It takes two to tango! Climbing and birthday gifts.

My husband and I have been climbing for years. Thankfully climbing is a cheap sport that doesn’t require a lot of gear and there aren’t a lot of consumables. In fact, a lot of people live in vans, climbing almost year round and living on next to nothing. Check out camp 4 in Yosemite for what I’m talking about.


Anyway, he’s way more into climbing than I am and I always struggle to figure out what to buy him for his birthday. He clearly likes when I give him climbing gifts but it can be hard to figure out what to get since he buys all the gear and I don’t really know much about it (and I don’t have time to figure it out). The best approach seems to be to buy items that are ancillary to climbing but aren’t climbing gear. If I buy him a $200 rope and it’s not the right one, well, that’s a waste of $200 because they are non-returnable and no one wants to buy them used, even if they aren’t actually used yet.

Midnight lightning (this is not me climbing!).

Midnight lightning (this is not me climbing!).

I’m not that into cigars but occasionally I’ve been known to have one. I’ve been thinking about buying a few and having them around just in case. Unfortunately I’m not really sure how to store them. I know I need a humidor and some kind of humidifier. I looked into this and found some good information on cigar humidifiers online. The next step is to figure out how many I want to keep so I can decide how big a humidor and whether the humidifier should be electronic.

First Post!

This is my first post at my new wordpress blog! I’m moving here after my old blog host became not free. This post will be short since I spent a lot of time figuring out how to sign up for this blog and get it set up (though it was easy, I’m just slow moving!) I just got back from Hawaii and I’ve discovered acai bowls. I’m hoping I can find acai berry here, though who knows. Don’t know what I’m talking about? Here’s a pic I swiped from tumblr (sorry if it’s yours!):

acai bowl

An acai bowl is basically acai berry puree and bananas, strawberries and honey. I was looking for acai recipes and I found some good ones here: