My co-workers were adamant I take the "Which Muppet Are You?" online survey. They thought I would be Beaker. Here are my results: You got: Beaker You're the strong silent type. You're easily stressed and you're a bit clumsy, but you take your work very seriously. Translation: "Meep meep meep meep meep. Meep meep meep … Continue reading Muppet Test
"Why did so many people call you weird?" my mother asked, having read the comments written in my 8th Grade yearbook. Um... because I was? Especially during the 8th Grade. I'll spare you a full re-creation of the conversation(s) that followed, as it/they went on for weeks, and as I never managed to supply my … Continue reading Keep Campfire Tales Weird!
The weather forecast for Los Angeles has been promising rain this past week. "Promising?" Not "predicting?" Exactly. We've endured fires and heat for what seems like forever. Everyone I know is eagerly anticipating Wednesday's showers. I set out to write a "rain dance" post, which led me to research the archives for this golden oldie. … Continue reading Silver Lining
During my two-hour commute to work on Tuesday (45 minutes longer than normal, thanks to... an accident? After 90 minutes of bumper-to-bumper traffic, the road suddenly cleared up with no explanation) I called a few friends usually available at that hour, hoping one of them would talk me through a particularly tedious stretch, when it … Continue reading Woes-Colored Glasses
I woke up this morning to the sound of rain on the roof. "Uh-oh!" I thought. "Better hurry and post those leaf photos. I can't get TWO seasons behind!" Speaking of "Falling," I've traded in my wristband. I'm still a Fall Guy, but not in "that way." Not that my hikes are worry free, but … Continue reading Fall Guy
Joy: Do you ever look at someone and wonder, what is going on inside their head? ~ Inside Out, written by Meg LeFauve, Josh Cooley, Pete Doctor Ever since researching the post Petroglyph National Monument, I've been meditating on the idea of "inverted relief." Inverted Relief refers to landscape features that have reversed their elevation … Continue reading The Shape of Your Heart
Have you ever started to say something, realized what a mistake you were making, and then successfully finished the sentence in another direction? Yeah, me neither. I mean, I've tried, but even when I've stuttered my way through a semi-coherent replacement sentence, there's always that feeling that the person listening can see right through me. … Continue reading What the Dickens?!
In grade school, I attended a program called, "MGM" which stood for "Mentally Gifted Minors." Someone eventually changed the name -- one would assume because "MGM" was famously taken, but maybe just because labeling one group of kids as Mentally Gifted meant saying that all the other kids were not. (And now, as I consider … Continue reading Bryce Brain Teaser
Can you please help me choose my bio photo for this site? Previously, I shared some abstract photos of myself, and some silly photos. Good news/bad news: Here come four more! One of these would make a great "About Me" photo on this site -- but which one? (Or should I rotate them throughout the … Continue reading Photo Finish
There is no there there. ~ Gertrude Stein Campfire Tales is not meant to be about me. It's about... aw, you already know. I've written many posts about the goal of the blog, what brought me here, and so on. Still, my site feels a little <ahem> faceless. To address that, I've decided to bring … Continue reading This Isn’t Me