Camping with Girl Scouts

Took the Girl Scouts camping this weekend.  Here's an ambient poem made up of overheard snippets of their conversations.

Girl Scouts, Paradise Camp, June 2012

Girl Time!
What color are your flip flops?
Who moved my shoes?
Let's go outside and put our heads under the water fountain.
There's a turkey! Some people told us, last year, it attacked their camp!
I can't believe how blue the sky is.  Isn't it amazing?

Margaret, they want cookies.
Can we have this Nutty as a Fruitcake thing?
I found more yogurt balls.
That was supposed to go in my mouth.
Cashews are curvy, like me.

Oh. Oh.  Oh my God.
Circus people.
That guy is riding on the back of his car.  What an idiot.
That lady looked like she was topless.

B.S., Mary, B.S.  B.S. to Mary.
Right now, that is a synonym for cousin.
She said she was gonna put Nair in my shampoo.
And when I count to three, draw your weapons.
I'll be the victim.

All that physical work.  Is it really necessary?

The book trailer contest is now closed! I'll be putting up the top five photos later this week.  But here are a few more beauties to contemplate:

Here's Laurie.  Definitely Isis!
Here's Deb looking incredibly strong.  
To me, strength says the Indian goddess, Devi, who saved the world.  


Jean Spitzer said...

"Cashews are curvy, like me."

Love it. Paradise camp?

More spectacular photos.

Carrie Rosalind said...

Haha, love the poem and it's totally inspired me to write poetry in this way. And I LOVE the pictures today! :)

Rois said...

Those camp comments are so much more civilized than the ones my boys bring back from Scout Camp.

The boys would have stalked and killed the turkey for dinner,like the chipmunk they ate one year.

As a lover of cashews I am totally stealing the curvy comment.

Susan Campisi said...

Love the ambient poem! What a brilliant idea and execution.

"That guy is riding on the back of his car. What an idiot."

Such great visuals.

And the goddess photos are wonderful.

Deb @ Paper Turtle said...

:o) I'm not sure what impresses me most, the fact that you survived the camping trip or this awesome poetic blog post. I love it!

PS: I love the idea of Devi! Yeah...I could totally save the world if I wanted to! ;o)

Ms M said...

Great poem! It'd be fun to perform using several goddess voices.
And more cool goddess photos. Looking forward to seeing your trailer!

Margaret said...

Jean, paradise camp was the name of o.ur campsite .

Deb, you could totally save the world.

Petrea Burchard said...

"Right now, that is a synonym for cousin." That makes me wonder what the synonym is. Don't tell me.

Well, I just love this post. Damn, I want me a camel! And an upper body workout!

Addey said...

I just stumbled upon your blog and I'm loving it. Are you sure you were't camping with my Girl Scouts?

Isn't amazing what truths fall out of the mouths of our girls when they're not aware of it?

Pasadena Adjacent said...

So what color are your flip flops?

Jaime...My Love said...

That poem takes me right back, oh to be an adolescent girl again! Love the camel, great pic!

Desiree said...

This is priceless. You deserve a happy hour for surviving

Country Girl said...

Love the girl scout camping poem! Aren't camping trips always fun?!

Alison said...

Great poem Margaret..sounds like a fun trip!
Alison xx

altadenahiker said...

It's got a splash of Dylan Thomas.