38 Signs Camp Kesem Has Taken Over Your Life

38 Signs Camp Kesem Has Taken Over Your Life

Because falling asleep to Razzle Dazzle is totally normal, right?
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Camp Kesem, a camp for kids affected by a parent's cancer, allows kids to replace worry with fun for a week and just be kids. There's nothing quite as special as a week of gibberish songs, crazy games, powerful stories and meaningful relationships. Spending a week at Camp Kesem can really change a person.

1. Some of your biggest heroes are 6 years old

You never thought you could be so inspired by someone in kindergarten, but after seeing the strength and resilience of Kesem campers, you feel so lucky to even be in their presence.

2. You get strange looks on campus when you scream hello to your camp friends

What? Have you met my friends Pitchfork, Bucket and Window?

3. Your non-camp friends get annoyed when you can't stop talking about camp

"And then we put on the Whip Nae Nae and ... maybe you had to be there."

4. You constantly have camp songs stuck in your head

It's fine. You've gotten used to "Jellyfish" being your lullaby every night.

5. There's always that one kid who gets on your nerves - but they have a breakthrough

All I'm asking is for you to please not run away from camp today - do you think you can handle that?

6. You tear up just thinking about the empowerment ceremony

While the stories are heartbreaking, it's happy tears knowing how brave each and every camper is.

7. You wear your Kesem gear while traveling, just in case you run into someone from Kesem at another school

Knowing you're connected to a national network of the coolest kind of people makes you want to meet them all.

8. You dread the day you will have to watch EOTs yet again

Oh, so you're saying I shouldn't leave 5-year-olds unsupervised in the lake? Got it.

9. Your Facebook friends are probably annoyed that you keep asking for donations

Hi. Have you heard of Camp Kesem? Oh, you saw this yesterday? Well, you'll hear about it tomorrow, too. And the next day. And the next day, And ...

10. You're never short on ice-breaker activity ideas

"Nice to meet you, professor. Do you want to gather a group of people and hold hands and try to untangle ourselves?"

11. Knowing you're surrounded by your Kesem family helps you get through any difficult situation

You laugh together, cry together and dance together. Camp Kesem is the best support system in the world.

12. Camp Kesem has made you a better person

Camp Kesem is just one big lesson in compassion, understanding, patience, responsibility and friendship.

13. Trying to explain the magic of camp to others is impossible

It's kind of just like the greatest thing ever because, you know, it just is.

14. You force everyone you know to do Wow Pow Chow with you before bed

OK, Mom, what was the best thing you ate today, though?

15. Explaining your entire summer to someone means 99 percent of it will be about the one week of camp

Yeah, I went to Spain, but on the first day of camp ... .

16. There's no other student group you are more proud to be a part of

You believe nothing could possibly be as fulfilling as helping a child overcome their parent's cancer.

17. You can't listen to that Miranda Lambert "Little Red Wagon" song without thinking about a bunch of kids yelling at each other

"The front seat's broken and the axle's dragging."

18. Before camp, you never thought you would get up in front of everyone at the talent show

But next thing you know, you're on stage with your favorite people doing a ridiculous dance you made up without a care in the world.

19. When someone says Karl, you assume they're talking about a fluffy caterpillar

Oh, your name is Karl? But you're like -- a human?

20. You have almost accidentally signed an email "CK Love" to someone not in Kesem

That would've been a fun one to explain to your boss.

21. Unexpectedly seeing a camper outside of camp is always a blessing

Fate knew it couldn't possibly keep you apart for a whole year.

22. You take up every opportunity to hang out with camp people

Camp: check. Make the Magic: check. Debrief: yep. Volunteering: I'm there. Training: not even mad. Scrubbing the floor of the hockey arena: I can do that, too.

23. You never think you'll ever actually make it to your fundraising goal, but somehow pull it off

How in the world am I supposed to raise $500 when I only have like 27 cents in my bank account?

24. You can't make toast without breaking out into a rap

Toast definitely deserves its own rap, considering that's what you lived off of all week at camp. Just remember this pro tip: If it pops up too soon, push it back down.

25. You know camp friends better than friends you've had for years

You went into camp as strangers, but then you saw each other drenched in sweat and paint and mud with your haven't-showered-in-four-days hair, twisting your body into unnatural positions, all while singing gibberish camp songs, and there's nothing really more connecting than that.

26. You're amazed at how well your crew cleans up at Make the Magic

Wait, so this is what you look like when you've showered?

27. You get upset when you have to take off all your friendship bracelets

What do you mean 30 friendship bracelets on my arms and ankles isn't professional for my internship?

