Monday, June 22, 2009

Another Summer in the Corn

Because I had such a great time there last year, and met people I can't go another year without seeing... I'm headed back to Iowa to detassel corn!

To make a very long, complicated explanation short, the job involves walking up and down corn rows and pulling off "tassels" so that the corn plants pollinate properly. Sunburns from hot hot hot days in the sun, (or rain if we are extremely unlucky), sore feet, aching backs, seeing tassels when we close our eyes, Ipods running out of charge halfway down a row... and the list goes on..

Nonetheless it's all kinda fun. Especially the days we visit "Big Blue" (a lake nearby) or when we decide to play a prank on the guy's house and it SUCCEEDS! or when there is a particularly thrilling ping pong game going on. But my favourite part... the LIGHTENING BUGS! If only I could take a few home.

Excited? YES! ... Packed? Not even close:S

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Snipper Happy

Woohoo! I'm now a real driver.

At long last, I have said goodbye to a green sidekick who has been with me at all times over the last few years, whether I liked it or not. He made me nervous when I was breaking the rules, and was constantly disappearing and making me late because I had to look for him. He also had a habit of jumping off the back of my car and running away with people who wanted a green sidekick of their own. Not very loyal.

RIP Mr. Green.