Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Review: Burton Feelgood 149



So this is what I will be riding quite a bit this season - 2009 Burton Feelgood. It's paired with 2009 Burton Escapades.

I've gotten a few days of riding in on it, so I figured I might as well do a review on this board!


Weight: This board is definitely one of the lightest boards I've ridden. Light swing weight makes spinning a breeze!

Edge hold: I've ridden this board on hard packed snow, light pow, and slush, and I have to say that it holds an edge extremely well on almost any snow condition. Carving on this board is SO fun!

Pop: Doing an ollie with this board is as easy as cake. Definitely good for jumps.

Flex: Not as soft as my Blender, but not stiff either. This board has a medium flex, making it very stable at high speeds but yet pressable at the same time.

I love the graphics and it's an all round awesome board. I would not recommend this board for beginners, but it's perfect for intermediate to advanced riders who want to progress their skills and have a board that will keep up as well.

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Check it out and keep track of what's going on where I work!

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Snowboarding is Love

So the past few days have been really good riding.

Snow conditions have been ok, just wish we had the top of the mountain open. I finally dialed in my heelside 180s today. I feel super confident doing 180s off both my heel edge and toe edge now. Time to work on the 360s :)

I LOVE my new Burton Feelgood. Super poppy and very easy to ollie.
Both my boards rock :)

For some reason I feel really good about this season. It's hopefully gonna be a great progression year for me.

We are supposed to have a flat box out Friday, so I'm excited about that. At least it's SOMETHING to play around on until we get the park set up.

The end of last season I learned how to spin a little on boxes, so I'm stoked to give that a try again.

I've once again realized just how much I love snowboarding. Even if I have to live off of ramen and be broke most of the time, it's totally worth it. Snowboarding is so much more than a sport, it's a lifestyle... a lifestyle that I've fallen in love with!

Happy Shredding!

Ski Beech Opening Day!

So I haven't had much time to update the blog lately, so here's how opening day went...

Ski Beech opened on Saturday, Dec 5th with 3 slopes: Lower Shawneehaw, Freestyle, and the Play Yard.

The weather was pretty crappy. Although it was snowing, it was really windy, and ALL the snow guns were on so it made it extremely difficult to see or hear anything other than the guns. It was also extremely foggy. Towards the end of the day, you could barely see your hand infront of your face. Snow conditions were ok... since there was a very thin base, they didn't groom, making it choppy and not very easy on the knees, but the natural snowfall left a couple inches of fluffiness on top to make it a little better :)

Even though the weather sucked, I was still very happy to finally get back on my board.

Teaching lessons in those conditions were pretty much impossible, but I had 2 that day.

Not a very good day to start things off, but at least things have finally started!!

Here are some photos of opening day:

Alex and I


myself on the lift


press to impress



So that pretty much sums up opening day!




Saturday, November 28, 2009

Southeast Season Kickoff!

A cold front moved into the area Thanksgiving day allowing for snowmaking temps and even bringing a little natural snow. Although the natural stuff didn't last too long, resorts in the area were making snow at full force until the temps today got too warm.

As of yesterday, Nov 27th, only two resorts had opened in the southeast.

Sugar Mountain opened 2 slopes with 'marginal' condidtions, a.k.a. more like mud and rock boarding.

Cataloochee opened with 3 slopes and from the webcam image, it looked like they had a decent amount of coverage. Well, at least enough to where you couldn't see the grass tips sticking up.

Other area resorts including Beech Mountain Resort, where I'm located, and Appalachian Ski Mtn were also making snow.

Last night Beech announced that there was a possibility for the resort to open today, but having quality snow conditions in mind, they are awaiting more cold weather to arrive to get a better base down before opening.

My boyfriend and I rode up to the resort today and checked out the snow conditions. From what we could tell, they have a good bit of snow made and coverage looks good. Hopefully with this next cold front moving in late next week, we'll get the snowmaking we need to finally open!!

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Snowmaking In Progress...

I love to see those words!

Beech, Sugar, App, and Cat all started making snow today, and here at Beech, we're receiving a little natural stuff on the side too :)

App, Sugar, and Cat are all gonna open this weekend, but Beech has postponed their opening date till next weekend. Hopefully Beech will have a decent base built up by then since no skiers or shredders will be packing it down and melting it away...

Which one will open first? The race is on!

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Carpet Boarding & Sunsets

No snow leads me to this:



All you need is a PVC pipe, then strap in your board, and you have a workout and balance training all in one! This actually was quite the workout. My legs were on FIRE after about 15 min. Another sign that I need to get my ass in shape soon. SO ready for winter though.

This made me smile today:


Dustin and I drove to the top of Beech and watched the sunset. So pretty and romantic! That was seriously the most beautiful sunset that I've ever seen. The mountains are freakin' fantastic! I don't see how anybody would want to destroy such a beautiful place. Preserve the earth!! :)

Monday, November 16, 2009

Thanksgiving Snow? Lets hope!

Well... looks like Ski Beech's opening date of November 21st is only a dream. As well as the rest of the southeast region's ski resort's opening dates. BOO warm weather! Come back in the summer time when you're wanted! There's a cold front supposed to move through starting next Monday or Tuesday, bringing good snowmaking weather and a few snow showers to the area. Hopefully. God please be correct on this prediction Mr. Weatherman.

I got my new board and bindings a few days ago. I love it. Now, if only I can find some snow to try it out on. Here's my setup:


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Feelgood and Escapades. Oh yeah. They are both last years model, but the design and tech didn't change much for this year, so why pay more?! Next season I want to get either the 2010 Never Summer Infinity-R, 2010 Burton Blender, or the 2010 Burton Feelgood with rocker and est. Unless I win the lottery or come across some major dough I will continue to stick with the previous years models to save money. Still brand new though! I will need some new boots by next season though. My Burton Mint's have held up good so far, so we'll see how long they make it this season. May be gettin' some new kicks before the end of this season, depending on how they make it.

That's all for now. There's a meteor shower tonight and I gotta load up on coffee so I can stay awake for it!

Happy Shredding! :D

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Peepshow!

Want to see an awesome all girls shred flick?

Check these out. Peepshow parts 1&2.

Part 1:

http://www.method.tv/player.php?ch=00034&id=1963&aid=1972&player=flash&menu=1

Part 2:

http://www.method.tv/player.php?ch=00034&id=1982&aid=1991&player=flash

Sorry I can't get the actual vids on this post. Couldn't find an embeded code and I'm not a computer whiz that can figure out another way, so there's the links. :)

Enjoy!

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Ski Beech Season Pass Sale

If you live in NC or visit the area frequently in the winter, don't miss out on this great deal! It's only $350 for an UNLIMITED season pass! You won't find a deal like this any cheaper. Visit the Ski Beech website for more info!

The sale ends November 1st, so hurry up! Only a few more days. Don't miss out!

Happy Shredding!

Friday, October 2, 2009

Stance

JMills Entertainment has brought the world an awesome all girls snowboard flick... for free! If you haven't watched it already, watch it. You will not be disappointed. I've been waiting ever since I first saw the trailer months ago. It's time you sit down, hold your snowboard tight, and watch this film and dream about snow...

Click the link below to watch the full length film!
http://www.stancemovie.com/

Here is the teaser for the film:


Thursday, October 1, 2009

Update!

I know it's been a long time since I've posted anything, besides my previous post of about 5 minutes ago. It's been a very stressful few weeks, and I'm getting really anxious about winter. It needs to get here ASAP! I have lots of big plans in store for this season as far as progression. I'm gonna really work hard on getting better in the park. I've played around a little on jumps, boxes, and some small rails, but this season I'm gonna be hardcore about it.

On top of all that, I'll be helping my friend (and boss), Matty, with everything at www.thesnowshow.tv. That will be tons of fun. I'll keep you updated with everything as the winter progresses. It will be outta control!!! =]

Peace & happy shredding.

