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I used those words together in a sentence . . . Seriously?!

Posted by on Aug 27, 2011 in Daily Blog, Random | 2 comments

I used those words together in a sentence . . . Seriously?!

As a parent of young children I have begun to notice that there are sentences coming out of my mouth that I never would have thought anyone would utter. My idea is to create a running list of the craziest word combinations I have formulated. I figure this will be an ongoing segment that will be extended as time goes on. I would love to read sentences that others have had to put to use that they never thought would be necessary. 1) We don’t play in poop 2) You have spaghetti on your head 3) Don’t point your penis at your sister 4) You can’t Hi-Yah the chipmunk 5) If you...

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Leigh Powis

Posted by on Jun 9, 2011 in Random, Skier | Comments Off

Leigh Powis

I heard about this guy while working on a project.  Some people dream of flying, I’ve always had dreams of skiing like this! Enjoy!   Bangers + Mash: Episode 5 Teaser from OneDegreeTV on Vimeo.

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Ode to the Head Plant

Posted by on Jun 9, 2011 in Daily Blog, Random | 1 comment

Ode to the Head Plant

I like ski porn as much as the next ski junkie but I have noticed a disturbing trend. All photos and articles in the magazines and movies focus on skiers that stay upright. What the ski media needs is an ode to the head plant, an elegy to the yard sale, and an homage to the cart wheeling somersault. No matter how good a skier you become, how many tracks you lay, the crash looms inevitable, waiting behind every weight shift. There are days when I believe that in 15 years of telemarking the only thing that I have perfected is a good tumble. It is my wife that taught me to telemark. When I met...

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The Truth is . . .

Posted by on May 25, 2011 in Daily Blog, Random | Comments Off

The Truth is . . .

So, I looked back over the posts that I have put up over the past couple of weeks and I began to notice a pattern. In reading the past posts I have made a lot of comparisons between yesteryear and the current state of affairs and targeting having children as the turning point for my adventure levels. It is true that the kids have had some influence on my activity level the amount of time that I spend being active, but it is also true that my motivations for being outside were on a changing course anyway. I love having kids and I was entirely ready to have them. My wife and I waited longer...

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My Favorite Smiley :-)

Posted by on May 23, 2011 in Random | Comments Off

My Favorite Smiley :-)

We’re all used to the typical smiley, aka emoticon, but there are hundreds of others that can get quite creative. I’m not sure where I saw it, and you won’t find it often, but my favorite is ( * )  Any guesses what it is? Here’s a nice little reference to Emoticons and Smileys.  Memorize a few and keep your emails and texts original. From NetLingo: A smiley is a sequence of characters on your computer keyboard. If you don’t see it, try tilting your head to the left — the colon represents the eyes, the dash represents the nose and the right parenthesis...

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ROADTRIP! . . . canceled

Posted by on May 23, 2011 in Daily Blog, Random | Comments Off

ROADTRIP! . . . canceled

One time, when I was on a break from college, a buddy and I decided to go on a road trip. It was late in the afternoon, and instead of heading home we pointed the car west and started to drive. At about 10:00 it was dark and we were on a rural strip of road in Pennsylvania. We slept in a pull off on the side of the road. the next morning we got back in the car, turned around, and went home. All in all, an incredibly uneventful, if not slightly lame trip, BUT we did it. We didn’t talk about it, except for to decide to go, and we didn’t think a whole lot about it (clearly), aside...

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