Thursday, June 26, 2008


This one goes out to Karina.. Hurray maps! This is a map of the neighborhoods of San Fran overlaid with a map of noise levels.. So if you want to find a quiet place in the City.. check it out :)


.: After many months of debating when I should actually take a class and learn how to work with ropes while I'm climbing, I finally did it.. went to Vertical World and took a class... hummm.. might have been worth it.. but probably could have picked up on the stuff I needed by asking some peeps already in the know.. not saying it was a bad course, just that I already knew just about everything they were talking about.. I'm glad I took it in the end.. I got a "free" two week membership for taking the course and I feel a lot better on my skills.. I no longer worry about dropping someone (though honestly I never worried about that anyway..) I bouldered a bit after the class and did a couple ropes courses.. didn't do any of them cleanly though.. the bouldering was fun though.. did a couple V2's with some varied success.. I'm not used to their setters.. it's amazing how used to a setter you get.. never realize it till you goto a different gym.

.: So the title "Newbie".. I feel like a newbie today.. I couldn't climb the big wall with as much accuracy as my boulder problems.. and worst of all, I hurt.. a lot.. and I can't figure out why.. I only climbed for and hour and a half today.. and I didn't do anything truely crazy... but I still hurt..

Friday, June 20, 2008

Monday, June 16, 2008

Oh my gosh

.: Where did time go? I haven't posted in forever! Not that my life is boring, far from.. just so busy that I haven't really thought about it..

.: So what have I been up to? Well.. I did a summit attempt with Ethan and David Childs.. (didn't summit due to lack of time, but it's now on the official list of things I need to do).. It was still a lot of fun going up as far as we did..

.: Been busy at work.. lots of stuff going on there.. programming programming programming.. Lots of changes there. but to sum it all up for those who don't care about the nitty gritty details.. I love my job and my co-workers... Work has been challenging and fun.. a good mix..

.: I've been rock climbing, a bit less then I was.. but still at least once a week.. I do enjoy myself there.. lots of good people... a good way to push myself to become better (really nice that it has NOTHING to do with computers :) ).. I picked up a harness and I'm planning to learn some ropes stuff.. got to find time and motivation.. boldering is just so much "easier" in terms of you don't need anyone else to go.. just you...

.: I went down to see my dad for Father's Day this weekend.. I heart my parents.. It was even more sweet as my sister was there too.. I miss her a lot.. It's really hard to get all of us in the same area now.. as we live all over the country..

.: Dad gave me all his vinyl when I left.. so now I have about a hundred+ records and a turn table.. so so so much new music.. it was like Christmas when I was going through it.. I have an original "Tommy" by The Who, Led Zepplin II, Beattles records, Clapton up the yinyag and many more... I'm excited.. I'm rocking Tommy right now..

.: Anyway.. there is a lot of stuff going on in my life.. you want to know, give me a shout :)