Thursday, February 25, 2010

Snowboarding

My sister Alana is amazing at snowboarding. She used to be sponsored. I don't really know how that works, but she practically has a retail store full of gear. She gave me a board for my birthday a year and a half ago. It is sweet! It has what I like to call Ninja Turtle bindings. They are bright green and yellow. They are awesome. Well, I went for the first time about a month and half ago. I stunk it up, man. I still can't kneel because the bruising was so bad. Hurty. I kept catapulting forward. Like cartoon catapulting. Way hurty. On my final run down the mountain, I flipped forward so hard that I hit that lower bone. The one where it makes you want to throw up if you hit it hard enough. So I just lay there in the snow. And I cried. And then I was done.

I went again on Monday night. They have a great deal for night skiing on Mondays: half price. Which is great. Because full price for night skiing in negative bazillion degrees would not be worth it for the beginner that I am. My legs got really tired and my fingers were like little otter pops. But they didn't taste good like otter pops. I got a lot better though and went down the mountain only falling twice on my last run. One of the spills was great. I supermanned it but ended up on my back, which means I did a full somersault. Hurty, I know. I wish I could have seen it. I love slapstick humor. Must be all Three Stooges I watched with my dad as a kid. Who knows. Anyway, I really had a good time. I think snowboarding is something I could really like. Especially on half price Mondays.

5 comments:

Steve and Alana Nelson said...

you never cease to crack me up. mmmmm otter pops. i love those. but not finger flavored ones

Steve and Alana Nelson said...

oh and one more thing- thanks for all the praise- but really im not "amazing" i just got lucky with who i knew and the people i met. you're sweet tho

Lindsay said...

Ouchie! I'm actually at a ski resort right now- Alyeska, here in Alaska! But I'm inside. Where it's warm. And not hurty.

SUSIE E. STOUT said...

hahahaHAHAHAHhah many more hahaha's followed. You are kinda funny. I lub you, which did one of you meaning you or Alana right I lub susie on my calender at Roma Ann's?

Josh and Anna said...

I went once. It went just about like your first time, except that by the last run I took off the board and walked down the mountain. So again, I went ONCE. Way to stick with it, you're way ahead of where I will ever be:)