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Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Damn REI

Came home with a rock climbing brochure tucked in my purse.  Exploring the reason for the rock climbing brochure's presence.  Holding it up to the light and turning it over in my hands.  Why do I have this thing?

REI is a scourge that romantizes hard work, exercise, suffering and nature.  I've been down this path before.  I used to own hiking boots.  I owned a kayak.  I've camped and I've done triathlons.  But there's a reason I've been inside my house with my laptop and a latte for years.  I can't remember the reason now.  I have REI amnesia.

4 comments:

Olivejenny said...

I'm shamefully proud that I had to google REI. Latte clink! :D

snoozq32 said...

I just shop at REI so I can talk the talk....but I, for sure, don't walk the walk :D I have done some hiking now and again and I love "playing" in the snow. Rock climbing and triathalon though, Yikes! That's awesome that you have done triathalons. I'm not worthy, I'm not worthy.

For now, I too will be sticking with the laptop and lattes. They don't have wi-fi in the woods!!!

snoozq32 said...

Oh and I also have my share of "Life is Good" merchandise to also make me feel "one with nature" without actually being "one with nature" :)

snoozq32 said...

see, If I can't spell "triathlon" (previous post) I can't be expected to accomplish one.