28 December, 2005

Electroshock for all

I never knew that psychiatrists got to administer so many electroshocks.

Actress Anne Archer delivers the startling news that at least 100,000 electroshocks are administered annually. The CCHR press release further informs that "psychiatrists kill up to 10,000 people" annually with their use of electroshock, which works out to one in ten.

Actor Danny Masterson explains that anyone who disagrees with them on the subject is "completely misinformed."


And little did I know that Hollywood celebrities are such founts of medical knowledge.

23 December, 2005

15 December, 2005

Weird Stone House

Geocache: 2
Geocaching waypoint: GC81C0

Well, Randy and I braved the cold and the snow on Sunday and went out hiking in Fountainhead Park. Definitely more of a challenge when you've got a couple of inches of snow that have hardened over after a couple of days of thaw and freeze. Luckily, after reading the description of where the geocache was located, I was fairly confident I knew what to look for. And really, we only made one major error starting out, which added about a mile to our total distance. But hey, it's not like we haven't been out there hiking before, so no big loss.

Randy gets credit for finding the actual container, hiding in part of a foundation of the old house. I currently have the Old Glory travel bug (TBKP8K) in my possession, and hopefully we'll get up to Maryland soon and leave it in a cache up there.

You can see our route here. Pictures will go up as soon as I can find the USB cable for my camera.

08 December, 2005

Under the Bridge in Donaldson Run

Geocache: 1
Geocaching waypoint: GCM2DV

So, this was my very first geocache. I went out hikingwalking with Jenny and Snuffy, and 6.1 miles later, with the aid of my new Garmin Etrex Legend, I had found the plastic bowl underneath a bridge that was the geocache. I've got to say, it was tons of fun, although a little bit frustrating to pinpoint the actual location of the cache.

Right now, the plan is for Randy and I to do some hiking along Bull Run, find the Weird Stone House, and then take the travel bug elsewhere. We'll see what happens with this one.

Update: See our track