- Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
- May 15
- Welcome to cindigodotcom (version Salon). I like to write and my most bestest stuff goes here.
Andy, is my husband, he’s a pretty constant character that you’ll hear about often. Andy is a professional gambler….yes, just like on tv…he’s cool like that. Except not on tv like a big, fat, sloppy poker player wearing a stupid visor and smoking a cigar. He’s cool like a rock star, and uber smart.
We moved to Vegas to test out some magical voodoo software that Andy wrote to win millions upon millions of dollars betting baseball.
We grew up together. It’s a cute story that I'm sure I'll get around to sometime.
Sometimes we live in Vegas, other times we travel around the country like hobos. But wherever we are in the real word you can be sure you can always find me here (or more likely at cindigo.com). Seriously, I think the domain is paid up for something like 20 years.
In April 2009 we’re planning on hiking The Pacific Crest Trail. I’ll be writing about it here.
Pacific Crest Trail facts:
- Averaging 20 or more miles a day, it takes five to six months to hike the trail (including one day of rest a week) in its entirety
- Begins in Campo, Mexico, passes through California, Oregon and Washington and ends in Manning Provincial Park, British Columbia, Canada.
- Climbs nearly 60 major mountain passes
- Descends into 19 major canyons
- Passes more than 1,000 lakes
- Traverses three national monuments, seven national parks, 24 national forests and 33 federally mandated wildernesses.
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Sorry this isn't going to be eloquent and thoughtful. Two things I strive for when I post on OS. But I'm rushing out the door to get back on the trail. Sweet jesus, I don't even have time to spell check.
We've been hiking for a month and have about 370… Read full post »
Day 1, Monday Feb. 9th.
You hear horror stories of people trying to pack their packs he night before they leave on a long trek and then having a nightmare time trying to fit it all. We scoffed at these people. Come on, it’s only 17 pounds. The pack is huge.… Read full post »
We're leaving for Hawaii tomorrow morning at 6 am. This is supposed to be training for the PCT so we've included a hike to the summit of Mauna loa in our itinerary. Although it's purposely at the end of our itinerary. Something tells me that hiking in the… Read full post »
I can't really take credit for this because Andy my husband wrote it. It's an amazing story about the beginnings of his professional gambling career.
He went to University of Illinois for college and got a Engineering degree. He then promptly went to Denver with a few friends… Read full post »
I'm leaving San Diego today but not before making a basic granola recipe that will the base from which we will eat about 180 breakfasts. Andy doesn't tolerate oats well so I made it with quinoa flakes. Before I bought a 25 lb. bag, I thought I should do a test… Read full post »
I'm in San Diego. I used to love San Diego. Then, my mom moved here. She's seventy. She lived in the nortwest suburbs of Chicago for nearly fifty years. Last year after my step dad died, she decided that she was moving to San Diego. She did. She's here. My San… Read full post »
We were starving. Usually our eating out food agenda is a trip to the raw food cafe for some bizarre concoction for me, and then through the Taco Bell drive through for Andy. After all food arrangements are arranged, we eat together in the front of the Honda Element, listening to… Read full post »
1. I was at the airport waiting in line at Panda Express. The lady in front of me was ordering. She got one of the combination plates and added, "can you put a shit load of broccoli on that?" My head turned. The counter guy visibly started and said, "what?" as
Hi. I'm new here. It's been awhile since I've felt like a
newbie....especially on the internet. So, uh, hi.
I guess I just wanted to say that I am absolutely blown away by the quality of writing on this site. It makes me intensely happy to open my RSS feeds...though somewhat… Read full post »
Yesterday I bought around 250 nutrition bars off of Ebay. You know, those bar things that taste like chocolate covered cardboard and are supposed to be good for you (at least better than something with high fructose corn syrup). Most through hikers eat them. They eat alot of them. Like ten… Read full post »
Greeny was my security blanket. I had this blanket until I was twelve. On my birthday, I took three or four girls to my grandparents’ cottage for a weekend sleep over. I brought Greeny. By that time, Greeny had dwindled from it’s once full… Read full post »
There are two responses that I usually get when I tell people we're attempting to hike the PCT. One is "oh my god....why?" accompanied by a look off horror. The other is "oh my good...cool!" accompanied by a look of enthusiasm. I never quite know how to answer the "why" question.… Read full post »
originally posted January 2003:
When we were in LA (Pasadena) we had dinner with my old junior high / high school friend Hollie. There were a few stories that I had forgotten.… Read full post »
I’m just about done listing our lives on Ebay. I’m not sure if “done” means finished in the sense of “no more stuff” or “done” in the sense of “over it”. It’s hard to see the reality of the situation when you’re so close to the… Read full post »