Saturday, December 27, 2008

Pebble Mine

I've worked on a commercial fishing boat and have awsome friends who fish down in the Bristol Bay area this mine shouldn't happen! Fishing is such a big deal in Alaska and is a way of life that is more important than copper or gold. Fish are a renewable resource but the habitat they need to survive in is not, once we screw up the watershed for the fish we won't be able to put it back to how it was. apparently this is just a teaser for a movie but in it's shortness it shows the way of life in Alaska that doesn't need to be disturbed by a giant mine whether or not it breaks world records or how much money it makes. Most Alaskans don't care about that stuff anyhow, the man at 2:48 has the greatest quote I've ever heard! Stop Pebble Mine!

Thursday, December 25, 2008

Jolly Day

Well today was that merry day when we get to wake up at the crack of dawn and open presents! As for me I was dumb enough to not get time off of work so I got to sit in a ski shop all day and basically get paid to watch Spiderman 3 (which is the only way I would want to watch that flick) I opened my presents at 4pm which was something new, that's my tree up above pretty cute! My mother sent me a box of presents and the turn out was very good this year!
Since I was dumb enough to get caught working every day this week I missed out on the family festivities and had to make due with the video ichat in staying up to date on all the fun I was missing. You'll notice that the photo up there is me watching the family poker tournament, apparently it was a $10 buy in and I'm way to cheap for that kind of a pot so I would have missed it anyhow! Kind of a bummer but we make the best of it! Welp happy holidays!

Friday, December 19, 2008

Show some love to the Electro Gypsy! haha

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Park City

So I'v been out and about skiing a lot, Park City has been open for a few days and their little 14 hit mini-jib park has been quite a lot of fun! Here are a few photos to show you so you can belive it! haha

Still praying for more snow!!!!

Friday, November 7, 2008

Crazy People

My Brother Tim found this video on youtube and I thought it was entertaining enough to share on this blog here. It shows how ridiculous people act towards kids who just want to have some fun and skate around town. This particular woman should work on thinking before screaming, it would save her ample amounts of energy and her voice box won't need replacing. But then we wouldn't have this entertaining clip, turn up the volume to feel as though your actually there, or not if you are startled easily! 

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Start It Out Right

 I started this blog when I was in school and decided to start it over again. After deleting all of my previous posts which really non of them were very interesting I decided to document my year of not attending classes and instead focusing all my energy toward playing in the snow! I found this Calvin and Hobbes cartoon (click on it to make it bigger) which is the greatest cartoon ever published. Bill Waterson is a genius and portrays the imagination and life of a third grader perfectly, I feel as though I can truly relate with Calvin (even though girls have cooties! Oh Jeezus!) This particular comic strip basically describes my thought process when I was in school and it shows beautifully why my decision this year was to take a break from my academic studies and commence my lifestyle on two planks in the mountains! 
I am very excited to not spend my weekend writting a ten page essay explaining in MLA format the political and economical tourmoil that America has fallen into, complete with correct citations and perfect grammatical/punctuation usage. Instead I'll have more time with mother nature and the magical gift she bestows upon us every winter! You could call me stupid to obsess over a pastime that causes pain and injury, but at the same time I feel a sense of accomplishment and elated happiness whenever my day of skiing is over regardless of how nice or shitty the conditions were. I'll take a foggy, rainy, miserable day at the mountain over class or even a minimum wage job any day of the week. I can't wait to go skiing!