Not another Damn Blog

Really, another damn blog? Don't I have like six already, not counting the five stagnant ones? Unfortunately, yes, here it is. I suppose I could use this to link to my other blogs, and maybe get more people to view those (WHO-HOO SELF PROMOTION). However, I figure this will be a bit more of an absurd blog. Oh, and don't worry, my legendary love for pistachios will not be off limits for derision.
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Andrew didn’t get much hiking in the past three weeks, in large part because he was too busy trying to scratch his poison ivy. 


I’ve gotten a few complaints that I don’t make as much stuff as I used to. That my blog is too much reblogged material. This isn’t by choice. I haven’t gotten complacent or lazy. The truth is, I’m a lot sicker than I used to be. My various illnesses just seem to keep getting…

Jon Hamm and Amy Poehler as a pair of fiddlers who team up to take on a pair of villainous fiddlers played by Julia Louis-Dreyfus and Bryan Cranston. It can be called Second Fiddle.


Rewatching Scrubs. This is my third rewatch. I regret nothing. 

Young Zach Braff was such a cutie. 

I never was a regular watcher of Scrubs. But damn if “My Screwup” isn’t one of the few episodes of TV that left me floored at the end the first time I saw it. It’s up there with “Two Cathedrals”, “The Devil’s Hands are Idle Playthings” and “Scott Tenorman Must Die” as favorite episodes of mine.


Emailing gear and retail companies about sponsoring my hike and raising money for BECA is one of the most exciting yet nerve-wracking tasks ever.

I hope somebody says yes, they’ll help me. I hope several somebodies will say yes, they’ll help me, because without them this can’t happen. I won’t have enough money to hike, and if I can’t hike, I can’t raise more money for these amazing kids. 

It’s just…I’m really living on a prayer right now.  


Today I explored parts of Columbia Bottom Conservation Area which is located north of St. Louis along the Mississippi River. Although an overcast afternoon, I decided to take my camera hiking with me along the River’s Edge Trail. Unfortunately, patches of Japanese Hops kept me from finishing the…


On a happier note, following a lot of thru-hikers on tumblr so I can get a sense of what’s to come for my own thru hike next year! Hello hikey blogs - my brother and I run walkwithnature2012, where we talk about our AT preps.

Also, I’ve started writing for Appalachian Trials! YAY


To show the other side of misinformation…

This picture has been posted in the comments of a lot of local news blogs here in St. Louis. People are saying this is Michael Brown and his friend Dorian Johnson.

This is actually Jodah Cain, who was a murder suspect in Oregon in 2013.

I’ve seen this in almost every comment thread pertaining to news stories in Ferguson. People in this area are trying really hard to discredit Michael Brown. I’m getting real tired of this bullshit.


It’s hard to talk about the things happening in Ferguson publicly. This is so close to home, literally and figuratively; North County has a lot of unrest right now and tensions have been high for quite some time. I can’t pretend to know what systematic racism is like, but living in St. Louis I’ve…


Some images from the protests in Ferguson, MO, over the killing of unarmed teenager Mike Brown. Police have used tear gas and barricades to control protestors. (via)

(via selfdog)