Climbed with Bob, on an aborted attempt at a spring dayhike of Snake Dike. Returned via LeConte Gully. Great fun, even without Snake Dike, although I wouldn't repeat it--the NW Face of Half Dome is a bowling alley at times in spring, and the climb up to the Diving Board via the slabs is unacceptably dangerous at this time IMO.
"After the first glass, you see things as you wish they were. After the second, you see things as they are not. Finally, you see things as they really are, which is the most horrible thing in the world."
--Oscar Wilde on Absinthe