Yeah, this cantina is a tough place... I'm sweating like a pig at a sausage festival...
To anyone who thinks they know me:
I've got a blood tumor in my right foot the size of a golf ball, which bent all 5 of my largest tarsals and stunted the growth two and a half full sizes. This January was my third surgery, and I've spent six months of my life unable to walk.
Today, I closed my computer at around 10:00, went out, and ran 6 miles. Do you realize how close to a thru hike I am? I'm going to live my dream.
Now, I'm sorry if my lack of experience makes you think I'm silly for talking about the theory behind backpacking. I'm sorry if you think your PCT hike makes me irrelevant. But when all I can do is sit, and read book after book, and learn, and grow, because for a decade I was convinced I'd never do anything like this, I'll be damned if i'm not going to be a little PASSIONATE!
You'll see me around. You won't bug me if you get angry, and upset, and frustrated with this new guy who can't stop talking. I'm living the dream, and for the 75 posts that do nothing for me, 10 get me closer to a thru-hike and that is worth something to me, every day. Plus, a lot of people on here are really friendly!
Cheers. Hope not everyone hates me. :)
@Bob Gross, if you don't like it, don't read it. I'm published, I get paid twice a week, and I've been accepted to every graduate journalism program I applied to this year. B-)