I'd wondered whether or not the long, rocky traverse on my
all-mountain skis would be worth it. As I looked over the bowl, the
narrow entrance framed with snow-covered pines, the butterflies in
my stomach let me know I'd definitely made the right choice. Why
come all that way just to back off now? With a wave back to my
snowboarding friend, I took the plunge--tips first--puffs of white
snow blowing into my face and a loud whoop (or several more) that
fell with me into that open bowl.
I love to ski. Getting out there on the mountain, in that cold,
blustery air, and taking the plunge. That's life, too. Take a risk,
have some fun, get snowy. If you don't leap into the unknown, how
will you ever find out what's fun and who you are?
What I’m doing with my life
Let's see... dodging trees, hammering out a strong place in the
tech sector, and waking up in a sleeping bag at 11,000 feet to see
more stars than I ever thought possible (trust me, it's even better
than it sounds!).
I’m really good at
I like to listen, to talk, and to offer lots of unsolicited,
useless facts! I can brag about my turns on the mountain, too,
The first things people usually notice about me
My goofy, easy going attitude and love of telling stories from my
backpacking hikes or ski boots.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
A Game of Thrones (the whole series)
The Lord of the Rings
The Sun Also Rises
War and Peace (Just kidding! Who's got the time?!)
Ferris Bueller's Day Off
The Dark Knight Trilogy
The Hunt for Red October
Game of Thrones
Curb Your Enthusiasm
House of Cards
The six things I could never do without
Powder/all mountain skis and a pair of speedy groomers for making railroad tracks on the snow!
My backpack for trundling way too much weight up into the high sierra.
A cast iron skillet for making all kinds of delicious things to eat (my favorite: salt and pepper a steak, throw it in the pan with some garlic, cook for 8 minutes, and bam! Instant delicious!)
Hilarious Maru videos--because cats are weird and funny!
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Whatever random fact happens to pop into my mind! Seriously, things just tend to jump in there--and it's stuff that doesn't always make a lot of sense! I'm actually really self conscious about this aspect of my personality. The random non-sequitur can confuse as much as make for a laugh or interesting conversation point!
On a typical Friday night I am
I'm either at home enjoying a good movie, cooking a tasty dinner, or enjoying a meal with friends in downtown Santa Barbara! Lately I've been doing diving in the warm, El Nino infused waters of the Channel Islands. I can always hope for Friday dives!
And yes, of course... Meeting someone new and interesting to share fun things with!