The One Where An Evil Spell Was Cast During Trail Magic

The One Where An Evil Spell Was Cast During Trail Magic

  Another hiking story.  I don’t plan these.  They just happen.  Like literally last weekend.  I promise I’ll get back to some rants and banal observations soon.  My draft folder is littered with unfinished ones.  But for now this is what you get. Should we stay or should we go? If you’ve been following along for the past few months you know that I have been spending some extended time in southern Mississippi for work.  Last Friday I flew back…

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Back In The Mississippi Mud

Back In The Mississippi Mud

This is not really a post.  It’s another hiking collage.  Some of you probably don’t find that interesting so I thought I would give you a warning right off the bat.  Consider yourself warned.  You can now go watch soccer playing alpacas on YouTube.  I won’t even trick you into a Rickroll this time.  I know, I’m the goods.  For those of you who do like hiking stuff read on.  I’m back in southern Mississippi for work.  My son, Dusty, is…

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Let’s Get LIIT!

Let’s Get LIIT!

No, I didn’t spell that wrong.  It’s an acronym that stands for Long Island Iced Tea.  A more accurate title would be Let’s NOT Get LIIT Ever Again!  Tanya, from The Incurable Dreamer, recently made a comment on one of my posts that mentioned LIIT, and that got me thinking about a good story. I can already hear you thinking, “What did you do Ari?”  I can’t blame you for that.  Usually I am the one front and center (read guilty) in…

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642 Things To Write About – 4/642

642 Things To Write About – 4/642

For the backstory on this series of posts see here. It’s that time again to pick a random topic to write about.  OK, let me get the book.  Got it.  Flipping to a random page and putting my finger down.  Let’s see, what do we have?

RANT WARNING! – See That Space In Front Of You? Occupy It!

RANT WARNING! – See That Space In Front Of You? Occupy It!

I already warned you in the title but I’ll do it again.  This is a total rant.  If you are not into reading what grinds someone’s gears then go look at something like this.  For those of you who are still here, read on.  Also, for those of you who went to that link and came back angry, baffled, or just slightly annoyed; sorry not sorry.  I welcome you back anyway. This rant is about the jizz waffles that stop…

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Memorial Day Weekend Redux

Memorial Day Weekend Redux

Don’t you hate it when someone reposts an old post?  Yeah, me too.  Oh, guess what?  I’m reposting an old post.  You hate me now don’t you?  Well, Slightly Dickish, isn’t in my tag line as filler. I originally posted this story as a note on my Facebook page before I started this blog.  Then after I started this blog I was like “What the hell do I post now?”  So I copied some of my FB notes and published them here as…

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No Mountains? No Problem!

No Mountains? No Problem!

I’ve been on an extended work trip to southern Mississippi and before I came down I was a little bummed. It is an excellent time of the year for hiking in the Virginia mountains and I am missing it! But a few weekends ago I decided to stop pouting and look around. You know what I found? Mississippi is beautiful in its own right. This place took a hard hit from Katrina but they have done a great job of rebuilding….

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Thanks For Getting Me In Trouble Native Americans!

Thanks For Getting Me In Trouble Native Americans!

This is really a retarded story.  I don’t know why I am telling it.  It’s just been stuck in my head this week because something (I think it might be the below commercial) reminded me of it. I was around 9 or so and in this particular case (there were others) my forbidden item was not quite as destructive as the ones in this commercial.  They were a pair of moccasins, or what my child brain considered to be moccasins.  Pictures might…

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Eye Just Can’t Help Myself

Eye Just Can’t Help Myself

A couple years ago I tore the retina in my left eye.  It’s a whole thing that really doesn’t have a humorous note.  Unless you count the fact that after the surgery I was required to stare at my feet for six weeks and had to sit in one of those massage chairs and drink my beer from a straw because I couldn’t tilt my head back.  I’m counting that. In the year after the initial surgery I had to have…

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642 Things To Write About – 3/642

642 Things To Write About – 3/642

For the backstory on this series of posts see here. You wake up with a nameless feeling of dread in your gut, but you can’t figure out what it is.  Write down everything that could possibly happen during the day that could be something for you to dread. Wow.  Talk about a container full of annelids that’s about to be unlocked (see here for translation).  Going to just totally spitball these off the top of my head: My social awkwardness could…

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