May 2009

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Bank of America commercial followed by Imodium ad

So… I was on the elliptical trainer at the gym this morning. I was watching CNN as I stepped and stepped.
There was a commercial for Bank of America (slogan: Bank of Opportunity). BTW, probably they should add a “?” at the end of the slogan for the time being.
Anyhow, immediately following the BOA ad, was [...]

Giant Sequoias and other Yosemite Sights

Giant Sequoias and other Yosemite Sights

(Written by one of two country bumpkins following a miraculous arrival to the San Francisco airport on May 19, which followed a trip that included several imbibings at fruit stands, some wrong turns, attempts to gas up the rental car at a non-gas station, a scolding or two, and other mishaps not fit for print)
Here’s [...]

Thunderous waterfalls and granite giants

Thunderous waterfalls and granite giants

(Written May 17, 2009)
As I write this I’m in a tent in Yosemite National Park. When we step outside we have views of a thick, green, healthy forest of big pine trees dotted with dogwood, and views above of Half Dome, a granite behemoth that towers over Curry Village. If that all isn’t enough, we [...]

Country bumpkins head to Yosemite

Country bumpkins head to Yosemite

It’s Saturday, May 20, and our trip to Yosemite Park has started.
Sabrina Thoren, and I, are en route from Riverton, WY, to Denver, to Las Vegas, to San Francisco, where we’ll then head to Yosemite National Park.
This trip is a hiking adventure to belatedly commemorate each of our turning 40.
Here, our “private jet” awaits [...]

Marketers: A little care goes a long way

Marketers: A little care goes a long way

I’m convinced that the solution to most marketers’, and businesses’, problems lies in hiring people who care.
I love the company, Life is Good. Not only because of their great story, fantastic products and their name, but also because of their slogan, which is something to the effect of: “Do what you love. Love what you [...]

Havasu Falls turns to Yosemite

Havasu Falls turns to Yosemite

As I posted recently, my plans to go on a quick backpacking adventure to Havasu Falls abruptly came to a halt. The Havasupai Tribe has cancelled all camping reservations, and access, to the remote waterfall region in the Grand Canyon west region during the month of May.
My friend, Sabrina, and I had planned the trip [...]

A Wyoming morning

A Wyoming morning

Thanks to friend, photographer Mark Gocke, for letting me share this photo. It shows why I live in Wyoming.
(BTW, my husband and I are going to (hopefully) stand on top of the Grand Teton in August.)

A Mid-Life Training Program

A Mid-Life Training Program

So, you can see by this blog that I love the outdoors and adventure.
This post is about my current pursuit of energy, fitness and fat loss.
A little background information first…
I was an athlete in high school and I attended the University of Montana on a basketball scholarship. I was raised in the mountains of Lander, [...]

Swine Flu stops Havasu Falls trip

Dang.
A friend and I have had a backpacking trip to Arizona’s Havasu Falls planned for a few months now. Our flights have long been booked and we’ve been excitedly talking about and planning for our trip.

Havasu Falls(also called Havasupai) is a remote waterfall in the Grand Canyon West region that is a sight we’ve both [...]

Rebooting not by design

One way to clear your desk for the day is to have your hard drive crash. Don’t I wish. That it would clear my desk, that is.
Of course this sounds good but the reality is that your life becomes more stressful because it means lost time – and data.
Every time this has ever happened, it’s [...]