Me: “You need to be a better teacher, this is the ugliest scarf in the world.”
Clive: “Ugliness just means that it has character.”
Me: “Knitting is on my bucket list! I’m supposed to share a picture of this thing on my blog. I’ll be embarrassed if it is ugly!”
Clive: “Ha ha, I didn't realize you were starting a knitting blog.”
Clive: “Wait do you have a blog?”
Me: “No. Well, yeah. But I’m an anonymous blogger so I can’t tell you about it.”
Clive: “Do you write about me?”
Me: “No. Except I wrote about the time we fed the cow an avocado.”
Clive: “What?!? That was a secret! Fine, challenge accepted. I’m going to find your blog.”
For one week, Clive asked me questions about my blog, but I gave him zero information. Then one day he discovered the Miss Nutralicious blog and completed my blog survey.
The little jerk is good at using Google.
Lucky for you, Clive demanded that I allow him to contribute a guest post to the Miss Nutralicious blog.
One month later, he went camping in the desert by himself, and then sent me the following post.
Without further ado, I share with you my brother’s solo desert adventure.
My sister had brought up her blogging in conversation before, but a few weeks ago I decided to delve a little deeper.
“Do people actually read your blog?”
“Do they know who you are?”
“What do you blog about?”
“Wait, people actually read your blog?”
After getting her to tell me a specific story she had recently written about, I did a quick google search for the keywords (not many people have written about feeding cows avocados in hawaii), and six seconds later, Miss Nutralicious was no longer anonymous.
By being so tech savvy (google search is really complicated), my sister said I had earned a guest blog post. Three weeks later, I finally have something worth blogging about, so here goes!
I love the outdoors, and for the most part, I like people. But, I’m currently living in LA for grad school and feel very far from the outdoors and very close to people. Millions of people. All terrible drivers. So, last weekend I decided to go backpacking in the desert by myself.
Now, I’m not totally new to backpacking and we camped as a family every summer growing up, but I've never been to the desert and I've never camped alone. With a busy week full of exams, I made basically zero plans and hoped for the best. Things usually end up working out in the end, right?
My next hike to the desert oasis was 8 miles, and I started around noon. If you didn’t know, the desert gets hot during the day and about two miles in, I knew I wasn’t going to make it with all my gear. I veered off the trail and set up camp so I could continue with a much more manageable load.
This oasis was awesome!