Sunday, July 29, 2007

Female Lingerie and Slam Dancing

Due to a little persuasion from my dad and my lightning fast reflexes, I now find myself the proud owner of an article of women's lingerie. It has been years and years since I was at a wedding, and back in the day I never caught the garter. Well this time, I did. What I'm going to do with it, I'm not totally sure. My dad says that you're supposed to hang it from your rear view mirror, to show that you're available and looking, but honestly, I don't think I could drive around with lingerie visible through my windshield. Seriously now!

My dad ALSO said that traditionally the girl who caught the bouquet and the guy that caught the garter had to dance. Really, what is up with traditions such as these? Incredibly awkward! Especially since I don't dance (unless you're talking slam-dancing).

That's the most I am going to say on this topic. As anyone reading Randomer has probably noticed, I try not to write about relationships with the fairer sex. That would just get me into too many sticky situations.

Friday, July 27, 2007

The first time on a board in 2 months

Yes that's right: it has been two months since I last mountainboarded (my bike has been distracting me). I ripped it up for an hour tonight, though, and it was awesome! I rode two of the best trails that Levis has to offer, and I didn't fall once, not even a little fall.

This is evidence to several things:
1. Even after two months of nothing, my skills are as sharp as ever, showing excellent retention.
2. I know these trails really, really well to be able to rip it like that.
3. I have not been progressing much.
4. I really need to find new trails to ride.

Montana should solve numbers three and four, and numbers one and two are good, so yeah. But it was most definitely a blast! Long live mountainboarding!

Sunday, July 22, 2007

It is complete

I finished it (Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows) this morning at 8 o'clock, and it was truly amazing! I loved it! Best book I've read in a very long time.

Harry Potter

It is currently quarter after one in the morning, and I'm taking a quick break from reading the final Harry Potter book. It's so good... just like all the others, and I was hoping to finish it tonight, but I'm reading more slowly than I anticipated. But that's not entirely bad, I'm just enjoying it, soaking in the story.

Not sure how many more hours I'll read for, before I was contemplating pulling an all-nighter while reading a book, which is something I've never done before. Playing video games, yes. Reading a book, no.

Wednesday, July 18, 2007

Spot guide update

More spots off of have been added. The latest spot that I have ridden that has been added is the TNT trail head.

Click here to visit the spot guide

Monday, July 16, 2007

Death at Lifest

In case you had not heard, a teenage girl died on the ride "Air Glory," and it has made news everywhere, including CNN and MSNBC. We all heard about the accident, and it seemed to be the "talk of the town" if you will, and I remember saying "Man, it would suck to die at Lifest." Well, she ended up dieing. We were around the ride every day, and yet, the whole thing seemed really surreal. I didn't know her, and no one in our group new her, no one I know saw the accident or the ambulances or anything, so it was hard to be very sad.

Wow, only 16 years old. She had so much left to live! I mean, I've lived two years longer than that, and I still feel like I have so much left in life to experience! Her youth pastor said that she was a strong Christian, and that she was on fire for God. And yet, God decided to take her to be with Him.

I find it confusing, to have one so young die in a freak accident. It wasn't anything that she did, and yet she paid the price. Or maybe she didn't. She's in heaven, so maybe it is a good thing that she died. Wait, a good thing that she died? I don't know. I'm not entirely sure what to think about it. I, and everyone involved, will just have to trust God on this one.

Sunday, July 15, 2007

June Monthly Update: only 1/2 a month late!

Well, here are the best articles from June. If you haven't checked them out yet, I suggest you do so, but they are already over a half a month out of date, so be sure to check out everything that has been posted thus far in July

Also, be sure to check out "Randomer returns to its roots... hold on for the ride!" dated June 13. In a nutshell, I have decided that the things I have been writing about haven't had much meaning... so I am going to attempt to write about slightly deeper, more important issues. In addition, "Interacting on a different social plain (one crowded with gnomes)," "The Ultimate Randomer Spot Guide," "'Throw Away Logic,'" and "Pick up my trash for me" are also interesting articles. Not that they're not all interesting, but those couple are the best of the best. Enjoy!

Randomer returns to its roots... hold on for the ride!

See above.

A loss of sleep... due to a brand new laptop

I got a brand new laptop!

Writing. I need to work on that.

Writing about writing.

Writing about writing about writing

Writing about writing about writing.

Rival Factions

About Project 86's new album.

Hangtime and a Gnarly Bridge

About mountainbiking.

I power myself, thank you very much

More about mountainbiking, this time in La Crosse. Just so you know, I rode there again just recently, and it was way, way better.

Interacting on a different social plain (one crowded with gnomes)

About hanging out with friends and getting away from family.

The Ultimate Randomer Spot Guide

A map, which includes mountain boarding, mountain biking, and skiing spots.

"Throw Away Logic"

About thinking logically.

Pick up my trash for me

About someone not being lazy enough to pick up their own trash. Be sure to read Eric's comment putting me in my place.


I just got back from Lifest, and I am completely fried. That is why you have not seen anything from Randomer over the past 5 days. Sorry.

Monday, July 9, 2007

Jumping off of a bridge

I jumped off of a bridge this weekend. I didn't die though. It really is me writing this post.

So yeah, I was going to attempt to create a well-written post about me jumping off of bridge and swinging into a lake on a rope swing, but I just decided that I really don't like trying to make things sound good, even though I enjoy reading good writing.

Whatever, so I jumped off of a bridge twice this weekend, and it was really sweet! It was about 20-30 feet high. I've always wanted to jump off of something into a body of water that wasn't a diving board, and this was the first time I have ever done it! It was a load of fun, because that's me for you: doing random things that are potentially life threatening and occasionally illegal, like jumping off of a bridge. But that made it even more fun: we had to make sure to watch for cops and other cars before we jumped. That also gave the added benefit of having to jump quickly, without letting the nerves build up. I actually had no problem jumping. I would have thought that I would have started thinking about all the things that could go wrong, and that I would have seized up... but no such thing happened.

So the long and short of it is: I jumped off the bridge, broke the law, and had a blast.

Yeah, you here that: it was illegal! What up. Do you think I shouldn't have done it because it was illegal? I say not: I saw someone jump before me, it looked perfectly okay, there were no cops around, I jumped, I didn't come close to hitting bottom, and I didn't get caught. In Goo's book of morals, this is totally acceptable. What about your book of morals? Is this unacceptable?

How about a Biblical worldview? Was that not a Christ-like thing to do?

How about some comments.

Sunday, July 8, 2007

This weekend

This weekend I got to hang out with my friend Laura in La Crosse. It was a load of fun, even if it was 100 degrees out.

Sunday, July 1, 2007

The Ultimate Spot Guide post has been changed again

Randomer: The Ultimate Randomer Spot Guide

The post has been changed to include this:

Please note: not all the locations appear at the same time. To view additional locations, scroll to the bottom of the list and click on page 2.

Did an Eskimo step here?