Tuesday, March 04, 2014

Mountaineering record eludes me

I once swam for 35 miles. That took some doing, but I thought I might also add a mountaineering achievement to my athletic successes.

So, this weekend, I attempted to set the record for the most mountaineering movies watched in a row.

But before I reached the peak, my brain began to swell with mountain / life metaphors, and I found myself coughing up "achieving the summit" clich├ęs.

At risk of succumbing to "High Attitude Sickness," I was forced to return to base camp.

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