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fascinating #2

i used to delude myself into thinking i'm an outdoorsy kinda gal. i'm not really sure why. at some point i realized the delusion, and modified my thinking: i'd like to be an outdoorsy kinda gal. still, not really sure why. finally i accepted the facts: i enjoy the air-conditioned comfort of my home, watching televised triathlons occuring someplace far, far away from me.

so clearly, i don't know anything about anything when it comes to rock climbing and the like. however, the story of aron ralston [the man who amputated his own arm while exploring utah's canyons last year] is completely captivating to me. despite the fact that tonight's dateline nbc story was done by tom brokaw [does everything require annoying urgent inflections?], i found it fascinating.

as for his new book title, "between a rock and a hard place"...
descriptive? disturbing? or cheesy?
you make the call.

Posted on Saturday, September 11, 2004 at 02:35AM by Registered Commentermdog | Comments5 Comments

Reader Comments (5)

I love LOVe LOOOOVE hiking but I'm not very good at it. I like getting dirty but I don't like being hungry. I can plummet down hills and mountains, but I puff like a grandma going up. So I am kinda a lame-o outdoorsy person myself...

Sep 12, 2004 at 12:41AM | Unregistered Commenterrachel
ps. that title is HORRENDOUS. I think I actually shuddered when I first read your post.
Sep 12, 2004 at 12:41AM | Unregistered Commenterrachel
yah... gives that saying an entirely new meaning. ugh.
Sep 12, 2004 at 10:07AM | Registered Commentermdog
The title is ultra cheesy, I say.

Sep 12, 2004 at 04:47PM | Unregistered CommenterAngie
Maybe you just need someone to push you outdoors, figuratively speaking.

When you actually get out in the middle of nowhere, miles and miles from anything that has to do with humans, you'll really be in awe of what God's work is all about.
Sep 13, 2004 at 12:43AM | Unregistered CommenterCasey

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