I have returned from the summer camp / youth retreat. It was pretty intense, and I am officially worn out from sunburns, the fast pacing, the intense discussion, and the five hour bus ride back home.
1. I was in charge of arts and crafts for three days at the retreat. I volunteered for this because I'm usually good at arts and crafts. However, all of the craft-making they had were things I didn't know how to do, such as candle making and weaving friendship bracelets. The candle I ended up making is really weird looking, and the friendship bracelet is so ugly that I think I'll give it to my enemies, not my friends. And since I don't have any enemies, that means no one will get the bracelet.
2. There were only 57 emails waiting for me when I got back from the week of camp.
3. It seems that New York has legalized gay marriage. All the news reports I've read credit New York as "the home of the gay rights movement". I don't think the gay rights people in San Francisco are very happy about that. As for me, I'm going to stick by what I said earlier and say that the whole gay marriage issue won't be "officially" decided until it reaches the US Supreme Court.