Tuesday, July 24, 2007

Don't be sad if you're not going to BlogHer

tree climbing dudeBe sad because you're not going where my sister is going this weekend: To the annual meeting of the International Society of Arboriculture.

First of all, it's in Honolulu. Better yet, it's the scene of the International Tree-Climbing Championship. She'll get to see the head-to-head secured footlock race, the aerial rescue competition (during which, she tells me, participants can earn extra style points by shouting encouraging words to their imperiled dummies--"I'm coming for you, buddy! Hang on!"), the work climb, and more.

Oh, and my brother? He's in the Italian Alps right now. But I'm not so jealous of him because he's seeing everything from the seat of his bike (and through the flaps of a tent). That's not really how I roll.

10 comments:

aimee / greeblemonkey said...

hey, I'm going to Rockygrass this weekend. 24 hours of mind numbing deliverance Bluegrass twang. If you don't see me by Monday, send help.

PunditMom said...

Oh well, I guess Chicago is better than nothing! ;)

Lady M said...

I love competitions with style points!

Magpie said...

Hmm. I'm not going anywhere. Except to a playdate on Saturday. I have to get out more.

Is your sister a tree surgeon? My sister's a horticulturalist and my BIL is a tree guy.

Jenifer said...

My husband is a landscaper and does tree removal... he climbs pretty well. I call him Squirrel. I bet those guys would put him to shame though.... cool.

Julie Pippert said...

Han on a sec...

Wait.

Nope.

Doesn't help.

Now everyone in the world is out there having fun and traveling EXCEPT ME.

Let me try it eyes closed...

Nope, made it worse.

;)

LOL

Mrs. Wheezer said...

I'm jealous of all of the above...

Roxanne said...

I'm jealous of your brother! I love bicycle touring (at least in theory--haven't been able to more than a couple of days of it so far), and Italy is very beautiful.

By the way, thank you for visiting my blog the other day! :)

nonlineargirl said...

Sounds better than where my real life pal (blogger and mathematician) is going this weekend - "mathfest". Doesn't that sound good?

Jenster said...

Must be rough for your siblings to endure such exotic locations.