14 July 2008
Portland, Camp Naughty, & Strange Love
If divorce has taught me one thing (and it's actually taught me several things), it is that people are nice. Over those 12 - 15 years, I didn't spend a lot of time with other people, I didn't go many places, and I really didn't have the opportunity to allow people to do nice things for me. I took care of myself, and made sure I didn't "impose" on anyone, or get in any one's way. I rarely asked for so much as a glass of water (I can get it myself)... in fact, unless I needed something heavy lifted, I really didn't ask for help.
At this point in my life, not only am I working on "asking" for things, but also just allowing people to do nice, helpful things for me. I still have a long road ahead, but I think I'm making progress. Though, I do have this huge fear of people considering me "helpless" or "princess-y" in any way.
You may be asking, "Giddy, what the hell does this have to do with Portland?"
Let me tell you... I was so well taken care of this weekend, I didn't know what to do with myself. CamiKaos, MissBurrows, DrNormal, and MartinWehner are amazing.
I was greeted at the airport by CamiKaos, and MissBurrows, who were holding a GIANT Camp Naughty sign, and getting plenty of attention for it. Then after grabbing my luggage, I got to meet MartinWehner, who was our awesome chauffeur.
We picked up lunch at Burgerville (YUM!), then off to the Casa de Kaos to eat and prep for Camp Naughty.
CamiKaos and MissBurrows Naughty Camp was great. I was excited to meet the other campers, and rightly so! MediaChick, Verso, BadMom, and Joleine were so much fun.
Recording the Strange Love podcast was a hilarious and enjoyable experience. You should definitely go and listen when you get a chance (and if you are wondering, my interview is the last one). **Warning: Sexually Explicit Content**
I really had a great time, and can't wait to do it again!
Tomorrow, I'll write about Saturday... which we dubbed "Camp Lazy." And, my happy surprise on Sunday.