Showing posts from November, 2009

Angela Maxwell Is Walking Around the World for Women

On May 2, 2014, with $12,000 saved, Angela Maxwell left her best friend’s home in Bend, Oregon, to start a five-year walk around the world. There’s no pre-approved path for the small ranks of pedestrian circumnavigators, the dozen or so people who’ve claimed they’ve walked around the world —so Maxwell devised her own route. She traveled the 175 miles to Portland, and then across western Australia. She next headed to Vietnam, where she hiked 60 miles from Da Nang to Hue and then spent three weeks recovering from dengue fever. A year into her circumnavigation, she arrived in Mongolia. One night, a two weeks’ hike from Mongolia’s capital city of Ulaanbaatar, in a valley surrounded by mountains, a stranger entered her tent and raped her. “It was the moment that every woman is afraid of before they go out into the world,” the 37-year-old former business consultant says. After the attack—“it was over in minutes,” Maxwell says—her assailant left. Maxwell packed her gear, hiked a few miles

Kitty Cat Scratch

Start of the Turkey Day week with a good step. Gonna help take the cat (KJ) into the vet to see if she's sick or in pain to explain part of her mood change. Also the kitten (Charli 2na, aka Chuck) just to get him 'fixed' before he tries to spray the entire house for marking. So earrrrrllllly! *stretches long and wide with a yawn* Hopefully gonna have a nice day with the girl and perhaps get the ball rolling on a couple new things with Send Out Cards too. Would be a nice way to start a short work week indeed.

Arctic arctic where art thou?

The cold weather is on its way and dreary rain to boot. Bundling up to go out feels to be a familiar and healthy progression to the year, but time is flying these days. The hours and days are turning into weeks so fast as I'm trying to do what I can with my lady. Its a great problem to have...time flying by with great memories along the way. I hope I can Ferris Bueller soonish so as not to miss life pass me by though I'm not too worried about that at the moment. I'll Carpe Diem as much as possible. Early mornings on a day off = productive or at least fully relaxing. Off to see the wizard...the wonderful wizard of resume trimming, job hunting, errand running and gym going. Link of the morning.  Oh web comedy how I thrive on thee.

Leaves suck.

Dead leaves everywhere! aahhh!  That means its time to rake the leaves to the corner for the City of Iowa City to vacuum them up. WHOA! Its official NASA has confirmed the presents of 'a lot of water' on the Moon. This may not be the same type of memory for those when man first landed on the moon, but I for one will remember where I was when hearing this news years to come. This has such potential to be a great paradigm shift for the future of our view of our solar system, astrophysics, and the cosmos as a whole. Here's the AP article for the great news.

Autumn to Winter and Beyond

The leaves have turned, the sky becomes dark early, and the chilly air has come. Father winter is around the corner in the Midwest, and Eastern Iowa is preparing for it. Earlier today my girlfriend and I went down to the local bike shop  to see what they had on sale for hybrid bikes. We've been visiting the Lake more lately and realized how much we missed just wandering around our midwestern wildlife that's in out backyards all this time. So next season is gonna be a great one with the updated trails around town and a renewed goal of biking more to lose some weight and save on cash and gas. The local prairies should be beautiful next year with the weather this year, and hopefully an appropriate winter to boot. A State Park will also be on our todo list and maybe even a little winter camping is in store, so there is tons of excitement.