why?

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.

gooooooooooooooal
11 July 2018

#TwitterHatTrick: getting 3 people you follow to like 3 of your tweets in one day.

home of the knave
4 July 2018

History is super judgy.

licensed
27 June 2018

I am my dog's emotional support animal #LawnMower

interdiction
20 June 2018

I suppose you're wondering why I pulled you over...

still good
13 June 2018

Following IHOb's lead, @Cinnabon is rebranding as Finnabon, the All Fish Parts Pastry Store.

it counts
6 June 2018

Best part of hiking in shorts is the wet pricker vines FEELS LIKE A SPA DAY FOR SADISTS

Date: 06/02-03/2018

Location: Raccoon Creek Loop, THE WHOLE SHEBANG PLUS EXTRA 'CAUSE DUMB

Trail Distance: 22 (39 miles ytd)

Been a while, eh?

Yeah, I know, I know. So many excuses, so little drive. I think it's getting better - I actually went and a) hiked in the hot and 2) FINISHED A TRAIL, BITCH (I have been following IBTAT, obvs).

Yup, I did the whole thing. Instead of just the Raccoon Loop, I did a figure-eight from the east side Heritage trailhead across the Mineral Springs link to the office. Hence the extra. Oh, well (THE CHURNED UP HORSE TRAIL MADE IT FUN THO).

Quarter mile cry

I'm not usually a fan of hiking in warm weather (ALSO BUGS EAT A DICK BITING FLIES no maybe please don't), but this was tolerable. Getting going in the morning and having at least 3/4 of the time be less humid (waht a sentence) helped a lot.

THIS IS YOUR 1AM WAKE UP CALL REPORT TO THE GROUND PLZ

Yeah, I learned you cannot have a twist in the continuous loop where it connects to the cinch buckle. Luckily I can brain enough that I remembered to add a slippery half-hitch behind it so I did not bounce on the dirt.

I also had noms at this table

A++ will hike again but in coldy times.

series of tubes
30 May 2018

It CAN all be b-roll

ohhh yeahhhhhhh
23 May 2018

Anyone else psych their dogs up for dinner like they're cutting a wrestling promo? OH YEAH THIS IS HAPPENING RIGHT. NOW. LET'S DOOOO THISSSS

ANYTIME ANYWHERE...CHARLOTTE...RALEIGH.....not Duluth, though. Too far.