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.