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    Earthquake?! Really?


    2011 - 09.09

    I guess I was out today during the earthquake and really could have gone all day without noticing it, almost.  I was out getting field permits and other errands and returned home to do some other things only to find that the elevator didn’t seem to be working.  I went to the lobby, and found that they stopped working after the earthquake.

    To this I replied: “There was an earthquake?!” while the inner monologue supplied a properly inflected: “Whaaaaaaaaa?”

    Don’t know if they’re back up yet or not, but I really hadn’t planned to do the 15 flight climb today in this heat.  Having serious difficulty cooling down after that.

    Climbing


    2011 - 03.20

    Karin already knows how to climb, and I suppose it’s maybe been a couple of years that she’s known how.  Now it’s my turn, I’m going to take the introductory course sometime over the next two weeks (while she’s off for spring break) so that I can learn how, and then we can go climbing together.

    Fortunately for me they did a GoodNews deal where I can take the into course for $35 instead of $77, so that’s a nice savings.  I also am able to climb for free for the week following the course which is why the spring break timing is particularly attractive.

    Back some years ago when we first started dating Karin was interested in playing Ultimate, and it became one of those physical activities which we could do together.  Over the years Karin’s interest in Ultimate waned and it’s now an activity that I mostly do by myself.  Well this time she started climbing first and enjoys it, I haven’t tried it yet, so we’ll see if this is our new “together activity” or not.

    For now at least we’ll be climbing out of Cliffhanger Coquitlam, which is where Karin first learned and where I’ll be taking my course.