Friday, June 01, 2007

Boxers 'n' Briefs: Field Tripping

Today, I went on a Field Trip with Katie's 1st grade class. We went to the same park where we had the April 1st "No Fooling" Gathering (site of the infamous Wassa Gets Arrested prank).

What a fun trip! We went to the "Nature Center" there, where a Ranger introduced us to some indigenous wildlife. We got to see up close a Great Horned Owl, and a King Snake, and an Opossum (it was a pet, Shiloh, not lunch). Naturally, when she asked if anyone had any questions, my hand shot up. I wanted to know if there was any truth to the rumor that somewhere in the park was a hidden enclave of albino cannibals. The Ranger just smiled condescendingly at me, and went on to the next questions, which happened to be, in rapid succession, "What's an enclave?", "What's a cannibal?", and "What's an albino?"

I think maybe I won't be asked to chaperon again for a while.

The best part of the trip, though, was the Nature Hike. Aside from the fact that we were under constant assault from kamikaze squirrels, the kids really enjoyed the hike. But the most amazing part was that, totally unbeknownst to anyone there but Katie and me, all 73 kids, teachers, and adults came literally INCHES away from one of my very favorite letterboxes in the whole world! Without giving too much away, I have to give kudos to "dem xx men" for planting a box in such a deviously cunning spot! I was holding my breath the whole time (for several reasons, actually), hoping that nobody would stumble upon it. Then it occurred to me, that HUNDREDS of such field trips must have come through there, and the box is still safe and secure. Bravo, Dorks Anonymous and CrowGirl!

1) Beading around the bushes.

2) Squatter's rights.

3) Really getting intuit.

4) Cheer Leaders.

5) More trail magic.

6) Condolences on the loss of a boxing buddy.

7) A three hour tour... which one of you is Gilligan?

8) Maintaining the Status Quote.

9) I promised to Relay the message.

10) Jonesing for some boxing.

11) Father's Day is coming up soon...

12) Six degrees of Bacon.

13) Drexel Girls just guano have fun.

14) Osculation remuneration.

15) Answers are just a Click (and Clack) away.

16) Another noble cause.

17) Boxcar.

18) Teaching old dogs new trigs.

19) Webfoot's there, vendor need arises.

20) Planting is planting, right?

21) Stats all, folks!

Have a great weekend, everyone! And watch out for those albino cannibals...



At 12:57 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Suffice to say I havent' laughed so hard in a long time as when I read "Alum Rock and the Heinous Albino Menace"...however, I am glad that you and Katie made it out alive...but I would never chance it again to get to a letterbox!


At 2:37 PM, Blogger Jimmy said...

Possum on a stick....mmmmm thems good eatin.


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