Thursday, December 28, 2006

This one's gonna hurt

Here comes blizzard #2. This time the moisture content in the snow is quite a bit higher and the snow is quite a bit heavier. It reminds me more of the 2003 blizzard, where old roofs were caving in. We've already shoveled the driveway once. Hopefully the rest of the snow that falls won't be as wet (now that it's colder outside), and the shoveling will be easier tomorrow.

If I click my heels together three times, maybe I can wish myself to the mountains. I'm very jealous of people like Annette and John who are already safely tucked away in their Summit County condo.

Thursday, December 21, 2006

Let It Snow

Here's the result of some morning shoveling:

Wednesday, December 20, 2006

Greetings from Colorado

It may not look like it in this crappy picture, but that's a lot of snow. Driving home was fun, except there was a lot of traffic. I love how great my car drives in the snow, but it was about it it's limit with this depth of snow. It will be interesting to see what's on the ground tomorrow morning. a newlywed, there's only one thing to do in a situation like this: Make some hot chocolate. Sickos.

Tuesday, December 19, 2006

Humping Dog USB toy

Here are the humping dog USB gadgets that I mentioned to some of you today:

They're plenty funny just to look at, but you really must watch the video

Friday, December 15, 2006

5 annoying email habits

I'm stealing this from another blog posting:

Five email tics I’d love for you to lose

For the love of God, people; can we get the word out on these?
1. The liberal use of the “VERY HIGH PRIORITY!!!” flag
2. The 18-line sig about all the Bad Things that will happen to me if I ever reveal the contents of your privileged, confidential (and unencrypted) message
3. The unrequested press release (and the serial ignoring of the “Unsubscribe” I sent you for the previous seven press releases)
4. The graphical background, font and table tags, and remaining 14k of HTML cruft associated with every. single. message. you’ve ever sent
5. The including of my — plus 98 other strangers’ — personal email addresses in the “To:” line of your friendly reminder about Tyler’s birthday party

Number 2 is just funny. I wish more people would listen to numbers 4 and 5. I hate HTML email. In fact, I have told Outlook not to convert HTML email to plain text by default. There are times when sending a rich text or HTML formatted email has merits, but more often than not it's a huge waste.

Wednesday, December 13, 2006

Gay Soy

Look out, this conservative columnist says soy turns people gay. So now we know where gay men come from, but what about gay women? Someone better tell Japan to stop eating soy before the whole country becomes super gay. Maybe it's too late, and God is trying to smite them by unleashing tsunamis and Godzilla on them.

Fear not. My sister-in-law, Shannon, sends me word the soy will in fact not make me gay: Eating Soy Will Not Make You Gay (We Swear)

Whew! I was really sweating. I'm going to going to go get a Soy Chai now.

Sunday, December 10, 2006

Our Christmas Decorations

A while ago I posted this picture of one of our neighbors lawn decorations:

For a while this year we thought about doing something fun to their display. Some of my favorite ideas included adding things to their manger setting, like a life sized Elvis, or perhaps Chewbacca. Last weekend at another party (and copious amounts of beer) the idea was thrown about that we should create our own scene. This is what greeted our holiday party guests last night:
Our Nativity Scene

I must say, it was an *interesting* experience going to the adult book store to buy a blow-up doll and sheep, but I think the result was worth it. :)

Sunday, December 3, 2006

Skiing and Drinking

The weekend in summary - skiing and drinking.

Saturday morning we met up with my friend Owen to go backcountry skiing. It was a nice relaxed morning. We left Owen's house around 9:30 and enjoyed a nice drive up the Poudre Canyon with little to no traffic. Even though we were driving slow (to keep my car-sick prone dog from puking) it only took us a couple hours to get up there. Any time we can make it up to Cameron Pass without Kuzca puking in the car is a good day.

It was cold when we pulled into the Zimmerman Lake parking lot, but at least there was no wind. Kuzca's paws got cold enough on the hike in that she didn't put up a fight when I put some booties on her feet. We eventually made it up to the hotdog bowl, which was filled with awesome deep powder. We were all pretty cold after the first run, and Christine decided to head back to the car with Kuzca while Owen and I did one more run. Loads of fun, despite the cool temperature.

After we got back, we went to a birthday party where we filled ourselves with fondue and beer. It was a good time and we were ready to spend the rest of our evening at the bar but we couldn't find any takers. It all worked out though, because we had a message on our machine when we got home from some friends that wanted to go backcountry skiing. So all the gear we had just finished putting away got dragged back upstairs.

Sunday morning we met up with our friends Julie, Nathan, and Bob at the bagel shop before heading up the canyon again. Kuzca was pretty tired, so we decided to leave her at home this time. Again, we decided to ski the hotdog bowl and again it was cold. We took some different lines through the bowl this time and we had a blast. Looking back up at the hill, I actually made some respectable looking turns, and Christine took her first good powder somersaults. A good time was had by all.

First stop on the way back in town: The Trailhead (a bar) to have some beer and fries and watch some football. It was a great way to finish a great weekend.