Monthly Archives: June 2002

I won’t be online much today. My friends from Texas, Mike and Dina Owens, will arrive this evening so I’ll be getting ready for them, picking up all the beer cans in the yard and scraping foreign life forms outta the toilet.

Tomorrow we’re headed up to Mt. Washington for a peak bagging hike…maybe. The weather is looking pretty bad: freezing rain and snow. That’s enough to make even a hardcore hiker like myself think twice about such hostile conditions before attempting a hike up Mt. Washington.

Plan B is a section hike along the Monadnock-Sunapee Greenway, specifically, the section from Pitcher Mountain to the the town of Washington, NH. We’d overnight at the Adirondak shelter at Washington.

IF I can talk sense into Mike and Dina.

So, the upshot of all this whining is that I ain’t gonna be online for live help or answering posts in the forum until Sunday evening. I leave you in the capable and experienced hands of other gurus at the forum: YHMBrain, Jeff, Brewer, and Douggiestyle.

Live Help Schedule for Wednesday, 6/12/2002

We’re getting flooded out up here in New Hampster. Raining steadily all day, water pooling up in the yard, NOAA has even issued flood watch alerts for the region. Sooo, can’t go hiking, can’t work in the yard or on the house, guess I’ll have to be online all day today. Talk to you later.

I had a nightmare last night. I was in a big room, like a conventional hall. It was just me, my wife, Susan, and a few friends. There was a fridge there that I had loaded with all our favorite beers, including Coronitas for Susan. All of a sudden, the place filled up with people, cackling and gabbing. I had no idea who these people were or where they came from but they were helping themselves to all my beer. I went to the fridge to get a Coronita for Susan and they were all gone. Looking around, I saw several people pounding ’em down. All the Red Stripes, my favorites, were gone, too. I felt the bile burning the back of my throat. And then I woke up in a cold sweat. I ran to the fridge in the kitchen to make sure there was still beer there. I pulled out a Red Stripe, gulped it down and then went back to bed.

Looks like we’ll get enough of a break in the rain today that Ouzo and I can squeeze in a hike. We’ll head out to Pillsbury State Park in Washington, NH. My favorite trip is Bear Pond Trail up to the Monadnock-Sunapee Greenway and then head north to Lucia’s Lookout, one of my favorite places on the planet. We’ll come down the Five Summers trail, which should be nice and muddy this time of year, especially after all this rain we’ve had. And I can already feel the sting of the skeeters and black flies, ahhh!

wanted to head up to Gorham, NH, to recon Moose Brook State Park and do a hike up there in preparation for my friends from Texas, Mike and Dina Owens, coming up for a visit next week. We’re going to day hike Mt. Washington just like we did with the Hillstompers last year. Another day.

HA! They thought they could fool the Samurai with a question about those new-fangled electronic icemakers…ok, so they really did fool me, but not for long!

Hey, I just checked my server logs and discovered that no one ever reads this page! Well, almost no one. I check it after I make an entry to make sure it uploaded. Ok, cool, I can say whatever I want so here goes: “save Green Stamps.” I know, pretty subversive stuff, but that’s me: one rad dude.

Live Help Schedule for Thursday, 6/6/2002

It’s a rainy, cloudy day today so I’ll be hanging around the ‘pooter, on and off live help throughout the day. I’ll be on steadily this evening. Ok, later on, m’bassoo.

Now why can’t I get more users like jcubed: appreciative of all the information at my site and willing to buy me beer.

The beer fund donations merely defray the cost of running this site. They do not cover all the costs. “Will work for beer.” Hello, is this thing on?

Ok, gotta go poke out my other eye now…