So, I haven’t been on here recently and I feel badly about that.
I like writing but at the same time, having to censor my posts at the risk of being the bad guy sometimes gets to me. Also, not much is going on. Life is somewhat of a shampoo bottle right now. Work, Home, Repeat: In case of accidental ingestion, seek medical attention. Except that last bit. Well, then again, if you ingest me, I might be bad for you unless I’m cooked to an internal temperature of 160 degrees.
Speaking of bad decisions, I get to pick on religion. I have found a show on TV called “Snake Salvation”. It’s pretty funny watching these people play with snakes and babble on and shake and so forth. I guess to them attending a mass said in Latin with all the funny robes would be strange, so to each their own. These snake people claim that the bible commands them to take up serpents.
Question for you, guys: Why do they have to be deadly serpents? There’s a lot of non-poisonous snakes out there for you to handle. In fact, I think there are a lot more non-poisonous varieties than poisonous varieties. Besides, I don’t think there were any timber rattlers living where Jesus was. You should stick to the kinds of snakes he would have had around to talk about.
The biggest lesson I learned? When you are holding a copperhead in your snake tongs, don’t turn suddenly to look at something and hit your friend with your copperhead. That’s a pretty dumb thing to do. That should be on level 3 of “dumb ways to die”.
But, speaking of writing, I finally finished another book. I know it won’t be of interest to most of you, but I’ve had fun writing it. “How not to backpack” is a non-fiction, yet humorous account, of my trials and tribulations about learning to go backpacking. I have a few little editing tasks to go about, but the text is all there. I look forward to submitting it for rejection letters pretty soon. I haven’t had the opportunity to be told that I suck in quite a while, so maybe I will have something to look forward to in the mail over the next six months or so.
Some of the early stuff has not been seen on here, but a lot of my later examples were pulled directly from this blog, so if you want a sneak preview of it, go back and read all my backpacking stories.