Sunday, October 5, 2008

First post. random ramblings

Hmm, first posts are difficult. I guess I'll start with a picture of the rat that I scared in to a tree while I was surveying one day, the poor little guy was so scared that he wouldn't even look at me. He stayed perfectly still for several minutes as I stood there looking at him, I could see his heart beating and his whiskers moving once in awhile. I'm pretty sure he thought I was going to eat him.

I have been considering blogging for awhile, so that I can in some form maybe keep track of what I'm doing with my life, I mean I do it for my workouts and it works quite well but that doesn't really require any thought.
I have been reading a lot of blogs lately, a lot of travel blogs, triathlon blogs, crime blogs, political blogs, music blogs, all kinds of blogs and I'm amazed at how many people read them. I mean, I stumble across some random blog like "bikesnobnyc" and there are literally thousands of people that follow his blog and his rantings about bicycling.
My random thoughts for instance, are that right now I am working in Lakeview Oregon, which by some measures is the most isolated town in the lower 48. I can't even buy a newspaper here, and I'm a hundred miles from the next tiny little town, yet I am completely up to date on all the news in places that I actually care about. Almost everyday of the week I read online newspapers from Lansing, Pontiac, Detroit, Minneapolis, New York, Chicago, Portland and San Francisco. Ok, so thats mind numbing information, but its my first post right? I'm just thinking about how interconnected everything is becoming. The way information technology is heading we are gonna be reading each others minds at some point, so I might as well blog. Anyways, I'm not really sure what the focus of my blog is going to be yet. Vagabonds and Surveying?? I doubt it. My cat Nala, maybe. Look for more posts soon.