August 23rd, 2011

Blow My Mind

DID thoughts like this keep me out of the really good schools?

How close are planes allowed to fly to Mt. Everest?

Probably not too close. 29,029 feet is close to a lot of planes' cruising altitudes. That cuts it a BIT close. Thinking of that made me imagine a climbing team finally, finally, finally summitting this mountain that's claimed so many lives, but they can take oxygen-deprived pride at standing at the single highest rock on our planet when VROOOOOOSH a 767 buzzes and knocks the climbers, the sherpas, the equipment off into the jet backwash...

Oy. I got dizzy just writing that. Sorry.

But now I really do wonder how close you're allowed to fly to Mt. Everest. No idea if even the Internet knows this.

And in other news,

I'll be at Geek Trivia tonight, observing, also hoping that trivia questions of mine got used. Means I'm not playing. (Also, the trivia night I'd been going to Wednesdays has been cancelled for the forseeable future, so I'm not playing there either.) So there's less temptation for me to suggest that a pop culture trivia team be named Choked On Somebody Else's Vomit.