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Tablesaw Tablesawsen ([personal profile] tablesaw) wrote2017-04-28 01:03 am

Sequoia Forest Swords

Over the weekend, [personal profile] temptingcuriosity and I drove up to Yosemite for a long weekend. We had made plans for her birthday, but it was also Earth Day, and the park was free admission, which was a pleasant surprise. Only the valley-floor roads were open, due to lingering snow, but the waterfalls we visited were magnificent (in no small part due to the same snow). We were hoping to see some sequoias, but they were either beyond closed roads or in areas closed for preservation.

The trip was a good reset button for work. In the earlier part of the month, I was once again struggling to solve problems caused by nebulous interactions with code not fully under my control. My coworker and I had delivered a solution to the problem a few days before I left, but the stress didn't quite abate until the long weekend. Now, I'm feeling a little more relaxed at work, on the one hand, but I'm also noticing that I've stayed late by accident pretty much every day this week, so I need to keep an eye on that as well.

After a recommendation from [ profile] ellaguro, I've been listening to Engravings, by Forest Swords. I'm looking forward to listening to more of their music.
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[personal profile] yourlibrarian 2017-04-29 12:34 am (UTC)(link)
I paid a half-day visit to Yosemite over Christmas some years ago. I'm sure I didn't see much but was impressed by what I did see. I recently saw an episode of Nature where rock climbers basically slept in a sling halfway up El Capitan. I can't for the life of me imagine how they didn't fall out -- clearly they are confident in being much calmer (and deeper) sleepers than I am.