Ski Beech Super Saver Season Passes

Ski Beech is having an awesome season pass sale for a limited time only. Prices are slashed to $350 for an unlimited season pass. Sale ends on Nov. 1st, so get 'em while you can! Only 200 season passes are going to be discounted to that price. I'm sure they will run out fast!

Visit www.skibeech.com for details.

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Winter, where are you?

I want snow.

Now.

I know it's only September, but my heart belongs to winter.

Snowboarding sets me free!

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

August Photo Contest and Season Pass Giveaway

Check out our new August Photo Contest! TheSnowShow.tv wants to see you bust your @$$! Send us your best @$$ bustin’ photo for a chance to win a stash of cool gear including a TheShowShow.tv hoodie, a pair of Skullcandy headphones, a brand new pair of goggles, and… (drum roll please) a can of SPAM! Yes, that’s right - a can of high quality, grade ‘A’ SPAM to curb your hunger on the slopes.

Send your @$$ bustin' pic to: picsandvideo@thesnowshow.tv

The Ski and Ride Free with TheSnowShow.tv season pass giveaway is coming up very soon! Be sure to keep checking the website because the info will be posted in a few days.

July Photo Contest winner

Congrats to Krysta Pelchar on winning the Skullcandy headphones!
Here is her winning photo:

^ click on photo to view full image

Thursday, July 30, 2009

Only 1 Day Left!

TheSnowShow.tv July Photo Contest ends tomorrow at midnight. Have you sumbitted your pic yet? These are some sweet Skullcandy headphones. You know you want 'em!

Just wait till our next contest starts in August... do you want to ski or ride free with thesnowshow.tv?

Sweet Deals For Winter

For those of us who crave constant snow, the summer season feels like it stays forever. The only good part about summer is that there are TONS of sweet deals floating around out there! You can get last season's boards for around 50% off at most shops, as well as boots, bindings, outerwear, and accessories. Who doesn't love a great deal, right? I've gotten some great deals on several items for next winter. Now... if only it would snow! =]

Here are some of my favorite websites that currently have some sweet deals:

WhiskeyMilitia.com
Brociety.com
Steepandcheap.com
Dogfunk.com
The-House.com


There are tons of other websites out there, but these are my top 5.

Happy shopping!

Saturday, July 25, 2009

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Are You A Bitch?

Most girls I know don't like to be called 'bitches'. I especially don't want to ride a board with 'bitch' plastered over the bottom... with crappy tech and construction... and bad graphics. You can get WAY better technology in a board from Burton or K2 for half of what you would pay for a Bitchboard. I'll say no more and let you read a few articles from a few more 'bitch-haters'...

Angrysnowboarder - Hey Ladies: Avoid the Bullshit

Ashley Swan
son - Bitchboard's Rant

Desert's Don't Snow - Bitchboard's - How to Tell a Snowboard Company is Bad


Don't get me wrong... I'm totally supportive of any company that's all about the progression of women's snowboarding, but there's a fine line between a company that actually helps the sport progress and one that degrades the image of women on snowboards. I know there are people out there who absolutely LOVE Bitchboards. Alex Masterson seems like a very hardworking woman and her snowboard camps seem great as far as getting girls into the sport, but I just don't see how she thinks the word 'bitch' translates to an 'empowered and beautiful female snowboarder'. What parents would let their kid tote around a board with 'bitch' written all over it?

From what it seems like so far, she has successfully tapped into that 'daddy's girl who wants to show off her pretty expensive board and sit in the lodge sipping hot chocolate and boy-watching' market and pissed off those of us who actually do more than one run at a time. In other words... a fake snowboard chick's dream come true.

Ok, enough of my ranting. This company just baffles me.

