Thursday, November 27, 2003

Ever wondered exactly who the RIAA is trying to subpeona through their ISP's for file swapping?

Wednesday, November 26, 2003

Last night at the gym I jumped on an 11b route that's been spitting me off on a regular basis.
I've only worked all the moves once.......when I first tried the route and failed. Usually I get to the 2nd clip and get pumped and lower off.
But last night I hit it and everything flowed........I felt smooth and in control. My footwork was sublime, everytime I needed a foot placement I found one that accentuated my body position and every handhold led me to the correct positioning for my body. I'm not saying it was easy, there were some powerful and awkward moves and some real technical techniques I don't normally rely on involved.
It was more of a mental state I found, one that's been lacking lately.
Total focus on the next set of moves, the next clip, the next foot hold....everything just fell into place with no (mental) struggle.
Heightened awareness but total focus, no emotion until the end of the route.
I could hear some of the regulars encouraging me but it was relegated to the back of my mind.....most of my focus was on the climb.
That mental state is where I want to be all the time.......that's where I want to live.

Monday, November 24, 2003

No climbing and no beer make Dave go... Something, something.

So last night Catie and I did climbing movie night on the living room floor. Eiger Sanction and K2. It's been a while since I had watched Eiger and I could really appreciate the climbing the cast actually did especially after watching K2 where you could see the faux hip belay running past the actor to a belayer offscreen then back to the actor. K2 really does suck. Eiger is really oldschool but it's cool to think that they were really there and really did all the climbing. I feel even more soft and weak now!
Sunday I ended up bouldering and doing some easy solos alone.
Yes, I am soloing again....nothing over 30 feet and nothing harder than 5.6
So saturday I ran into a group of Dave Kellogs friends and family at Intersection Rock.
I met Dave's dad his girlfriend and his son.
What a great kid, I understand how Dave would've loved his son so much.
I miss L.
I'm blue.

Wednesday, November 19, 2003

The Low-Fidelity All-Star: he was born with the cool, and it's totally natural.  He runs the gamut from Hipster Supreme (only they can ingest as much coffee as he) to the geeky hipster%
You are the Low-Fidelity All-Star. You were born
with your cool, and it's totally natural. You
run the gamut from Hipster Supreme (only they
can ingest as much coffee as you) to the geeky
hipster (Mario Kart, anyone?).

What Kind of Hipster Are You?
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Tuesday, November 18, 2003

There is a slide show on Acongaqua at Adventure 16 on Wednesday night. I am planning to go, who else wants to join me?
I suck at climbing
I suck at climbing but I'm WORLD CLASS at falling off routes.

Monday, November 17, 2003

So even though I was subpoened as a witness I now don't have to show up in court cuz the scumbag shit eating thief pled guilty...........what a fucking loser.

Friday, November 14, 2003

It feels a little odd to go into the gym.
I can't really articulate how it makes me's just odd.

Thursday, November 13, 2003

crossroads cafe for all the good eats

Tuesday, November 11, 2003

No more crap about my cams being "overcammed!" I'M ALL GREEN BABY!!!

All Green Baby!

I've always been proud of the fact that I don't lean on other people.
After what happened at Tahquitz I no longer consider that a strength but rather a weakness.
I've been alone before but never truly realized what it felt like to be lonely.
That probably had a lot to do with how strongly I felt about her so quickly.
I felt like I was drowning in unfamiliar waters and needed a liferaft.

1) Wow, you have really gorgeous eyes. Now if only they weren't surrounded by that hideous face!

2) What's your sign? Kick me?

3) Are you a movie star? Because you seem really mentally unstable.

4) Hi, I'm new in town. Do you know where the pretty girls hang out?

5) Are you an angel? Because you look like you died a long time ago.

6) What's a nice girl like you doing in a place like this, besides farting?

7) Do you know karate? Because your b.o. is really kickin'!

8) Come sit on my lap and we'll talk about the first thing that pops up. Most likely, it'll be your penis. You’re a drag queen, right?

9) Excuse me, I think you dropped something. Your wit, intelligence, and sense of style.

10) Are those two cantaloupes in your shirt? Because I would rather have sex with a cantaloupe than you.

11) Can I get your phone number? Can I get your phone number removed from the phone book, so that no one will ever make the mistake of calling you?

12) Sweetness is my weakness. And ugly is my enemy. Prepare to die!

13) Would you like to go out to dinner, or do you think you're fat enough already?

14) When you fell from Heaven, did it hurt? Because it looks like you got really banged up.

Monday, November 10, 2003

In the year of our Lord 1314, patriots of Scotland, starving and outnumbered,
charged the fields of Bannockburn.
They fought like warrior poets. they fought like Scotsmen and won their freedom.
Vegetarian is an old Indian word for bad hunter

Hey guys, I talked a bit with Kirk and he let me know some of you are worried about some of the stuff I've posted.
I'm just working stuff out in my head and posting on the blog helps a bit that's all.
I need an outlet for this shit and talking about it is kind of hard.....I try to maintain too much control and need to blow off some steam once in a while.

Friday, November 07, 2003

We heard noise loud and thundering.
There was a man falling out of the sky.
Sometimes it feels unreal, I feel unreal.
It's just a dream, something I imagined.
At other times it's real and vivid, sharp with teeth.
An image following me around, one that's hard to escape.
I lay in bed and see a man fall out of the sky.
I wake and see a man falling from the sky.
I drive down the street and see a man falling out of the sky.
I look at my friends and I see a man falling out of the sky.
I escape into climbing but when the climb ends I see a man fall out of the sky.
I escape into her arms and lips but when we part I see a man falling out of the skies.
It's probably too much, too soon and eventually we're going to go our seperate ways.
And the only place left to be free will be up in the High Lonesome.
I see a man falling out of the skies.

Wednesday, November 05, 2003

Tuesday, November 04, 2003

So I found out from the HB police dept that one of my Neighbors stole a credit card check from my mail and tried to cash it for $600.
I hate thieves and I hate living next to one.
Plucking Cat Gut on Halloween

Monday, November 03, 2003

rutro raggy