Saturday, February 28, 2009

Friday, February 27, 2009

Free lift ticket!

For buying 1 bottle of vitamin water! So fun!

Free lift ticket?!

We're about to find out!

Thursday, February 26, 2009


Conditions at Timberline Lodge

Monday, February 23, 2009

Split decision

Went to Skibowl with John and Caitlin yesterday. It was warmish and mostly dry until our last hour. They both had new snowboards to try out for the day. I left my board at home since I planned to take a ski lesson; something that John teased me about for several minutes in the car.

Then he asked Caitlin to hand him the donuts. And the bag was open and pointed downwards.

The donuts fell into John's lap.

I didn't stop laughing for 5 minutes. Recriminations flew. Ultimately John knew that he will always be known as the dude with donut crotch syndrome. He managed to rebag the donuts and drive us safely to Skibowl.

I took a ski lesson and got some great tips and refinements from my instructor Dan. I skiied until about 3 and then called it good. This proved a wise decision because the rain that had threatened us all day and pelted us for about an hour really started coming down after we bagged it for the day.

The only bad part about liking skiing is that I have to buy new hardware. Sigh.

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Current hero

Richard Dawkins.

Smile a little

People in this town riding their bicycles need to smile a little bit more. I'm not talking about the homeless guys. And I'm not talking about the athletes in their superhero outfits. I'm talking about the folks riding to work or out for chores in normal clothes. I mean a little smile when someone smiles and waves should be the natural reaction. Instead, I get scowls and frowns. And it's not even raining!

Why be on the bike if it's no fun? It's certainly more fun than driving! Or walking! Or riding the bus (though riding the bus can be pretty fun).

So smile a little Portland!

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Friday, February 06, 2009

Goodbye Jamie!

We're gonna miss ya!

Wednesday, February 04, 2009

Monday, February 02, 2009

No wonder I couldn't pull it out by hand

This is the nail I picked up on my tire this morning!

Monday commute buzzkill


Sunday, February 01, 2009

Surprises on Mt Hood

Snowboarding was good today. We got 11 runs today at Skibowl. That far exceeds our best day. And Dev and I had 2 friends with us. One of them is apparently a natural snowboarder. I'll tell more when I'm less tired and I've posted some pictures.