Wednesday, August 26, 2009


I saw this video on Mine to Thine and it made me think about an experience I had. I and a few friends were camping out at the Gorge for Creation 2000 when I was in junior high school. It was HOT, the showers were freezing, drinking water stayed cold for seconds only, and using the outhouse was a horrific and traumatizing experience every time. It was a three day weekend and by morning number two, I was cranky.

I rolled out of my sleeping bag, donned a pair of sandals and went shuffling off to the outhouse, still in my pajamas, contemplating the niceties of civilization [plumbing, for instance] and I must have been scowling. Or frowning. Because as I was about to walk by a gaggle of [very cute] boys one of them says, "Aww, someone needs a hug."

And before I knew it there were about four [very cute] guys giving me a group hug. How could that not make me smile?

I have no idea who they were, and I never saw them again but I remember the hug and it still makes me smile.


  1. does this mean you'll be handing out hugs at work tomorrow? Sign me up!

  2. Lol. Doubt it unless Spence comes in. I've got a hug for him because I don't know what to say to him about his daughter.

  3. Hugs from random people are sometimes the best thing.

    Happy VGNO!

  4. Happy late VGNO! Two things:

    1. Are you from Washington? I live in Lake Chelan - about two hours (or less, if the hubs is driving) from The Gorge.

    2. I loved The Lovely Bones. I just finished The Dust of 100 Dogs, which I couldn't put down! I reviewed it on my blog today. :)


  5. I live in Spokane, Washington. :) Wish I'd been at the Gorge for the Nickleback concert they just did.

    I had a hard time with the Lovely Bones. It was so sad, I finished it and then went and watched a happy kiddy movie to cheer myself up.

  6. the lovely bones was a beautiful book, thouhg. As for the hugs, I liked this when i came across it a while back.. I think it's a really neat idea...but i don't know if i could do it...