(The following paragraph was originally written as the second paragraph. You may choose to read this one first, or read the second paragraph first...How fun!)
I have reread what I have already written about 100 times which is super depressing given I just finished a book about a writer (The World According to Garp) that inspired me to write this blog. Sadly my writing appears to be slightly less impressive than that of John Irving. I am not going to bother rereading this once more...Anyone who knows me well knows that I become extremely interested (for a short period of time) in just about anything that I come across in movies, books or life in general. Right now I am on a reading kick and have a growing stack of books I hope to read soon. This means I am in a two-tiered web of special interest. Reading, AND everything that I read about. Right now I want to travel to India (Shantaram) & Austria (TWAG), be a climber & a writer, and many other things. After playing beach volleyball this summer I also would like to play professional volleyball. I have a long way to go and grow. Trampoline jumping extraordinaire, avid fly fisherman & professional basketball knockout/around the world player. This may all change tomorrow. My next book is called "The Alienist" and begins with a note: "Prior to the twentieth century, persons suffering from mental illness were thought to be "alienated," not only from the rest of society but from their own true natures. Those experts who studied mental pathologies were therefore known as alienists." Depending on how convincing Caleb Carr's writing is, I may soon be pursuing a career as an alienist. I hope not. After all this writing and thinking, I have decided to put this paragraph first, as I think it will do a better job of grabbing peoples attention.
Oh boy, where do I begin!? It seems like I begin a lot of blog posts by apologizing for the lack of posts on the blog, and again, I am sorry for not posting anything recently. We have been in Colorado since the last update and it is hard to find the time and motivation to sit down and write a blog worth reading. I have been working as much as possible at the coffee shop which often times involves waking up at 5am and working till 1pm. Luckily Boulder has endless climbing opportunities within a 30 minute drive such as Boulder Canyon and Flagstaff where we have been spending half days. On days off I have been joining friends, some old and some new in the best summer bouldering destinations. Our buddy from the road TJ has been living in Boulder for the last 3 weeks which means Mike and I have been playing "guide" in places such as Mt. Evans and RMNP. The weather has been pretty awful the last week giving us a good excuse to visit one of my all time favorite bouldering spots, the "Hobo Cave" just 5 minutes out of town. This is where I sent my first true project and first V7, which was really cool to show Mike and TJ. Wow this paragraph sucks...
So this blog post is beginning to confuse my already overwhelmed brain. I am going to try and just simplify the last few weeks. I work sometimes (and request a lot of time off), I try to climb as much as possible, read as many suggested books and hang out with friends and family as often as I can. I may be forgetting some things, but anything else should fit into those general categories. ALL of this is made possible by our good friends at the blue-broadway house. Thanks Mickey, Chuck, & Mark. Juno loves the yard, and Mike and I love the shower and couch. I also had a chance to go to South Carolina and hang out on the beach with my ginormous family for a week, as well as go on a super memorable rafting trip over 4th of July weekend.
Another interest I have really been enjoying lately is messing around with video footage and taking pictures. Mickey just got a Canon 7D that takes awesome video and pictures, some of which have made appearances on this super famous and popular blog...His professional photography career already began when his pictures made the blog, and he doesn't even know it. He is currently applying to jobs. Ignorance is bliss. We made a rolling dolly for his camera recently and have about 45 minutes of hilarious footage that I will try to steal from him and use in my next video. Keep posted for that. If you haven't already had a chance, check out the Joe's Valley Movie.
So I am realizing this post might suck...Feel free to check out some of the other media I tune in to...
Now, I apologize for my weak attempt at writing an artsy blog post. I hope you enjoy and get some non-biast amusement out of it.