I Went To The Woods

October 24, 2008

Actually, I’ve gone a few times, and I’ll probably go many more. Muir Woods definitely falls in my top 5 out of the top 10 among the top 25 places to visit when you’re in the Bay Area. What makes Muir Woods so awesome? No matter when you visit, you’re always guaranteed two things:

  1. Giant trees
  2. Shade

Photos really can’t do the giant redwoods justice. It’s not until you’re standing among them that you realize how big they are and how small you are. With an average age between 600 and 800 years old, it’s hard to even imagine what the world was like when these trees first sprouted.

Muir Woods

Walking through the woods is relaxing to say the least. It’s nice to take a break from the city life every once in awhile, and this has become one of my favorite places to go. It’s great because once you get there, you’re never in a rush to leave. Something about this place just makes you stop and slow down.

I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately, to front only the essential facts of life, and see if I could not learn what it had to teach, and not, when I came to die, discover that I had not lived.

— Henry David Thoreau

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What’s My Age Again?

September 9, 2008

My parents came to visit this past weekend, so we went to check out the local attractions. We got up to the ticket booth to buy tickets for a boat ride on the bay, and it went a little something like this.

Dad: “3 tickets.”

Ticket Lady: “3 adults or 2 adults and a child?”

Dad: “What’s the age for a child?”

Ticket Lady: “18 and younger.”

Dad: “What?!@!”

Ticket Lady: “Well, it’s hard to tell, so that’s why I asked. Earlier today I asked this girl if she was 18, and she turned out to be 26.”



August 30, 2008

I’m writing this post from my iPhone 3G because I can. I’d probably be done by now if I had just typed this on a computer, but that wouldn’t have been as cool. Why? Because I said so.

It turns out you can do practically everything from an iPhone, which is amazing. It really does make everyday tasks, like checking your email, procrastinating, and keeping in touch with people you pretend to be friends with, fun again. So fun, in fact, that you start doing things on the iPhone even though it’d be a lot quicker on a normal computer.

Having an iPod, GPS, and the Internet all fit into your pocket is awesome. Oh yeah, I think it can be used as a phone too. I’ll have to check the manual about that one.

Anyway, now that I’ve spent almost an hour writing what I’m going to call “the world’s longest text message”, it’s time to wrap things up. All that’s left to do is let my iPhone post this on my blog, tuck me into bed, and sing me a lullaby until I fall asleep.


Weird Dreams

August 29, 2008

After being slightly sleep deprived the other night, I did what anyone would do — made a giant roast beef and guacamole sandwich, ate it, and crashed before 9 PM.

Nightmare bed
Photo by Joe Thorn

Apparently, these ingredients are the perfect recipe for a night full of weird dreams. I finally had that dream where all of your teeth fall out. If I recall correctly, there were still fragments of them left in my mouth, and my dentist wasn’t very happy about it.

Some of the other stuff that happened was so strange that I’m not even sure if I actually dreamed it. Is it possible to have a dream within a dream? A nightmare within a dream? A dream about a nightmare within a dream that you’re having a nightmare?

Anyway, it’s been awhile since I’ve had a dream worthy of remembering when I wake up, but that streak is definitely broken now. Now to answer the big question — is it worth depriving myself of more sleep in an attempt to have more crazy dreams and nightmares?

Damn, I’m out of roast beef and guacamole.


Money Shots

August 9, 2008

One word (plus all of these words to explain that I’m just going to use one word to explain what I’m about to show you) — awesome.

Money shot
Photo by Jessica Shannon

You can check out the rest of the money shots on Flickr. Sorry to those of you who were expecting something else.