Wednesday, September 23, 2009
Having camped in dozens of states, we've noticed the mighty raccoon is a common campground companion. There are many a tale I could tell of them. But one particular time, after fixing a dried food meal which tasted really bad, we decided to treat the neighborhood racoons, and left the uneated food out on the picnic table. In the morning, we discovered footprints all around the food, but even raccoons wouldn't eat that stuff.
(BTW, this was very early in our camping experience. I would not recommend leaving food out for wild animals. It encourages them to hang around humans, and they are wild, after all.)
Thursday, September 10, 2009
I'm not old, mind you, but I do remember a time when we had party lines. (And if you have to browse for what those were, just forget I mentioned it, please.) Getting used to new technology can be... interesting.
Being on the ground level of cell phones was one of those times. I remember a day when I could not shake these couple measures of a song out of my head. They went on and on, over and over in my brain. I couldn't for the life of me remember what the words were. As I walked up the grocery aisle, suddenly I heard the very song I was trying to remember. It was the ring tone of a cell phone of another customer -- the same ring tone on my own cell phone.