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

Purple Holds, Favorite Holds

I am a creep about gym routes.  I’m one of those people that can recognize the style of a setter and probably know what they ate for breakfast.  Occasionally, it has led me to only climb routes that a particular setter has produced.  However, there is one thing that has gotten me to climb routes set by other people or routes that were not so … Continue reading Purple Holds, Favorite Holds

Round 1: Training for Climbing?

  Everyone gathers around the newly set wall. Laughing and chatting among themselves.  Oh the joy that could be had if one were to actually finish the new orange route. I want to climb the orange route… Instead, I’m mouth breathing and attempting to steady my mind from recoiling as my climbing ability slowly degrades before my eyes. Climbing, for the last 20 minutes, has … Continue reading Round 1: Training for Climbing?

The Beloved Taco

Prayer of the Taco Holiest of most holy taco, you are the alpha and omega of the universe. Only through your taste can you bestow your holy blessing upon my wretched sole. For you are the most delicious of all foods and no other food shall come before you.  Taco bless you forever in best food ever heaven. Tacos. Tacos. Tacos. Tacos. The best food, … Continue reading The Beloved Taco