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Friday, January 02, 2004

It's Official...

...I'm a horrible blogger. Maybe it's because I've never warmed up to the term "blog". But it's probably just because I'm too busy/lazy/uncreative to write often, then too guilty/embarrassed to write when I haven't in a long time.

I'm also a little annoyed by New Year's resolutions. Why wait for an arbitrary date to decide to improve yourself? I guess if that's what it takes for some people, then so be it. For me, I expect whatever good habits I have will continue, and the bad ones will drag on as well. IF that changes with the new year it will be entirely coincidental.

I finally finished reading Walt Unsworth's "Everest: The Mountaineering History". In a previous post I had accidentally referred to it as "A Mountaineering History", but it's definitely "The", as in the "Big The", meaning I can't imagine another single book containing more breadth and depth on the subject. Last night I picked up Ed Webster's " Snow in the Kingdom: My Storm Years on Everest". My first impression of the book is that it weighs more than any other book it's size, due to its almost 600 pages of glossy photographic paper. It covers an expedition I know practically nothing about (even after reading the Unsworth book) and it's said to be one of the best-written climbing books of recent times. My reading will slow down again Monday when school starts, but a few pages a night is better than none.

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