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Mountainboarding & High Ground Mountainboard Park

When the snow melts and our boards get that last coat of storage wax, we constantly think of ways to get better for next season. Some people surf, wakeboard, or skateboard to keep those snow skills in tune, but there’s a sport that is getting bigger and bigger every year and that sport is mountainboarding. I recently got my hands on a mountainboard and it’s been an exciting, yet sometimes painful thrill ride ever since. I had never set foot on a mountainboard till a few weeks ago and I’ve been addicted ever since. For those of you who are not familiar with the sport, a mountainboard is basically an oversized skateboard deck with inflatable tires that enable you go to through dirt, gravel, and grass, making it the ultimate all-terrain board sport. When riding a mountainboard, I highly suggest using a helmet, knee and elbow pads, and yes, you will get dirty! Dirt is not quite as forgiving as snow, so be prepared for a few falls the first few times. There are several different brands of mountainboards and most have different categories depending on what type of riding style you want. You can choose from boards designed for carving, racing or bombing the hill, park or freestyle riding, and everything in between… much like snowboarding. Some boards even come with brakes to help you learn the basics without getting out of control.

The resort I work at in the winter, Ski Beech in North Carolina, is now home to the High Ground Mountainboard Park. Built by Ground Industries, the park is one of the only mountainboard specific parks in the southeast and brings people from all around to test out their skills on the dirt. With 2 jumps, a hip, 2 log slides, 2 drops, and 2 wall rides, the park is aimed mostly toward intermediate and advanced riders. Since I’m a beginner, I stick mostly to carving on wide open grassy hills and rarely venture into the park. In time, I have faith that I will be doing 360’s and grabs with ease to help me stay in shape for the snow season.

Mountainboarding is a good cross-training sport for snowboarding because it uses many of the same muscles as snowboarding and helps with balance. Spins and grabs are popular among mountainboard riders, which keep those park skills in check till the snow starts to fall again. If you’re looking for an adrenaline packed downhill thrill ride after the snow melts, mountainboarding is a sport you should definitely check out!



Friday, July 17, 2009

Do you want to ride for free?

TheShowShow.tv has it's hands on a few season passes that we will give away within the next few months. These season passes are to local NC resorts, so sorry for those who live elsewhere :( But... if you do live in the area, stay tuned to www.thesnowshow.tv for more info on the new contest! Who doesn't want free stuff?

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Knife Show

Everybody who loves snowboarding loves watching snowboard films. You can discover new talent, tricks, and watch the sport progress right before your eyes. One snowboard film company that I've had my eye on for a while just came out with a new video, so I thought I'd share my love for the crew with you!

Even though they haven't featured any girls in their films yet, they still have some siiiick videos.

Knife Show has tapped into a new era of snowboard films bringing creativity and uniqueness for your viewing pleasure.

Learn more about them here: www.knifeshowinc.com

Read a recent interview on them by ESPN here.

Here is my favorite video from them so far:



Here is their latest video:

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Stay In Shredding Shape!

Most of us that are fortunate enough to ride more than 100 days a season are well aware that you have to do specific workouts to stay or get in shape for the next season of shredding.

Snowboarding causes you to use a variety of muscles. For example, arm and wrist strength for getting up, leg strength for riding and carving, and also back and ab strength for doing those 360's, grabs, and flat-land tricks.

Maintaining good balance is another thing you need to always work on.

Endurance and strength training at least a month before, or preferably all summer, will keep you from moaning and groaning in pain after those first few days of intense riding.

Here are a few cool workouts I found interesting:

Standing 360's - Not only does this build leg strength, but it helps with balance and coordination so you can nail those on-snow 360's with ease.

Tennis Ball Squat - By standing with each foot on a tennis ball and doing squats, you are building leg strength and helping your balance.

Arm Dips - Using a chair or bench to do arm dips helps build arm strength to make getting up heelside a breeze.

Crunches - Yes, your basic crunch is important for getting in shape for the mountain. Carving involves alot of twising in the abdominal region, so getting in plenty of crunches will make you nice and toned and ready to take on the slopes.

Cardio, Cardio, Cardio! Run, jog, walk, do anything to help build endurance and stamina so you can get more runs in on the mountain instead of sitting in the lodge wondering why you are so worn out.


There are TONS of exercises and workouts that will help you get in shape... actually DOING it is the hard part. All the exercise you need can be done at home so you don't have to spend a fortune on equipment or gym memberships.

Good luck getting ready for next season!

Friday, May 8, 2009

My computer is broken...

...and I'm not sure when or how I'm gonna fix it =[. It's on it's last days. Half the keys on the keyboard won't work, including the backspace and spacebar, two of the most IMPORTANT keys! I'm using the 'on-screen' keyboard when necessary. It's even a pain in the ass to type this blog. What should take me 2 min is taking me 10. Not fun. I guess 6 years is a long lifetime for a laptop.

But anyways, I'm wanting a MacBook, but they're anywhere between 1 and 2 grand. Better start saving!

I'll try to post some stuff when I can, but no promises on anything soon until I figure this computer thing out.

Peace & Shredding Love,
Jess

Thursday, April 30, 2009

Shredbetties.com

Ever since I first stumbled upon Shred Betties, I've become addicted. This website is awesome for girls who shred or is interesting in learning to shred. They have so many helpful articles and links. The forum is awesome. I can stay up to date with everything that's going on in the snowboard world. I love it. I'm proud to be on their street team and I will do everything in my power to spread the word about this amazing website!

Check it out at www.shredbetties.com

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Review: Burton Mint


These boots have gotten me through most of the season. I got them in December as a Christmas present from my boyfriend, and well, these are the best boots I've ever had. I was skeptical at first... I was used to the Boa system that was on my old boots - Vans Encore.

I like my boots SUPER tight, and the first week of wearing these had me worried because I couldn't get them anywhere near as tight as my Vans. Well, after that first week I got them good and broken in, and now they are AWESOME. I've worn them at least 80 days on the snow, more than that counting days at work, and put them through hell and they still look brand new. My feet stay dry, they are comfy, not too soft or too stiff, and have awesome grips on the bottom for those icy hikes.

Here are a few features:

  • Snowboarding's Best Selling Women's Boots - 5 Years Running
  • True Fit Design
  • EVA Cushioning
  • Grip Fit Backstay
  • Imprint 1 Liner
  • Molded EVA Footbed
  • Rubber Ice Spikes
  • Soft Flex Thin Profile 3D Molded Tongue
  • Speed Zone Express Lacing System

I definitely recommend these boots for any level rider! The quality and the price can't be beaten.

Monday, April 27, 2009

The List.

To my fellow instructors out there... maybe you can relate to this.


You know you're a snowboard instructor when:

-You keep spare socks in a purse or backpack

-You tell every parent that their kid was the best in the group just to get a better tip.

-You are completely comfortable walking around in public in your long johns/spandex.

-You know what PSIA/AASI is.

-You have calves the size of Asia because you run up and down the bunny hill all day wearing all your gear.

-You don't worry about fixing your hair or putting on make-up before work - it's messed up within an hour anyways.

-You know every single shop and restaurant to go to because of your employee discount.

- You have a permanent goggle tan and you're proud of it.

-You want to cry when you see bare ground on the slopes in the middle of the season.

-Your best day ever is when you have a group that really enjoys a lesson.

-You despise church groups because they don't tip.

-You know that stickers are a good bribe.

-Your worst day is when you have a group of kids that cry and whine the whole time.

-Even on your day off, you live at the mountain.

-You know that anyone sitting in the middle of the slope is fair game to spray.

-You know that two layers of socks makes your feet colder, not warmer.

-You make fun of people who wear jeans or sweat pants on the slopes, and even more fun when they have them tucked into their boots.

-You can drive in your snowboard boots better than your normal shoes.

-Your back hurts for two days after having a fat kid in a lesson.

-All you think about during the summer is how much warm weather sucks.

