Friday, February 29, 2008
Sunday, February 24, 2008
Upon my first visit to the exercise room, I realized that everyone was sporting an iPod; I was definitely the only one not tuned in and turned on! It was at this point that I noticed the rules sign that clearly stated that the only type of music device allowed were those with earphones. So clearly if I wanted to listen to music or pod casts while working out, a personal player was a necessity.
A quick visit to Amazon.com and five days later, I was the proud owner of a Scandisk mp3 player. I quickly opened the box and was impressed that I was able to actually make the thing work without reading the directions! I did notice that the enclosed instructions were surprisingly only eight pages in length. It all seemed so easy until I attempted to download a pod cast and listen to it on my shinny new toy. I spent nearly an hour in total frustration before resorting to the directions which directed me to the manufacturer’s web site for additional assistance. After surfing the site for another ten minutes, I finally found the entire instruction manual which is 39 pages in length!
Why ever did I think that an mp3 player was going to add quality and joy to my life!
Tuesday, February 19, 2008
As I slogged through the water and the mud, I wondered if either Lewis or Clark had ever taken this same path. If so, they had to have had incredibly wet moccasins!
Wednesday, February 13, 2008
Friday, February 8, 2008
1.) 42 assorted text books and field guides
2.) two pair of caulk boots
3.) one pair of fire boots
4.) two complete sets of rain gear
5.) ten pair of assorted gloves and five pair of wool socks and numerous hats
Up closer inspection, I learned that several of the gloves belonged to a matched set of one! Where its mate went to, I haven't a clue.
Sunday, February 3, 2008
On Saturday morning, I decided to take a trip down to the Columbia River and see if I could capture what a cold day in Astoria looks like. I left the house at 9:30 AM and the temperature was hovering at 35 degrees. The skies were gray and threatening but for the first time in days, it was not raining! Upon my arrival at the Lewis and Clark National Wildlife Refuse, I was greeted by light rain that quickly turned to snow with flakes the size of half dollars.
This is how the refuse look for 1/500 of a second during the first Saturday of February 2008, and yes, it was darn cold!