31 December 2007

death by torture

So tomorrow I'm heading north as a sponsor for a teen ski retreat. There used to be a reason I thought this was a good idea, but it has since abandoned me.

Yeah, I've never skied before.

Except if you count water skiing, which is totally not the same thing at all, because for one thing, you get to be warm while you do it. And also because the worst thing that could happen is you forget to let go of the rope once you're down, and end up with water shoved up your nose.

But in ski-skiing, the worst thing that could happen is that first, you're freezing, and then you could break your leg in fourteen places and trigger an avalanche and get mauled by a rabid polar bear and collide with a tree. And die.

And did I mention the freezing part?

It's possible I'm overstating the case, but I really think not. Anyhow, I've got a few posts waiting in the hopper (just my usual drivel; don't get excited), to upload the next few days. So if you don't hear from me, that means either I have no internet access or I died. Take your pick.

Off to finish packing. Wish me luck (and no "break a leg" comments...beat you to it, didn't I?).


Melissa said...

I've never been either... so I don't have any pointers for you.... it's funny... I grew up in Idaho - some of the best skiing was just hours from my home, and I never went. You are braver than I am and I wish you the best of luck!

Anonymous said...

Hehe. Ugh. Skiing. I suck at it. REALLY, really bad. But I would have to guess that if you have the ability to water ski you can snow ski. Good luck on your trip. Maybe you can supervise the kids that are learning?? ;) Drink lots of cocoa.

janae said...

I live in Utah, so I'm supposed to love snow skiing. I just don't. I hate to be cold. I live for waterskiing. I really agree, they are so different. My husband is an excellent snow skiier and okay at waterskiing. My son is an awesome snow skiier and cries when he gets in the water to water ski. I just can't figure it out. One of my requirements for a husband WAS that he would waterski and buy me a boat one day. Turns out he'd rather buy me some snow skis and a seasons pass to one of the resorts. Now that he's gotten my son on the dark side, I'm hoping I can get the other 3 to love WATER skiing.