Archive for May, 2006

Owens Ridge Climbing

Monday, May 29th, 2006

Clare Leaving Owens Ridge Climbing Crag

Last year, when I did Triplett with Walter, I didn’t imagine myself ever heading back to Owens Ridge. The trek to the wall is drudgery, taking nearly an hour (unless you’re a stealthy hiker). By the time I get to the wall, my legs are tired and I’m out of breath and I’m hot and I’m miserable. What can I say, I’m a typical lazy climber. Ideally, I’d drive up to the base of the wall, start the climb from the hood of the car and be on my way! (more…)

Black Planets Bouldering

Sunday, May 28th, 2006

Climbergirl Bouldering at Black Planets
On Sunday afternoon, Dennis & I went out bouldering to Black Planets. We ran into Evan & Rebecca & Greg there. It was great to see them out, it has been way too long! (more…)

Owens River Gorge Trip Report

Thursday, May 25th, 2006

Clare Belays Hayley At Owens River Gorge
Hayley swung by to get me at “oh early thirty” in the morning. We drove to get Walter, and I slept in the back while they chit chatted. I had been feeling sick ever since we got back from Japan. This was the first day I wasn’t hacking and couphing. I still had a pretty gnarly headache and also a minor fever, so I took a sick day. I had also been overworking myself in the office recently, so I needed some time to relax mentally. A nice warm sunny day up at ORG was just what climbergirl needed! (more…)

Lemmony Snickett’s Series of Unfortunate Events

Thursday, May 25th, 2006

Dennis & I watched this amuzing tale with smiles and laughs. Jim Carrey’s performance as the dreaded Count is pretty typical for him. I guess I still find his antics captivating, movie upon movie. The jewel of the movie is the animation, artistic renditions, and narration. It was great fun to see the story unravell and the musical score was mysterious/flirtatious at times.

The movie is about three kids who are orphaned due to a fire. The fire that kills their parents is a mystery, as is the circumstances in which they are left. The parents have arranged for them to live with various people (none of which they are really related). The kids have various talents, and my favorite kid is the sarcastic but whitty 2 year old…who’s main talent is biting! Anyways, what happens to them after the death of their parents is a “series of unfortunate events” which the viewer will find entertaining!

Batman Begins

Tuesday, May 23rd, 2006

Maybe it was the jetlag, maybe it was the formulaic way they produced this flick that drove me to slumber. I can’t believe I fell asleep watching this movie when so much of it involved beat em up, blow it up, stunt type effects! I enjoyed the historical nature of the movie, finding out the past of Batman-but it was just so flat. (more…)