Sunday, January 31
I'm really out of touch with what's been going on with everyone's blogs. I almost never take the time to get online, despite my new computer. But, things have been good. Let's see...what is going on with me? Still working at the same job cooking, asked for a raise and got it so that makes it less painful every two weeks to see my checks. I finally went snowboarding for the first time this year last Sunday. Awesome day. Went to Shawnee Peak. Smallest mountain I've ever ridden but still a good day. I am trying to learn to surf. This is by far the most difficult physical thing I have ever tried to do. Unfortunately I just did pretty major damage to my board the other day, but until I can get it repaired my friend will let me borrow one of his boards. I'd like to say that I was on a knarly wave and wiped out, crashing my board into a reef or something, but I just dropped it onto the corner of my bookcase. It's 9'2" long so difficult to manuever. Oh well. It takes an enormous amount of upper body strength in the right places to surf and so on top of just getting out there and paddling I'm doing pushups and pullups. It's really helped with my popups (getting up on the board from laying to standing-supposed to be done in one "explosive" motion). I don't exactly explode yet but at least I don't do it like I'm pre-geriatric anymore. It's pretty cold so I have to wear a full wet suit, gloves, booties and hood. The coldest day I've gone out it was 26 degrees air, and about 43 degrees water temp. Invigorating! Well hopefully it won't be so long next time till I sign in. No potter yet, but it's rolling around in my mind. Someday.