I heard today's date on the news this morning and something pinged in my head. What's the significance of May 18? Something happened on this date. What? And then it clicked. I had even made posts about this day in the past. It's Mt St Helens Day! It's hard to believe it has been 37 years since she blew her top. That event was very influential to me as a young boy. I wanted to be a geologist! I've visited the mountain many times over the years. I should scan some pics I took when I tried to make an illegal climb into the crater. That was some scary shit!
In totally unrelated news (although Mt St Helens was close to Seattle), I just saw that Chris Cornell of Soundgarden was found dead last night. That's too bad. He was exactly my age. He was the poster child for substance abuse, but I thought he had turned his life around. It sounds like he did himself in. Such a waste.