Friday, December 9, 2005

Stuck in Chicago

Here is a quick update on what I've been up to the last month or so. I'm writing this from a hotel room that I'm pretty much snowed into in a suburb of Chicago where I have been spending the week helping people at the Quest office here. The entire week it has been below 0 (Fahrenheit, which is ~ -15 Celsius). It has been a nice reminder of one of the main big reasons why living in southern California is so nice. It is a little bit depressing because it's been so cold that I don't feel the slightest inclination to go into Chicago and check the town out. I'm sure I'll be back soon and the weather will be better so I'll just leave that till next time (I know I'm pathetic).

A couple of weeks ago I went bungee jumping from "the bridge to nowhere". It was a pretty fun all day event in where you actually have to hike for 2 hours to get to a bridge over a canyon which literally goes from one side of the cliff to the other. There is no road on either side of the bridge. Apparently a failed road construction from the thirties. All the rest of the remnants of the road has been washed away by floods since then. I have yet to get a copy of the pictures that were taken during the jump, but it was as last time I did it one of the biggest adrenaline rushes I've ever had (Beats parashoot jumping hands down). This time also in difference to last time in New Zeeland I did three jumps instead of just one. I definitely recommend it to anybody who likes a rush.

After that I went to Mammoth Mountain for skiing over thanksgiving. Unfortunately the weather sort of sucked in that there wasn't nearly enough snow and not much of the mountain was open for skiing so I left there a little disappointed, even though skiing is always fun. It was nowhere near the awesome experience I had when I was there last year. Just goes to show you not to rush these things. Next year I will no to wait a little bit later in the season before I go.

In conclusion I've also met a new girlfriend. Her name is Kaitlin, and she has just recently moved to LA from Tulsa. You can see a picture here, and she is also in a lot of the pictures in this folder of the photo album.

That's it for the updates now. I'm just preparing for a new hopefully yearly Christmas party that will take place this saturday assuming that I manage to leave Chicago with this blizzard currently going on. I'm leaving with a quote as I often do, this time from an unknown source.

"Which age would you be if you didn't know how old you were"

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