The Army Influence

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25 July 2007

The corn detassling saga is over

So corn detassling is over for me, because I am going to Chicago tomorrow to see Ted Nugent and 7th Heaven play together. So here is how it works:
I get up at 0430 get dressed, put my lunch together, put sunscreen and bug spray on, eat some breakfast, then go wait for my ride (i.e. the dork).

I then arrive at the hydro where we wait for the others that are riding with us to arrive. After that we head to the North Hyvee for the morning count.

After that, we follow the bus to the field and begin the day. However, there was 2 days we took the bus, one was the first day, the other was one day when DB didnt have enough gas.

Now for the entertaing parts of this farmer brown adventure:

There was one morning where the others thought we were running late so one decides to call my house at 0522 in the morning and wake my parents up... Imagine their joy.

Then there was the day that DB "lost" his keys... Which actually ended with The One Who Doesn't Always Think Things Through having them (3 days later).

The next day DB got his car stuck in a ditch, not to mention just about everyone else did too (including the bus)

Mr. M fell in a ditch,

In the end there was sunburn, a really nice pair of safety glasses, a tan line from said safety glasses, and the realization that:
1. I like corn when Im eating it, not anytime else
2. I am never going to pick another tassle again
3. Corn detassling machines are like screwed up off roaders
4. Corn tassles make good projectiles to throw at those who make me mad!!!

and Farmer Brown

19 July 2007

Corn has a bad day.

Ok, well the corn didn't, but the humans did.
So today was day 4 of corn detassling, and it was raining.....bad.... but we keep going. Our tractor thing gets stuck in the mud, then it breaks down, meaning we have to walk the rest of the row in ankle deep mud (or worse). We get to the end and they say we have to wait (side note: we= me, dork, MA, RK, JC, MP, RM, and some other kid.) for another tractor.... We wait for an hour. Meanwhile another one breaks down and causes the other group to walk. We are now down to three tractors going through a very large field.

Its lunchtime... They say that if your food is in a car then go get the car and eat from there.... Dork has lost his keys in the field. He has to go home and get his spare, they make him wait til the other group heads home.... 15 mins before we were done.... So we get done, and RM and MP get on the bus and go home, me, JC, MA, RK all wait at the car for Dork.
MA and I go to where we think the key are and look, meanwhile, RK finds a small screwdriver and tries to open the trunk (where all our stuff was) it broke off. So we begin to work our way through the seat, and get JCs phone, one problem... NO SIGNAL. Dork finally shows, completely pissed, just to get more pissed , because he cant open his trunk. We get to his house he gets the trunk open I call mom, she comes and gets me and the other three, and dork goes to Happy Joes for work.

Doesnt that sound like a fun day?!

All that aside, corn detassling isnt that bad, but when its raining it kind of sucks. Camp is one weelk from monday! We are supposed to be done with Cork detassling by then, if not I dont care Im going to camp.
Well I feel better...ish.
and the burning of corn.

02 July 2007

I have a bead!!!!!

Mom saw something shiny on the floor, and I picked it up... It was a clear glass bead with silver in the middle. It now sits in front of the computer helping decide what to write!!! So this month is full of excitement!!! So here is a semi-rundown of whats going on:
The 4th- Im possibly going to some thingy with DB, then going to the fireworks with Mom and Dad.
The 5th- Cain and I are going to see Chief and begin the process of painting.
The 6th- Raiders practice
Sometime around the 20th- Corn Detassling begins
the 27th- Ted Nugent and 7th Heaven are playing in Chicago (thats a tentative for us)
The 30th- Camp begins
Then we enter august. We have already received the paperwork and what not for school.
School is usually the third wednesday in August, but who knows.

As I sit here the bird eats an oatmeal cookie, and the shiny bead still remains!!!!!!
Thats all for now.
and shiny bead.