Friday, January 21, 2011
While I Was Out Part 7: Some Other Maples
Before I go further into my tale of excitement and adventure I'd like to introduce to you some more Corps members who I've been particularly close to and aren't on my team. First off there's Blaze Burton from Maple 2. Raised by hippies Blaze is 23 and one of a zillion children. He comes from Wausau, Wisconsin. Blaze is someone I always have a good time with, he's someone I don't think I would have made it through the Corps year without. Next is Autumn Last of Maple 3 who is one of the world's sweetest girls and incredibly affectionate. Autumn is one of the first people I met in the Crops, we both arrived late so the two of us as well as a third named Allie (also from Maple 3) went to the hospital for our routine physicals/drug screenings together. She and Blaze are pretty much best buddies
and on the dance floor those two are a sight to be seen. Autumn is 20 and from Beaverton Michigan. I absolutely love her name. Third is Gordo King age 21 of Maple 5 who is from Franklin Mass. Gordo is a real character with a story. Gordo isn't actually his real name, it's Nathan, I'm not sure why he goes by Gordo, I think his childhood friend came up with it, but it has absolutely nothing to do with the fact he shares an uncanny resemblance with the Gordo Character on the old Disney Channel show Lizzie Mcguire. (You should have seen him when he had his long curly hair he looks exactly like the TV Gordo.)
Gordo's got this very ambitious Bucket List that he's covering on a blog of his own, which is right here; gordoking.blogspot.com. So far his completed bucket list goals include, going to a roller derby game, getting tasered, eating at the Safe House, and walking backwards for a whole day. I wish him all the luck on completing it because it is long as Hell. Finally there is Mike Kamen age 23 of Maple 3 from Long Island New York. Kamen is the president of our corps class and probably one of the most active CMs you'll find. He's currently fronting this big event called Legendary Day that happening during our last week of service where we give back to the community and the braille school for having us. (I've done mural designs for the event.) We've pretty much adopted Kamen onto Maple One. Kamen is someone with a lot of confidence and very charismatic, he's the kind of person who doesn't seem to be afraid to do anything going to go places in life, he's taught me a thing or two about self esteem and confidence this year. He's also been known to give the girls on the unit massive hickey's despite being a homosexual but people love him for it.
(the hickeys that is, the whole love for his gayness goes without saying, so I'm not entirely sure as to why I'm saying it now.) Kamen's taking this particular pose because he does this in almost every picture, (I kid you not.) I'm grateful to call all these people my friends and everyone else in the Corps whom I haven't mentioned here.