Wednesday, September 06, 2006

I didn't always have my picture in this blog. First I had no images of myself, which seemed like the most anonymous, and therefore the safest, option. Then, I built a cartoon image of myself and posted that as my profile pic. No harm in that, right? Eventually I just bit the bullet and posted a damn picture. I know I enjoy seeing the faces of other blog authors, so what the hell. Besides, I was finding it increasingly difficult to masturbate to my own blog without it.

(Interesting factoid: The above joke, tasteless as it may be, is very similar to the type of joke that I make in real life. Sorry, Mom.)

Now that we've broken all those taboos, I'm posting Yosemite vacation pictures! Next I'll send you a fruitcake and we'll be best friends. Kiss kiss.

Here's me standing on a bridge over a river wearing my $4.00 sunglasses. If you use your CSI superpowers, you can make out Hank in the reflection. Hi Hank!

We hiked up to Vernal Falls seen here. I tried to capture the rainbow created in the waterfall mist.

At the top of Vernal Falls is Emerald Lake, which is filled by icy cold snow runoff water. We sat on the rocks by the shore for a few minutes being amused by the various people who chose to jump into the lake. Each jump into the tremendously cold water, including the one by the gentleman pictured at the bottom left here, was followed by tremendous screams of anguish and surprise. That's quality entertainment.

Here's a good shot that shows how the granite walls of Yosemite Valley just tower above the redwood trees. You'll just have to trust me that these tiny trees at the very bottom of this picture were impressively tall.

Everything in Yosemite looks like a postcard. I swear I could have taken a dump and it would've been picture perfect.

Finally, here is a picture of Hank and I having a romantic dinner. And, yes, her breasts do usually talk to me.

35 comments:

patsy said...

you did post photos but i had to read smut to see photos. i guess that fair.

Will said...

Almost beats seeing wolves :)
But great shots.

patsy said...

"I had a bar mitzvah" i read this in your 100 things about your self. what do you mean it didn't take? could i have a shot at converting you to be a christian?
i did appreciate the photos.

patsy said...

you said you were a "agnostic" i had to go and look up the word. it said one who thinks it's impossible to prove there is a God
so how do you think the world and all the universe come to be? look at all creation and try to think how such a great thing could have happen with out a creator, then if you still doubt look into the face of your child.

janelle renee said...

Nice pictures!

Mike said...

Will, for your birthday, I'm getting you a wolf.

JR, thanks!

Patsy, I have so much to say. First, what I meant about my bar mitzvah was that afterwards I didn't feel any more like a Jew than I did before, which is to say not at all. As for converting me to Christianity, I think your time would be better spent studying the tenets of evolution. And as for the "smut", I can assure you that it's only going to get worse here. I'm feeling frisky.

patsy said...

ok mike i will just read and not try to convert. i am so old i have forgot about frisky.as for feeling like a jew, don't know what that would feel like. i hope it doesn't mean you want to hit a OLD ARKANSAS GENTILE IN THE HEAD.

patsy said...

i have decided the only way i am going to get the last word is to stop commenting on your blog and start posting on my blog about you!

kgirl said...

Mike,

Loved the pictures! I have never been to Yosimite, or even to the North-NorthWest. It is something I will definitely do before I get too old to jump into the icey water for the amusement of dry-witted bloggers. Thanks for biting the bullet!

Mike said...

Patsy, I think I must have missed the Jew class on hitting old Arkansas Gentiles in the head. You're safe for now.

KGirl, oh, sure thing. I had the choice to either post those pictures, or write thousands of words. I went pictures.

carey said...

Are those your OWN breasts in that first picture?

patsy said...

i posted about you on my blog and my very first reader took a look and said she didn't like you. i guess you are not everybody's cup of tea. probably the smut.

Mike said...

Carey, yes, they are! Are they talking to you?

Patsy, thanks for keeping me apprised of all the people who don't like me.

The 4th Sister said...

Oh Mike Carey was right about that 1st Picture....maybe you should edit it....

Mike said...

4th Sister, tough crowd today! Well, I think your elbows are bony. Hah!

Anonymous said...

