Archive for November, 2009

Oi beardy

I’ve grown a beard.

This wasn’t on purpose but it wasn’t exactly accidental either.  I didn’t just wake up what morning to be greeted by the site of a beard in the mirror nor was it an attempt to save money in the uncertain economic times but cutting down on razor blade usage.

I thought I was going to be away from home for a week or so and wasn’t fussed that I would be ‘heavily stubbled’ by the time I got home.  But I ended up being away for over a month and I passed that imaginary line in the sand from stubble to beard.

I should really have a picture of myself to illustrate my new found facial hair but that would be the first time I showed my face on my own blog an force me to lose my anonymity.  A choice I made when I started up the blog, I guess from a type of paranoia and lack of blogging experience. 

Now I don’t really care if my face adorns the blog, but it would be wrong to I guess almost lie by using a picture that looks nothing like my everyday appearance as the only picture of me wouldn’t it?

Top O’ the world

Got up the mountain today and the cloud lifted for a while.


Rain, rain go away

I generally enjoy the rain. I have no issues with it, as long as I have the right clothes on a walk in the rain is all good. It gives a different perspective on things in the same way a blanket of snow can make even the grubbiest area look new and pristine.

But today I just want the rain to piss off.

I have a day off and it just looks miserable out there and despite a list of jobs I was going to get done with my day its now looking more likely that movies or my Xbox may win through as I hibernate from drap conditions.

Snowiest month on record ever for the area and now rain. Bah.


Still here…..

The forgotten blog.

 Well not forgotten just under used.

 I’ve not posted in a while for a few reasons, partly I have been ill, partly I have been snowboarding (I did make it up despite being full of cold) and partly as I have been in a bad mood.  I think that blog venting is good on occasions, but my posts would have just been sulky and let’s be honest sometimes it’s best NOT to share.

Turns out I have to go get some surgery done on an old issue, nothing serious but it does mean that I will miss a few weeks of the season, which is bollocks.

On the plus side I watched For Your Eyes Only the other night for the first time in years, gotta love 80’s Bond.

Rogger '007' Moore

A big fat f**k you

Having waited so so long, and so patiently to get snowboarding again I spent the first day of the season not snowboarding but at home.

I got up this morning early to beat the line up and be one of the first up the mountain, even if it meant standing still for over an hour before the lifts opened but my head was pounding and doing anything simple (such as blinking) was a cause of pain.  


I have had 3 different types of over the counter meds at 3 points throughout the day and I still feel rough, I’m now resorting to some spicy curry as I think its sinus related. 

Fingers crossed.

5 Best winter Olympic events

With the winter Olympics now less than 100 days away I thought I would have a winter Olympic themed fantastic 5 on friday;

Ice Hockey.  Fast paced and physical game that can change in the blink of an eye, puts grown men on ice, gives them all sticks and then asks them not to hurt each other.  Good luck. 

Ski Jump.  Ever since Eddy the Eagle Edwards practiced on his shed roof for this event I’ve always kept an eye on it.  Must take some serious guts to hurtle down a steep hill, going flying off a ramp and hoping not to die.

Border X.  Fun to watch and fun to do, it gained infamy at the last Olympics when the US boarder (Lindsey Jacobellis)had the gold within her grasp and threw it all away by trying to perform a grab at the final jump.

Skeleton.  Again with the guts, but maybe going head first on a tray down a chute covered with ice should just be called what it is.  Crazy. 

Super G.  I’ve never watched Olympic Super G live before, or any Olympic event for that matter but once you have ski- boarded- fallen on a ski hill you realize what kind of gradient these people fly down at and at what kind of speeds.  There seems to be a common theme of guts or mental illness between winter Olympic athletes.

Runner up was snowboarder half pipe, good to watch but when so much is on the line its almost to clinical and to perfect that really watching these guys practice and trying new stuff is more fun.

Time to dust of my gear

It’s that time of year!

My local mountain is opening a few days early and I should be snowboarding on Saturday.

I can’t wait.

I relocated earlier in the year so I could enjoy another season on the slopes, and now I’m just days away. 65 more centimeters of snow due before the weekend it should be good opening few days.