Ryan's Journal

"My life amounts to no more than one drop in a limitless ocean. Yet what is any ocean, but a multitude of drops?" — David Mitchell

Lafayette, California

Posted at 11:50 am, February 13th, 2005

Despite missing ski poles, issues surrounding Golgi apparatuses, and a six AM wakeup, Friday’s skiing with Team Fun was yet another good reminder of why California is such a great place to live. Later that evening the five of us (Nish, Kev, Alaina, Aaron and myself) piled into a cab that already contained a driver and a navigator, mocked the competing Chico independent taxi service, and then spent the remainder of the night in a blissful haze of Michelob. What little I remember for some reason includes Kev expounding upon his theory of leaving society to eat walnuts in Bidwell Park, leading (logically) to arguments over the sensibility of a life spent eating walnuts without good dental coverage.

In equally random news, Peter Jackson has regularly been posting behind-the-scenes clips of the filming of his next movie, King Kong. At the opening of the latest clip I heard a familiar voice (“I think it has something to do with thermodynamics”), and there was Matt Mueller, my roommate from the first Antarctica trip. He works for Weta Digital, but aside from group shots on some of the Lord of the Rings documentaries this is the first I’ve seen him in front of the camera.

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