Friday, September 14, 2007

Goodbye for a few days, I guess?

I spoke too soon on the power outages. We had four yesterday and there is one right now. It's nice to have a battery-powered laptop.

The mountain was out today (it is usually behind cloud cover) and it looked scary. I'm starting to wonder if I've lost my mind. I have a bad cough today and am getting over a cold. I'm hoping I lose the cough, but whether I do or don't I'm going to climb to the summit no matter what.

This may be it for my posts for a week or so. I head out to the hotel at the base of the mountain tomorrow morning, and I don' think I will have internet access there. If I don't, you won't hear from me again until London next Tuesday. I hope I've given you enough to read for awhile in the down time. I'll try to upload more pictures to Flickr tonight as well. I'm excited to get this show on the road (or as they said in Jurassic Park 2 -- "to get this movable feast rolling")...and I'm REALLY excited to get to London.

I've been growing out my beard while I've been here. I've decided that if I'm going to have to deal with the stupidity of having hair grow out of my face for my entire life, it might as well serve an actual purpose once and help keep my face warm on the summit. I told Sarah months ago that the first thing I'm going to do when I get to London is go to one of those old-time shave/barber shops to get a nice haircut and an old fashioned barber shave -- complete with actual hot water that I don't have to be terrified of accidentally drinking. It's going to be nice. I've always wanted to do that, so what better time than coming in looking like a homeless mountain man? The barber may charge me extra.

Also on the agenda -- for the past two weeks, I (along with several other volunteers) have had the strangest overpowering desire to watch the Lion King. I think the first thing I'm going to do in London after my barbershop shave is find a Blockbuster and watch the whole thing.


tales_from_the_crib said...

we've got the lion king, but i think we're too far to borrow it from...maybe it's all the cool animals you got to see on safari?

Anonymous said...

If you are looking for a good shave/haircut, you should go to a place in downtown London called Trumpers. See

I had a shave there when I was living in London and it was fabulous. Expensive though.

brieanna said...

have fun ricky!!