Thursday, February 16, 2006

- I am currently obsessed with the idea of thru-hiking the Appalachian Trail. This is quite possibly the worst idea I've ever had, even more so than the 1000 movies if you can believe that. It's not that doing it wouldn't be cool or wouldn't produce a certain sense of accomplishment, it's that I would die out there. I'm not a nature person. I used to like to go out to Oak Mountain and hike from time to time, but that was just a matter of "walking around for an afternoon then hopping back in the car and going to Waffle House on the way home" as opposed to living in the wilderness for six months. Also, I've complained about my knees a lot on here, and there isn't a shred of hyperbole in that. My knees are screwed up and the idea of walking the better part of the eastern seaboard is a terrible one. But I'm obsessed. I've been looking up stuff online since Sunday when it first got into my head that I want to do this. I started exercising, which is pretty damn serious for me, and I even considered joining a gym, that's how hardcore into this I am. So we'll see how I last through this month and if my knees will hold up under the added burden of nightly walks on top of my usual work strain. Or if I just get crazy lazy and give up cause I'd rather tub out on the couch and watch TV than actually do anything. Which is likely.

- I was looking at my site stats, and I saw that someone from Guntown, MS dropped by. Looks like I know where I'll be spending my retirement.

- Who would pay good money for a porno involving Kid Rock and Scott Stapp? Seriously? Cause I'm pretty sure I would pour liter fluid in my eyes and stand near an open flame before I'd watch a bunch of skank groupies servicing those two.


Blogger Nicole said...

Come on Old Man, your knees can handle it. If I'm still playing soccer on my twice torn MCL, you can totally trek through the mountains. It's not like you're going to need to walk in your old age. You can get a Rascal!

10:23 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Josh Kelly tried to hike the Appalachian trial a few years ago. He made it all the way through Georgia and then took a bus home. I think he told me it takes six months to do and you can only do it during certain months because of the harsh yet uppity Yankee winters. Seriously one "summer" in NY it was cold for so long that we didn't turn on the AC until July 2nd. The AC/DC however had been turned on with a "flick of the switch" since day one.

11:30 PM  
Blogger Newspaper Hack said...

The Guntown person has been hitting my blog, too. Must be a Bama fan in search of some friendly voices.

12:01 AM  
Anonymous nico said...

I too have had a site visitor from Guntown, MS. Another weird city that pops up occasionally is City of Industry, CA.

Good luck on the AT, a friend of mine that was played QB at Middle Tennessee State said portions of the AT nearly killed him and he was a monstrous athlete.

12:33 AM  
Anonymous Dave said...

If you want a good long hike don't bother with the Appalachian trail (you're in the woods almost all of the time = no views), go out to the rockies(continental divide trail links below), cascades or sierra nevada and spend the time hiking out there.

5:17 AM  
Blogger Todd Jones said...

Dave - I took a look at that and the trail looks awesome, but there's something about the AT that has a certain cache to me. I do have a fascination with Montana though, so maybe I'll hike both.

12:43 PM  

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