Hi Langdon - I remember you!If someone would just pay me to examine topographic maps for 4-8 hours a day..... *sigh* Surely that kind of job must exist somewhere, right?
New Zealand is on my bucket list- especially since the prime season is in the winter (winter here, that is..)!Finishing up the Hayduke (western third of it), followed up the CDT. After that, we'll see. Maybe S America or New Zealand, but I'll cross that bridge when I come to it.
ok..CORRECTION..I thought that was @LarryBoy wearing that outfit haha!! So I take back the TMO comment..lol..I love it! I told my friend that I saw some girls rockin' some cocktail dresses while hiking and it is on our list now! But I agree, hiking in heels would just be dangerous lol.
Ya-know, that is exactly how I feel..spending time with my family. I LOVE backpacking, but when I am out in the wilderness enjoying the reverie and my wife and kids are not, I would rather just be home with the fam if I had to choose between the two..kind of boring that way I suppose..just a family kind-of-a-guy..I'm a system administrator for county government based out of Farmington. I work a 4-10 schedule which allows me the option of 3day weekend adventures or a day that I can carve some outside time for myself. More often than not, I'll keep my kids home from preschool/daycare and try and spend meaningful time together, always trying for it to be outside. It seems as if the rest of the week is such a rush and blur of pickups, dinner, bath, and bed, that I consider myself lucky to have that option.
Probably my favorite part of my job is that my office is tucked up against the mountains and I have a big view out my window of the great trail system in the foothills that I'm able to get out and run on during lunch or after work.
the hitman part..next time I'm in Armenia, good.to.know.I'm the director of licensing & trademarks for BYU. I oversee the university's logos/trademarks. I work a lot with companies that make BYU merchandise and the retailers that sell it...that's why I'm usually wearing BYU gear in all my photos
And as my side hustle I'm a hired hitman, primarily in eastern Europe.
Rock on! 40 years - that's Awesome!!It's been a good life ever since I left the North Shore of Massachusetts back in 1974. Accounting school at Northeastern University ...FOR WHAT??????
I was a dishwasher, busser, pizza cook, waiter, bartender in my early 70's ski bum years in Steamboat Springs, Colorado. Worked ski shops , drove airport shuttles and taxi. All mostly in the winter ski season in order to get close to 100 ski days each year.... which I usually did. For summer work... I started my own concrete flatwork company in Steamboat Springs. We started out in 1985 as 2 partners and eventually incorporated with over 15 employees. We built schools, hospitals, mega homes, condos, etc.. over the years. (basement floors, driveways patios, sidewalks, etc) which I finally.... YAY!!!!!!!!!...gave up this past year after successful back surgery. Years of gravity sports and construction will do it to you every time. Am feeling very fortunate to ski again and hike my brains out. I finally joined the ranks of Social Security and Medicare this January.
Got a great Utah spring trip planned (this April) in the Henry's, Swell and maybe a little Bears Ears. And finally.... my wife and I are celebrating our 40th year together..... with a 40 day trip to Iceland, Scotland and Italy/France wine country in Aug/Sep this year. Is it fiscally responsible? Probably not. But hey... gotta do it while all the body parts still work. As Warren Zevon said "I'll sleep when I'm dead."
Sweeeet! I've been to Oahu, and really wanted to jump over to the big island and see the lava flows, but time didn't allow - definitely on the bucket list. Wenn ich da bin, werde ich hallo sagen!Way back in Germany where I grew up, I worked many years assembly line in a small plant producing plastic parts.
Later I was a CNA for ten years before moving to the US where I earned my two university degrees in history and photography.
Since last year I work as a lava tour guide here on the Big Island of Hawai'i and I have to say it's the best job ever. Playtime 4-5 times a week and I get paid for it. I do the regular lava tours with small and big groups a well as specific German translation lava tours for the company I work with. This summer we will also start offering night time in Volcanoes National Park, so I will get a few more extra days each month and can also take pictures in the park at night.
I do only work part time right now, so I still have a lot of extra time to venture out on my own.
@TractorDoc, its all about perspective: I also own/use Loaders, Excavators and other very nice hydraulic equipment to leverage my time, save my back and be in and enjoy AND help protect the backcountry more so than if I didn't have them.The user name provides a hint or two. . .
I grew up in a family business as a mechanic working on construction equipment. I enjoyed my time playing/working on Caterpillar big boy toys but knew technology changes would make it challenging for small independent businesses like ours to grow/prosper. The obvious thing to do was apply, get accepted, and graduate from Veterinary School. . . which I did. Fifteen years later I'm running my own practice and starting to have some time to travel again. I grew up in a rural environment and have always had a love for the outdoors; that continues today but our 200 acre farm lacks the topography that can only be found farther West. I realize dozers, track hoes, and wheel loaders can be the enemy when it comes to the environment -- my love of machines and the wilderness walks a line of progress vs. preservation. At the end of the day though I would much rather watch the sunset in the backcountry instead of having a view from the tractor cab.
Ha- very funny @Artemus !
Ummmmm...... yuck. Seems like the vast bulk of them are in business (bleh), and/or are usually more scraping &/or tedious mining; plus, there's just so much ad hoc-ism in that realm... At the risk of shaking my cane while grousing "Get off my lawn!" it's my opinion that there's very little science going on in most of those so-called 'Data Science' [sic] jobs. They want a coder with minimal superficial knowledge of maths/stats. Just shoot me now.What about data sci jobs?
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