But not the kind with spray paint
Mary sent me a “you’ve been tagged” thingy, which made the morning walk under the bridge on the Creek Trail with Dave the Wundermutt all the more appropriate. The bridge under the highway is a magnet for local teens looking for a place to be naughty… behold Idyllwild tag art!
Usually I don’t get into the touchy-feeley internet stuff… heartwarming e-mails with subject lines like “Fwd, fwd, fwd, re, fwd: pass to someone you care about” pretty much make me want to vomit… but this is perhaps a little more personal, so I’ll indulge…
What was I doing ten years ago?
I had just returned to the US from a deployment in Kuwait. Mary and I decided that it was high time we got to know one another- we’d been married for 9 months or so after all! We were on a road trip throughout New Mexico and Colorado, with two bikes and two dogs- Dave & Sugar (bless that dog!).
What are five non-work things on my to-do list today?
This is hard to define for me recently- my job & non-job time are all grey areas.
2. fabricate a new towel rack for the bathroom- aluminum of course
3. call Doug, schedule a bike ride for after work
4. do something nice for Mary
5. go to the Idy Arts potluck, if time permits
Snacks I enjoy?
Candied Ginger, good trail mix, peaches.
Things I would do if I were a billionaire.
Assuming I actually earned this billion dollars, I’d probably make the dangerous assumption that I’m a smart guy… perhaps smart enough to buy some small island nation and set up a new government?
edit: 8.25.8- not a chance on the above. I’d actually buy a nice (really nice) hammock and sip cool drinks, make killer bikes and ride all the time.
Places I have lived:
Grew up in Chicago, Illinois
7 mos in Biloxi, MS
Stationed in Alamogordo, NM
Valdosta, GA too
looong deployments to Kuwait, Turkey, Italy, Bosnia, Azores
Jobs I have had:
Bike shop rat for 16 years, mostly part time
HH-60 helicopter Avionics Technician
Cable Machine Operator
KC-135 avionics guy
Classified courier while in the USAF
Project Manager at Intense
Bouldering Crash-Pad Sewing guy
Siren Dude (my favorite)
Guide/Trip Leader for 30-day wilderness therapy trips. aka- hoods in the woods 😉
So now I’m supposed to pass this on… please don’t voodoo me
I’m gonna go out on a limb with this and spread it geographically-