Saturday, August 13, 2011


I've been feeling really down lately. I don't know if it's the Month of August, some personal problems, a pay cut at work, or just the soul crushing ennui of suburban, middle class life. I can't help but feel like I'm just frittering time away, waiting for something to happen to me. Which is really the wrong attitude to take. The better approach is more like this (from

I'm trying to get past the "If you don't like something, change it" part of the slogan.  I know something isn't right, I know I want to change it, but I have no idea what it is or how to change it.  Besides, "change" isn't really always the easiest thing to pull off. Ask Barack Obama. Or Tupac. Or the millions of people who want to change their employment status. 

I feel like I want to go somewhere, or do something, or make something happen.  I'm not depressed, but I'm not happy either.  Maybe I just need a long walk to clear my head. Or maybe I need to start making plans for the winter

"Do what you love, and do it often."

Okay, maybe I'll try that for a while.  

Last Chair: 8/12/11

From time to time, I post some interesting links on my Twitter account. These posts appear on the feed on the right. Occasionally, I aggregate these tweets into a "Last Chair" post. I try to do it every Friday, but sometimes I'm too busy, or I'm travelling somewhere, or I'm too lazy. So here's a little update post for the couple of weeks I missed.

It's teaser season, so here's a new one from Meathead Films, a new one from Sweetgrass Productions, and a blog post with a collection of every trailer by the big boys (MSP, TGR, etc).

Someday, I really want to ride the Great Divide Route from Banff, Alberta to Antelope Wells, New Mexico. Here's a couple of blog posts listing reasons why: Part 1 and Part 2.

I didn't tweet this story, but I really liked this analysis by Drew from Wicked Outdoorsy of the decision to move Garmont from Vermont to Portland, Oregon.

The video this week is from Log Majal Productions. I don't know what it is, but as I get older, I find straight up Ski porn to be a little boring, and I'm looking for stuff with more of a story. This looks like it might fit the bill pretty well:

"The Source" Trailer from Log Mahal Productions on Vimeo.