Saturday, August 14, 2010

I want to be the very best... BEDA # 14

... like no one ever was. To find them is my real test, the journey is my cause. I will travel across the land, searching far and wide. Each Geocach to aprehend, the treasure that's inside! GEOCACHE!
-Geocache theme song 

I just spontaneously made hummus.

Now I am sitting here, eating it. Here, have some. *offers bowl of hummus and some pita* Now that we have snackies, let's get down to business.

Yesterday was hot, as I believe I mentioned.* Last night, it rained. Blog readers, do you know what happens when it is ungodly hot, and then a cool(ish) rain falls? Steam. There was steam rolling around almost all of the streets. I had to pick up The Diva from a friend's house when it was dark, and seeing the steam illuminated by my headlights... well, it almost made the heat worth it. (I say that sitting in my weather-controlled, air conditioned dining room.)

On to today's business. That was yesterday's business, this is today's: I went Geocaching! My friend-- who I would nickname The Salutatorian, since she is going to be salutatorian at my school,** except she has already commented on my blog, and I already mentioned her by name-- Libby and I met up at 10:30 and drove to a park near her house, where reportedly there was a Geocache that had been found nine days ago. 

We ended up going about a two minute struggle off the trail of the park and into the scary woods infested with spider webs, bugs of all sorts, and I swear I saw a vulture. But we found it! We found the box! It was so, so exciting! Because another friend (Kristen) and I had tried to find three other caches, but FAILED.

We signed the log with "The Harry Potter Heroines" because we are just that cool. Plus, we felt pretty heroic for having traversed the scary woods to find the box.

Once we found that cache, it had gone from mildly hot (as an aftereffect of the rain the night before) to OH MY GOD I AM MELTING. So we went to my lovely air-conditioned car and drove to get lunch at a pizza place.

THEN*** we called our dear friend Alysa and picked her up to go on another hunt! We decided to go to a cemetery near her house (because really, how cool does that sound??). But it wasn't as cool as it sounded. It was clearly pretty new, and not at all scary. And the cache wasn't even near the plots. It was farther away, in a tree.

By the time we found that cache, it was definitely time to quit; it was getting hotter every minute, and Libby and I still need to do some homework. WHICH, coincidentally, I should be doing right now. Once I post this blog, I am going to go have a shower (did I mention it was HOT?) and then do some homework. Because school starts in HOLY SHIT I JUST DID THE MATH three days! Crap... uh..... Oh no, I'm going into panic mode! I think this is the part where I leave??

With much hyperventillating,

Something I learned today: How to use my GPS (whose name is Myrtle) to track our coordinates, rather than have her send us to some coordinates. It works much better this way.

*Without checking, I can safely assume that I talked about the sweltering heat. You see, dear readers, I do not like the heat. But I like to complain. And where better to complain about things that I do not like but on my blog? Now, back to the top you go! Shoo!

**I feel I should mention that another of my best friends, Sarah (who did BEDA back in April 2009) is going to be our Valedictorian. This in no way undermines Libby's achievements. It just means that I am incredibly proud of both of them.

***You thought I was finished, didn't you? Oh no, my story is not finished! Keep reading! Go on, scroll back up.


  1. I would just like to let you know, that not only did I just try to go find a geocache right now out of pure excitement that this exists, but I have also planned to make this a date with my boyfriend on Monday AND do this with my friend next week.

  2. Maggie, I have no idea why you thought ANYTHING near my house would be scary as the whole of my suburban neighborhood is next to new.

    I would also like to go on record and say that jeans are not quite the appropriate attire for August geocaching.

    But... It was fun and I enjoyed the only time I spent with you two this entire summer, even if it was only 40 minutes and I will be writing/blogging another "safari like" entry about our excursion.

    That is all.

  3. That sounds a fun, I feel I may need to see if we got something like that around here, it seems unlikely, but I will check anyway

    This is mildly unrelated to what you posted My GPS hates me, she is an angry British Woman whom I call Trevor. She yells, even when I'm going in the right direction.

  4. Steam? Weird. It sounds cool, though!

    PANIC MODE AHHH SCARY. Good luck with school! :/