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Thursday, July 14

WEEK 6 - HIPPIE HOSTEL & THEME SONG

For week six, we drove 80 miles south to brunswick to a hostel we were actually asked not to name, because the hippies want to keep it secret, but basically its a (www.) HOSTEL IN THE FOREST(.org) since we arrived so late last night, we were given an abbreviated tour in virtual darkness, which really means we saw nothing. Our guide was a 32 year-old dude from san fran who wanted an escape and was assisted by a young lady who in true hippie form, rejected undergarments of any kind. Our cabin, "The Peacock House", had two wood walls and two screen walls, uncomfortable plastic mattresses, and a number of insect tenants, including a moth that earned a death sentence by attempting to relocate his residence to behind tadd's glasses. And it was sweltering, this was no joke hot. 100° and humid. (the humid part probably had something with it being set in a swamp which we didnt realize until morning.) pretty exciting.



nevertheless, we ventured out into the darkness with hopes of canoeing in the middle of the night. we went up the trail to the lake, squealing like little girls at any and all animal noises/insect rustling. we finally found the lake, and after i decided to step into a pretty large ant hill, we prepped the canoe for a voyage. with only a mini maglite to guide us, we shipped off into the black and realized nature is no fun, and frankly plain scary in the dark.



so we paddled back to shore, ran back to the...camp or huts or trash heaps, whatever and conversed with the local tree-folk. this discussion ranged from hippie festivals, to bmx bike accidents, to lesbians, to feet. They gave us leftover blue berry pie as we talked about hippie life and they bummed cigarettes from Tadd.



sleeping was also awesome with the many roaches and high heat keeping us awake. well actually keeping tadd awake, strangely enough i fell asleep pretty fast. well not even strangely, those who know me can attest to the fact that i can sleep anywhere, anytime. so while i indulged in my talents, tadd stayed up, too cranky, sweaty and scared of a repeat kamikaze moth attack to sleep.







we awoke to rooster calls and mosquitos and more heat. this is when tadd banged his head on the top of the door frame no less than 3 times in about 45 seconds, fortunately the doorframe was exactly my height so I could provide him with an optical illusion of safety. after I munched on a community breakfast..








we decided to try canoeing again. nature looks much less frightening in the daylight. So we rowed out there and tied up to their floating dock and jumped in the lake swam around, splashed and got bored. The good thing about the lake though, we got a brief respite from the hordes of mosquitos gnawing on us. Im serious, hundreds, thousands of mosquitos on every inch of this hostel completely bent on human destruction. Annoying. But we did find a weird rope swing on a trail where we chilled out for a bit and for some reason we spontaneously sang the theme song to cheers, and was born the second half of this wednesday that will be explained after the hostel story.



when we got back, we chased chickens and i mistakingly asked if we could help out in any way with the daily chores. we were handed rakes and told to get the leaves off the sand pathways. good one. after being handed the rakes i looked at tadd and asked "are you mad at me?" but before the words even came out of my mouth he had replied with "yes"





After twenty minutes and 1500 bug bites, we bailed and ran off to the spring-fed pool (otherwise known as a rectangle lake) where we took full advantage of the rope swing. that shits not easy. at one point some little kid, i dunno maybe seven or eight years old, ran up to me and yelled, "throw me in the pool! but not hard!' of course i obliged him. i think he had a bunch of bites or was developing rash of some kind. after more ridiculous splashings and rope swing attempts, we decided our time was up at the hostel.





but before we left i tried out their open air shower, which is basically, half a room with a bead door and the shower part opened up with the forest behind you. i took an abbreviated shower with my trunks on in case someone walked by or came in thinking the shower available. afterward i figured i was being ridiculous and started to change in there when miss-no-underroos-hippie showed up and saw my ass. dammit.

let me whine once more about how many mosquitos there were...look at my back, evidence! tadd is immune to mosquitos because of strict diet of onions, jalapenos, hot sauce and garlic. curse my sweet tooth!



oh i almost forgot, on the way there, we stopped at a mcdonald's/gas station, where the clerk was arguing with a mcdonald's employee and shouted, "yeah? i'll fuck you in the ass!" then turned to us and rung up our purchases. to add to the bizarre roadside oasis, there was a strange older man with seriously, some kind of brace or cast or bandage on every joint and a sock tied around his head, demanding ice cream. gotta love gramps.

also. a theme song for Wacky Wednesdays™ has been recorded. Tadd is some kindve a music dude, and ran with the idea. We sortve co-opted a theme you might be familar with, but whatever. Tadd made the music and took the lead on the vocals, but I gave an allstar performance on the duet chorus. I am not exactly a vocal virtuoso, and was a bit nervous about singing somewhere that wasn't in my car, alone, but i think it came out pretty funny/good.





take a listen HERE

and always remember...

4 Comments:

  • THEME SONG LYRICS:

    Making our way in the world today takes everything we got.
    seven days and 9 to 5 sure dont help alot.

    Wouldn't you like to go away?

    Sometimes we want to go
    where no one knows our names
    but theyre always glad we came
    we will go then share with you
    all the fun and all the pain
    we wanna go just because
    its wednesday

    goin places weve never been
    to meet folks silly and strange
    we wanna go just because
    its wednesday

    The week is too long but we sing this song with everything we got
    making new friends aint easy when youre not exactly hot

    wouldnt you like to run away?

    Sometimes we want to go
    where no one knows our names
    but theyre always glad we came
    we will go then share with you
    all the fun and all the pain
    we wanna go just because
    its wednesday

    goin places weve never been
    to meet folks silly and strange
    we wanna go just because
    its wednesday

    By Blogger TADD WEDNESDAY, at 8:08 PM  

  • AHAHAHAHHAHA i love you guys. and not in a drunk way. for real.

    By Blogger swirlogirl, at 9:49 PM  

  • HA

    hilarious

    and i love the theme song lyrics

    By Blogger amanda, at 2:56 PM  

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