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Nalin Ratnayake

Just returned from . Stayed at Loft Mountain again, but this time did the Jones Run Falls loop, about 5 hours (~6 miles, 1100’ elevation delta). Saturday morning was a little cold and wet, but it cleared up into a beautiful sunny and 55, perfect for hiking. Love fall in the mountains.

Annnnnd.... still no power after last night’s storm. Ah well, grateful there’s no damage and still hot water. Took a shower by camping lantern.

Seems the storm blew away perhaps the last of the summer weather as well. It’s about 20 degrees cooler and feels like a lovely fall day. Summer went out with a mic drop.

Alright, here we go. Starting “‘Salem’s Lot” by Stephen King.

Passing by a board of wisdom on the street.

ACHIEVEMENT UNLOCKED: I have *completely* cleared the laundry buffer across all registers (dirty laundry hamper --> washer --> dryer --> clean laundry basket --> everything folded or hung and put away). I do not believe this has ever happened in my life before, and it's a Moment.

Skyrim is actually so much better with headphones in. I can’t believe I’ve never tried this before.

30 minutes to get here. 45 minutes to find parking.

No matter which social network you're on, following a diverse group of people helps you taking a peek at the other side of your personal filter bubble.

You don't have to agree with everything and everyone, but please, at least try to listen to people and their opinions.

It will help you appreciate your own life, and may just make you a little wiser.

In less serious news, I have discovered Duck Game on Steam, and I am 12 again. There goes the evening. Happy long weekend everyone!

Completed my application to become a Disaster Relief Services volunteer in the American Red Cross. Hope to be ready to deploy where needed soon.

Argh, this is why I never want to start a series on Netflix. It might be gone before I get through a single season.

Fall is perfect weather here. I love sleeping with the window open and hearing the woods at night.

Wsa at a BBQ last night at which multiple people brought some very nice telescopes. It was a relatively clear night, and the weather was perfect. Viewing Saturn, Mars, and the Moon from a backyard just blew my mind.

Just another lovely fall day in Yorktown, VA. On my way to the Farmers Market!

Now that’s a good night. Good food, good friends, and this many corks of good wine lying about.

Today’s Liverpool brunch was almost entirely from the Yorktown Farmers Market. Cooked it right away! Felt great to eat fresh, local farm food.

It’s a beautiful morning on the York River.