-You drink more free hot chocolate in one season than most people drink their entire lives.

-You feel fine riding in a t-shirt when it's 30 degrees outside.

-You say 'good job, let's try it again' during a lesson more than you blink your eyes during the day.

-The value of your gear is more than the value of your car.

-You live on ramen noodles during the winter because your paychecks suck.

-You wake up at 5AM just to get first tracks on a powder day.

-You have 'winter' friends and 'summer' friends.

-You analyze every rider you see even though it's your day off.

- Your constantly saving money for your next AASI exam or event.

-You get home from the bar at 2:30AM and crash with all your gear on because you will get up at 6AM and do it all over again.

-You can spot a gaper a mile away.

-You're lesson tips you by buying you shots at the bar, and you're perfectly fine with that.

-The only reason you got the job was for the free pass and discounts.

-There's so many love triangles going on in ski school that you can't keep track of them.

Headphone Beanies - Music To Your Ears =]

This is for all you music junkies out there. Everybody who listens to music when they shred has had their share of fights with bulky headphones or earbuds. They fall out of your ears or slide off your beanie, causing you to stop or slow down to fix the problem.

Well, there is a solution! These beanies plug right into your iPod or other music device giving you worry free shredding! Headphone beanies are becoming more and more popular, with most brands carrying at least one style. In most, the ear peices come out so you can wash your beanie or just sport the headgear without the speakers. Some even feature a convenient volume control on the cord so you listen when you want.

Even if you don't snowboard, these beanies are awesome for running, biking, or any activity when you would listen to music and wear a beanie.

Here are a few:




Bula Irvine







Bula StereoHead Keno






Bula Anna







Neff Classic Skull Candy







O'Niell H4 Equator








Nixon Falcon







Thirty Two Latitude








Volcom Shultz







Red Ordinance Audex AudioBeanie*

*This beanie is even padded to protect your noggin' and keep it warmer!





DC Bernie








Bonfire Skull Crusher







Burton Patchwork







Burton Audex









Burton Kactusbunch

Sunday, April 26, 2009

Video: Torah Bright

Don't mess with Torah!

Video: Lisa Wiik

Here's a cool video of Lisa Wiik singing her way through the day...

Review: Burton Blender 148

So the season is well over and it's time to review the board that's gotten me through it.



Burton Blender 148

Weight: This is definitely one of the lightest board I've ever ridden.

Edge Hold: Very good edge hold. You can make super tight turns and it sticks right in there.

Pop: Super poppy! I love it! You can pop off pretty much anything rather effortlessly.

Flex: VERY flexy. This board is like a noodle, which is exactly what I wanted. Also, the Scoop Technology in the nose and tail makes buttering SO much easier and almost impossible to catch an edge.



The graphics on all these boards are awesome. Who doesn't like polka-dots?! =] It has some of the latest snowboard technology: Sintered Vision base, Rail Ready Park Edges, and Scoop Technology nose and tail shape. With all these, plus the boards true twin shape, you can rip the park a new one with ease.


With all that said, I give this board a definite 2 thumbs up!

Friday, April 24, 2009

From the Snow to the Streets? Really?




Are these even wearable? What are these? They look sorta cool... but just because it's made from snowboard bindings. I mean, WTF?

They are made by a designer company called Balenciaga and these heels are called the Sportilettos. They do combine sportiness with the stiletto, but damn. I can't decide if I love these just because it involves snowboarding, or hate them because it's just such a crazy idea.

Tara, Torah, and more!



^This chick is my hero. ^

Tara Dakides is the definition of womens snowboarding. She has done so much for the industry and has proven that us girlies can fly just as high as the guys.

Check her out @ www.taradakides.com



Another awesome shredder is Torah Bright. She has been a big inspiration to me, along with any girls who ride, and has set the bar even higher in the industry.


You can check her out @ www.torahbright.com




Some other female shredders that are pretty wicked awesome are: Hannah Teter, Marie-France Roy, Molly Aguirre, Anne-Flore Marxer, Jamie Anderson, Kelly Clark, Raewyn Reid, Ellery Hollingsworth, Kjersti Buaas and many, many more!

To keep track of their standings check out www.ttrworldtour.com

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Design your own custom Burton snowboard!

Create your own one-of-a-kind personal shredding masterpiece! With Burton's Series 13, you can design your own custom board, guaranteeing that you will be the only one on the slopes with your rad design! Use your own personal artwork or graphic by uploading a picture from your computer, or choose one of Burton's themes that you can customize.

First, you can choose from 15 pro models, though they only offer 3 women's boards - Feelgood ES, Stria, and Avenue. After selecting size, stance, and flex options, you can upload your graphic or choose one of Burton's customizable themes. Then, after choosing sidewall color and base (you can put your own words on the base for an extra $25 bucks), you're ready to shred!

For $824.95 I can get a Burton Stria with the 'Safari' theme. Come on, who doesn't like animal print?! I can even show off my 'shredbetties.com rocks' base while throwing down some style in the park!

Burton Headphone Beanie





Tired of those earbuds falling out of your ears? Those bulky Skull Candy's not staying in place? Well Burton has a solution. The Burton Headphone Beanie plugs right into your iPod or music player and comes in many different styles and colors, and even offers amazing sound quality! Other features include a volume control on the cord, and earpieces that come out if you want to just sport the headgear.

With the built-in headphones, this beanie integrates music and snowboarding to give you shredding joy. =] This is definitely a must have for the snowboard music junkie!

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Highlights of the day...

Did you show mother nature some love today? I hope so! :)

I think it's national animal suicide day... I witnessed a poor innocent little kitten get run over by a car, followed by crazy convulsions in the road... then on my way home from work, I hit a possum AND came within inches of hitting a cat myself... what a day!

A couple friends came to see me at work tonight. That was the ONLY thing that made the night go by faster.

Not much else exciting today...


Rock on!

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Celebrate Earth Day!


^^Plant a tree!^^
Pick up some trash...
Do SOMETHING to make mother nature happy :)

p.s. Beech Mtn is totally gonna have a white Earth Day
b/c it is snowing, and hopefully it will stick around for a bit.

Saturday, April 18, 2009

Lower Pond Creek Hike

So my friend Katie came up today and we all decided to go on a hike.
This was the most strenuous, hardcore hike I've ever been on
in my entire life. I thought I was going to DIE before I got back
to the car. It was fun, and I got plenty of pretty waterfall pics :)







Now I just need a new camera so I can take some better pics. :)


Friday, April 17, 2009

Come on, keep building those houses.

Well... the hiking I wanted to do today didn't go as planned :(
We went to hike West Bowl Loop Trail and couldn't find it even with the map...
when we got back home I looked it up on Beech
Mtn's hiking website and they took down all the signs b/c
it's closed due to development :( Damn people and their houses lol.

I just had a wild idea... so I'm out.

Peace & Love!

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

I love this mountain.


I love it here on the mountain. I've found out that mountain
life is definitely the life for me! The best part about it?
I have the 2 things I love the most at my fingertips.
Dustin, of course, and snowboarding. With all the drama
going on with the resort I teach at, I hope next season it's
still the same kick ass place it's been the past couple years.
I guess there's drama anywhere you go though.
You can't EVER escape drama.

I STILL really want a pet bobcat. Wouldn't that be the coooolest?!
It would definitely be the most badass cat on the block!
They are SO cute when they are little,
and even when they grow up, they are the most beautiful feline ever.
If only I can dish out the $1,500 for one of those lil furballs.
Hmm... on the birthday list maybe? haha.
I doub't that would ever happen.


^ See?! They are just like a normal lazy housecat on steroids!

Well that's enough rambling for now.

Peace out & Rock on!

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Hello

So this is my first blog. Hooray! I will be posting stuff VERY soon for your enjoyment.

Rock on! <3