We climbed a mountain yesterday. We climbed it 4 different times on 4 different sides of the rock face. Krissy was awesome and got as high as I did every time. She’s a trooper. Skippy, our guide/instructor was great. It was an awesome first experience mountain climbing. This was nothing like the rock climb at a gym where there are obvious places to put your hands and feet. This is the real deal. 3000 feet up. Climbing 75 feet off the ground. The rope is your lifeline and we all learned to trust it, and the person controlling the other end. The “belayer”. Skippy explained how the “cams” at the top of the rope are strong enough to hold 2500 lbs. and theoretically he could hoist a car up the mountain and it would hold due to the physics of the cams. Pretty intense day. Now we’re off to the French Broad River to go whitewater rafting.
Well the wife and I are here in North Carolina ready to start the weekend activities. Today is mountain climbing and tomorrow is whitewater rafting. We’ve both been rafting before, but not together. This will be the first time either of us have mountain climbed though.
Been a stressful week. Busy at work. Our cat, Cleo, has been real sick, and is at the pet hospital now being treated for feline pancreatitis. She’ll be there until Tuesday. Keep her in your thoughts.
“In an agreement announced by government prosecutors Thursday, Pfizer unit Warner-Lambert admitted that it aggressively marketed the epilepsy drug by illicit means for unrelated conditions including bipolar disorder, pain, migraine headaches, and drug and alcohol withdrawal.
Prosecutors said Warner-Lambert turned Neurontin into a blockbuster drug with tactics like paying doctors to listen to pitches for unapproved uses and treating them to luxury trips to Hawaii, Florida or the 1996 Olympics in Atlanta. One doctor received almost $308,000 to tout Neurontin at conferences.”
What is the world coming to when we can’t trust our doctors at all? By the time most of us (us being people around my age) are old enough to collect Social Security there most likely won’t be such a thing, and all the money that gets taken out of our paychecks for it just gets absorbed by the U.S. government.
Viva la revolucion!
Newmarket Films is planning to release the new version in theaters in a limited capacity, which is tentatively set for July.
Fans can expect to see 21 minutes of never-been-seen footage, new visual effects, and new sound.