Saturday, September 11, 2010
Eric Blehm Takes Me Backpacking Into the High Country!
Top o' the morning to ya! So, guess WHAT? Eric and I are just back from our Great Adventure together upwards of 9,000 vertical feet (that means HIGH) in the rugged backcountry of the Sierra Nevada and I can hardly wait to tell ya all about it! I got to ride shotgun on his backpack, YUP! (can you see me, can you see me now?)
See, it's like this: Eric Blehm may be a New York Times bestselling author but he keeps calling me a "hamster"
(like, Blehm, WHY, seriously, Dude: WHY?) and as patient, compassionate, loving, and forbearing as you all know me
to be, even a saintly guinea pig has his limits: It's remotely possible I may have gotten just a wee bit snarky over this issue.
He gonna call me Hamster, FINE! I gonna call him Bling-Blehm since he got all that pretty, sparkly jewelry!
You wanna Start It UP? Any time, Any place, Surfer Dude, WE ARE SO ON!
O.K. so maybe we got into a little inter-species rumble, and Eric felt contrite, asking how he could make things right
between us again. We decided that a little bonding in the backcountry was just the ticket, and - besides - what kind
of Intrepid Mountaineer leaves home without his guinea pig?
Off we trekked, higher, and higher, and higher still, me riding shotgun on Eric's backpack keeping a sharp lookout for that fishing pole of his, or maybe it was a fancy GPS Satellite Antenna for secret transmissions to Mars, what does a guinea pig know? (and, really, it's not like he was packing fresh organic carrots!)
Long story short, turns out the Dude and me got lots in common! And we actually had great fun, just two guys sharing a very special Adventure together, Bling&YumYum bonding, and I discovered the guy actually morphs into a genuinely sensitive, self-reflective, spiritual Dude by the campfire after a long day of trekking up, up, and UP: (personally, I think he is under the impression that altitude = closer proximity to Heaven)... whatEVER:
Every night alongside a crackling campfire under the starry, starry night, Eric actually opened up to me about his innermost hopes and dreams for his future book series, featuring none other than our favorite Owlets from First Clutch but, GET THIS, MODS: guess who is going to be STARRING in the first narration of their adventures? YOU will NEVER Guess but YumYum knows! The Blehm pleasantly surprised me! And it ain't no owl, either! HA!
So, stay tuned for "Fireside Chats with Eric and YumYum" for the answers to all your favorite questions,
like "Has Eric finally learned Respect for rodential citizens of the MOD Guinea Pig Nation?" (don't hold your breath...it's not like I didn't try...)
"Fireside Chats with Eric" will commence as soon as I stop giggling over Kestra's laugh-riot film tribute to
Papa Carl's Birthday!
Till then, dear friends, stay tuned: SECRETS ABOUT ERIC BLEHM REVEALED BY THE LITTLE GUINEA PIG WHO GOT ABSOLUTELY NO PROBLEM SPILLING HIS HEART TO YA'S SINCE THE DUDE IS STILL CALLING ME A ***ing HAMSTER! (Seriously, Blehm, I mean... seriously?)
Who Loves Ya, Baby?
YumYum Loves Ya's, one and all!
HORKS & HISSES as "FIRESIDE CHATS" GONNA REVEAL THE TRUE, SENSITIVE SIDE OF
OUR VERY OWN SPECIAL ERIC, SO STAY TUNED!
p.s. Seriously, Dude, had a rockin' time wid ya! Gonna tell the MODS all about it, too, just you wait and see!