Thursday, October 31, 2013

Things You Find in a Desert

I probably should post Halloween-y stuff tonight, but I already wrote this entry four or five days ago (minus this sentence) and forgot to post it, so I'll write about Halloween later.

I've complained several times in previous blog entries that I feel like I'm stuck in a time loop, repeating the same events of my life, over and that should break the monotony of a normal person's life, like parades and community clean-up days and blanket-making on.  Not that it's a terrible thing, but it makes it hard to write a post about said-activity when I've already written about it x-amount of times in the past.  

Well, staying true to that premise, here's "Community Clean-Up Day Take 6."  Or 7.  Or 9.  Crap, I don't know.

This year I thought I'd do my first (and last) annual "Things You Find in a Desert" Edition.  So here you go, ladies and gentlemen...things you might find in a desert:

 A king-sized mattress.

 A roll of carpet.

 A box of broken doll parts (creepy).

 A couch.

 Another mattress.

An abandoned car.

 Some more carpet.

A baby tarantula.

You might also find 20 broken television sets, a refrigerator, a few drug needles, two more fully grown tarantulas, mountains of discarded concrete, broken glass, enough artificial foliage to start a pseudo-garden, and a Bible (but you might not have your cell phone available to take pics of those things because you gave it to one of your students to hold for you because girls' jeans' pockets are too damn small).

So that concludes the 6th (or 7th or 9th or whatever-th) edition of Community Clean-Up Day.


  1. I like that you threw in "a few drug needles," like the desert doesn't have enough crap without the mention of those darn junkies! LOL. Also, the picture of the tarantula make me shiver. Bugs/spiders are not my friend!! :)

    1. Wait--the drug needles were left by JUNKIES? I thought they were left by nurses and doctors who happened to take a stroll through the desert and lost them. ;)

    2. Hehe, well the two aren't necessarily mutually exclusive! :P

  2. LOL Jodi! And I've NEVER found a tarantula in the desert...I'm so jealous!

    1. I was shocked to see one. I guess tarantulas are supposed to be native to the desert, but in all my years of living here, I've never see one out in the wild. Two of my students (plus one parent chaperone) got to hold it and were super excited. :)

  3. Loved ALL the pictures, Jodi :D Seems like a fun time loop!
    Also don't get your updates anymore...don't know what's wrong.:(


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