Sunday, July 10, 2011

Millcreek Canyon

 This weekend, we had an awesome backpacking trip in Millcreek Canyon. Here are some pictures from the excursion:


Blake made tinfoil dinners that dwarfed my thighs





The crew: Nicole, Blake, Courtney, Landon, Austin, Me, Johnny, Laura and Mitchell (running into the picture)

















Cornholio! (Beavis and Butthead)





Austin





Crystal Light warpaint


Johnny set up a slackline across the lake and we all had a few tries at it. I felt good when the bystanders (who were watching Johnny traverse the line rather effortlessly) assumed that I was also an expert slackliner. I neither confirmed nor denied this, but when I tried, I made it about two feet before surrendering.
Landon has a go























Johnny showing his mettle

















Courtney and I - with a cool nose/glasses shadow on my shirt











Driftwood Gun

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

When Bashu Needs, Bashu Gets






















I thought I might revisit an experience I had with my roommate, Bashu, a few months ago. For some reason I never got around to posting this story on my blog. Hopefully it's never too late for a good Bashu story. The picture doesn't have much of a connection to the story- except for that Bashu doesn't like being misrepresented. He was somewhat apprehensive about me posting the picture because he felt the shovel misrepresented him. With Bashu, what you see is pretty much always what you get. It's my favorite thing about him. 
That said, I think it depicts him pretty accurately. He certainly doesn't look like he belongs with the shovel in his hand- you can tell he has encountered a completely alien object- and not even for the sake of the picture can he suppress his befuddlement as to why someone would be photographing him holding a shovel.
Anyway, a few months ago I asked Bashu if he had ever had a relationship with a girl because I was uncertain if he had ever attempted one-on-one communication with the opposite sex. In the seven months I'd known him, I could only recall a handful of instances in which he had ventured to speak to a girl and then, only in group settings.
He responded, "When I need, I get."

Fair enough.

He then told me of a recent exchange he had with a girl. They were friends on facebook, and he had seen a picture of her that he liked. This is what he wrote:

"I am the kind of person who appreciates women's natural beauty over make-ups. But I have to tell you, those lipsticks actually enhances your lips to a new level not quite sure why it works that way in you. Maybe the charm of your eyes and smile overshadows the beauty of your lips and that red lipstick exposes the voluptuousness of your lips.
just a thought..."



When he needs, he gets.