Look! It’s Working! It’s Magic! – Dad and another one of his stupid puns


Lake Augusta in the Susquehanna
Where North and West Meet

Jon, Micah and I went for a stroll down by the river last Monday so I could show them the new River Walk in Sunbury, and the amphitheater where I read poetry with the poetesses for the peoples.

But the dam had been deflated. No, you read that correctly–deflated. We have, I am told, the world’s largest inflatable dam here where the two branches of the Susquehanna meet, a vast expanse which is not a lake, and yet is called Lake Augusta, in honor of Fort Augusta which was located on the east shore. 

I had heard talk that the Army Corps of Engineers’ damn, er dam work would shorten the boating season, but I simply didn’t expect the outright silliness of it being done before the Labor Day weekend. Do they not want tourism and boaters in Sunbury?  Whatever the reason, the new boat docks had been dismantled, and there was little to see.

Plus we forgot the guitar, and even had we not, well our bright ideas (“You and your Bright Ideas,” as Micah says) about filming by the river were deflated like the damn dam, because the camera would not work! It said, “Camera empty” there on the little two inch screen. But when I pushed the record button it said, “Camera Full.” When I tried to erase, it said, “Camera Empty.”

You get the idea. So when we came back home I hooked it up to the computer and somehow erased what was there that I couldn’t see without the laptop’s expert help. This silly clip was the result.


15 Comments Add yours

  1. Some things are not meant to be. 🙂


    1. sonofwalt says:

      Every. Single. Thing. Was against us recording by the river. But hey, the camera works now! 🙂


  2. pinkagendist says:

    I knew a lady who wrote a novel called Susquehanna 😀


  3. Joshua James says:

    No Way!!! I have about two and a half THOUSAND (I’ve counted :-p) Magic:The Gathering Cards From a few years back 😮 Awesomeness…


    1. Eight shoe boxes fullof M:TG for me…. I am not counting them.


    2. Joshua James says:

      Okay… This has gone beyond cool…


    3. sonofwalt says:

      HAHA! Yes, the boys have MANY more where that little book came from. You should see the ones they have in their big attic room. Amazing.


    4. It ain’t all cool, three boxes are full of land, and one of artifacts. Nothing beyond the mirage edition, I got my ass kicked at an open contest with half my cards banned from play. I became outdated.


    5. Joshua James says:

      Oh hell no!! Banned… They suck!!! Artifacts I quite like but lands I only have one of each piece of art lol. I got a ton of the old 80’s ones then the rest are all 2006+


    6. I don’t think I have anything post 1996.


    7. Joshua James says:

      I love the old cards… The art work is lovely!!!


  4. slpmartin says:

    An inflatable dam…I suspect there is no hunting permitted near-by. ..sorry about your family outing.


    1. sonofwalt says:

      Hahaha, no, there are major roadways on each side of the river near the damn. But it’s supposedly not that fragile. 🙂


  5. snowbirdpress says:

    I’ve just put in a week like that! 🙂 Welcome to the real world!


    1. sonofwalt says:

      Oh, it’s been so many things lately. Two flat tires, two different cars, two consecutive days. . . Keys locked in a car a the grocery store and the realization that the spare key was at my ex boyfriend’s house. 🙂 lol, yup, lots of that lately.


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