28. Campfire has become your new favorite scent

Nothing really brings you back to camp quite like the memories of sitting by the campfire, sweaty after a long day, taking in the night sky and singing songs.

29. You feel really old when you realize you have no idea what celebrities your campers are talking about

Who? Aaron Carpenter? You mean Aaron Carter? No? You don't know who Aaron Carter is?

30. You try to explain made-up camp games to your friends, but they just don't get it

"Well, basically, you run around with socks filled with flour and hit each other."

31. Your friends have accepted your made up vocabulary

Oh, a le le. A le le tiki tonga.

32. You wish it was socially acceptable to be as goofy as you are at camp every day

I guess starting out a class presentation with a "repeat after me" song isn't a normal thing to do.

33. You've tried to figure out how to become a professional camp counselor for the rest of your life

There has to be a way. We must find the loophole.

34. You find yourself looking at old pictures and notes and reminiscing about camp

Only 360 days until camp next year.

35. There are just too many things that remind you of camp


It's hard to even make it through the day without something to trigger your mind back to camp.

36. You love watching movies about summer camp

"What are you watching?" "Oh, this foreign film from the 1970s. It's completely in Portuguese, but it's about a summer camp."

37. Camp has made you even more motivated to fight against cancer

Cancer sucks and Camp Kesem won't stop until cancer is 100 percent cured, but giving kids a place to forget about worry and just be kids is a good place to start.

38. You can't wait to go back

Above all, you know Camp Kesem is the most special place on earth.

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35 Major Life Facts According To Nick Miller

"All booze is good booze, unless it's weak booze."
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Fact: If you watch "New Girl," you love Nick Miller.

You can't help it. He's an adorable, lovable mess of a man and you look forward to seeing him and his shenanigans each week. While living the infamous and incomparable life of Nick Miller, and obviously Julius Pepperwood— he has learned many valuable laws of the land. And, although Nick refuses to learn anything from anyone besides his mysterious, old Asian friend Tran, he does have a few lessons he'd like to teach us.

Here are 35 facts of life according to 'Nick Milla Nick Milla':

1. Drinking keeps you healthy.

"I'm not gonna get sick. No germ can live in a body that is 65% beer."

2. Dinosaurs never existed.

"I don't believe dinosaurs existed. I've seen the science. I don't believe it."


3. A paper bag is a bank.

"A bank is just a paper bag but with fancier walls."


4. Having sex is similar to delivering mail.

"I'm like a mailman, except instead of mail it's hot sex that I deliver."

5. Moonwalking is a foolproof way to get out of any awkward situation.

Jess (about Nick): "Now he won't even talk to me. I saw him this morning and he just panic moonwalked away from me. He does that sometimes."

6. Using a movie reference is also a great way.

Cece: "Come on, get up!"

Nick: "No, I don't dance. I'm from that town in "Footloose."

7. There's no reason to wash towels.

Nick: "I don’t wash the towel. The towel washes me. Who washes a towel?"

Schmidt: "You never wash your towel?"

Nick: "What am I gonna do? Wash the shower next? Wash a bar of soap?"

8. Exes are meant to be avoided at all costs (especially if/unless they're Caroline)

"I don't deal with exes, they're part of the past. You burn them swiftly and you give their ashes to Poseidon."

9. IKEA furniture is not as intimidating as it looks.

"I'm building you the dresser. I love this stuff. It's like high-stakes LEGOs."

10. You don't need forks if you have hands.

Jess: "That's gross. Get a fork, man."

Nick: "I got two perfectly good forks at the end of my arms!"

11. Sex has a very specific definition.


"It's not sex until you put the straw in the coconut."

12. Doors are frustrating.

"I will push if I want to push! Come on! I hate doors!"

13. All booze is good booze.

"Can I get an alcohol?"

14. ...unless it's weak booze.

"Schmidt, that is melon flavored liquor! That is 4-proof! That is safe to drink while you're pregnant!"

15. Writers are like pregnant women.

Jess: "You know what that sound is? It's the sound of an empty uterus."

Nick: "I can top that easily. I'm having a hard time with my zombie novel."

Jess: "Are you really comparing a zombie novel to my ability to create life?"

Nick: "I'm a writer, Jess. We create life."

16. All bets must be honored.

"There is something serious I have to tell you about the future. The name of my first-born child needs to be Reginald VelJohnson. I lost a bet to Schmidt."

17. Adele's voice is like a combination of Fergie and Jesus.

"Adele is amazing."

18. Beyoncé is extremely trustworthy.

"I'd trust Beyoncé with my life. We be all night."

19. Fish, on the other hand, are not.


“Absolutely not. You know I don’t trust fish! They breathe water. That's crazy!"

