Tuesday, May 10, 2011

RIP 82-year-old Shailendra Kumar Upadhyay, former Nepal foreign minister, dies on Everest

82-year-old former Nepal foreign minister dies in attempt to become oldest to climb Everest - 5/9/2011 11:19:06 PM | Newser

Image via HemantSoreng.com/blog

An 82-year-old former Nepalese foreign minister has died on the slopes of Mount Everest while attempting to become the oldest person to climb the world's highest mountain.
Got to admire the effort.

I found myself grumbling the other day when I forgot the phone upstairs and it started ringing after I'd just descended them. "Stupid phone. Now I've got to walk back up these stairs I just walked down ... grumble, grumble." As soon as I caught myself thinking that way, I taught myself a lesson by walking up and down the stairs three more times for thinking like an old man. "You lazy sod, groaning about stairs, I'll teach you ..." 

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