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(NPR)   Woman checks book out of the library & realizes while reading the author is her long lost half-sister. No, this is not another "50 Shades Of Grey" link   ( divider line
    More: Interesting, Cheryl Strayed, Rachel Martin, library  
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2013-09-09 04:41:19 AM  
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Cyclometh: Bungles: t's interesting what you consider to be "jack shiat", and tells me a lot about what your day-to-day life is probably like.

It's interesting that you consider walking 1100 miles to be something impressive.

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Thinks it's pretty impressive.

2013-09-09 04:16:39 AM  
2 votes:
That part in the book where she has sex with Bigfoot is just ridiculous.

2013-09-09 06:36:30 AM  
1 vote:
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I just felt like ... walking....
2013-09-09 06:18:40 AM  
1 vote:
The real story here is that people still go to libraries.
2013-09-09 06:17:14 AM  
1 vote:

Lunakki: Cyclometh: Lachwen: Cyclometh: 100 Watt Walrus: Because she couldn't possibly have a job of her own.

Who the fark has a job that just lets you walk away for three+ months and still pays you?

A friend of mine works for a library.  She gets a three-month sabbatical every five years.  There are a fair number of fields where jobs offer sabbatical time.

A paid sabbatical?

I call bullshiat.

My dad works for Intel and gets a paid two month sabbatical every seven years. He usually has a month of vacation saved up and takes that at the same time. So it's not impossible. Or if you can avoid paying for rent and all that for three months, you could pretty easily save up the money.

Shhhh, don't crap on Cyclometh's plan for his dying words to be "I wish I'd worked more! I wish I'd travelled less! I hope women lose the vote! Goodnight world!"
2013-09-09 05:20:30 AM  
1 vote:
Nominative determinism at work with a surname like Strayed. Both the father getting around and the hiking.
2013-09-09 04:34:17 AM  
1 vote:
It irks the shiat out of me that someone can take a vacation, hike a thousand miles and get a NY Times bestseller out of it.
2013-09-09 12:21:39 AM  
1 vote:
She goes into that in the book, she realizes that the Imperial Valley/Mojave sections of the PCT don't grab her interest like the Inyokern/Sierra Nevadas/Shasta-Siskiyous do so she hitches a lift up 395 past Lancaster-Palmdale.  Spoiler: she only crosses the Columbia.  Still a great read but hikers are critical of her lack of preparation & women find her too whiny...
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