I went back to the old layout. I decided I liked it much better. I have a SHIT load of books to finish reading. I MEAN A SHIT LOAD. I have 6.. 6 books now counts as a shit load to read. I can’t wait to be back in Irvine. When school starts, I’ll have this exact problem, but with many more distractions. At least they are all quite interesting. The Books Harry Potter and the...
Gave the blog a face list.. but kept the same color scheme.. sigh too lazy to re-add the comments at the moment. I’ll to it later. <3
tuneage: The Silver Seas - “What’s The...
Bandgeek0630: I fail at sleeping, tell me a story!
nessness150: oh oh
Bandgeek0630: ah shit!
nessness150: story time
Bandgeek0630: lol I just realized wrong window ahahaha
Bandgeek0630: I'm super embarrassed now lol
nessness150: ahhh no worries!
Bandgeek0630: oh well...
nessness150: no harm done
Bandgeek0630: you seemed enthusiastic
Bandgeek0630: now I'm curious with what you were going to say
nessness150: darn, now i've committed
nessness150: i was going to recall the story of a camping trip that i went on with the other leader of brown taiko
nessness150: who didn't show up to invitationals because she was covering the performances we do for commencement
Bandgeek0630: do tell
Bandgeek0630: I've never gone camping. I like hearing those kinds of stories
nessness150: ok so this happened last year, we went to maine to go camping/hiking near my friend's house
nessness150: ugh no names is going to make this annoying
nessness150: so i'm jon
nessness150: my friend with the house is rich
nessness150: other taiko leader is mana
nessness150: lyla and alice are friends of ours
Bandgeek0630: I'll be able to follow don't worry
nessness150: alice and mana have basically never gone camping before
nessness150: this is columbus day weekend
nessness150: we drive up to maine and watch the stars from his house, it's super nice and really chill
nessness150: early the next day, we set out to hike a part of the AT
nessness150: er uh
nessness150: the appalachian trail
Bandgeek0630: got it
Bandgeek0630: i almost goggled it haha
nessness150: our intention is to make it to this shelter that is something like 5 miles in and to set up camp for the night
nessness150: yeah, typing in "AT" wouldve been kind of useless, though
nessness150: after about an hour of hiking down this really suspicous road
nessness150: we find that we totally missed the trail and had spent the morning going down this logging road
nessness150: which explains the uh logs
nessness150: ... so anyway, we double back and find the start of the trail
nessness150: and start going along lalala its fun kind of sunny, all around fun
nessness150: towards the afternoon, it gets kind of chilly, but whatevs we have jackets
nessness150: we notice the terrain gets kind of rocky, but it's ok
nessness150: we get a little worried when a few drops of water land on our heads
Bandgeek0630: uh oh haha
nessness150: then we look at our map and get confused
nessness150: "uuhhhh where's the shelter again"
nessness150: "there's one right here or we can push for the one we wanted, which is only like 1 mile away"
nessness150: "ok let's keep going then"
nessness150: we keep going and it starts to get a little dark
nessness150: rich and i put on headlamps
nessness150: mana alice and lyla follow
nessness150: it's going pretty ok until the rain starts going full blast
nessness150: and before we know it, it's pitch black and pouring rain
nessness150: oops, we only have two headlamps
nessness150: normally, we'd be ok
nessness150: but the terrain got worse and worse
nessness150: until it stopped being hiking and started being rock climbing
nessness150: past hikers had to draw big white chalk arrows to indicate where to go next
nessness150: there's no path amongst piles of boulders
nessness150: we're all like "uhhh ok that's not good"
nessness150: i drop my sleeping bag a few times but we never actually lose it
nessness150: so now it's rock climbing in the pouring, pitch black rain with two headlamps and two inexperienced campers
nessness150: and things are going pretty sour
Bandgeek0630: oh no!
nessness150: we joke as we pass a cave "hey we could sleep in there, if we tried real hard to squeeze"
nessness150: "naaa that's ridiculous let's just get to the shelter before i get any colder"
nessness150: and we go
nessness150: so very slowly
nessness150: there are lots of really sharp drops and we can'yt really see anything
nessness150: because it's all dark except for two headlamps
nessness150: the rocks are pretty slick and i think i almost kill alice like twice
nessness150: after another two hours we're like "fuck my life"
nessness150: and settle for a much worse, smaller, not flat cave
nessness150: and instead of eating any food, we just collapse onto a rock
nessness150: change into dry(ish) clothes
nessness150: and try to sleep in this cave
nessness150: which kind of leaks on our heads
nessness150: and involves us standing at a 45 degree angle, what with it not being flat
nessness150: we survived because we had donuts
Bandgeek0630: wow that's intense
nessness150: the next morning alice and i get up and try to start the stove
nessness150: the stove is missing a part
nessness150: we don't get to eat mac and cheese :(
Bandgeek0630: OH NO!!!!!!
