Sunday, June 26, 2011

On Job Interviews

Well, first of all, I'd like to point out that I've put up a picture of a place where I've actually been. The background of this is now the canyon leading into Havasupai. Maybe if I get a sweet landscape shot from a canyon in the future (likely) I'll change it.

Anyway, that's what I really wanted to make known in this post. However, bear with me, as I discuss job interviews. Now I'm not going to complain, because there's a chance that potential employers could find this blog and read it. In fact, I don't have a lot to complain about except for this: I suck at job interviews. Most people who know me say that I generally come off as a confident and trustworthy guy, but I don't think I do a very good job at projecting that when I'm confronted by a principal, a vice principal, and at least one social studies teacher. I'm not entirely sure why that is. I mean, what business does a guy who looks like this:

Have being not confident? That being said, I make an end. This is Captain Danger out.

Saturday, June 25, 2011

On Change

So, pointing out the obvious, I've made a couple changes. I just barely figured out that I could do this! There are a few things about Blogger that I don't know a lot about. Maybe someday. At any rate, I don't have a lot to report right now. Just be it known that I'm working on being able to put up a high quality picture of a place I've actually been in the background of this blog. I'm sure I'll figure it out eventually. That being said, I leave you with this amazing picture:

This is Captain Danger out.

Sunday, June 19, 2011

On Aging

Now, I know what you're all thnking, based on the title: "Captain Danger, you're only 26! You're not that old!" And that is actually true, however, I've noticed something about my current age. My body does not bounce back nearly as fast as it used to! I rolled my left ankle about 2 two weeks ago and it's still not in perfect shape! I remember back when I was 21 that wouldn't phase me for more than 2 days! I mean, I can't complain too much because I have a high pain tolerance, but I would still like to be able to jump off things like I used to be able to. As another piece of proof that I've aged, I present you with the following pictures:

And here's a picture of me recently (which is also one of the most amazing pictures I have ever seen.):
I rest my case. This is Captain Danger out.

Sunday, June 5, 2011

On Pain

You'll all have to forgive me if this post is a little rambling. I just decided to jump on here to write because I felt I didn't really have anything better to do. However, that being said, don't let it dissuade you from reading on. It's very possible that I could think of something clever, profound, or hilarious while I sit out on my porch in the glorious weather and write.

Anyway, on to the main subject: pain. I pride myself in something in this respect. I personally believe that I have a very high pain tolerance. Allow me to give an example that long-time followers of my blog (I realize that your numbers are pretty sparse (but getting less sparse!)) will be familiar with. Last fall I broke my arm (canyoneering, go figure) and managed to still drag my fat butt out of that canyon with said broken arm. I also didn't think that it was broken for about two weeks with it and just went about business as usual with it, lifting heavy things, playing football and ultimate, etc. I was actually really surprised when I found out it was broken, because I didn't think it hurt enough to be actually broken. That's only one example. I could give more.

My left arm was broken when this picture
was taken. I even managed a smile!

So, jump forward to yesterday. Captain Danger is out canyoneering with his friends, as is his wont. On the first downclimb in Quandary Canyon (rated 4B III) he lands funny when he jumps the last bit and rolls his ankle. Figuring it's just like other times when he rolls his ankle, he doesn't say anything about it and just goes, thinking it will quit hurting soon. It didn't. It didn't bother him much in the canyon, but once they started the exit hike, he was limping pretty bad. Okay, I'm switching perspectives. This whole writing in third person is annoying. Anyway, all I can say is that ibuprofen is a miracle drug and getting out of that canyon would have been a lot more painful if I hadn't taken five of them.

Anyway, for those of you who may be worried about my ankle, it feels a lot better today. I'm still limping on it just to keep my weight off of it so that it's back in prime condition for Havasupai this week. That being said, I think I'm done with this post. This is Captain Danger out.