April Booklogging
By Dwip April 30, 2013 at 2:16 pm Comments (0) RSS Feed for this post

A bit lighter in terms of sheer volumes read, but we’re rolling right along in page count, thanks to the easy to read nature of most of this material. An update on the YTD stats: January: 3 total; 3 fiction (1,712 pages) February: 3 total; 3 non-fiction (1,098 pages) March: 13 total; 10 graphic (2,432 pages); 2 fiction (1,462 pages); 1 non-fiction (290 pages) April: 7 total; 2 graphic (1,200 pages); 2 fiction (1,776 pages); 3 non-fiction (1,244 pages) Year to Date: 26 total; 12 graphic (3,632 pages); 7 fiction (4,950 pages); 7 non-fiction (2,632 pages) Details for April after the jump.


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Misty Mountain Hop
By Dwip April 28, 2013 at 10:33 pm Comments (1) RSS Feed for this post

So, it was a beautiful day in the Oregon neighborhood this week. Got up to 80 degrees a couple times, bright, sunny, clear, the whole bit. Which is why I took a trip to Mary’s Peak last week, when it was still 66 and slightly cloudy. Planning, as you might note, is a skill I possess. That said, it all worked out interestingly, as you shall soon see. For those of you not from around here, Mary’s Peak is a roughly 4,000 foot tall mountain that’s the tallest thing in the vicinity, and is pretty much visible all over the valley. If you were in school, or in Scouts like I was, you will have been here quite a number […]


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This Has Never Seemed Like A Good Idea To Me
By Dwip April 24, 2013 at 12:30 am Comments (1) RSS Feed for this post

Back in the days when Monroe Elementary School was actually a K-8 institution rather than a middle school, somewhere in the early 90s, somebody came up with the idea of sticking small outdoor fitness courts in schools and parks and such. This was not, I feel, an idea without some level of trouble, since they were uncovered and, get this, it kind of rains a lot in Oregon. Too, the one they gave us sat in a bed of wood chips, which strikes me as the singularly worst workout idea in the history of the world for people who are about to work out and get sweaty, and who are probably wearing low cut shoes. I mean, if I can […]


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Apropos of Daleks
By Dwip April 17, 2013 at 6:38 pm Comments (0) RSS Feed for this post

Ah, Dalek humor.


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Up And Over
By Dwip April 14, 2013 at 2:31 am Comments (0) RSS Feed for this post

Yeah, there’s probably going to be a lot of these posts for a while. Out on the west edge of Corvallis, past the fairgrounds a ways going out towards Philomath, is Bald Hill. Among other things, it’s one of the most accessible views of Corvallis such as they are, and it happens to be the easiest one to get to from Oregon State so long as you’re willing to walk about 4 miles either way. Having just looked that distance up, I now realize why my vivid memories of hurting for days after that time we hiked up there one night in 1999 are as vivid as they are – that’s pretty far if you’re out of shape. It’s also […]


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And All You Are Is Brand New
By Dwip April 13, 2013 at 12:35 am Comments (0) RSS Feed for this post

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Over the Hill
By Dwip April 5, 2013 at 10:10 pm Comments (1) RSS Feed for this post

As mentioned previously, we had a really nice stretch of weather here for about a week, and sometimes I like to venture out of my house and go exploring. So I went exploring up to Fort Hoskins Historical Park, which is about as far north in Benton County as you can be and still be in the county, but is nevertheless a county park. As is my habit, of course, I took pictures.


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