Monday, February 20, 2006

What's next? ...Snowkiting.

I have just discovered what could be the most kick ass sport on the planet! It combines two awesome sports into one super, er, super super sport! I plan on trying a lesson sometime soon, and so far Powerline sports seems like the best option:


It looks pretty awesome, and there are some great videos on google video:


Snowkiting is an evolution of kitboarding, shown here:


In any case, it looks like a blast, so stay tuned to see how it turns out!


Saturday, February 18, 2006

This is NOT my MINI, but it is the best picture of the wheels I plan on installing this spring... they are Team Dynamics Pro Race 1's. Posted by Picasa

And no blog would be complete without a picture of the Man himself, Sebby! Here is Seb in one of is many Liberace moods... I think he's doing a rendition of El Cumbanchero.  Posted by Picasa

Thursday, February 16, 2006

Quote of the day:

"Make sure the fortune that you seek is the fortune that you need."
-Ben Harper


Wednesday, February 15, 2006

This picture was taken during 4th of July weekend in Acadia National Park, ME summer of 2004. The location is Otter Cliffs, and the climb is a fabulous 5.8 called Razor Flake. It's fairly easy but still very fun since it involves a LOT of laybacking and its always traversing to the right on the very sharp flake which gives the climb its name... You can also see Riptide (5.11c) to the right of Razor Flake, which is one of my favorite climbs, though I have yet to link all of the moves together cleanly (the move over the roof always stumps me). Posted by Picasa

This is Spaz... and she is chillin' at the moment.  Posted by Picasa

And this, this is Orbit. As you can tell, she is much less excited by the camera than Spaz. At any moment she might leap up and kill me, so its best to only try this once and a while... Posted by Picasa
Life with Cats...

So this morning I woke up to my usual routine with our two cats Spaz and Orbit: first I enter the washroom and brush Spaz. She waits for me... and meows... and rolls around on her back looking too cute. So we brush. And brush. And then it's time for my shower, and she knows when it is time when I close the shower curtain, so she waits by the door.

After my shower, I feel only slightly more awake, but I promptly open the door to allow Orbit in to hop up on the sink so that SHE can be brushed. But she doesn't like the whole body brush... ooooh know, she is a cheeks and head kinda cat. So we spend some time getting our 'faces' on, she with her brush on her head, and me with my brush on mine. After a few minutes of cleaning and straightening she is happy, and I am awake enough to go and operate the coffee machine.

On my way out the door each one in turn finds a piece of furniture to pearch upon to express their unending dissatisfaction with the length of their respective grooming. But each in turn gets another pat or two as I munch down some Raisin Bran and get my shoes on...

It is my first time as a pet 'owner', though I don't really own them (despite what Darcy says) and I have to say, its quite nice (despite what the cats say).


Tuesday, February 14, 2006

This is me climbing in Rumney, NH on a climb that I can't remember somewhere on the Waimea Wall...  Posted by Picasa

At the end of a long day of boat moving... this was a favor to a friend from work to move his 10,000lb sailboat off the rocky beach in Salem, MA. At the end of the day we were successful, and this is me checking the location before we all left. Posted by Picasa

Me, taking a break before the crux pitch of "Frogland" 5.8- Posted by Picasa

My First Drive in my new MINI Cooper S Posted by Picasa

On top of "Frogland" 5.8- in Red Rocks, NV Posted by Picasa