Random thoughts from an idle mind

Dorks on Parade!!

Posted on November 13, 2007. Filed under: Random thoughts from an idle mind | Tags: , , |

Greeting Campers,

They say an idle mind is the devil’s playground….

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Sorry Campers… Tom Brady made me do that!!!

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Things that make you say Hmm…

Posted on November 10, 2007. Filed under: Random thoughts from an idle mind | Tags: , , |

Greetings Campers,

Just a quick thought for you to sit back and contemplate. I have a cool little gadget on my igoogle page. It’s called things to ponder. Once Camp Dork/ First Year man Jayson gets the new WCQ Dell server up and running, I will add it to the blog. Todays thing to ponder seemed relevant to the winter camper thought process. So here it is….

“If you try to fail, and succeed. Which have you done?” Hmm……………………….

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Captn Rob comes in from the cold

Posted on November 2, 2007. Filed under: Random thoughts from an idle mind | Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

Greetings campers,

After rolling out of my sleeping bag this morning I noticed two things. 1. I was covered in leaves. 2. They were all over the place. Being a camper the first thing that entered my mind was… Mrs. Captn Rob would not like all of the leaves lying around the camp site. The second thing that entered my mind was… she would want someone to clear them out, and that someone would be me. So I did what any self respecting camper would do, I looked for a good place to hide. Nowwww, Mrs. Captn Rob is a smart woman so I went to hide in the last place she would look for a grizzled winter camper. Inside the house.

So after a long trek back to the Captn Rob villa, I’m sitting on the couch with a piping hot cup of Mountain Grown Folgers Coffee in my hands watching the news. After about an hour of channel flipping through Fox and Friends, MSNBC’s Morning Joe, CNN’s Robin and Company, Squawk Box, and VH1, my head was so full of ideas, I thought it was going to explode.

So come back often today as there are going to be a lot of new posts.

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Are campers lazy?

Posted on October 25, 2007. Filed under: General Posts, Random thoughts from an idle mind | Tags: , , , , , |

Morning Campers. It’s an invigorating 45 degrees outside sunny and windy. I thought I would grab my laptop, a piping hot cup of Folgers classic roast coffee , and head to the patio. To get in the proper frame of mind for camping, I’ll write this post sitting here in just some shorts and camp moccasons. (Much to the dismay of my neighbors)

Well some people accuse winter campers of being lazy unmotivated slackers. And I here today to say that I take acceptation to that statement and would like to defend the honor of all winter campers. But that seems like a lot of work…. So then I thought I would write a scathing rebuttle, but that also seemed like a lot of work and may have required some thought… So I just decided to post a couple of links to stuff other people wrote. 25 things every man should know This is from Popular Mechanics Magazine Enjoy.

Man it’s kinda breezy out here!

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Who’s a winter camper?

Posted on October 20, 2007. Filed under: Random thoughts from an idle mind | Tags: , , , , , , |

Way back in the far reaches of time, there were a couple of regular guys. This was so long ago that there were no Motorola cell phones, No Blackberry’s, No IPods, No Dell Laptop Computers, Apple was a fruit. Bill Gates was still unknown. McDonald’s still served sandwiches in Styrofoam. Coke, and Budwiser cans still had pull tabs. No-one had heard of a CD let alone Blueray. A 26″ RCA was a big screen TV. Only women drank Tab. It was an analog world and these two were a couple of analog guys.

Doug Lemond was a former high school baseball player married to his high school sweetheart with a new born daughter. He worked at a shoe store which at that time was called The Athlete’s Foot. It later became known as the Finish Line. At “The Foot as we called it then, Doug met Rob Wagoner, (That’s me, your charming and delightful blogger) and they struck up a friendship.

Rob had just started dating a girl who would eventually become his wife. She probably already knew that, but like all regular guys Rob didn’t have a clue. The two couples would get together every so often and drink wine and play cards. Doug and Rob would also go out on occasion for a few of their favorite adult beverages. Somehow, much to their dismay, Rob and Doug found themselves in hot water with the spouse and future spouse each time they went out on their own. Being logical (Cause they are guys), and being guys they decided to come up with a plan. They would do something, that would be fun, where they could invite the girls, and still have a 100% chance that the girls would give their blessing and not want to go. After a few adult beverages they came up with their ingenious plan. Let’s go camping in February!!! Tada!

The next time all four were back together, Doug and Rob announced their camping plan. It was received by the women (at first) in the exact way our two heros thought it would be received. They invited the women to go camping and were told in no uncertain terms no way were they going camping when it was cold. This is where things started to go wrong. I don’t think i mentioned it before, but Doug’s beautiful wife who I dearly love and respect, Angie, is evil. Not just a little evil, a lot evil, and smart. Not a good combination if you are married to her or hang out with the guy who is married to her. You see the ingenious part of Doug and Rob’s plan was that they would spend a number of evenings with the guys having adult beverages “planning” the camping trip. If they had enough of these “planning” meetings the spouse and future spouse would see these as part of the normal routine and Doug and Rob would then stay out of hot water. If they planned long enough the weather would turn moderate before they actually went camping. As I mentioned, Angie is evil. She is also smart. She knew that if she called Doug’s manhood into question, she could force him to do something he wasn’t planning on doing. (Like camping in February) So the next time the group was together, Angie started in with when are you two sissys going camping. Real men would go on the coldest weekend of the year. You know the drill. Those kind of challenges can’t be ignored. That type of challenge has to be taken, so we went.

Everyone thought we were nuts, including us. No one died, or froze. We had bad equipment. We had a great time. That is how winter camping started and Wilderness Doug and Captn Rob were created.

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It’s almost here

Posted on October 20, 2007. Filed under: General Posts, Random thoughts from an idle mind |

The leaves are turning. There is a hint of chill in the air. Most people don’t look forward to winter, but then most people are not winter campers. What is a winter camper you ask? A winter camper is the rarest of campers. They are the few, the most hardy, the bravest of all campers. If you believe anything of what you just read, you might be winter camper material.

Stop back for later posts and I will go into what makes a winter camper and the history of this group of winter campers. I will, with the help of my fellow winter campers also post some product reviews along with some free and mostly unsolicited advise. Unfortunately winter campers lean towards the highly opinionated and somewhat long winded side of the fence, make yourself comfortable and enjoy.

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