"Don't have any organized activity ideas, but what about a "mini-Walden" week. Basically just get away to somewhere simple and quiet to reflect, think, and plan. Maybe backpacking or other camping, maybe a cabin…"
I get one week off in June (the week after Father's Day). This is for self-improvement or personal progress. This is the 14th year I've had this privilege. I've attended many seminars and classes. These were usually for professional development, not so much for personal development though some times there is overlap. Usually there is an "adventure" component: I've gone mountian climbing, white water rafting, hiking, motorcycle trips, road bike trips, scuba..just a lot of stuff. My issue…See More
"Careful with that. I, at one point, studied Russian on my own (well, my BJJ partner at the time was Russian, so he helped). I thought it would help me with other slavic languages. After all, they all have the cyrillic alphabet. I was wrong. Some…"
"Good point. I typed it out at work :).
When I said mainstream, I meant the cheap, commonly accepted beers: bud, miller, coors-the standby. As to liquor store beers-I am all set with ANY of those.
As to my drinks of choice though, I will, more often…"
"My guess is Washington has higher taxes that even out the labor costs. On the Cal/Ore border, it's about equal, too. A bit lower in Cal. Of course, in my neighborhood, gas prices can vary by 20% from corner to corner, so…"