Wednesday, October 24, 2007
I wish all my friends in San Diego and Los Angeles good luck over the next few days. Nine of them have been evacuated so far, two of them look fairly certain to lose their house overnight tonight. Luckily the grandparents are reasonably distant from the north LA fires.

I got stuck wandering around Ghetto Valley Fair Mall the other day. Luckily I was able to find a few laughs there:

I woonder what the reental raates are at the Acme Appartments.

Self explantory
Sunday, October 14, 2007
There are times in a relationship where you are comfortable sharing things you would share with very few people. They require a great amount of trust, and one expects this level of trust to remain, even if things in the relationship go south.

I held up my end of the bargain, but she had no problem dropping hers faster than 3rd period French.

I'm hopeful there won't be repercussions, but in this day and age, it's a crapshoot.

Peru - Day 12

Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Sunrise at Machu Picchu


Ring ring ring ring ring ring ring ring llama phone

OK I'm tired of captioning this stuff. Just look at the damn pictures.

The road back down to Aquas Calientes.

Coca leaves. Illegal in the US, but common all over in Peru. These ones were free for the taking in my hotel, and you could get an equivalent amount in the market for about a buck.
Tuesday, October 2, 2007
UR-MOM radio, coming to you live! Thursday @ 8 pm MST!

Everybody who has a computer and nothing to do this Thursday, tune into my first live radio show! Look for a mix of one-hit wonders from the 80s and 90s along with a bunch of other random songs, plus a "wonderful" surprise you won't want to miss!

Link to show (won't work until showtime!)

Peru - Day 11

Monday, October 1, 2007
Day 11 was spent in the tiny city of Aguas Calientes. This is the town just outside of Machu Picchu, and you must stop through here if you wish to see Machu Picchu without doing a several day hike. I spent a day and a half here resting while the rest of my group finished their hike.

Aguas Calientes is a mountain jungle town, and the entire city is surrounded by incredibly tall peaks covered in trees. It's quite beautiful, and was probably my favorite city in all of Peru.

The town square and cathedral.

A look down the river. It's dry season right now, so there isn't a whole lot of water.

Rays of light as the sun starts to set.

This is a rock formation we see a lot of in Utah! Water seeps into the ground on the mesa up top and flows through the rock in a cone shape. After extended periods of time, the ground weakens from the water and eventually collapses, leaving an arch.

Artsy flower shot.

Silhouette of the town. It's still fairly early in the evening, but the high mountains make for an early sunset.