Catskill 3500 Club Requirements Complete

July 12, 2009 · 1 comment

Man, I love Led Zeppelin.  Playing on my stereo right now is “The Girl I Love She Got Long Black Wavy Hair” – from the BBC Sessions double-disc.  I should have had this played at my wedding.  Talk about blues-driven.  And yes, I see the double entendre in that statement.

I’m going to buy a netbook.  Anybody have any suggestions?  I think pretty much any one will do.  My only requirements are a comfortable keyboard, quick startup/shut down, and that’s about it.  Any advice/recommendations would be appreciated.

This was a good weekend.  I did, in fact, climb Lone and Rocky Mountains with my brother John this weekend.  The hike was about 8 miles and was pretty tough.  John did well.  I wasn’t particularly surprised at this, but then again, I was.  So now I need to update my Peakbagger page, send my tally sheet in to the powers-that-be at the Catskill 3500 Club, and await my patch and sticker for my car. 

It took about a year and a half for me to climb those 39 peaks.  Scott climbed 29 of them with me – so he still has 10 to go.  I hope to be able to hike those with him.  What a sense of accomplishment!  It was pretty sweet to sign in at the last canister and write 39/39.  The hike back was long and uneventful.

This is an interesting sense of accomplishment for me – of a type I’m not entirely used to.  I’m very much an instant satisfaction kind of guy, so to be able to realize a goal this long in the making is really something new.  Sure, I graduated college and law school, and I suppose they’re analogous to a certain extent, but I don’t think I worked so hard or enjoyed myself so thoroughly in the years it took me to achieve those milestones.

Holy shit, I’ve been spelling analogous wrong for a while – I usually spell it with three ‘a’s.  Go figure.

So yeah, this sense of self-accomplishment is a deeper one.  It’s like building my self-confidence with bricks and mortar instead of cardboard and duct tape.

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Scott July 13, 2009 at 07:36

Congrats brotha

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