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“i've been wanting to do a long dayhike. so, i went out to zaleski forest today to hike the 23 backpack trail. man, did i ever blow it.
i wasn't feeling real good about the whole thing when i pulled in to the parking lot, don't know why. i just had a feeling the end of the day was gonna be early.
i walked a pretty good pace to the second campground(6.5 mi) and stopped to eat a little and fill up water. i had a slight headache, it wasn't real hot but i was sweating so much from the humidity, and i might not have been drinking enough. so, i found me a good log to sit on and take in some water and rest.
there were some jackasses already done hiking for the day(noon) who had brought hatchets for their kids to bang on anything wooden with. soooo irritating.
it was hard to get moving again for some reason, and i was feeling a little like i didn't want to be there(again i don't really know why). when i got to the 9 mi. mark i sat for a while trying to decide if i wanted to take the side trail back to the car. i decided i didn't want to drive 5 hours today to only hike for 5 hours so i kept going.
stopped again at the 3rd campsite(12 mi.and change) for water and rest and decided to cut out the 6 mi. northern loop part of the trail. i wasn't feeling fresh but i wasn't exhausted either, i just really didn't feel like doing it.
i headed back down to where the trail had split earlier to finish up. by the time i got to the split i just wanted to be home. i probly stopped and sat down 15 times in the last 4 miles of my hike, and then finally i got back to the car and drove 2 1/2 hrs. home.
i'd like to do it again sometime, but today my heart just wasn't in it for some reason. i got me a movie on the way home and im probly gonna fall asleep half way through it.
btw, my ankle never bothered me once today, so i can't even blame it on that.”
“there might be a couple new tt'ers. i couldn't tell if they were really interested or were just being polite but i gave the web address.”
“They'll be sorrrrrrrry...
Yep. I know just what you're talking about. Some days it's tough to get into the 'rhythm' or whatever it is.”
“Sometimes when you feel like that, you are getting sick. On a trip couple of years ago for some XC skiing I had gone hard everyday, till the last when I just had no gas and fell asleep by 7pm. I discovered on the flight home that I had a flu bug.”
“That's kinda what I was thinking. When your body starts doing strange things, it's trying to tell ya something.”
“you got a porno...didn't you?”
“When I get sick on the trail I usually overheat and come down with a fever.
If no fever, it's probably not sickness. You just may have been tired out and needed to rest. Good choice to bag it and go back another day. Always listen to your body.
If you pushed it, that might have been another story.”
“at least you got in a day's hiking out in the woods. sleeping in it aint that big o deal, cuz yer like...asleep the whole time anywayz.”
“the whole day was just really weird. it was the first time in a very long time in the woods that i didn't thoroughly enjoy the time. usually i want it to never end and today all i wanted was to be back at the car, back at home really.
i had a few real big things happen this week and i think 'feeling good' didn't 'feel right' if that makes any sense.”
“i can dig it dood”
“FOND DU LAC, Wisconsin (AP) -- A love song about duct tape may never crack the pop charts, but it did make a Waukesha band $2,500 richer.
The ska band Something to Do's jingle "When I'm Stuck I Turn to Duck Tape" beat out 154 other entries in Duck brand duct tape's Rock About the Roll contest.
"When we first heard it, everyone in the office was humming it and singing it afterward," said Michelle Heffner, contest administrator for Henkel Consumer Adhesives, Duck brand duct tape's parent company.
Band member Nate Tredinnick said the band wanted to spend the $2,500 on beer and ice cream, but will invest it instead in making CDs and promotional shirts.
Ska is a Jamaican form of music started in the 1950s. Something to Do plays a combination of horn-driven rock and ska.
Duck tape has the right to use the band's song in advertising and other promotions.
The winning lyrics include: "I never had much luck with nails. So, I turn to Duck tape. Staples always seem to fail. So, I turn to Duck tape. Wood glue can't help but go stale. So, I turn to Duck tape."”
“I actually listened to the song. Not the best ska, but cute.”
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