Monday, May 07, 2007

Hiking Weekend

Now that nice weather seems to have settled into my corner of the northeast, it was a great weekend for hiking. Saturday and Sunday saw about 10 miles of hiking total, all around our community's reservoir area. Sat. took me to Pulpit Rock (search the net if you'd like more info about these sites) and Sunday, after an 11th hour cancellation of our module, I took a long haul up to the Pinnacle. Whether you're hiking alone or with others, the experience never fails to bring a sense of serenity (OK, and maybe a few gnats, flies, and mosquito bites).

Serenity proved valuable for the wacky day at work today. First there was a pushy couple who couldn't figure out how their blood pressure monitor worked--turns out you actually have to wrap the velcro strap onto the velcro portion of the cuff, go figure! Second was one of our nicer customers who had put her shirt on inside out. When I noticed the tages below her chin, I said, "Are you going anywhere else this morning?" When she responded to the affirmative, I said, "Well, you should know that your shirt is on inside-out." "Oh," she exclaimed, "Is there anyone else here?" She moved to look toward the front of the store and, seeing no one, proceeded to remove her shirt and place it on the correct way! No cheap thrills here as she was an older and, ahem, larger woman. I admit this incident doesn't top "Testicle Tuesday" but it's certainly blog-worthy. :)


Blogger Rick Hershey said...

you managed to get me all warm and fuzzy thinking about hiking in PA and the lost years of my youth. . . and then hit me with tales of large women topless in public, unable to properly dress themselves and feeling no shame in exposing you to the horrors beneath their mistake.

12:30 AM  
Blogger Bret said...

Why, that's what this blog is all about! ;)

7:47 AM  
Anonymous Tomcat said...

I was out for a shorter hike with one of the dogs saturday then a mt bike ride sunday both in the woods surrounding my house. After seeing literally hundreds of moose tracks and a dozen or so piles of "nuggets" I finally saw the first moose around my house. Also saw a giant snapping turtle, muskrat, 2 snoeshoe hares, and to porcupines. Also managed to get hailed on whilst hiking with the dog. It's that heavenly period of time in Maine where the days are beautiful and the black flies and mosquitos haven't ventured out yet. Then its some of most violently hellacious mosquitos you will ever face.

9:16 AM  
Blogger Bret said...

Sounds like nature heaven for you, T-money.

7:48 PM  
Blogger Brad said...

Monday will now officially be called "Mammary Monday".

10:03 PM  

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