Saturday, July 29, 2006

Some people are like Slinkies...not really good for anything, but they still bring a smile to your face when you push them down a flight of stairs.

Conrad, you schmuck! There is a fire burning on the East side of Glacier that I've been watching intently on the webcam. Fortunately those firefighters that Burns criticized so openly are fighting it and will get it under control.

Fire information oficer Pat McKelvey snaps a picture of the Red Eagle fire buring near St. Mary, MT. on Saturday, July 29, 2006.

In other news, I made my first pizza from scratch. Very good but I'm going to have to keep working on the crust.

Thursday, July 27, 2006

You didn't wear sunscreen?


Went hiking in Glacier Park last weekend and didn't wear sunscreen! That night I almost glowed in the dark so this is a day out. I had to get that first burn on my arms and shoulders over with though.
(Check out the great Glacier photos below, they are the real attraction)

Happy HNT kids, play nice ;)

Wednesday, July 26, 2006

Marmots and ninny goats and moose, oh my!

I had a great opportunity to spend some time in Glacier National Park last weekend, hiking to the Granite Park Chalet. (click on the images to get a better view)

What an incredible hike! We got a very early start and got to see the sunrise over Glacier.

And the ninny goats were out on the trail to meet and greet us. (yes, I know they aren't really called ninny goats but work with me people).

Isn't he cute and all mugging for the camera.

We had beautiful scenery for the entire hike. When you are there it's easy to think it can't possibly get any better.

And we met another marmot along the trail. This one was much friendlier than the one I encountered at Sperry Chalet and stopped to pose for pictures. He was just the cutest thing.

After about 4 hours of hiking we made it to Granite Park Chalet - totally worth every step.

The views from the chalet really have to be experienced. It is a long hike but so worth the effort.

The wildflowers were in bloom all over the hillside. That was definitely a cool experience walking through a carpet of wildflowers.

And we got to see Rachel flowers (shut up, I liked them and so that's what they were called).

I got to see the remnants of a glacier for the first time and learned a lesson on firsts - case of beer was it?

A beautiful view of the lakes below - that's where we're headed.

On the hike down we saw ripples in one of the lakes below and got out the binoculars. A moose was swimming across the lake, keeping cool from the hot day. Further down on the trail we got another view of a moose wading around in one of the lakes we passed. Another first, but not for me this time.

We saw many waterfalls along the way but I liked this little one the best I think because of the great colors in the water and the fact that it made this really cool swimming hole.

The last falls we saw along the trail down. Off to the right of this photo the water falls over a series of rock steps. There were a couple of young guys climbing which looked like fun but at this point my feet wanted to go down, not up.

Remember the lakes from back up the trail? This is the last of them and it was time to strip down and jump in (no, I do not have pictures of me skinny-dipping in my underwear but some little Japanese tourist does).

All in all it was a fabulous hike, I had a great time and can't wait to go again, whether it be this hike or another, I'm ready!

Moose, I'm looking forward to next weekend, can't wait to see you!

Friday, July 21, 2006

Happy Friday!

The Washington Post's Mensa Invitational once again asked readers
to take any word from the dictionary, alter it by adding, subtracting,
or changing one letter, and supply a new definition. Here are the

  • Cashtration (n): The act of buying a house, which
    renders the subject financially impotent for an indefinite period.

  • Intaxication: Euphoria at getting a tax refund, which
    lasts until you realize it was your money to start with.

  • Reintarnation: Coming back to life as a hillbilly.

  • Bozone (n): The substance surrounding stupid people
    that stops bright ideas from penetrating. The bozone layer,
    unfortunately, shows little sign of breaking down in the near future.

  • Foreploy: Any misrepresentation about yourself for the purpose of getting laid.

  • Sarchasm: The gulf between the author of sarcastic wit
    and the person who doesn't get it.

  • Inoculatte: To take coffee intravenously when you are
    running late.
  • Finally, a solution!

  • Hipatitis: Terminal coolness.

  • Karmageddon: It's like, when everybody is, like,
    sending off all these really bad vibes, right? And then, like, the Earth
    explodes and it's, like, a serious bummer.

  • Decafalon (n): The grueling event of getting through
    the day consuming only things that are good for you.

  • Glibido: All talk and no action.
  • I know some of these people.

  • Dopeler effect: The tendency of stupid ideas to seem
    smarter when they come at you rapidly.

  • Arachnoleptic fit (n): The frantic dance you perform
    just after you've accidentally walked through a spider web.
  • And I've done this.

  • Beelzebug (n): Satan in the form of a mosquito, that
    gets into your bedroom at three in the morning and cannot be cast out.

  • Ignoranus: A person who's both stupid and an asshole.
  • Does anything more really need to be said?

Have good weekends and be safe!

Thursday, July 20, 2006

Wednesday, July 19, 2006

Symphony Under The Stars

Sounds of the Cinema Under the Big Sky is this Saturday night on the Carroll College lawn. This is always such a great event with a wonderful venue and excellent music.

In addition to that, as many of you know, our own Os works and plays with the Helena Symphony and goes to a great deal of work to pull this thing off every year. This year will be even more of a blast since I'm hanging with his sisters at this event. I love them, they are hilarious! (Os, if you and I ever stop being friends I'm keeping your sisters)

I will undoubtedly take a ton of pictures, because I seem to take pictures of and at everything, so you'll have to suffer through them at some point if you come to this blog with any regularity (no, I don't want to know about your regularity).

If you're in the area stop by, say hi and have a beer.

Monday, July 10, 2006

What a delicious way to wake up, with your hands on my skin, your fingers sliding over my hip and down my leg.

I roll onto my back to kiss you, to taste you, to feel your hands slide up my thigh and then deeper.

My back arches at your touch, your lips, your tongue. I reach for your hand, sliding my fingers along yours and then up my stomach to my breasts, caressing as you touch me.

My breath catches as I feel you move deeper inside me before I guide your fingers to my mouth, tasting and touching, your lips then finding mine.

The moan escapes my lips as the dream slowly slips from me and my eyes open to the sunrise outside my window.

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Saturday, July 08, 2006

I am starting to worry

I've been noticing pain in my left hip lately. Not when I run but mostly when I'm in one position for too long.

I'm starting to worry whether this could affect my running. I hesitate to see a doctor about it because I'm afraid he's going to advise me to stop running, but I also don't want to let it go if there is something wrong and something I can do to prevent it.

Any ideas?

Thursday, July 06, 2006

...the only church that truly feeds the soul, day in, day out, is the Church of Baseball.

The theme for this week's HNT is All-American and what could be more American than baseball, our national sport and a personal passion of mine. As far back as the 1870s, American newspapers were referring to baseball as "The National Pastime" or "The National Game."

Professional baseball began in the United States around 1865, and the National League was founded in 1876 as the first major league. The American
League was founded in 1901 sparking a rivalry between the two over players, contracts, salaries and games.

During the first half of the 20th century, a "gentlemen's agreement" in the form of the baseball color line barred African-American players from the major leagues. Finally in 1947, Major League Baseball's color barrier was broken when Jackie Robinson was signed by the Brooklyn Dodgers.

Baseball has seen America through world wars, depression, scandal, glory, heartache and triumph. Walt Whitman once said, "I see great things in baseball. It's our game, the American game. It will repair our losses and be a blessing to us."

You could look it up. ;)

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