Sunday, September 21, 2008

A hoot and a holler

How are your ears doing now? I love hollering and hearing my echo. It also helps scare off any cougars or what have you, that could be lurking around. I spent my Sunday being frustrated by people that I have to deal with. So, I decided to let a mountain kick my ass for five hours. I went up the "ribbon" trail again. That's the trail that really isn't much of a trail. You follow these ribbons that are tied to tree branches or cairns along the way. Shorts are not recommended. The thick brush will cut you up fast. I want to find my old machete and clear some of it away when I go up again.
Someday soon I will get an earlier start and make for the cliff top, then hit the peak south of there. I saw an American Eagle up hunting in the cliffs. It was something else. It swooped over me and I about shit myself. I bet that creature could have scalped me and then plucked my eyes out no problem. You should have seen its wingspan. It was impressive. There is a small pole at the top of the cliff, so I want to make sure that I bring my own flag to hang when I make it. I don't think many people do make it up that far because of how undeveloped and overgrown everything is on this "trail".

Well, that was about the coolest thing that I did this weekend, other than shout out my favorite lines from the film There Will Be Blood at the local Carl Jr's. The ladies dig me. Figure out which one of the lines I like to use in certain circumstances. Go on. Try it!

Made up words of the day: Smert Echolo.


Julie Schuler said...

I wish I were a better seamstress. It would be awesome to make a grunt flag.

NYD said...

It's really good to see that you are serious about getting yourself back in shape and enjoying the process of doing so.

An eagle stalking me on a trail would give me both the willies and a hard on.

Thanks for the vids- my eardrums are still ringing.

Anonymous said...

Ahh - eagles. I'm not a fan of birds, but I think eagles are incredible. I love watching them. Don't know that I'd want to be dive-bombed by one of them, though! I read one time that when they ride the thermals, they can actually go so high that they lose sight of the earth. Don't know if it's true or not, but it's kind of a cool thing to think about! Glad you got away from frustrating people! leigh

Logophile said...

Frustrating people suck, kick them in the shins, well, that or go hiking. You probably chose the wiser path, except for the overgrowth, but I hear you often find that on the wiser path.
Your movie quotes:

"There will be blood tonight!"
(fom the Princess Bride)
used while shopping for produce.

"I mean, I'm not going to be ignored, Dan."
(from Fatal Attraction)
lft on all answering machines, when people haven't answered your call.

Scott said...

Looks like a great time. You are so lucky to live in such a beautiful part of the world.

The Grunt said...

Julie~ Yeah, I am still trying to figure out what kind of flag I should do.

NYD~ I have to do things like this instead of working out in my bedroom in order for me to keep me interested in fitness. The eagle was tremendous.

Leigh~ We get quite a few bald eagles out by the wetlands once and a while, but this is the first American Eagle that I've seen around here. The thing looked like it could have taken off with a small child, it was so big.

Logo~ I like your movie lines, funny girl:D

Scott~ Well, I hear Toronto is pretty awesome. This place is nice, but you need to get deep into it in order to really appreciate it.

Sun Follower said...

Look at you living your life.

Life is good, Grunt. Life is good.