Saturday, May 31, 2008
Wednesday, May 28, 2008
So the world record for the longest hand shake has been broken at 9 hours and 30 minutes. World records amuse me. The stuff people do amuses me. Like the world record for the strangest diet held by Michel Lotito from France. He's been eating metal and glass since 1959. His diet has been described as "unique" by gastroenterologists...I agree, and probably not that healthy. Apparently bananas and hard-boiled eggs makes him sick.
Tuesday, May 27, 2008
Monday, May 26, 2008
It's about to happen, NASA's going to find aliens and the UFO guy isn't going to sound so funny anymore. It's going to be the first time that the instruments of the Phoenix Mars will touch some of Mars's water. They might be able to indicate if Mars was (is) habitable for life. I like believing in aliens.
Sunday, May 25, 2008
A week ago, Mike Wilson had this great idea to go sled camping. It was 80 degrees out and there wasn't much snow, but at the time it sounded like a great idea. We figured we could make it to some snow pretty easy, set up camp, and shoot by the sunset. We loaded up all our gear on our sleds and headed to the backside of Alpine. We could see snow in the distance. It didn't see like that far away. 9 creeks and a few miles of dirt later, we finally hit the snow. By that time, our sleds were over heating and we decided to call it quits. We had all our camping gear so we set up camp by the river, shot Mike's 22, cut down some dead trees with Mike's chain saw, and cooked a nice meal. It was fun, I got to be a redneck for the day. Being a redneck is awesome. Those guys know how to have fun.
Saturday, May 24, 2008
I just made it home from Mammoth last night. It was a wet drive with some snow flurries, but mostly rain. There was a really bad car crash coming into Carson City. A head on. I felt bad. Then Alex and I ate at In & Out. It was as good as it always is. While I was in Mammoth I went to the hot springs. Alex and I both got sunburned. We were in the middle of the desert. Alex was looking for a better hot spring. He wasn't happy with the one we found.
Friday, May 23, 2008
It's snowing in Mammoth right now. I'm happy, but nobody else seems to be happy about this. I think I'll have to pack up and go home. The mountains going to close, Kristi's going to Vegas, Alex is going on a road trip, and I might have a new bike waiting for me. I wish that mammoth's were still alive.
Thursday, May 22, 2008
That's what most of my month consisted of in Alaska. I miss it.
I guess you can tell that I miss it because I'm still talking about it.
This is what we did when we were waiting for the heli. There were 4 helis, why did we have to wait...because there were 18 crews, that's why. Did you ever think you were going to run into a helicopter in mid air? It's scary. Lucky for us our pilot pulled some crazy star wars maneuver and we never hit the other heli.
I've just finished Shantaram by Gregory David Roberts. It's taken me since January. I was never once bored with the 900 plus page book. It's a movie in a book. Here's a few of my favorite quotes:
"Every human heartbeat, he’d said many times, is a universe of possibilities. And it seemed to me that I finally understood exactly what he’d meant. He’d been trying to tell me that every human will has the power to transform its fate. I’d always thought that fate was something unchangeable: fixed for every one of us at birth, and as constant as the circuit of stars. But I suddenly realized that life is stranger and more beautiful than that. The truth is that no matter what kind of game you find yourself in, no matter now good or bad the luck, you can change your life completely with a single thought or a single act of love."
"Happiness is a myth, which was invented to make us buy things".
"fanatics always seem to have the same scrubbed and staring look about them. they have the look of people who do not masturbate, but who think about it almost all the time."
"wisdom is just cleverness with all the guts kicked out of it."