Playing California Kickball

Playing California Kickball

Elementary school game used as sexual analogy

I remember first being introduced to my school’s version of kickball, which they referred to as “California Kickball,” in my first year of elementary school. The game itself was pretty much the same as regular kickball, but instead of only having four bases, there were six. The real kicker, though, was that to actually score, runners had to round the bases twice. Little did I know that this childhood game would become the basis for my sexual philosophy.

Let’s get real here, I think rounding the bases twice is a good idea. I’m not the most well versed person in the art of random hookups, but if your going to indulge in the horizontal hustle, why not round the bases twice? If once is good, twice has to be better right? This, at least, is what I thought before traveling.

The beauty of backpacking is that you are free. You can do, within reason, whatever you want, whenever you want. If you get tired of a place or people, you can just pack your bags and head in a new direction. With this being said, I think my typical rule of rounding the bases twice may not be the best idea while traveling.

Most travel hook ups, and travel friendships or relationships for that matter, are really specific to a moment. Trying to recreate this and meet back up with a travel lover can make you lose the magic that you initially found with one another. It may sound like a good idea at the time, but it is nearly impossible to try and recreate a past situation.

Take some advice from a former believer in the California Kickball philosophy. While traveling, enjoy the moment while it lasts, but don’t try and recreate it down the line.