thepeopleseason: (Default)
  1. Going to El Caminito del Rey
  2. Getting a cat (yes, I'm still allergic to them)
  3. Shaving my head
  4. Getting a tattoo (although not of the cover of the Tao of Pooh)
  5. Buying an HDTV and a PS3 or Xbox360
  6. Taking three weeks off to walk around Europe/Australia/Asia/Alaska
  7. Summiting Everest
  8. Growing my hair out
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A climbing area that looks straight out of Ico:
thepeopleseason: (bride with white hair)
[ profile] flattop, you'd like this the most: If I didn't live in a tiny one-bedroom condo without a deck/balcony/outdoor space. If it weren't $500.00 before shipping. If I had won the 280-some million dollar lottery those few weeks ago; I'd pick up one of these: Goodness gracious!

From the product description:
There many firepits and firebowls on the market… Most of them are less expensive than the Great Bowl of Fire, but from reading customer reviews at Amazon, I get the impression that they don't hold up all that well over time. The finish comes off, they can rust out or get dented fairly easily, etc. No such worries here. The Great Bowl of Fire is cut from quarter inch thick steel— you could hit it with a car and it wouldn't notice. Your car would though, so I don't really recommend such extreme product testing. A better product test might be to chuck it off the roof, but please be careful getting it up there, it's very heavy.
Guitar Hero night drew fewer participants than last time, but the game still enthralled many a cursory onlooker. [ profile] hammor showed up so that I wasn't the only one playing on Expert mode.

Note to self: Bouldering for an hour and a half prior to playing the game will only make your forearms ache when you're trying to beat "Crossroads" on Expert.
thepeopleseason: (science/myth)
[ profile] hammor, [ profile] xenamungrrr, [ profile] glueandglitter, and [ profile] batnandu and anyone else interested in virtual rocking out:

The Independent (Located just above Aprés Diem and The Highlander) will be holding another Guitar Hero night this Thursday the 9th.

Be there.

I will arrive around 9 or so, arriving after rock climbing.
thepeopleseason: (all in)
The activities of rock climbing and ice climbing carry a significant risk of personal injury or death! It is the responsibility of each and every individual who chooses to participate in the activities of rock climbing and ice climbing to be professionally trained, and be familiar with the dangers and risks associated with such activities...Each and every individual who chooses to participate in the activities of rock climbing, or ice climbing is personally assuming all the risks of injury or death which may result from such activities!
--From a safety disclaimer page of a rock climbing gym.
thepeopleseason: (scalawag)
Brushing your teeth with your left (non-dominant) hand is cumbersome and difficult.

ETA: Playing a real steel-stringed guitar (not Guitar Hero) just hours after you've made your hands all raw from rock climbing will give you a mild burning sensation in your fingers and is a generally bad idea.
thepeopleseason: (single whip)
After getting the results of my physical on Tuesday, the doctor insisted I start getting more aerobic exercise--given my sedentary career, "around seven hours a week." In addition to a cholesterol level around 232 (which, granted, is lower than the 246 that I had before I moved here from Miami), she says my blood pressure is slightly high for my age and that I should avoid stress.

HA! AVOID STRESS! And they say some doctors don't have a sense of humor.

So here follows the list of my New Year's Resolutions:
  • Practice Tai Chi more (Don't disappoint the Si-Gong/make the Si-Fu lose face).
  • Go Rock Climbing more (I've got a paid membership at the gym...).
  • Minimize intake of french fries and potato chips.
  • [ profile] batnandu asked me to add "Increase intake of fruits and vegetables (lettuce doesn't count)" What are you, my mom??!?
  • Minimize intake of soda.
  • Start running (or some other aerobic activity) and increase my cardiovascular endurance.
  • Keep my place clean.
  • Floss.
Yes, I realize that this list is probably about four days late, but I'm nothing if not a procrastinator; and, honestly, I don't intend to do anything about that.
thepeopleseason: (gir)
I went rock climbing at Atlanta Rocks tonight, and now my left pinky toe is sore.
thepeopleseason: (cupid)
  1. Time does not always heal all wounds.
  2. Installing a new ATX Power Supply is easy.
  3. Even if you have a 99.9 percent chance of winning, that ugly 0.1 percent will rear its ugly head. Sometimes that happens twice in a single weekend.
  4. If you haven't been rock climbing in a while, don't expect to be spry and graceful on the rocks.
  5. Clip your toenails before you go to the rock gym.
  6. Helping someone move after you went rock climbing the day before will rob you utterly of any and all energy for the rest of the weekend.
  7. Great Expectations is still a wonderfully lush movie.
  8. Despite being over her, I find it difficult to look directly at the Woman formerly known as the Woman of My Dreams. Knowing this, however, makes hanging out with her not difficult at all.
  9. Very few people on [ profile] open_on_sunday, in the context of a crossover challenge, know who Abe Sapien is without the specific mention of Hellboy. Surprisingly, fewer people know who Melaka Fray and Aku are (from Joss Whedon's Fray and Samurai Jack, respectively).

    More people in the community, however, know who Hob Gadling is.
thepeopleseason: (sin city)
So we (Keely, [ profile] khubli, Flossie, and Team Boobie) booked our flights and rooms for April's Sin City Spectacular. It cost a pretty penny, but I think it'll be worth it. I sent Jerry e-mail to see if he wanted to go, as well, since it looks like I'll be partaking of a single room at the Luxor by my lonesome. Of course, I could hook up with some nymphet while trading chips at the Bellagio Poker Room, but since I'd expect the women at the poker tables (aside from those going on the trip) to be at least seven years my senior, as well as the abject terror which grips me when it comes to talking to new people, I'll probably be spending my room time alone.

I went indoor rock climbing for the first time in almost a year )

I just found from a FOAF. A particularly funny entry:
For some reason, when I was a little kid I was convinced that if you hooked two nine volt batteries to each other, they'd explode violently and destroy anything within about 100 feet.

Some part of me still thinks this. [ profile] batnandu suggested that we try it sometime--connect two nine-volts and leave them someplace. You'd think that someone would have already done this experiment and written it up on some website, but a cursory search of Google turns up nothing but a description of devices which use two nine-volts.

My parents are coming up this weekend. I need to clean the condo up and put away all the, umm, non-childish things.... I've already thrown a bunch of stuff into the closet, which is a veritable jungle of boxes and papers, but since my father is a bit of a stickler for "proper" bookkeeping, I need to get all my bills and statements in order.

I'm writing something. Nothing particularly concrete as of yet, but listening to some of Philip K. Dick's stories--"Second Variety," "We Can Remember It for You Wholesale," "Paycheck," and "The Minority Report"--on the way down and back up from Miami put me in a writing mood.

The story which I'm writing puts a different spin on Rekal from "Wholesale"--what if you could rent someone else's body to wear for an hour, a day, or a week? What kind of person would allow themselves to be rented out?


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