Let's go Skiing! They said.
It will be the time of your life! They said
Like any budding adventurer, I was quite eager to undertake this flight of fancy where I would spend the weekend inhaling the cool mountain air and skiing down the slopes with the greatest of ease.
Day 1: Before hitting the slopes, I had to reach them in one piece. Our group lands in -7F Polar Vortex conditions. I proceed to flag the rental car shuttle and experience for the first time what -7F really feels like. That's the kind of temp where it hurts to breathe. I reach for my bag to get some gloves to protect my hands only to find that I had accidentally packed a pair of woman's leather, medium sized driving gloves, Boston Strangler edition. Needless to say they were quite inadequate. Our shuttle arrived in the nick of time before frostbite kicked in and we were off to the rental place. At the rental place I was shocked to find that they upgraded my $6.99/day compact car to a Mini Van with the handling finesse of a cow in a supermarket trolley.
Day 2: I made it to class on time! We were greeted by our ski instructor Bob who assured us by the end of the day, we would be skiing down hills like a pro. First part of the lesson was on getting on and off the ski's which wasn't too bad. Then came the important part on how to stop moving: 'The Pizza' or 'The Wedge' where you push your heels outward in order to arrest your momentum. "Remember Sonny Bono? asked Bob. Great, That's what I needed, A ski Instructor with a Gallows sense of humor. This was going to be a long day....
To keep a long embarrassing story short, to all you ski bunnies out there, I would like to have a word or several with you.
I spend the weekends catching up with friends and laundry. I'm fortunate to have a good circle of friends in the same city. They come in handy when you want to unwind and laugh off a particularly long week at work.
There's a lot more I'd like to put in here but before I accidentally cure the insomniac in you, I would love to hear from you.
Favorite Movies: King's Speech, The Godfather, Usual Suspects, Heat, La Misma Luna, Inception, True Grit, Pan's Labyrinth, The Pianist, Dr. Strangelove, Frost/Nixon, Fish Called Wanda, There will be blood
Food: Italian, Thai, Chinese, Mediterranean, Indian
Music: From classic rock to contemporary, my list is too long to list.
My sense of humor
Or if you want to hear how my ski trip ended.
Or if you just want to give me something valuable, like eternal wisdom, several ski lessons, etc