April 21, 2003


Another weekend, another entry. Lisa and I cruised over to eastern Oregon and went camping/rock climbing on Friday and Saturday. It was quite an enlightening experience. I learned all of the following things this weekend:
1) camping is still a kick in the pants
2) it is fun to hang out with goofy non-scientist rock climbing punks every now and then for a change
3) eastern Oregon owns eastern Washington (and western Oregon in some ways) and I need to go camping there more often
4) I still have the upper body strength of a 6 year old girl and thus still suck at rock climbing
5) Lisa still climbs absurdly well.

In other news, I found out today that the tech in my lab that is working on the same stuff that I am doing my rotation project on grew up in none other than Centralia Washington (the "sister city" of Chehalis). The only other former resident of Lewis County that I have run into down here was working for U-haul. The odds of ending up working on the same project in the same lab as a person that grew up in the same backwards corner of the USA as myself truly boggle the mind.

Lisa climbing.jpg

Posted by doug at April 21, 2003 08:49 PM

Damn that Lisa. Perhaps she will have a convenient accident so that your rock climbing skills become equal? Although, knowing Lisa, she'd need to lose both a leg and an arm to be a bad climber, which might be a bit much for a convenient accident.

I have yet to find anyone from Southwest Washington in MCB at Berkeley. There's someone from Portland, but she looks down her nose every time I mention little old Salmon Creek. Her head is composed of poop.

Posted by: Jacob at April 21, 2003 09:46 PM

Tell me about it. I have the darndest time trying to find people who were born in Los Angeles, CA (south of Bakersfield). Sometimes I feel so alone.

Posted by: jason at April 22, 2003 05:52 AM

it's funny, jason... i have a hard time finding people who were born in los angeles also. it's almost like we share a geographical aloneness... but, sadly, we're just far too alone in this to be sharing anything.

Posted by: dianna at April 24, 2003 02:10 PM