Thursday, August 25, 2016

Paddling at Camp G: Aug. 24/16


On Aug. 24 & 25 I had to test the drinking water at Camp Gitchigomee for our rental group there. (I've been certified!)

While there I also tested the river water for its paddlability.


Monday, August 22, 2016

Puzzles & Games with KLU: Aug. 22/16



We also played Battling Tops, Mastermind, and Battleships.


Friday, August 19, 2016

Weird Al Yankovic Concert: Aug. 18/16


Set List

Intro (Fun Zone)
Tacky (Weird Al begins singing outside before walking through venue & auditorium enroute to stage)
Lame Claim to Fame
Now That's What I Call Polka!
Perform This Way
Dare to Be Stupid
First World Problems
Smells Like Nirvana
Party in the CIA / It's All About the Pentiums / Handy / Bedrock Anthem / Another One Rides the Bus / Ode to a Superhero / Gump / Inactive / eBay Canadian Idiot
Wanna B Ur Lovr
Eat It / I Lost on Jeopardy / I Love Rocky Road / Like a Surgeon (Acoustic medley; "Eat It" played to the tune of Clapton's "Layla")
White & Nerdy
Word Crimes
Amish Paradise

We All Have Cell Phones
The Saga Begins

Twenty or so of us waited for an hour outside afterwards. Eventually we were lined up to meet Al as he sat on the front steps of his tour bus. We were allowed one autograph and no pictures. I had him autograph a page onto which I'd taped my 1999 and 1996 photos with him. I told him that his commentary for his movie "UHF" is the best commentary ever (seriously it is!).

A few of my not very good pictures

Here are much better pix by someone named Paul Stuart who sat with my friend, Chris Jason. They'll give you a better idea of the show.


Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Manitoba Pioneer Camp August Boys 2016


The session itself ran from Aug. 8 - 19, but I left on the 17th (in order to be ready for the Weird Al concert on the 18th). My main role was leading songs during Intermediate Bible Study & evening Songs and Stories.

Other activities included dispensing Hand Sanitizer (especially to combat this year's "Bugawump"), leading "Little Cabin in the Woods" (and also a pre-camp Family campfire sing-along), running the "Puzzles With Peps" club, participating in the Section Heads' Bible Study, holding my umbrella over the official video-camera, helping make decorations for the Banquet I'd miss, playing Elrond in "The Council of Elrond" scene in Sunday Chapel, and Buddy-Checking at Free Swim.

Links to all my years at MPC

Playlist of MPC 2016 Vids

Tron Banquet

New addition to the Back Path

I ended up stuck in the office for three hours!

LIT Rebellion

Lord Elrond Half-Elven(-Half-Construction-Paper)

Walk Around the Island Trail

Puzzle With Peps Club

Raft-Making in Wilderness Skills

My Cabin, #10

A Paradox

Cardboard banquet decorations made by Flossie and Mr. Flossie.

What a program director's mailbox should look like.

My MPC shirt collection