Swati's meme...

1. Name

Depends on who's talking to me, but excerpts from the top three names people use for me (in order of: slave name, social nickname, & Ranger handle)...

The word "Adam" is also street slang for the drug Ecstasy.
"Hey bro, I want to meet Adam tonight... Can you hook me up?"

Suffice it to say, "bear" is often defined as more of an attitude than anything else - a sense of comfort with our natural masculinity and bodies that is not slavish to the vogues of male attractiveness that is so common in gay circles and the culture at large.

Being so in love it's beyond euphoria that could be described as hopeless romance, comparable to having butterflies.

2. Age

Though there are many arcane .45 caliber cartridges, the two most common are the .45ACP (automatic Colt Pistol) and the .45 Colt, which is an obsolete but popular round. The .45 Colt round is longer than the .45ACP round, and was designed by Colt to fit their Single Action revolver, which the US Army used during the last decades of the nineteenth century. The .45ACP round was designed to be used in the 1911 pistol, by John Moses Browning.

3. A Friend's name

one of the cutest girl in this world.very shy and swaeet and is liked by all.unfortunately she doesnt like me so my life is ruined.

4. What should you be doing?

A worldwide slave labour organisation used to control modern man and prevent independant thought from occuring in any form

5. Favorite Color

40 Oz. High Gravity Lager. One of the highest alcohol % you can get in a 40.

6. Hometown

A town near Sacramento, California, where it smells like cows and the people are hippies that fuck without condoms.

7. Month of birthday

The month following October in which Americans celebrate Thanksgiving.

8. Last person you talked to

A young female (usualy teenager) who can't keep her legs closed.

9. Nickname

See above.

Backpacking is good.

Ten years since my last solo trip, I rediscovered the joys of solo backpacking. This weekend, popped up to Shealor Lake, in the Sierras. No trail, no pavement, no people.

The most amazing thing is the quiet. Had an entire valley all to myself: just me and the trees. I forgot how amazing that feeling is. Camping with friends is great, of course, but there's something very deep about spending a trip in silence. Slept in a hammock under the open sky, watched shooting stars, listened to bats squeeking overhead.


John Gottman, 1939

The inimitable Charlie Darling recently sent this along, and I needed to post it. Seems like a precursor to Gottman's work at UW on rating the likelihood of a marriage succeeding or failing, if you have, uh, *extremely* different value-sets:

PotD #2

And this is from our recent trip to Malakoff Diggins [sic] State Park. Malakoff is an amazing place: old mining site, abandoned at the turn of the century. Sort of inadvertent landscape art- the hydraulic mining left a bunch of eroded hillsides, showing strata of mineral deposits. The entire place is littered with rusted-out iron equipment from the 1850s: