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26 November 2005 @ 07:33 pm
now only at 'Toys R Us'...  
there was no singing this morning

the falling snow seemed to muffle everything, leaving much room for private thought

so today was my last day skiing..-__-

we woke up early (7:30-ish) and were out of the house by 8 o'clock. it was the coldest day of the year so far, the early morning sky was an ominous shade of pale gray, the bleak white and brown landscape that i could see from the car window was distorted by a light snow.

i hadnt thought the snow would be too bad for skiing (it usually makes it better) but the moment we arrived at the resort and had gotten to the lift, the snow started to really fall

it's amazing how such tiny pinpricks of frozen water can sting so terribly. by the time we had gotten to the top of the mountain, there was a fresh layer of snow covering everything.

since we were there so early (the lifts usually open around 8:30 on saturday and we were at the first lift at 8:50-ish) the first run down was quick and sort of odd...

i dunno exactly why i found it so odd. maybe it was that there was no one aside from our group skiing down, or maybe it was that our ski today was more about function than form. that is, we were all more worried about keeping sight of the person in front of us rather than keeping our skiis parallel.

the second run was much the same, except for we actually saw traces of other human beings.

on the last road or path or whatever on the way to Spruce Saddle (the mountain restaurant), Chalky (instructor if you missed the past few entries) was skiing backwards in order to watch my cousin (Betia or Beata Bellatrix for those of you who know her, la conoces..) try out some turns on a new path thing. there was a rock in the path. Chalky hit the rock, going backwards and flipped over.

thank bowie the path/slope wasnt black diamond...

the group stopped all around him until another instructor person came over. he ended up being more or less okay, but it was still scary.

so we went in for hot chocolate.

i had coffee and an orange

then we went outside again for the last two runs of the morning before meeting my dad at Spruce Saddle and saying goodbye to Chalky. we took pictures and he told us to try and book him next time we're up here

he's awesome

oh yes, by the way, on the last run with Chalky we actually DID sing. well, I sang...the gravitation opening theme song (parts of it..) and some david bowie (bits and pieces of everything on 'best of bowie'). but as a group i mean, we all sang "HELP" which is fun

help, i need somebody, help, not just anybody, help, i need someone heeeeeeeeeeeeelllllpppppp!

oh yes, snazzy

after lunch Beata and i met up with my Granpa (yes, GRANPA, not GRANDpa) Chris (17-year-old uncle, i have an interesting family situation) and Mac (a cousin of sorts) to do a final run

we went soo fast and thank bowie for it because by the time we got to the lift to go down, the snow swirling so terribly you could barely see eight feet in front of you

the roads were icy on the way home and going up the mountain to our house our giant bus of a car (a mystery machine type thing that seats 11) started sliding backwards. we couldnt move and my granpa's car slid even worse when he was coming down to help us and then there were 2 more cars that got stuck on the same road

so all the kids hiked about half a mile up to the house

does anyone aside from me remember that scene in 101 Dalmations when all of the puppies are walking through the cold and looking miserable? everyone aside from me was like that. i was all gung ho and 'hey, what a great day for a hike in freezing weather and ski boots that are so uncomfortable i cant feel my toes!'

...eheh

got home, jeremy and chloe made a snowman house of horrors (i'll post the two or three pictures i took later) and i lazed around with katie and chris

we played a few games and then went to play with erin (16 months, next door, our cousin) i accompanied myself on the guitar while singing 'i am a wizard' and she did this funny little child dance which utterly amused everyone

and now everyone else is downstairs watching 'Charlie and the Chocolate Factory'

i rather think i'll join them now...


oh wait! thanksgiving ended well, lots of games and really super excellent food. friday i had an afternoon lesson with Chalky which was tres fun and i went home, ate leftovers and played more games before going to sleep.

also, my irish people left early this morning (5-ish or so they had said they would last night) and i was rather upset.

my irish aunt woman was really great and we spoke at great lengths of how great david bowie is and how america is one big cult

okay, i'm going for real now

i've already missed half the movie..-___-


baka green is blasting off again!
 
 
Current Mood: contemplativecontemplative
Current Music: charlie and the chocolate factory downstairs
 
 
 
disco_patsydisco_patsy on November 27th, 2005 06:52 pm (UTC)
Oh the Danger.....save me. Not really.
That's awesome you're having such a ball with your family playing games and going skiing with Chalky White, (damn right).

I've gone skiing twice in my life: once in Canada, and once in Denver, Colorado. I almost died both times. Canada: skiied into a construction fence while going down a steep hill for lack of knowledge on knowing how to brake. I was seven years old. Colorado: Skiied/fell/crashed to the edge of a 500-ft-tall cliff...was stopped by soft snow because it was the evil return of the lack of knowledge on knowing how to brake. I was nine years old.

And that's why skiing is fun....because you can suck at it, an still have an amazing time. Oh, and there was another time in Canada where I almost went down a dangerous black diamond. Dad saved me. :D

Oh, also, my sister and I have been reading fun holiday jokes, and here's a funny one...What do you see when the Pillsbury Doughboy falls over? ...Doughnuts!!!

Heeheeheee. ;)
emmie: helyanweconceited_jerk on November 28th, 2005 12:43 am (UTC)
Re: Oh the Danger.....save me. Not really.
oi yoi yoi!!

well i'm glad you survived both of those potentially deadly skiing situtations and lived on so i could meet you!

and i find that doughnut joke oddly familiar...maybe you told it to me once or twice already? hahaha
(Anonymous) on November 29th, 2005 01:39 am (UTC)
Re: Oh the Danger.....save me. Not really.
you are so wierd
emmie: helyanweconceited_jerk on November 29th, 2005 01:48 am (UTC)
Re: Oh the Danger.....save me. Not really.
moi? weird?

haha...that seems rather an understatement -^__^-
angl_of_darknssangl_of_darknss on November 29th, 2005 03:44 am (UTC)
Re: Oh the Danger.....save me. Not really.
haha weird doesnt come close. You = amazingly stupendiferic X_x (note the awesome choice of wording) I cant wait till tomorrow when i can actually wake up at 720 ish instead of 540 ish!!!! I just noticed i haven't walked you to the art room in many a day, I must start doing that again because i need my art-room-walk-thingers to get my day goin ya know? Well anywho ill see ya tomorrow
ilu