Thursday, January 18, 2007

Mammoth - Report

So...I was horrible. My first run was my best run of the day. Following that I had one serious face plant - thought I had broken my nose. I pulled muscles in both of my quads since my momentum threw my body forward, thus my board back and around nearly hitting me in the head...BEHIND ME! That freaked me out but I shook it off. The next run (Getting off the chair lift) I randomly turned backward and fell on my tail bone. And since I fell the whole way down the slope, I kept hurting the same spot over and over again. That was the end of my efforts at Snow Boarding.

I spent the rest of the weekend at our house, in my slippers, with snow falling outside, and a cup of hot chocolate in my hand. Eric's aunt taught me how to play Sudoku - love it, Eric's mom taught me how to knit - I started a scarf, we watched Arrested Development DVD's, went in the hot tub, ate dinners together, read a lot. It was an incredibly relaxing, special, bonding weekend.

FYI. My tail bone still hurts. I have trouble putting my shoes on, because it hurts to bend over more than 90 degrees. Woohoo, snow boarding.

Wednesday, January 03, 2007


I leave for Mammoth today for my first try at Snowboarding. I'm borrowing clothes and a board from Julie Brazelton, so I'm going to look really cool. Andy gave me a lesson this morning, so I at least know that I'm supposed to bend my knees, lead with my shoulders, and lean on my toes and my heals to turn. Apparently I'm expected to whine a lot...we shall see. I'll post pictures when I get back.

Josh owes me lunch

Small wager - lunch at Chili's. Josh told me that the 5 main characters from high school musical are in their 20's...I strongly disagreed and challenged him to lunch if at leaast two of them were under 20. I won.

The Story of Jim & Pam

This is fantastic. Fills my heart with joy.