Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Birthday & Stuff

So my birthday was Saturday. I had to work on my birthday, which wasn't all that bad because my boyfriend had to work too, plus I made some money, and I couldn't go home to visit the fam till Monday, so it worked out. He treated me to a very sweet sunrise breakfast on the deck... what a sweet surprise!

The trip home was fun. I got to see my lil sis' 1st grade awards, found out that my dad is now #1 on the transplant list (hopefully that will happen soon so he can get it over with and get outside doing the things he loves again!), and I got to spend some quality time with my family and some friends.

Now I'm back on my mountain and plan on having a relaxing night with my man.

Hopefully no tornado will come sweep us away tonight... this severe weather is INSANE! Mother nature is seriously pissed at the human race. All the tornadoes, tsunamis, volcanic eruptions, hurricanes, and earthquakes that have happened in the past 10 years have GOT to be some sort of sign. That shit is just not normal.


Happy Shredding!

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Random Bullshit.

I'm so ready to get back on my board... I only have 7 more months to go! *sad face*

A trip to Liberty Snowflex Center is going to happen very soon. If you live on the east coast and you want a summertime snow fix, this is the place to go. The actual college may have been funded by a crazy mofo, but at least they got something right... SNOWFLEX!

And... our internet is out. AGAIN. Well, technically not our internet.. our wonderfully kind neighbors who let us use their wifi are out of town for a while, and until the internet fairy goes into their condo to fix it, posts will be sparingly for a while. But, that just means fewer post of me ranting about how I wish it was winter again, so good for whoever reads my blog! ha.

Anyways... until next time...

Happy Shredding!

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Hello Summertime

So after my previous post full of bitching about the snow melting away,
I figured I might as well embrace the beautiful mountain I live
on and enjoy every season, even if it's snowless.

The sun and my bikini has been my best friend the past few days...
gotta fill in the fading goggle tan and my farmers tan
from our spring shred sessions, not to mention my blindingly
white legs.

Speaking of bikinis... I started my p90x routine yesterday.
I'm tired of the flab, so I'm going to make it disappear! Since yesterday
was my first workout, I knew I'd be sore today, but not THIS sore. I could barely
move my legs this morning. Instead, I'm going to dedicate this first
week as a 'warmup week' and just workout every other day.
After I work the soreness out and get used to the routines again, it's GAME ON!
Starting next Tuesday, my 90 day makeover begins.
Gotta get in super shape for shred season!

I've even gotten my fishing pole out a few times. Trout are abundant in the
lakes and rivers around here, and it makes a damn good dinner!
Homemade pecan crusted trout? Yes please!

I gotta admit, I'm a lucky girl, and I shouldn't complain about ANYTHING.
I've made my passion my job, well, at least as long as possible in this
section of the country, we all can't have snow till June!
I have a boyfriend that is awesome.
We are fortunate enough to have good health so we can
do things we love, like hiking and camping and biking and
of course, SNOWBOARDING!

I have amazing friends and family that are always there for
me when I need them.
And my cat, Winter, is the coolest kitty on the planet!

I have a fairly stress-free life... my dad is struggling with a lung
condition and is on the list for a transplant, and that scares me
to death, because I know that it's a very risky operation. My dad has been an
amazing father and I don't know what I'd do without him. I know everything
happens for a reason though and things will work out, like it always does.

Enough rambling for now.

I hope everyone has an amazing day!

Saturday, May 7, 2011

Where'd the Snow Go?

What the fuck.

Where did the all the snow go? It seems like yesterday I was shreddin' the
mountain, report to lineup, shred the mountain, report to lineup, shred the
mountain, finally get a lesson, shred the mountain some more, then
get off work and celebrate the daily beer:30 with a PBR at the View Haus
bar with my boyfriend and other instructors and friends.
Sleep. Repeat. Sleep. Repeat. Sleep. Repeat. From late November till mid-March.

And then... BAM!

It's May, opening day at Club I work at is tomorrow, and all the white stuff is gone.
For the next 6 months, I will slave away serving the mostly older Jewish
crowd their pork chops, have some good times, have some days I want
to scream, have some more good times and pray for snow.

Once the Club closes in October, the countdown will start till shred season!

Don't get me wrong, I do love summer, I just love winter way way more.
I love hiking, mountain biking, camping trips, and summertime bonfires,
but the whole time, in the back of my mind, I'm thinking of tree runs,
pow slashes, stomping that rail trick, and cruisin' down the mountain
with friends.

I can only dream of one day being able to have a never-ending
winter, chase the snow around the globe, and to you lucky bastards that are
doing that... cheers to you!

Happy Shredding Everyone!

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

The Art Of Flight - Teaser

Watch it. Appreciate it. Wipe up the drool afterwards.

This film is gonna be EPIC! Comes out in September. Thanks Brain Farm!

Sunday, May 1, 2011

May Day Hiking

We were celebrating May Day without even realizing it was May Day! haha. Dustin, Katie, Harper, and I ended up hiking some random different places today, and here's some pics of our adventures.

beautiful butterfly

more beautiful butterflies

and even more beautiful butterflies

myself at Elk River Falls

Dustin and I at Elk River Falls

the beautiful Elk River Falls

Dustin and Harper looking over the edge

Katie and I atop a big rock cliff