Monthly Archives: February 2014

Trip Log: Malibu Creek Death March

Welcome to a brand new feature on Year Of The Scout that you may come to know as ShawntĂ©’s Ridiculous Trip Reports Written In Pursuit Of Earning The Explorer Badge: #1. Go on five all-day exploration trips under proper leadership, using three or more different types of transportation. #7. Help keep a log of at […]

Blades of Gory

In pursuit of the ever-elusive Winter Sports badge, I went ice skating today at the imposingly named Valencia Ice Station with my high school bestie / ice princess extraordinaire Christy and her adorable 5-year-old Oliver. Would you like to know my favorite part of ice skating today? When we stopped ice skating. An ice rink […]

The Winter Of Our Discontent: A Fashion Show

This is a scene from a visit to my mom’s house in exceptionally freezing Milwaukee over the holidays, where after I left, it became even more horrifyingly cold in the never-ending Polar Vortex of Doom. Do you know what I wore on the day this was taken? Jeans, a sweatshirt, and slippers, because there was […]

A Horse is a Horse of Course of Course

A few weekends ago, Shawnte and I were hiking through a canyon after our trout hatchery expedition (more on that soon), and  came upon a bunch of bubbling tar in the ground. It prompted me to start singing The Beverly Hillbillies Theme song. Then we moved onto Green Acres and Mr. Ed, later progressing into […]