Tuesday, March 31, 2009


verb (used with object), verb (used without object), to accustom or become accustomed to a new climate or environment; adapt.

i have one month until i get in my little car and drive across this great nation of ours and start work at yellowstone national park. i am stoked, really i am. i just have alot to do before i leave.

my to-do list:

buy shoes: i don't own any rugged, sturdy hiking boots. i hear these are necessary. i'll need a good pair of work shoes too...
get my oil changed: i have been to new york city twice, montreal, pittsburgh and ohio, since my last oil change.
pack: this is going to be hard. i'm not allowed to bring alot of stuff, there's just no room for it in my dorm. plus, i am supposed to dress in layers due to the ever-changing weather. so i need to pack 5 months of clothes in two medium sized bags. this is going to be tough.

the biggest thing on my list: get in shape so i don't experience altitude sickness. i can think of nothing worse then getting to yellowstone only to feel like a slug for two weeks.

i need to start acclimating myself to the thinner air. this means hikes, and many of them. up hills, down hills, around my block, and on the track. maybe i'll throw in some jogging and weights, to spice things up a bit. if anybody wants to help me with this, like keep me company or keep me accountable, i would greatly appreciate it!

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