Posted by: GeekHiker | May 16, 2008

Friday Sillyness

A quick note and a quick recommendation that, uh, I’ve made before, actually.

So the hike that I’d been planning to do tomorrow, my first in a month, got canceled. Sadly, there is an early-season fire in the nearby area, burning west of Mt. Baldy Village. Hopefully they’ll get it contained soon, before the high temperatures and winds of a mini heat-wave kick in this weekend.

Depending on how hot it is, hopefully I’ll get out for a short hike sometime over the weekend. A simple out-and-back, so depending on how the knee holds up, I can turn back at any time.

Plus, I know you’re all just dying for a hike post, aren’t ya?

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On a completely separate note: a couple of weeks ago, as you may recall, I met the artist Keith Knight at the Festival of Books, chatted with him, and bought his books.

He also, by the way, was raised on a steady diet of “Star Wars” and ends a conversation with “stay cool”, which I am completely too geeky to ever end a conversation with. Well, at least not without people snickering. Heh.

Anyway, as of last week, he’s started a daily strip, so I figure for this Friday, I’ll pass along the recommendation to you. This one is a great example, me’thinks.

Main site here with a weeks delay, or available more up-to-date here. Or if you’re really lucky, the strip is in your paper (if not, let them know); the LA Times doesn’t currently carry it. Damn fools.

Happy Friday.



  1. There is a great trail up Los Liones in Malibu that might actually be cooler on Saturday. Ever done that hike? The view of the ocean is spectacular.

    I love that Keith Knight did a spider-saver comic!! We need to start a club!

  2. I end conversations with “stay cool” all the time in the summer, but I mean it in less of a “I’m so hip” kind of way and more of “damn it’s 100 degrees out today” kind of way.

  3. I AM dying for one….

  4. Mel Heth – Thanks for the suggestion. I may save ti for a cooler weekend. I like the club idea! Send him an e-mail!

    Charlotte – Heh, that’s how this record-heat weekend is here!

    Just a Girl – Yes’m. 😀

  5. Bummer! I have been waiting for the snow to melt on Baldy so that I could do a hike, then I got busy, and now it is HOT and fire-y…. But thanks for sharing

  6. Aly – I’ll be doing Baldy sometime later this summer, say July or August. If you pass by a young guy wearing a Tilly Hat, be sure to say hello…

  7. a Tilly Hat huh, I usually try to say hello to most fellow hikers, but will reserve a special hello for young guys wearing Tilly Hats. 🙂

  8. Aly – LOL, in all honesty, I’m the youngest guy I’ve ever seen in a Tilly Hat on LA area trails, so it shouldn’t be too hard! 🙂

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