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2012 Adventure: Mountain Climbing

I’ve decided to climb that mountain that haunts me every morning on my way to work. I’ve been up it a ways before, but let’s just go up to the top this year, shall we?

Here’s my mountain climbing training plan. It’s pretty ambitious.

2/18: rattlesnake ledge, 1160 feet, 4 miles, 580 ft/mi up
2/24: pony bridge, 900 feet, 5 miles, 360 ft/mi up
3/31: Tiger Mountain Trail North, 1100 feet, 5 miles, 440 ft/mi up
4/7: alger alp, 1000 feet, 4 miles, 500 ft/mi up
4/13: poo poo point, 1650 feet, 7.4 miles, 445 ft/mi up
4/21: Mt. Washington, 1600 ft, 4 miles, 800 ft/mi up
4/28: Pyramid Lake, 1500 ft, 4.5 miles, 666 ft/mi up
5/12: Oyster Dome, 1900 feet, 6.5 miles, 584 ft/mi up
5/19: mt. si, 3150 feet, 8 miles, 787 ft/mi up
5/26: mt. pilchuck, 2200 ft, 5.4 miles, 814 ft/mi up
6/2: bandera mountain, 3000 ft, 7.6 miles, 789 ft/mi up
6/16: mt. higgins. 3400 ft, 9 miles, 756 ft/mi up
6/25: granite mountain, 3800 feet, 8 miles, 950 ft/mi up
7/2: sourdough peak, 5085 feet, 11 miles, 924 ft/mi up
7/11-12: st. helens, 4500 feet, 10 miles, 900 ft/mi up
7/17: beckler peak, 2263 feet, 7.4 miles, 611 ft/mi up
7/19: mailbox peak, 4100 ft, 6 miles, 1366 ft/mi up
7/24: putrid pete’s peak (P3), 3000 ft, 6 miles, 1000 ft/mi up
7/31: mount teneriffe, 3800 ft, 6.5 miles, 1169 ft/mi up
8/2-3: Camp muir, 4600 feet, 10 miles, 920 ft/mi up  then Glacier Basin, 1600 feet, 6 miles, 533 ft/mi up
8/7: rooster mountain, 4100 ft, 8 miles, 1025 ft/mi up
8/9-10: camp muir twice, 4600 feet x2, 10 miles x2, 920 ft/mi up x2
8/15: sulphur mountain, 4200 ft, 10 miles, 840 ft/mi up
8/17: crystal peak, 3100 ft, 8 miles, 775 ft/mi up
8/21-24: Mt. Rainier climb, training for two days, then 920 ft/mi up, then 1571 ft/mi up

Luck be with me!

So this is the new year…

2011 was decent. Got a lot done but feel I could do more.

2012:

  1. climb Mt. Rainier
  2. more politics
  3. more music (writing, watching, playing)
  4. move out
  5. improve job situation
  6. more rally promotion

Let’s see how it goes.

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All the cars I’ve driven before

I was just thinking about all the cars I’ve driven before.

In no particular order:

  • 1990’s Mazda 323 (white, first stick shift)
  • 1980 VW cabriolet (black)
  • 1980 VW cabriolet (white)
  • 1990’s VW cabriolet (red)
  • 1990’s honda accord EX (bronze, fastest speed record)
  • 1993 ford aerostar (black)
  • 1977 ford thunderbird (black)
  • 1952 buick super (green/white)
  • 1990’s honda prelude (black)
  • 1990’s mitsubishi mirage (red)
  • 2000’s honda civic si (silver)
  • 2000’s mini cooper s (blue)
  • 2000’s subaru WRX (black)
  • 1990’s Subaru Outback (green/bronze)
  • 1999 Subaru Legacy Wagon (green)
  • 1984 mitsubishi cordia (red, first turbo car)
  • 1990’s vw syncro vanagon (blue)
  • 2000’s nissan xterra (silver)
  • 2000’s chevy aveo (red, Mexican)
  • 2007? VW GTI mkV (white)
  • 2002 VW GTI mkIV (blue)
  • 2004 VW R32 mkIV (blue)
  • 2010 VW GTI mkVI (black)
  • 2012 VW Golf R (blue)
  • 1980’s VW GTI mkII (silver)
  • 1980’s chevy s10 (white)
  • 2012 Chevy Impala (red)
  • 1977 ford truck (black)
  • 2000’s big uhaul truck (white/orange)
  • 1990’s honda civic hatch (red)
  • 1990’s honda civic hatch rally car (orange, #258)
  • 1990’s honda civic hatch rally car (white/red, #466)
  • 1980’s vw rabbit rally car (blue, #437)
  • 1980’s vw gti rally car (silver/german, #437)
  • 1974 vespa ciao moped (green)
  • old, beat up Mexican scooter (white)
  • four different forklifts

There’s probably more, but I can’t think of them right now.

 

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minimizing clutter

Hi guys.

No, things are going pretty well actually. Been writing show reviews a bunch, so you should look for those. I just don’t blog as much anymore, sorry.

If you want to buy some of my stuff on eBay, you’d be pretty awesome, though. There are a bunch of records up there as well as some other cool things. Here’s the link.

31 items up for sale right now.

Maybe I’ll come back later? Probably not.

2010

report.

goals for 2009.

1. be physically active.

moderate success. started skateboarding again. sort of stopped skateboarding again.

2. attend at least 50 shows this year

39 shows is not 50. but i did okay.

3. finish the house

no. i finished a room and have a full house again, though.

4. start a vegetable garden

i don’t care about this.

5. go to europe

yes.

6. meet new friends and new ladies

yes and yes.

7. listen to music constantly

sometimes. in the car, yes. at home, no.

8. play fewer video games

pretty good until after x-mas.

9. volunteer for some charitable organizations

yes.

10. do something musical 30 minutes a day

no. my biggest regret of this list.

11. fix my posture

i worked on it. it’s noticeably better.

So I scored about a 6 out of 11. That’s failing, but not terrible. Thus, we arrive at 2010. Time for a new set of goals.

1. travel to non-seattle, non-family destinations once per month
2. play a show or quit trying to play music altogether and find a new passion
3. continue to work on my posture
4. 50 shows
5. volunteer at least once a month
6. ride the STP
7. say hi to strangers
8. focus less on what I don’t have and more on what I do

Yes, I think this is what I want to focus on. Also, I have a crappy redesign of this site coming up. Maybe.

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