Sunday, June 17, 2007

Guest bloggers: Firefighter Softball Tourney for Burn Camp



My log cabin blanket is going to be much photographed in it's stages of development. Yesterday said blanket got to join some very sweet fireman at their union fundraiser for Burn Camp, now known as Camp I am Me. They didn't even blink when I asked them. And their team was up to bat, no less.

I am lucky to be alive today . These cicadas were nearly the death of me yesterday. My friend Jen came with me to the FF fundraiser. She does not have cicadas by her house, only 10 miles or so from my town. Well, as we were driving to the fields, she was pretty appalled at them flying into the windshields etc. Most unfortunately, a cicada had hopped into the car as she picked me up. Unbeknownst to her. I didn't spot him until we were on our way and it was between her feet pedalwise.

A very sincere prayer was said in my head "please don't let her see it until we get there, please dont " etc.


Damn bug. It climbed up her leg and we swerved across our lane a bit as Jen screamed and well, reacted. I recall saying :JEN! JEN ! DRIVE! And POP she snapped out of it when it flew off. We pulled over. She hopped out of the car. I found the little begger now under her seat and picked him up and threw him far.....
That was not our only excitement of the day.....

We won the grand prize raffle drawing for a very fancy Weber grill. I put both our names on the ticket as her birthday is today. We are going to split the thing somehow....hee hee hee.

and roast cicadas on the grill........................

knitting news tomorrow.

7 comments:

Allison said...

The fireman on the far right is a hottie. I must get off for this tournament next year! (Oh and your blanket looks nice as well)

Katherine said...

Hmmmm, roasted cicadas--I have eaten grasshoppers, but I don't know about cicadas. Congratulations anyway (and try a steak!).

The blanket looks good.

Jennifer said...

Mmmm - nice guest picture. They seem to beat out mine. I'm glad the bug story turned out OK - cars and scary bugs sound like a recipe for disaster. I'm glad you averted any such ending. Great news about the Weber grill!

Kim said...

Love the firefighters with log cabin picture!

Karen said...

Great guest bloggers...yuck cicadas.

Donna Boucher said...

I love your guest bloggers with yarn objects.
It's so David Letterman.

Oddball funny.

Love your sense of humor :o)

Jen!~ said...

Nice group of good looking guys. Yeah for you and friend winning grill. I had a wasp one time land right between my legs when I was driving. Talk about pulling over to the roadside in a hurry. I know just how your friend felt. Glad it turned out ok.

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