Saturday, September 26, 2009


Originally uploaded by wereldmuis.

I went hiking for about 2 hours over by Crow Hill Ledges today. There's already a bumper crop of acorns out there. Summer is gone too soon.

I listened to Moby's new album, "Wait for Me", on the way out and back. It's not bad, but doesn't instantly grab me the way his last couple of albums did. It doesn't help that for the couple of weeks I've been playing Radiohead's "Amnesiac" over and over again, to the point where it's making me a bit crazy. I don't think any other music would resonate with me at this point.

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Tank ninety-one

Total miles: 32857. Trip miles: 399.3. Gallons: 7.900. Price per gallon: $2.569.

Screen mileage: 57.3 mpg. Tank mileage: 50.5 mpg.

Saturday, September 19, 2009

Tank ninety

Total miles: 32458. Trip miles: 242.3. Gallons: 4.25. Price per gallon: $2.559.

Screen mileage: 55.4 mpg. Tank mileage: 57.0 mpg.

Weird, lost my receipt, all numbers are estimates. [edit: Found my receipt Oct 13 '09, numbers are accurate now.]

Friday, September 18, 2009

the wall

the wall
Originally uploaded by wereldmuis.

I've only been rock climbing a few times, a long time ago. Then I went rock climbing a few weeks ago, and remembered how much fun it was, and wondered why I wasn't doing it more often.

So I immediately ran out and bought a pair of shoes and a harness. Yesterday I did a short indoor climbing session, for about an hour.

It was fun, although I didn't find it as much fun as outdoor climbing. The climbing wall was weirdly plastic-smooth, unlike the outdoor climbs I've done where the rock was very ragged, with a lot more places to grab on without slipping.

Despite that, it's the only economical way to practice on a regular basis, so I think I will join a club. My immediate goal is to learn how to belay, which I've done before, but I've totally forgotten how to do by now. Longer term, I'd really like to learn lead climbing. Actually I'd probably be quite happy to do bouldering, too!

Tuesday, September 08, 2009

Tank eighty-nine

Total miles: 32215. Trip miles: 395.8. Gallons: 9.078. Price per gallon: $2.599.

Screen mileage: 58.1 mpg. Tank mileage: 43.6 mpg.

Wednesday, September 02, 2009

Tank eighty-eight

Total miles: 31820. Trip miles: 462.0. Gallons: 7.318. Price per gallon: $2.599.

Screen mileage: 52.4 mpg. Tank mileage: 63.1 mpg.

Very long drive in there. I think that tank mileage is the highest I've ever seen. Super!