Well… Where to start…
I arrived Friday afternoon with my distant brother-in-law Aaron (who owns the trailer we were staying in) and unpacked. Jason and Ron were already there. They went off to golf while I unpacked groceries and listened to music. They came back a few hours later and I believe Chris arrived and then Jon shortly after.
We had some ribs and pork that Ron made and lasagna that Jon brought. Thank goodness, cause I don’t like ribs or barbecue sauce. After that we played some horseshoe (the guys taught me how to play!) and then went back to the site to play some poker.
After that the guys went to the bar and I went to bed. They came back and played more poker.
Saturday morning was the tournament, so the guys went golfing while Chris and I slept in.
When we woke up we went and visited his mom’s new cabin. We then walked over to the “hen house” and waited for the tournament to end and all the golfers to convene at this hen house for the results of the tournament.
We then went back and had lunch (actually breakfast) and Jason, Jon and Ron went to Hinckley and Chris and I listened to music and talked, while Aaron helped a fellow seasonal resident build his deck. After awhile though, Chris and I stole his mom’s golf cart and drove it all around and Chris was being so goofy and cracking me up! It was fun to hang out with him.
When the guys came back, we headed out for a game of goofy golf, where all the players are allowed to use only one club and one putter throughout the entire course. I tagged along to learn about golfing and ended up the score keeper (or Pen Bitch) and driver of the golf cart.
We then went back to camp and had dinner (Jason made Vegan burritos and Aaron made Hobo Stew), I cleaned up while the guys went out for another round of golf.
They came back and we loaded up and headed out for Karaoke (where Jason fell off the golf cart on a sharp turn)!
I had a blast. I sang Maybe Your Baby’s Got the Blues, All By Myself (where I almost bombed the high note) and I Wanna Dance With Somebody.
The host let me use my own CD’s, but some of them he already had so I didn’t have too. The bar was a little sparse when we got there, but it livened up around last call.
Chris sang a few songs and so did Jason. I tried to get Aaron too, but he was starting to lose his voice before we had got there. But he still enjoyed sitting at the table and singing along. There was some other great singers there too!
The host was very fun! I was teaching some of the guys Karaoke Etiquette. At the end of the night I said goodbye to the host and he made me promise I would come back, “Cause he needs me for his show!” and that “he would take care of me”.…a very funny guy!
We then got back to the site and started a campfire to warm up (It gets chilly driving to a nearby bar in a open golf cart).
A few of the guys were filling me in on what the “Rednecks” were saying about my singing and how they couldn’t believe it was a guy singing. The same stuff I hear everywhere I go. One of the guys even said that you can make fun of a guy for singing high, but if the talent is there, there really isn’t much negative you can say.
After we warmed up, we all went inside to play poker. The guys tried to teach me how to play and I played one round (until a small incident happened), then someone spilled their beer on the new carpet and I immediately went into “host” mode and cleaned it up before it set (thank god for baby wipes!) All I could think of was what Kris would say if that set in! I mean, this is her new cabin!
I then laid down and read while the other guys played a hand. Then they all went to bed, except for Aaron, Chris, Jason and Me. We sat around and talked and goofed around and giggle for a while before going to bed. Boy do I have some blackmail pictures!
Sunday arrived and Jon left early, followed by Chris, then Ron (who forgot his laptop and had to come back).
Aaron, Jason and I hung out and cleaned up, ate and talked. We then drove Jason to Pine City to get a new oil filter. His sprung a pretty good leak.
He then left around 6 pm. Aaron and I finished cleaning up and then talked for 2 more hours and left at 8. I really enjoy talking with Aaron. He and I are alike in so many ways and have so much in common. If I could have a real life brother, he is who I would want that to be (and the twins of course).
I had a really good time. I was really quiet until we went to Karaoke and then I wouldn’t shut up! As Aaron said, “Karaoke is where I am in my element”. It is where I really come out of my shell and shine.
I kept cleaning up all weekend. Sunday, every time they would ask if something was shut off, I would say that I already did it. Aaron said if I keep that up I am always invited!
I just wanted to make sure that it was clean enough for Kris. Nothing sucks worse then coming up to your cabin for a weekend and all your doing for the first hour or so is cleaning. This was their new cabin and Kris graciously allowed us guys to use it for guys weekend. (I am sure she was probably dreading the thought…)
I also knew that there wasn’t going to be much for me to do this weekend, so I wanted to make sure the other guys had fun and didn’t have to worry about clean up and such! I take pleasure out making sure others are happy. I like playing host. I like making sure everyone is comfortable and entertained and such.