I think it's about time I told you guys about my experience at camp this year. I've been every year, so at this point I'm pretty much treated like royalty by the counselors and campers. I think this might be my tenth year in fact.
What I love about my summer camp is how it feels like a safe haven from all the d*** heads in the world. Seriously, everyone here is so nice, and I even have proof for that. We start every session with a game called All of my Friends. It's pretty much like Never Have I Ever. One person goes to the front of the room and says something about them like what they're wearing, what they like, etc. And those who have the same trait must run to the other side of the room, and the last person to get there and find a place to sit must be the next person to say something.
Eventually, I was the last person to get to the other side, and I said this. "All of my friends who watch My Little Pony Friendship is Magic." 105 people attended my camp session this year, and around 10-15 people ran to the other side. No one was making fun of me afterwards, no one found it abnormal, and they still treated me like the ultimate camper I was and will always be. It's moments like these when I start having a little bit more faith in humanity.
The rest of the session was fun as always. We did an Olympic games-esque activity while it was pouring down rain, which made it way more intense and fun. We played a game called Betty Crocker where we pass bags of flour, soda cans, and broken watermelons amongst each other. And to clean off, we got on a giant slip n' slide with soap on it.
But the best part of the session was the talent showcase. I do a comedy routine every year, and the reception is always hugely positive. In fact, it's one of the main reasons I'm treated with so much respect at camp. Everyone's super excited to see what I do next. Last year, I performed a skit where I was basically announcing my campaign to be president, and my slogan was "Make American Grapes Again!"
This year, I not only did a routine very reminiscent of Louis C.K., but I also did some singing too. My cabin went up as an entire act where we all sang All Star together. A couple of them had guitars, others were back up singers, another guy was sort of like the hype man, and was the lead singer because I know all of the words. I think I kind of went with a Jack Black style singing voice for it.
But also did some singing of my own. I performed The Saga Begins by Weird Al Yankovic and I also sang NOW That's What I Call Polka with some female counselors as back up singers. It makes me feel good every year because I just love entertaining people so much. If I can get someone to smile, that's all the payment I really need.
And that was my camp experience this year! If you managed to make it to the end of this stupidly long status post, then you get to know that I'm almost halfway done with my next list. This one was so much easier to write than the last two by the way. I love Wander Over Yonder and We Bare Bears, but they are so simple and comedy focused that it gets really hard to talk about them over an entire journal entry. So you can expect this next list to be much more like Gravity Falls in terms of structure.