20. Bar mitzvahs are terrifying.

Schmidt: "It's a bar mitzvah!"

Nick: "I am NOT watching a kid get circumcised!"

21. ...so are blueberries.

Jess: "So far, Nick Miller's list of fears is sharks, tap water, real relationships..."

Nick: "And blueberries."

22. Take your time with difficult decisions. Don't be rash.


Jess: "You care about your burritos more than my children, Nick?"

Nick: "You're putting me in a tough spot!"

23. Getting into shape is not easy.

"I mean, I’m not doing squats or anything. I’m trying to eat less donuts."

24. We aren't meant to talk about our feelings.

"If we needed to talk about feelings, they would be called talkings."


25. We're all a little bit too hard on ourselves.

"The enemy is the inner me."

26. Freezing your underwear is a good way to cool off.


"Trust me, I'm wearing frozen underpants right now and I feel amazing. I'm gonna grab some old underpants and put a pair into the freezer for each of you."

27. Public nudity is normal.

"Everbody has been flashed countless times."

28. Alcohol is a cure-all.


"You treat an outside wound with rubbing alcohol. You treat an inside wound with drinking alcohol."

29. Horses are aliens.

"I believe horses are from outer-space."


30. Turtles should actually be called 'shell-beavers.'

Jess: "He calls turtles 'shell-beavers."

Nick: "Well, that's what they should be called."

31. Trench coats are hot.


"This coat has clean lines and pockets that don't quit, and it has room for your hips. And, when I wear it, I feel hot to trot!"


32. Sparkles are too.

"Now, my final bit of advice, and don't get sensitive on this, but you've got to change that top it's terrible and you've got to throw sparkles on. Sparkles are in. SPARKLES ARE IN."

33. Introspection can lead to a deeper knowing of oneself.

"I'm not convinced I know how to read. I've just memorized a lot of words."


34. It's important to live in the moment.

"I know this isn't gonna end well but the middle part is gonna be awesome."


35. Drinking makes you cooler.

Jess: "Drinking to be cool, Nick? That's not a real thing."

Nick: "That's the only thing in the world I know to be true."

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The Zodiac Signs As Bath And Body Works Scents

Just in case you want to know what scent you are!

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Bath and Body Works fans could be considered to be part of a cult. The scents draw you in as if calling your name, if you ever
wondered what your scent should be based on your zodiac sign, here it is!

Aries: Country Apple

The rather impulsive Aries takes their time picking and choosing the scents from Bath and Body Works. The soothing scent of a fresh apple orchard is just what they need on a daily basis to keep up with their shenanigans.

Taurus: Japanese Cherry Blossom

The personality of a Taurus is stubborn, or what I like to say, is stuck in their ways. When they first discovered this scent in middle school, this was it. This is the only scent you will find anywhere around a Taurus.

Libra: Pink Chiffon

Pink Chiffon is another cult classic. This best selling scent went out of style for a hot second but is back and bigger than ever.

Leo: Thousand Wishes

Thousand Wishes is a purr-fect scent for a Leo. The light scent adornes the wearer just the right amount to get the desired reaction from those around them.

Aquarius: Be Enchanted

The rather cold personality of an Aquarius is counteracted by the loving scent of Be Enchanted. The scent is just enough tenderness for the wearer to be relaxed.

Gemini: Moonlight Path

Gemini's constantly change their favorite scent and are in and out of the store almost weekly to by new lotions, candles, and body washes. You will never see a full empty bottle of anything, however, Moonlight Path is the scent they keep coming back to again and again.

Virgo: Sea Island Cotton

The clean personality of a Virgo must be matched with the clean scent of Sea Island Cotton.

Capricorn: Cucumber Melon

Another clean scent of Cucumber Melon is the exact thing a Capricorn needs. The balance and calming scents are what make this scent so attractive to a Capricorn.

Scorpio: Paris Amour

The light scent is what you would expect from an extreme sign like a Scorpio. The scent lightly washes over the wearer in almost a cloud that

Sagittarius: Cashmere Glow

Cashmere Glow is a perfect scent for the winter sign. The vanilla and golden peach scent is just the mixture that creates the perfect accessory in the chilly months.

Pisces: Warm Vanilla Sugar

This lovely scent accentuates the lovely personality of a Pisces. They can never get enough of this scent so they just keep buying and buying until they have a full stockpile.

Cancer: Velvet Sugar

Velvet Sugar is the perfect blend of red velvet and strawberries and a Cancer is always changing their mind. The wearer can tell if it is a more red velvet or strawberry kind of day, and that is the balance that they need in their lives.

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