Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Rules for returning to civilized society

We've been home a month now. We miss the bikes, having unstructured time, overcoming daily challenges, seeing new places, being together, doing something special. We miss the BLOG and hearing from our friends!
As we reintegrate into work and school, we've had to start following some guidelines for social acceptance which were never a problem when we lived outdoors. Here's what we came up with:

1. No spitting.
2. Daily bathing is highly recommended.
3. Wear underwear. Preferably clean.
4. No eating food off the ground.
5. No made-up songs that contain profanity.
6. No bacon
double cheeseburgers with ice cream sundaes.
7. No sleeping in your sleeping bag on top of the bed.
8. Use "inside voices" when inside.
9. No belching the words on road signs.
10. No shouting "A tour bus is coming" when your mother is peeing by the side of the road.
11. No peeing by the side of the road.
12. And please, no yelling "Fire in the hole" just before loudly farting.

That oughta' do it. Thank you to everyone who followed us this summer. We felt your love and concern. America is a wonderful country. A really BIG country. There are amazing people from sea to shining sea.
--Alison, Dan, Sonia and Gus


wombat064 said...

Hi Guys, good to hear from you again.
Its sort of funny about the rules, the same applied when I left submarine service, I had to learn to be human again.

Anonymous said...

Imagine my surprise to visit your blog after a month to find you had updated it just today!!
Please keep us addicts up to date on your continuing adventures. I hope everybody is doing well..
Rick A. Grand Forks, ND

Becky said...

I like your final statement. Well-said.

Kathie-Scott said...

I am glad to hear that you have chosen to be scatologically correct now that you are back in the world of proper Walla Wallans. These are good rules to live by because you can't always fall back on the excuse that you are from Alaska and your kids play hockey.

In reference to rule number 12, it is also socially unacceptable to yell "FART" prior to setting off an explosive device.

Anonymous said...

Love IT! I am going to have to print that list up and post it for Chris and Seamus. (And they don't even have the excuse of biking cross country!) It was great to see you last night Alison.....Dan, hope we can catch up soon. You are all in our thoughts. Love, Chandra