I'm with Patsy and think your blog should be removed from the site. Your MOTHER reads this? Is she an ape that you evolved from? Next you'll be saying those rock formations are a result of erosion, not creation. You are sick man.

patsy said...

hay mike i don't want your blog removed i enjoy reading your blog so go ahead and post what ever you want. i have heard a lot worse at Tyson. besides who would i argue with if you give up bloging.

patsy said...

i have you on my page so people could read you humor but i didn't mean for anonymouse who ever to rip into you like that. they should have signed their name at least you are the only jew i know except my Lord who is a jew also and I would never have had what happen if i had any idea someone was going to talk to you that way. sorry. an old gentile from arkansas.

Mike said...

Anon, actually my mother doesn't read this. She prefers to swing from the branches and eat bananas.

Patsy, fear not. I'm even less offended by anonymous comments than yours, if that's even possible. As it turns out, I don't derive a very high percentage of my self-esteem from blog comments. I get that from my breasts.

tinyhands said...

It's about time I chimed in with some witty and vaguely homoerotic comment about the pictures. I'll have to get back to you though.

Mike said...

Tiny, maybe your vaguely homoerotic days are over. Rumor has it that you've switched teams.

Anonymous said...

Patsy, I'm not an anonymous poster; my name is actually "Anonymous" those close to me call me Annie...Long story, product of recovering alcoholic hippie parents....thankfully I've seen the light.

patsy said...

mike your blog is educational. i am learning, when i read your comments. i didn't know what homoeratic meant until i went and looked it up on google.
also i didn't think you had large breast, in fact i didn't notice until 4th sister mentioned the bluge in your shirt but i am sure thoes are your pectoral muscles, had to look up that word also. couldn't you post something? i have run out of comments on this subject.

patsy said...

BEEN READING:
YOU CAN'T PROVE SCIENTIFICALLY THAT GOD EXISTS!
No - but that is hardly surprising!
Science is the study of the natural world - of nature. Questions about God are questions about whether there is anything other than nature. It's no use going to science, the study of nature, to find out whether there is anything other than nature!
so if i study your statement will you study the 5 books of MOSES?

Anonymous said...

There goes the neighborhood :-)

--Pablo

Mike said...

Annie, stay strong.

Patsy, every once in a while I need to live my life instead of writing about it. I hope to blog again soon though.

As for the proof of whether or not God exists, I hope someone finds it, but it won't be from me reading the Bible.

Mike said...

Pablo, God loves you.

chess h said...

Mike, great pictures. Looks like it was a time and place filled with way too much scenicity...

I think Hank could use a little time on the tanning bed... and you mean your breasts DON'T talk to you???

Mike said...

Chess, my breasts are the strong but silent type.

Rrramone said...

I figured I'd add to all the comments. Talking breasts are interesting. AND I feel a bond with you after losing my new sunglasses off a boat into the Pacific ocean last weekend. I had them a total of 6 hours.

ALWAYS BUY CHEAP SUNGLASSES. One of my cardinal rules.

Mike said...

Rrramone, amen. I bought ONE pair of expensive sunglasses in my life. Never again.

Leesa said...

These are great! I love the water/rainbow shot.
And I always lose sunglasses. Therefore, I always buy cheap ones.

Mike said...

Thanks, Leesa.

dolface said...

holy crap! i go one, ONE! backpacking trip and the christian wingnuts come out of the woodwork.

mike, i'm gonna advertise my blog on yours, is that bad form?

dear christian wingnuts,
feel free to come over to http://dolface.blogspot.com and talk about my immortal soul and the fires of hell. i don't talk about smut as much as mike does, but i'm an atheist, not an agnostic, and believe absolutely in erosion (does that make me an erosionist).

love and homoerotic kisses.

mike, i'm not sure what got into me, but if you feel like deleting this whole ridiculous comment i won't be even a little bit offended.

Mike said...

Dolface, oh, you KNOW I'm not going to delete your comment, but I would caution you to consider what the world would be like without wing nuts. I'm pretty sure lots of stuff would fall apart. And in some translations of the Bible, Jesus was wing nutted to the cross.