February 10th, 2006


En de nux

I was going over more old pix from Venture Crew adventures. Here are a couple of night scenes. Every now and then, on one of these bright, sunny winter days, I'll look around and then say to whomever I'm with: Why aren't I camping?

Cabin Fever Cabin Fever

Venturers play cards on a winter night at Camp Louis Ernst.
Sunset over Tooth of Time Sunset over Tooth of Time

As seen from the Opening Campfire arena at Philmont Scout Ranch.

Bonus points for anybody who can identify the title of this post!
by himself


I looked in the mirror today, and my face looked like a raccoon's: deep, dark mask around the eyes. I then realized that I not only felt tired, I looked tired.

I'm having some good days, wherein I'm getting a fair load shifted, but most days I can barely scrape by. I guess I still haven't got my strength back from last fall's hospitalization + Christmas madness.

Yesterday was busy, with a funeral and other running around. By evening, I was beat. This morning, I stayed in bed till past 10:00 a.m. Didn't even eat till past 1:00 p.m. And I've been dragging around, dead tired, since 5:30 or so.

Being tired also erodes my defenses against depression. I get down on myself and my optimism wanes. Hurry up, Spring! It's hard to wait.

Man of the Year

These pix feature that_guy_zach. Unlike many of the pix I have of him, these are basically flattering. They show his progression from geeky kid to Leader of Men (and Pursuer of Women, but the less said about that, the better). February is Boy Scout Month, so take a look at everybody's favorite Scout: Collapse )