Thursday, November 15, 2007

How To Climb Mt. Everest

While I have no desire (or money) to climb Mt. Everest, here is the preferred schedule for acclimatizing on Everest (according to

Trek to BC 10 days (Base Camp)
Arrival BC April 1

Climbing C1 April 7 (Camp 1)
Back to BC April 8
Climbing C2 April 11
Back to BC April 13
Climbing C2 April 17
Climbing C3 April 19
Back to BC April 20

Trekking down April 21
Back to BC April 26

1st summit attempt May 1-7
Trekking down May 7-12
Back in BC May 13
Last summit attempts May 16-30

This schedule requires a minimum of 6 weeks to attempt. With Heroes just getting good again, I simply don't have the time.

Monday, November 05, 2007

Coolest Things I've Seen From a Plane

1. Manhattan
2. Long Island, both the North and South Forks
3. Cap Cod, seeing the "horn" swing out all the way to Provincetown
4. What looked like street lights along a beach on a flight to Israel that lasted forever
5. Chicago being dwarfed by the lake
6. Los Angeles stretching out forever
7. Ground Zero just a few months after 9/11
8. The Moon, following me home from Barbados
9. Coney Island
10. The boot of Italy, or at least that's what I think I saw
11. All the Greeks Islands that kept popping on my way from Athens to Rhodes
12. Heat Lighting over Indianapolis
13. Houses on tiny islands in the middle of the ocean, outside St. Thomas
14. Coming through the clouds and realizing we're directly above the Empire State at night, all lit up
15. Traffic in the English countryside backed up for miles

Saturday, November 03, 2007

Who's Your Candidate?

This is awesome. Indicate whether you agree or disagree w/ certain issues and it generates your ideal presidential candidate.

For me, Hillary and Barack tied for first place at 48. Dodd came in at 45.