Today I had a super unproductive day at work and after three unproductive meetings I decided to take off early to prep for the glory that would be my three day weekend. My gf and I planned a two-day hiking trip to do Owl’s Head, my 46th out of 48 total mountains over 4000 feet in New Hampshire. This trip falls on a good weekend as it is the Tufts Mountain Club’s annual Peak Weekend; a weekend where a groups of Tufts students organize themselves to put at least one person on each of the 48 peaks over 4000 feet. I’ve participated every year since 2007 and this time my gf and I are responsible for doing Owl’s Head which is advantageous because typically no one wants to do it (a long, flat hike without much of a view). After this weekend I’ll have only Isolation and Carrigan left to do, woot!
I headed out to Tufts for my ride to NH and saw the Tufts Joey pass me by on College Ave (shuttle bus to/from Davis Square and Tufts). It's always tricky to find a ride up north when you don't have a car but I always manage to find one somehow :).
Hanging out with the gf before we get picked up. We have a two day trip planned to hit my 46th peak in NH, beautiful weather forecast too.
A picture of the guitar I refinished for my gf's birthday. The scene was painted on with wood stain by the paintbrush-magician herself, M.C.
Getting some cash for food/beer/Loj fee, in that order.
Combos for the ride up to NH, the snack of champions... or something.
Hydrating in the back seat while being driven up to the Loj with 4 Tufts undergrads, party time.
Scarfing some delicious baked pasta with ricotta and mozzarella courtesy of the two lovely Loj Caretakers.
This is what deliciousness looks like.
Making sure my bag is packed properly for our trip tomorrow. Today only has 9 pictures because I was in bed by 10pm not 11pm as per usual. Excited about my overnight trip on Owls Head Saturday and Sunday.
Today was my first weeknight for this month’s blog. Therefore, my phone battery probably works because I’m not in the middle of New Hampshire. I found an app for my Android phone that will randomly alarm between two set times. I chose for the alarm to go off 10 times between 5pm and 11pm so during the week I’ll have 10 photos at random points between 5 and 11. On the weekends I’ll have to rely on my watch alarm to simply go off every hour and then take a picture. The app was originally made for diabetics who wanted to randomize their insulin shots but it seems to be working great for my purposes.
Listening to some Albert King on my iPod on the way out from work. I work in a basement without any windows so sometimes blues music just does the trick.
- Getting off the train on the way back from work.
The Memorial Steps at Tufts University. I found my way out there to work on a guitar project and to attend a Tufts Mountain Club Meeting as the sketchy alum.
I refinished this guitar for my girlfriend's birthday, gave it to her a month late, and it's still not ready :) Here I'm using "Goo-Gone" to remove some sticky residue from the tape I used to protect the fretboard during the staining process.
Still working on the guitar. Here I'm installing the EQ board, pretty simple considering I don't have to solder anything this time.
Installing the tuning pegs. I thought about buying a new set but the old/worn ones seemed to fit it better stylistically.
At a Tufts Mountain Club meeting about Peak Weekend. Every October they organize a trip that will put at least one member from the TMC on top of each of the 48 mountains over 4,000 feet in NH. I'll be doing Owls Head, my 46th peak, two more to go. Alums are allowed as long as they keep the creeping to a minimum.
Kind of pissed at wordpress right now because it's not letting me embed picture slideshows into my blog posts. It's 2011 so I'm not sure why this isn't an automatic feature, it's not like it's a novel use of internet technology. Perhaps I'm just computer illiterate.