that night i went to a bonfire at drew’s house. i had an awesome time. it was out in evansville, and i got lost a little bit, but eventually found their house. it was a gorgeous place, and i got to meet drew’s brothers and a friend of his. it was great; we made s’mores just talked until it was late. the stars were so bright out there. made me miss camp.
guys, camp is only two weeks away. i am beyond excited. this blog has been going on for over a year now, and it was started specifically so that i could have a place to talk about camp. when i was transferring all my posts onto this wordpress site, i read through a bunch of my camp entires. it’s almost surreal to remember that time, back before i knew what the heck to expect. knowing what i know now… i just can’t wait to be back.