Joshua Thomas

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Twelve Mountains; Twelve Months: Camp Muir

In March I set a goal for myself: Climb twelve mountains in twelve months, ending with a summit of Mt Rainier without a guide next year.

So I began.

It turns out there's a lot more to it than that. There's no way I'll be prepared to do Rainier by next year if I only do twelve mountains, as I've quickly learned. My goal of twelve mountains has quickly turned into a goal of 52 mountains in 52 weeks.

And so far I've kept up with it.

How I Became a Famous Pickup Artist : Part 1

On Tynan

As far as I was concerned, she was perfect. She was at least as smart as I was, was a dancer and had the body to prove it, and had a smile that could disarm the national guard. Let's call her Julie.

So, like an earthworm stalking it's prey, I put my usual game on her. Since my last flowchart was so popular, I've made another one to show you how I dealt with the ladies back then:

Nedless to say, things went slowly. We hung out nearly every day for the last couple months of our Senior year summer vacation. Like many guys, I was totally oblivious to her attraction for me. One morning Julie came over really early while I was still sleeping, and squeezed into my twin bed with me. I woke up, and assumed that she must be tired - it didn't even occur to me that she might like me. Finally on the last week of that vacation she said to me,

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