I have just a few minutes to post, because I’ve got to get the twins in the car and get on the road. We’ve got a four-hour drive ahead of us. They don’t mind, though; the day they’ve been marking on the calendar for about three months is finally here: they’re off to Camp Kesem.
If you don’t know — or don’t remember — what Camp Kesem is, it’s an awesome organization that puts on camps across the U.S., for kids who have parents who’ve had (or currently have) cancer. These kids generally have missed out on some of the fun things other kids get to do, because cancer has a way of pushing everything else off center stage.
Camp Kesem evens the score a bit.
And I’m really, really proud that, through LiveStrong, the 100 Miles of Nowhere this year raised $34,000 for Camp Kesem. That money helped launch the Southern Utah Camp Kesem — which is where the twins are heading to, and it will help pay for many, many more kids across the US as they get a chance to have a fantastic weekend.
I’ll be excited to have them guest-post their experiences when they get back.
In Other News, I am Aging Very Rapidly
A couple of years ago, I did a post called, “I Consider Myself to be Very Young Looking,” in which I reported on the fact that I had been to an amusement park and paid $3.00 to have a teenager in a booth guess my age.
At the time, I was 44. She guessed 45, which was just a year off, so I got no prize.
Well, I’m pleased to report that — as a scientist with insatiable curiosity — I did a follow-up on this experiment yesterday, when I happened to be with the family at the same amusement park and went to the same booth, and paid a teenager (a different one, I think) to guess my age.
she guessed 54.
But at least I got to pick out a prize this time.
(The prize was the hat.)
Oooooh, a Guessing Game
Today, a large box should be arriving in the mail. The box likely has a large red “S” on it, and has something to do with this post.
Anyone want to guess what it is?