Tuesday, August 14, 2007

hillbilly holiday

Whilst driving through the hills the other day I came upon this sign and decided that it deserved an honorable mention, especially noting the way in which wedding is spelled. All the best to Big Ed & Joe Elle.

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Saturday, August 11, 2007

Who's side are you on?

In a world of frivolous lawsuits it can sometimes be difficult to distinguish between real issues and petty claims.

In this article, a man having allergic reactions to dairy products requested a major fast food restaurant to hold the cheese, but they didn't. So when he ate the burger in a darkened room he went into convulsions.

Now he is suing for 10 million on behalf of "two counts of negligence, one count of intentional infliction of emotional distress and one count of punitive damages."

Who's responsible?


Wednesday, August 08, 2007

Bush sees new threat.

We all know that our President hasn't always made the best moves in policy, but ya know, you gotta love a guy who sticks to his guns no matter what.

Wednesday, August 01, 2007


Fear not. I have indeed survived the trip, in spite of what a few of you have obviously assumed. I must say, however, that the gracious outpouring of care from anonymous users is reassuring... I think.

In any event, here are a few photos from our 2 1/2 day hike. The first day was toughest. The previous week of torrential rain had converted all of our upward trails into streams and thus we were soaked from head to frozen toe by the time we set up camp at 2,500 feet. The next day we covered another 1,000 feet and then descended about 3,000. It's hard to imagine how steep 1,000 feet is, but suffice it to say that we had a to take a break about every 15 min. to catch our breath and drink, or find, water.

A few more details will follow once Benj, the real photographer, posts his album.