Pretty Frustrating – A Few Pretty & Hard Video Games

“I’m never going to beat this boss BB.  I’ve tried like 20 times and it just isn’t going to happen.  I’ve literally spent 40 hours on this game and I can’t explore any new areas until I beat this boss.”  I toss the controller over to the other side of the couch.  My husband stands in the living room with a mild look of annoyance … Continue reading Pretty Frustrating – A Few Pretty & Hard Video Games

Crushing the Bachelor (kind of) Life

The rain pours off the top of the sandstone cliffs creating a waterfall which nearly blocks our view of the cove.  Thunder rumbles.  He looks around and back up at me and says with a slight accent, “I’m sure it is going to pass.”  I know that it is going to take at least another hour so I mention that we should hike a little … Continue reading Crushing the Bachelor (kind of) Life

Setting 101: Deadpoint

Deadpoint:  A controlled dynamic motion in which the hold is grabbed with one hand at the apex of upward motion of the body, while one or both feet and the other hand maintain contact with the rock.          – From Wikipedia, Glossary of Climbing Terms  I love a good deadpoint.  It is not only one of the easiest moves to set but also, one … Continue reading Setting 101: Deadpoint

Round 2: Training for Rock Climbing

I struggled with the clip of the auto belay for ten minutes.  This was after I had to take my harness off twice because I had managed to a) put it on upside down and b) twisted the leg loops so they were not only upside down but also backwards. My harness, the one I had gotten for Christmas in 2006, was on the list … Continue reading Round 2: Training for Rock Climbing

So you wanna play a Couch Co-Op?

I’ve been fortunate that my partner enjoys playing video games with me.  I’m a rough beginner.  When I first began I could not grasp the notion of moving the camera in sync with movement. In that, where your camera points, you go.  To this day I still struggle with managing this but with enough practice, I will soon be able to not only run but … Continue reading So you wanna play a Couch Co-Op?

Climbers: How to Diagnose your own Finger Injuries

All I did was reach, as slowly as I could, to a not so great hold.  As I grabbed it, I felt a crunch in my right middle finger.  I moved my feet and then decided to let go.  My finger felt OK but I knew something wasn’t right.  I decided to try out a less steep climb and it seemed as though I had … Continue reading Climbers: How to Diagnose your own Finger Injuries