February 14th, 2008

round tuit

So much to do

My to-do list never grows much shorter, despite banging away on stuff for days on end. It's been one deadline after another for weeks, with no letup in sight.

So, tomorrow, I'm going to go over to L'burg and get some things. Maybe run up to Fairfield and get some tiramisu fixin's at Jungle Jim's. Go spend an hour or two at Wilderstead. Whether stuff is done or not, I've got to get out of town! Working another day straight through might move a few more mountains, but it just means another week goes by without a genuine day off. After a while, that'll sap your energy more than anything.

Last call

Far over the misty mountains cold
To dungeons deep and caverns old
We must away ere break of day
To seek the pale enchanted gold.

I have all the money lined up for my trip to Scotland and northern England in May. I'm planning on about a nine-day trip to summit Ben Nevis and Scafell Pike, tour Vindolandia on Hadrian's Wall, medieval York, and Lindesfarne. This is part of my continuing education plan I call "Missed Mountains."

I have so far failed to find a companion for the journey. I have asked all my friends that might possibly be interested, but have gotten no takers. Some are lacking money (and I can't pay for two all by myself). Others would love to go, but can't physically handle hiking and camping. So, if necessary, I will just go by myself.

I plan to make reservations before the end of this month. So -- Phred, Curt, that_guy_zach, stryck -- last call: anybody interested?