Listling: 18 Things Found In The Wrong Places While Organizing A-Camp Supplies

1. Waiters wine bottle opener (first aid kit)

2. CoverGirl Liquiline Blast in purple, mine (first aid kit)

3. Setlist from “Bright Lights, Big Campground: An Evening With Haviland Stillwell” (High Tea supply box)

4. Handwritten sign that reads “I DID NOT PEE MYSELF” (general supply box)

5. Guitar tab for “Call Your Girlfriend” (general supply box)

6. Original poem written by an A-Camper (general crafting box)

7. Small water guns, green and purple (first aid kit)

8. Buttons, Thundercats cabin (Trader Joe’s bag)

9. American chocolates, assorted (Trader Joe’s bag)

10. Canadian chocolates, assorted (Trader Joe’s bag)

11. Boomerang, Runaways cabin (lip balm supply box)

12. Reasons you’re nervous to pick up on chicks, anonymously written on slips of paper (pen box)

13. Boxcutter, green, property of Trader Joe’s (library box)

14. Unopened package of plastic shot glasses (zine supply box)

15. Face paint sticks, used (library box)

16. Plastic pitcher, property Alpine Meadows Retreat (t-shirt stenciling supply box)

17. Makeup case used to hold tampons, mine (zine supply box)

18. Two battery-operated headlamps (makeup case used to hold tampons)

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    • i believe the poem is about sex/love. i mean, on the surface at least. can’t speak to its depths.

      • You see, now I’m trying to imagine a poem that uses erotic lady love imagery as a metaphor for the glory of the unicorn. And now, I hope, so are you.

  1. Headlamp’s in the right place. What if you need to put tampon in in the dark?
    Campers are prepared.

  2. The zine supply box is a totally legitimate place to store shot glasses. They are imperative to the zine-making process.

  3. Ummm, please tell me you’re bringing those shot glasses back to camp, because they will be necessary!

      • Oh thank goodness! I will not be bringing shot glasses this time around.

        Um, maybe? I honestly can’t remember. Consider it an A Camp corkscrew now!

  4. I like the plastic alpine meadows pitcher, and imagining how that ended up going home with you

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