I'm a web developer/sysadmin/host (NERD TRIPLE THREAT!) and this is my attempt to write about...leaving the house. Sometimes. Like, to go backpacking. And take some pictures. And justify spending the money on all the gear WHY SO MUCH?!?

So check back weekly for all the smrt missives! And the dumb tweets!

Also hiking things!

Feel free to write and complain.

oxford is for shoes
22 March 2017

I am more of an Appalachian State comma guy, myself.

blair whatnow
15 March 2017

Nothing to worry about. I am sure this is a natural occurence.

8 March 2017

You can't even see the remote...

Date: 02/26/2017

Location: Laurel Highlands Hiking Trail, 271 trailhead to Decker shelter area

Trail Distance: 16.5 miles (21.5 miles ytd)

So that was nice. Still haven't learned to drink enough water when I stop hiking for the day. I'm older, so I will be getting up MULTIPLE times during the night to pee, so why not make it worth it?

And if you're cold, get up and adjust the underquilt. It always makes a big difference.

Finally figured out how to use the trekking poles effectively (thanks to this fella). Felt a lot stronger going up hill instead of having to pant for breath every 30 yeards. MADE IT 60 YARDS NOW.


idles of march
1 March 2017

My dog's favorite toy is....a cherry tomato.

writing matters
22 February 2017

Cool story, Ma. Tell it again

Dogs love to hear the backstory of their toys

hissy fits
15 February 2017

With the new puppy I have to set up a trail camera in the hallway to get a glimpse of my cats.

8 February 2017

404 falls not found

Picture taken in October, posted in February NO ONE WILL KNOW THANKS TO CLIMATE CHANGE

1 February 2017

I backpack so I can lay in my hammock and watch Acquisitions Inc play D&D @PatrickRothfuss #TheSecret