Saturday, June 12, 2010

"But look what happened to the cook!"

On Monday morning I'll be heading up to Girls Camp.  For those unfamiliar with this it's a week long trip in the wilderness for teenage Mormon girls.  It mostly consists of lots of hugging and crying and laughing and pranks and eating junk food and staying up way too late and not shaving your legs.  Which, apart from the whole teenage thing, pretty much sums up my life.  I even have the World's Largest Zit on my forehead so I'm going to fit right in. 

Some women will tell you of their experiences at girls camp of sleeping in tents and cooking their own food over fires they started themselves with flint and tinder and peeing behind shrubbery.  Which is so rustic and charming.  But not how things are done around these parts.  Groups out here go to camps with cabins and kitchens and indoor plumbing.  Which is exactly how I like to rough it. 

I'm going up as one of the cooks and I'm kind of excited about it.  I embroidered my name on an apron along with a cupcake.  Because my cuteness knows no bounds.

I'm also bringing up this one because I feel that a proper hostess apron is essential in the wilderness.  And it's cute.  Check out the fabric. 

I really classed that picture up with the bra hanging on the door, didn't I.

I got a food handler's card by correctly answering the following question: 

If you have symptoms such as vomiting or diarrhea what should you do:
a.) tell your supervisor and go home;
b.) stay in the kitchen away from customers;
c.) continue handling the food, just don't breathe on it;
d.) lick all the food.

This is the photo I used for my food handler's badge.  
I don't think that I actually needed to print out the badge but I couldn't pass up the chance to put a picture like that on an official document.  Just in case I have to go on the lam for licking food when ill, I don't want the police to recognize me.   


Jayne said...

great post Rachel, you made me laugh.. have fun at girls camp

Stephanie said...

Have so much fun at girls camp! I went a couple years ago as a cook and it was super fun! Never worked so hard in all my life - and it never seemed like I sat down - but it was so much fun!

The Katzbox said...

Food licker.

Andrea said...

Love the new layout. Have fun at girls camp. In my day we had to camp in tents, which is why I always chose summer school instead of girls camp. I prefer your way of roughing it too.

Brooke said...

Oh, I'm so jealous! I got to go as a cook last year! Camp Taloa is awesome. Have fun!

Rach said...

1. Love the new look for your blog.

2. I think it's high time I started wearing cute aprons while I slave in the kitchen, making fancy dinners and washing the dishes.

3. I think I just might print out that picture of yours. Then I can look at it when I'm having a bad day.

4. I wonder if we can ask people for their food handler's permits at our fave restaurants, just to be sure no one's licking our food.

colleeeen said...

Funny, I always cook my hare before I catch him.

Rach said...

Oh, and I love the Clue reference.

Anonymous said...

I always always always have bras hanging on my doors. Always. Glad I am not alone.

Anonymous said...

This is WAR, Peacock!

Laura said...

If I was a songwriter, I would write a song right now about how much I've missed your posts this week! I mean, don't they have laptops and wifi at camp??? I hope you get home soon and I'm sure you'll have wonderful tales about your camp experience. Can't wait!!