Monday, August 11, 2008

Got Wood?

Yes, a woodpile is today’s His Pick Pic of the day. I went on a father/son trip with my brother and our 2 four year olds. I forgot to bring firewood and needed to scavenge in the California woods. Now I don’t know how many of you know but, psst … scavenging for firewood in California parks is really frowned upon. So I trudged through a meadow, slapping mosquitos on my balding head and looking over my shoulder for the Ranger Rick I just KNEW followed me out there just waiting to jump out and arrest me for “gathering”, (I mean, what else do they have to do?) when I came upon this large fallen tree. Did I have an axe, saw, or any type of woodgathering instrument? Just the saw on my Leatherman, but it was an overnight and didn’t have time to saw with it (size DOES matter as my wife so frequently reminds me), so I had to rely on my bare computer and mouse calloused hands. I hung from a large branch and it snapped like I was 30 pounds overweight. I then used every ounce of machismo left in this geek body of mine to swing and smash that large branch on a rock to create this perfectly formed pile of wood. I then hightailed it back to the family van, hiding from cars as they passed. I beat you Ranger Rick, I beat you.

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