Monday, December 08, 2008

Sunday, November 16, 2008


Long time. Let's see: CO, WY, MT, ID, UT, NV, UT, CO, IA, CO, PA sums it up. Sarah visited for 3 weeks in September. All in all, a fantastic time. Anyone willing to put up with me for that long should be commended.

Finally made it to Yellowstone. Some gorgeous scenery, but too much wildlife makes them insipid.

Then Vegas, with Cirque du Soleil's KA. Back across Southern Utah and home. Sarah left and made the all too regular returns to DIA even less appealing.

I was home for 4 days before going to Iowa. 3 weeks of blade inspection, which began quite pleasant. But being October, it became cold and gray; the phone calls kept coming as I found myself staring at Excel spreadsheets all day.

Then home again. Moved out of the house in a week, then drove down to Lamar, CO, for another job. Nice to finally drive. I finally got to hear an entire episode of Wait Wait, which kept a smile on the face. No security lines, just the flat plains of Eastern CO. But there, we lived in the Tube.

5 days home, 2 of those skiing, and now in PA:

Wednesday, October 01, 2008

Ingen order (2)

Sunday, September 28, 2008

Love, I miss you

Regardless of the two-headed twin nature of the photo

Friday, August 29, 2008

Still Flowing

...but getting damned cold.

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

WV pt.2

Thursday, August 07, 2008


Cheers to a good location, and a good locale when work is getting ever more ridiculous.

Wednesday, July 30, 2008


So a small technical canyon ten minutes from home...

See you in West Virginia.

Tuesday, July 22, 2008


My good bud Chris got married at the end of last month. The wedding was lovely, with the ensuing debauchery and lack of sleep, dizzying. yay.

Bar in the background, smoke, or...

...go listen to your favorite music.

In other news, the Dam Road remains closed, pending more meetings between Summit County and Denver Water. Protests continue; with A-Basin closed for the season, ski bums have a new place to grill out in the evening, with the added benefit of the ease of making witty placards or t-shirts with only a primary level education.

The boobs from the previous post have been removed and replaced with those seen on the right. The former were sighted; awards will be presented when someone arrives to claim them. That is all.

Saturday, July 19, 2008

The Giant 200th Post Hodgepodge Celebration!

(or: loquaciousness and wishing again for its absence)

Here we are, sitting enjoying the back porch on a Summer afternoon. We're watching terrible golfers as they complain of hitting the ball too far in this thin air. We are wishing that we had an air horn. Being Saturday, we are celebrating tourons that wonder at what nursery they can buy all these beautiful red evergreens.

and here, Victorian era dogs that are depressingly hilarious.

In keeping with the dog theme, 3 cheers for the deaf Zen-master practicing enlightenment through double-rear-legged air thumping.

And to Eastern Montana, whose bars are all casinos, offering at least five different types of French fries, as well as appetizers with names like chicken shits.

Rock structures. I remain fascinated by the geologic formations from ancient lakes and riverbeds that used to permeate the Northern MidWest. Some deposits being stronger to natural weathering processes, etc. "The rock structures, are still forming, today." Oh wait a minute, it was during the second day. That's when they were made. Practice sand castles before God dipped his fingers in Southern Utah. All apologies to those offended.

Moving on...

Yes, they're still paying me to hang on these things. Riding around the tower is a great time to gain perspective and contemplate about the ecological hypocrisies and the successful marketing of 'green consumerism.'

[Cynical rant deleted by editor]

Thursday, July 17, 2008


Thursday, June 19, 2008

Leaving Dakota

Wednesday, June 04, 2008


Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Mr. P

Sorry for the delay on this one...

Tuesday, May 20, 2008


Saturday, May 03, 2008

Goodbye Winter

Time to bid adieu, the Continental Divide, May 3rd.

Saturday, April 26, 2008


My backyard this morning

So, to rejoice or say, 'Enough?'

Who cares, I'm going skiing.

Thursday, April 17, 2008


Waking up everyday before dawn isn't a bad thing.

Monday, March 31, 2008


to the one-word titles. Here you go:

Thursday, March 20, 2008


Wondering what I'll do when the skiing stops, and with Flatlander Spring Breakers encroaching, Doug and I headed into Utah to check to see if the canyons were thawing out yet.

The answer, fortunately for us, was a no.

So besides one technical canyon, Baptist Draw, we saw The Great Gallery in Horseshoe Canyon, tooled around on the slickrock of the Robber's Roost Area and hiked up to Hanging Lake on the way back to the mountains.

All of our pictures are accessible from somewhere around here.

Down the Rabbit Hole!