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Don’t worry I’m not dead, my internet is just down

Having no internet where I live has its advantages, I get sleep at a good time and have been able to make it to shul in the mornings more often, the disadvantages are that you get to suffer with less blog posts than normal. I decided two things after my little backpacking trip to Yosemite last week, one that I would try and do more backpacking more often and two that I would try to lessen the control that this blog has over my schedule.

For the most part I have been true to my word, instead of scheduling posts I have just been writing when I can get to an internet connection, rather than wracking my brain for a good idea and pre-scheduling posts for when I would be at work or out in the woods. Wednesday was the last time I was at my computer because on Thursday night I decided to try out my new super-lightweight backpacking tent on a mini overnight.

I got out of work on Thursday at 3:15, drove 2 hours to Big Sur (which is possibly the most awesome area on the California Coast) hiked 8 miles into the Ventanna Wilderness area, camped out and then hiked another 10 miles out on Friday morning. Thus proving that while working 40 hours a week I could still spend at least one night a week in the wilderness. By the way, my tent is a freestanding solo tent that weighs about a pound if I don’t use the spikes (not nec since it’s freestanding) and rain fly (it doesn’t rain until November) Now all I need is a titanium pot and a wife who wants to do this sort of thing with me.

So in truth, I miss blogging twice a day, but until someone donates a computer, or a I suck it up and pay for internet access in my house – the blogging – may or may not be sporadic. I do enjoy going back to roots and merely writing whenever I feel like, oh and not paying attention to stats is awesome.

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  • Risa July 11, 2010, 3:08 AM

    Sounds great. Go for quality and not quantity and enjoy life. Also, you could use the extra time and energy to look for a wife!

    • Heshy Fried July 11, 2010, 3:25 AM

      Nah it’s just used to read, go mountain biking and hiking

  • abandoning eden July 11, 2010, 6:53 AM

    well if it’s a solo tent then you need a wife + a new tent that’s big enough for two 🙂

    I loooove camping but i’m married…unfortunately my husband hates camping (he’s allergic to everything outdoors and gets overheated very easily so it’s always a miserable experience for him). Most camping I do is camping with friends though, not by myself, usually at music festivals (although me and a bunch of friends have also camped together randomly at camp grounds for someones birthday or something). I know there are other jews into camping…i’ve met some at fests. 🙂 We even had a potluck semi-kosher shabbas meal once at Gathering of the Vibes…

    • Mahla July 12, 2010, 8:46 AM

      Right on! :^)

  • s July 11, 2010, 8:48 AM

    was too cheap to have my own internet for the past year. was probably the best thing for me. then a neighbor found out and offered his password. now im back to being the biggest time waster. and reading your blogs.

  • california rocks July 11, 2010, 9:30 AM

    hey heshy on shabbos did you go to emek bracha in palo alto? I thought I saw you at kiddush… But then again a lot of guys looks like you…

  • Mahla July 12, 2010, 8:47 AM

    And I hope your caps lock key comes unstuck!

    • Mahla July 12, 2010, 1:37 PM

      The abusive and nasty comment someone left was removed, so now my caps lock comment makes no sense! ;^D

  • Esther July 12, 2010, 2:16 PM

    While I am all for your blog posts being more sporadic and not letting this blog or any other singular thing control your life, I don’t know how you live without internet in your house?! I cannot imagine not having internet where I live, where I work and on my cell phone. Any one of the three has internet issues and I don’t know what to do with myself… it may have something to do with the fact that my husband is a huge techie and must have the latest and greatest in all things electronic 🙂

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