Friday, February 26, 2010

2 fun days with NCP

Aska and I headed up to Tahoe for our weekly visit. We went to Homewood on Thursday which is one of my favorite places to snowboard. For some reason everyone overlooks it, and when I say I like to ride there people look at me like I'm crazy. They have super fun tree runs and the pow doesn't get tracked out as fast as everywhere else in Tahoe.
We met up with Waff Thursday morning and had a full day of slow chairs, small jumps with a lot of wu-tang, and even a hike. Quail Face is one of the most fun faces in Tahoe when the snow is right. It is only about a 150 yard hike, but there is a cat track to hike on. It's awesome.
Waffles and I also got into a wrestling match. Aska and he were keeping screts from me and it was pissing me off.
After snowboarding we hung out at Lance and Tim's and then went to Tahoe City and ate at Bridgetender. Their wings are fantastic!
Friday we woke up and went to Sugar Bowl to meet up with Wilmoth and Jason Tarr. After a bloody mary, we headed up Disney through the high winds and wet pellet-like snow. It was pretty tracked out, but when your snowboarding with the right people it is always fun.
We stopped around 2 and have a victory beer. It was a quick trip, but always fun. See you next week Tahoe.

Olympic Hockey

I'm hooked on the Olympics. I have been looking forward to the hockey for months, and they are not letting me down. I, along with most everybody else, didn't think the USA had a chance. However, our boys in stars and stripes are showing the rest of the world how we do things. When USA beat Canada in the preliminary match I lost my shit. It was amazing. 4 of my favorite San Jose Sharks are on team Canada. It is tough to root against them. America is doing what they do best, spoiling shit for other nations. Go USA!

SFO Whiteout Party Re-cap

A week has gone by since the SFO whiteout party at 111 Minna Gallery, so I now feel like I can write about it. Every year SFO has a few snowboard themed party's at this venue and they are always a good time.
Aska and I left our house after a few beers and a shot of whiskey, with little to zero food in our stomachs. Before going to the party we stopped at a little sports bar to have a few beers and watch some Olympic Hockey. By the time we got to the party we were feeling pretty loose.
The bar was serving $1 PBR's. Anyone who knows me well knows that I hate PBR. Whenever I drink it I get an awful hangover. However, everyone who knows me also knows I can't turn down $1 beers.
Nick and Lindsay met up with us and so did Adam and Erin. It was great fun for a few hours until things started to turn south. I started to feel that rumble in my stomach that only means one thing. Barf is in the near future. So Aska and I houdini'd our way out of there and caught one of the last BART trains home.
By the time we got to downtown Oakland I knew it was coming. I was really hoping to make it to Lafayette, but had no such luck. Approaching Rockridge it began to inch its way up. "Aska, we need to get off the train, NOW!"
Aska, being the amazing girl she is gets up out of a half sleep and grabs my hand. While waiting for the door to open it comes. I held it in my mouth (and sweatshirt), ran off the train to the closest trash can and let her rip. About half way through my violent outburst I look over and see that me throwing up made Aska get sick. It was amazing and embarrassing. Two drunk idiots barfing on the BART platform at the same time.
A $50 cab ride later and we were home. We have reached a new point in our relationship. The next day we did nothing except watch TV and movies. Thank you PBR, and fuck you for being so cheap.

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Do people really buy this crap?

Legendary "Dancing with the Stars" runner up Louie Vito has his own website with his own merch. Do people really buy this stuff? For a good laugh, check this stuff out. Snowboarding in the Olympics is stupid.... unless they had a slope style event.

3 days at kirkwood

Last Sunday through Tuesday Aska, Henry and I were at Kirkwood. We went for Paul and Mimi's wedding. Their wedding cakes were a series of birthday cakes for different guests.
It was pretty cool.

Aska and I got first chair on Tuesday and had some great pow runs. It was so good in the trees we decided it would be smart to wear helmets. So we did.
Rope tow. So good.

Oh, and we drank a whole lot of Maker's Mark.

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Funny Signs

The fist photo in this article is of protesters in SF and the second is of people making fun of the protesters. Just because you are holding a sign, doesn't mean people are going to listen.

Monday, February 1, 2010