I found a site called what-dog.nethttp://what-dog.net that is supposed to tell you what kind of dog you (or your dog) are. I thought, hmmm that sounds fun, let’s give it a go, so i popped in a picture.
Huh. Irish water spaniel. Cute. Ill take it.
Let’s try my dog, Spenser. He’s a long-haired miniature dachshund. Let’s see how close they get.
Nope. Small and fluffy, but not quite there. Let’s try again.
Close-ish. But no.
Maybe a very tiny one.
There you go.
I’m no expert, but I’d say that recognition software could use some work.
I have a stack of books taunting me. Most of them I bought with every intention of reading, some were gifts. I need to make a decision on whether or not any or all of them are read-worthy. My plan is to read the first 25 or 50 pages and decide whether or not I’m interested in reading the rest. I’ll donate or give away the ones that don’t capture my attention and start plowing through the remaining stack once I’ve evaluated them all.
I spotted my first kayak of the season today. It’s a more telling sign of spring to me than crocuses. We’ve been avid kayakers for quite a few years. We rented one year and bought a couple at a tent sale the following year. We try to go most weekends, mostly local flat water. There are plenty of local tributaries to choose from.
We go mostly for the exercise, quiet and wildlife. We regularly see turtles, ducks and blue heron. On occasion there are mink and foxes.
Can’t wait till its warm enough to get back out there.
Unfortunately, I’m not terribly good at reaching them. My initial enthusiasm soon gives way to …meh…
Although I seem to be doing pretty well at this blog challenge, maybe in part because of my interest in reinvigorating this blog that I have allowed to go fallow.
Maybe because daily posting has made it part of a routine — a habit (seriously, I’m typing this on the kitchen counter while I make dinner).
I have recently stumbled across a couple of resources that talk about creating habits or systems that you put in place and work at daily, rather than these big ass goals that are waaaayyyy out there and obviously not something I need to worry about today. After all, I’ve got shows to binge watch and the internet isn’t going to read itself.
The first resource I want to mention is Gretchen Rubin’s book, Better than Before. She talks a lot here about forming positive habits.
If you have followed my blog for any length of time, you know my obsession with all things Everest. And now the 2015 Everest season is upon us. Everest season? What’s that, you ask? Well, because of the extreme altitude and weather conditions, there is a very tight window in which in can be summitted with any degree of success — usually mid-end of May.
Any earlier and it’s too cold and windy, any later and the mountain is just too unstable. The chances of avalanche increases as do the odds that the Khumbu Icefall will shift. The Khumbu Icefall is the glacier where sixteen people died last year in the deadliest season ever recorded.
Several guide teams have elected not to mount an expedition this year, among them Peak Freaks, who have been guiding Everest Expeditions for more than two decades.But the Nepal Ministry of Tourism reports that 287 individuals have received Everest climbing permits for 2015 so not all guide companies are displaying this level of caution. And a new route has been established through the Icefall for the 2015 season.