This post is an update on my one from last week, A Camping We Must Go. Due to the numerous calls, emails, and texts I received asking me if I survived my weekend camping trip, I have written an answer to the tune of Gloria Gaynor’s iconic anthem, I Will Survive. Since this is the one of the best ladies-who-kick-ass songs of all times, I felt it only fitting. (It was also fitting because camping made my hair look much like Ms. Gaynor’s on her 1978 album cover.) I hope you will be able to hear the music in your head as you read…
At first I was afraid.
I was petrified.
Kept thinking I could never learn
how to sleep outside.
I spent oh so many nights
just stressing out about the trip
Then I said, “Crap,
And I put on my baseball cap,
And then I camped.
I f*#!ing camped!
We made a fire and roasted s’mores; we hiked a trial and peed outdoors.
I should have changed my stupid shoes,
I should have left my flats at home,
If I’d have known for just one second,
just how far we’d hike and roam.
But yeah, we went!
We pitched a tent!
I didn’t even bitch and moan; I did not show my discontent.
Burnt food and bugs, they tried to make me say goodbye,
But did I crumble?
Did I lay down and die?
Oh, no not I!
As long as I stayed cool and dry, I knew that I’d get by.
My next vacation,
I will spa.
But for now,
I say hurrah…
Because I camped,
I f*@!ing camped,