On One Hand

January 28, 2008

New Mexico con.

Filed under: Uncategorized — ononehand @ 1:50 pm

Last night I got back from a weekend Unitarian Universalist high school youth conference in Albuquerque, New Mexico, where I was an adult chaparone. There were about 60 high school kids there. One signed up to sleep in the “females only” room, none signed up to sleep in the “males only room,” and 59 signed up to sleep in the “co-ed room,” on the floor of the social hall in the church.

That means that two adults had to be awake at all times in the room to make sure that the spooning teenagers stayed in their own respective sleeping bags, and that none of them busted out any drugs or pot. We broke it into shifts; on the first night, I went to sleep at 3:00 in the morning and we woke up at 7:45. On the second night, I went to sleep at 5:00 in the morning and we woke up at 6:45.

That is a total of 6 hours 30 minutes sleep in 3 days. But I had a great time; I’m jealous of people who grew up Unitarian. And somehow, amidst all the standing around, chasing kids, playing guitar and singing, and pacing around the church to check on people, I gained 4 pounds. Go figure.

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