Of Molecular Turtles and Other Oddities

Monday, August 13, 2007

Ramblings of a Tired Mind

The time of year I look most forward to has arrived once again. No I’m not talking about the return of Los Cariñositos (The Spanish version of carebears) although they do have a new person doing the voice much less interesting than in the old days but let me know what you think..

Aside: In university I often watched the intro to of Los Cariñositos before going to school. I must say there are few better ways of starting a day.

What I am referring to is back country camping. This is one of the few things besides seeing the lovely Nikki that I really look forward to with all my soul. This sounds ridiculously silly but let’s look into the background of how this came to be.

A few years ago I was going out with a girl, much less wonderful than Nikki in oh so many ways. We had gone out for about 3 years and we usually saw each other at least once a day and when we didn’t we spoke on the phone endless

Note: I dislike speaking on the phone for more than 37.23 minutes a day to a single person.

Now at this time of year several years ago I realized something important, mainly that I didn’t want to marry this girl … ever. In retrospect I don’t think she really did anything wrong just little things like not realize how great I was which was why it was so hard to break up with her. After this I needed to disappear and think about things and my good friend Ruben came up with back country camping. (He’s a good fellow, although rather confused these days)

I won’t bother boring you with the details or more likely boring me since I already know them and am probably the only person that will read a post this long at a later date.

The great thing that I love about it is that I get to push myself to my limits. It makes you really realize how few things you need to be happy and gives you a true appreciation for everything. Also it teaches you self reliance, it’s just you and your coterie and the wilderness so you better be confident in yourself and your abilities. Another great thing is it really gives you time to think and reflect about everything with no distractions.

Note: It was at this time that I decided to never ever be with someone who I was not totally and utterly happy with. Also to never be with someone who does not totally appreciate me and does not treat me nicely (too bad it took so long to realize this)

Note: I have now found such a lady.

One of my favourite things about this yearly trip is I get to do it with my two best friends, as far as I’m concerned that’s pretty much all I need in terms of friends these days. Don’t get me wrong I have many people who I could have fun with but things wouldn’t be the same without Ruben and Nikki.

Note: I miss Nikki so much these days. I’m really looking forward to seeing her for 6 consecutive days. This is the best part of this years trip.

I guess what I’m trying to say is that even though some things may not be perfect like it may rain, there may be bugs, it could be cold I look forward to it because it lets me do the things that matter. Spent time with people I care about, think, push myself and use my wits.

I Returned Rejoice Rejoice

As you may or may not have noticed I disappeared from the world of blogging for a while. Thank you to CP and Nicole for the request for a return, that was super nice.

The short reason for me going AWOL was that it started to be more like a job than something fun. I felt like I had to do it on a specific day and had to have something interesting to say. While I am a wealth of information spewing it forth in a coherant manner can be difficult at times. Also there were points when I wanted to blog but thought I should save it for the end of the week.

After that break I now feel like I can once again dive in and have fun. I’ll update when I feel like it and not when I don’t. Hopefully you’ll find it interesting but I think I’ll be treating this mostly as a place to put my thoughts. Most people have a paper journal or something, as I did but most people also have a memory span of more than 3 seconds, as my poor gal pal Nikki can attest to. This means I have lost my journal yet again. Thank God for google and bookmarks or I would have forgotten this site.