Two of my older cousins and I headed to our camp last night with plans to return home the following morning. “The holiday is almost over, so why not make the most out of it?”, I thought. I grabbed some clothes and slipped my Nintendo DS into my pocket incase I needed to entertainment myself.
I brought along Phoenix Wright, a game my friend had lent me, where you play the role of a lawyer who has to prove the innocence of his suspected clients.
As you can see, l33t speak has recognized itself in numerous videogames.
Anyway, as it approached bedtime, we had to prepare the mattresses and get ready to sleep. I had to retrieve my mattress from the, “storage tent” along with a pillow and blanket because the tent we were in didn’t have enough for all of us. I proceeded to lay it on the floor, tossed the pillow on top and carelessly laid the cover. It was quite cold that night even though the gas heater was on, so I sat, crossed my legs on my mattress and covered my shoulders with my blanket. I continued to immerse myself with my DS game while my cousins were watching TV. My feet grew numb from the cold so I got up to properly wrap the blanket around my entire body and grabbed something not-so-soft on my right shoulder. Thinking it was a memory card of some sort that one of my cousins left lying around, I tossed it on the couch to my side but it wasn’t until it landed that I realized it had been a black scorpion!
It was the first time I had ever laid eyes on a real-life scorpion and I’ve never imagined having one patiently hang around my shoulder and observe how I play! After causing a bit of a stir, we caught it, kept it in an empty water bottle and made two small holes for it to breathe. It turned out that it had come from the storage tent and must have snuggled into the blanket for warmth.
“You’re lucky you weren’t stung…”
When I woke up this morning, I found out that I lost a shoe and the only reasonable explanation would be that a stray dog must have taken it; there were a couple of them sauntering around our camp throughout the night. Finally, here’s a picture I took on the drive home.
“Makes you wonder what kind of society we live in…”