Monday, June 25, 2007

Only at camp.

This actually happened last summer, but I'm living in the same room so I was reminded of it on my way in tonight:

From the doorstep of my room at camp, one looks down onto the tennis court and basketball courts...

Ok, quick digression because it's too fabulous not to mention: like most things at Jew Camps everywhere, nearly every square foot of my camp is named after someone who donated the money to make that spot happen. For many many years, Judge Joseph Wapner and his wife Mickey have been patrons and supporters of the Institute that houses my camp. They gave the money for the courts. They are... the People's courts. Ohhhhh yes.

So: from the doorstep of my room at camp, one looks down onto the tennis court and basketball courts and one evening I stepped out of my room and did just that. There, under the basketball hoop, were some staff members hanging out during their free time. One was sitting on the ground with her computer, using the wireless internet signal from the office. A few others were sitting on the ground a few feet away, learning how to light a fire using a bow drill.

Wireless internet/fire without a match. Only at camp.

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

you know you miss leura's crazy camp fun times when you are fascinated by wifi and teva......lol
love pedro

Scot said...

The Peoples courts. See, this is why I love you. (There are many other reasons, but this is a prime example)

ReadDanceBliss said...

scot: you'll love today's xkcd.

pedro: COME HERE!! love, pedro.

Sivan Yitzhak said...

are you sure she wasn't using the energy from the bo-drill fine for her laptop!? now that would be a wicked start up...
and They put you in Lee Village?!wow, you are a VIP now! congratz!

Sat Jiwan said...

if you haven't heard it yet, NPR's This American Life has a great show on "camp".
http://www.thislife.org/Radio_Episode.aspx?episode=109

how if you've been there, you "get it" and if you haven't you just might not. Thanks for sharing some of the weirdness that is camp.

Laura said...

ummm that was me on my laptop, buying tickets for a concert. hahaha. (after I failed at the bow drill).