nessness150: we continue climbing and realize how fucked we would have been to keep going
nessness150: also how stupid we were to have gone at all
nessness150: it's easier to climb in the dark when you don't realize how stupidly dangerous it is
nessness150: anyway, we keep going, in the nice, dry, light daytime
nessness150: over those obscene boulders
nessness150: and run into some other hikers
nessness150: who inform us that we had just passed through what is known as "the hardest mile on the whole appalachian trail"
nessness150: we're like "... oh, wow. it was dark and cold and rainy, too"
nessness150: this is it
nessness150: we keep going until eventually we're home free, rich and i hitchhike to our car, and we drive back to maine
nessness150: and have the BEST bowl of mac and cheese EVERRRR
Bandgeek0630: amazing story =]
nessness150: its almost over
nessness150: the worst trip ever gets worse when we try to get back to brown
nessness150: from rich's house in boston
nessness150: with all our stuff, we head to teh train station
nessness150: we're 11 minutes early
nessness150: as we get close, we notice a train leaving the station
nessness150: "hmm interesting ok"
nessness150: then we sit down and wait
nessness150: and wait
nessness150: and wait...
Bandgeek0630: oh no
nessness150: and it turns out that the last train of the night left 11 minutes early, without us
nessness150: we need to take tha train to south station and transfer to the commuter rail
nessness150: that fails, we head back to his house
nessness150: and then find a taxi
nessness150: try to flag it down and get depressed when we see somebody else get in
nessness150: then the taxi guy comes over, promises us that he'll be back
nessness150: then returns in five minutes
nessness150: giving us almost ten minutes to get from newton to south station
nessness150: which means he goes stupidly fast on the highways
nessness150: the five of us somehow fit into that taxi, it shouldntve happened
nessness150: and we get to ss with a few minutes to spare
nessness150: get on the wrong train, which takes us to providence anyway but costs $35
nessness150: since we seemed so confused, the conductor just let us go for free, though he wasn't happy about it
nessness150: uh yeah then we make it back to providence
nessness150: trek up that stupid hill back to our dorms
nessness150: and collapse at our friends' feet
nessness150: who all go "so how was the camping trip?"
Bandgeek0630: wow. I don't think I've heard a story in years
Bandgeek0630: and this one was fantastic
Bandgeek0630: thanks :-D
nessness150: yeah no problem...
nessness150: it's pretty fun to tell
nessness150: it's a pretty superlative story
nessness150: the most ridiculous trip ever
nessness150: we can all now say that we spent a night in a cave
nessness150: mana put it as "i'm so glad it all happened exactly as it did, but i hope to god it never happens again"
Bandgeek0630: and hiked the hardest part of the AT in the dark and rain
Bandgeek0630: jeez what a trip
nessness150: none of it planned like that
Bandgeek0630: yea the mac and cheese malefunction gave it away ;]
Bandgeek0630: nessness150 (1:21:08 AM): ... so anyway, we double back and find the start of the trail
nessness150: and start going along lalala its fun kind of sunny, all around fun
Bandgeek0630: favorite part
nessness150: hehe wheee
nessness150: yeah we were having a pretty good time at that point
nessness150: i remember it well...
Bandgeek0630: I'm sure to hear it would be quite the experience with the had of sound effects, facial expressions, tonal changes, and hand gestures haha
nessness150: haha yeah
nessness150: it wouldve been pretty intense
nessness150: yes, sound effects
nessness150: WHOOOOSH RAIN
Bandgeek0630: note I"m actually laughing out loud
nessness150: hehe nice :P
Lollicup win. You know what bothers me…. when people use internet talk in real life. Like when someone says “eye dee kay”. Yea.. I’m talking about you Richy!
Don’t feel sorry for yourself. Only assholes do that.– Thanks Haruki Murakami
That was the desired response, or even “You made it easy :D”. I typed it in but never sent it. My reasoning was a little selfish, but it is hard for me to acknowledge that you are leaving. I didn’t send the less-than-thee heart because I didn’t want to send the wrong idea, even though the true meaning of it was innocent. Remember, “I send a heart when I like a message...
Oi! I fail epically at following through with blogs. I’m going to try to make an effort to resurrect this blog. Lately I’ve been feeling like my vocabulary is quite sub par. I’m an English major and my grammar and vocab are both no where near where they should be. Practice makes perfect yes? Wish me luck on my new blogging adventure, and hopefully, I’ll keep it up this...