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Vass ([personal profile] vass) wrote2014-08-06 03:37 pm
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Tent

At the beginning of this year, I bought a camping tent, with the intention of taking it camping. That hasn't happened yet, but last night I decided to set it up in the spare room, for a nice enclosed space to retreat and nap.

I tried sleeping in there, but, well.

Picture the scene. It's dark. I'm lying on my back inside a grey polyester tent, looking up at the dome. I'm in my sleeping bag with a heat pack, and I've just set my phone to play a nice, soothing podcast about rabies, and the screen hasn't yet turned off, so there's a dim glow.

Scrabblescrabble scritch scritch scritch.

Beatrice is beating the bounds of the tent. Beatrice, as I have described in the past, likes tents. (I've left the corner of the door unzipped in case she wants to come in and join me, but so far she's just doing a perimeter patrol.)

I'm still looking up at the dome. Suddenly there is this shadow on the wall of the tent, climbing rapidly up until finally it's on top of the dome. The shadow is approximately bear-shaped, only rather smaller. The shadow sits there for a minute or so, while I laugh too hard to breathe. Then, having made her point, the shadow climbs down the other side of the tent.

I decide, eventually, that either my bed or the couch would probably be more restful than the tent.
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[personal profile] rydra_wong 2014-08-06 08:18 am (UTC)(link)
Suddenly there is this shadow on the wall of the tent, climbing rapidly up until finally it's on top of the dome. The shadow is approximately bear-shaped, only rather smaller. The shadow sits there for a minute or so, while I laugh too hard to breathe. Then, having made her point, the shadow climbs down the other side of the tent.

*dies*

[personal profile] nixwilliams 2014-08-07 02:31 pm (UTC)(link)
Heheh. Can you bring B into the tent to start with? Maybe she'll be less inclined to climb it to prove her point!

[personal profile] nixwilliams 2014-08-09 01:51 pm (UTC)(link)
Awww!
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[personal profile] shehasathree 2014-08-10 04:23 am (UTC)(link)
:D