Monday, March 5, 2012

My Weekend Monday: Champagne powder.

I have some fantastic news. I am almost 8 days in without a drop of alcohol. Now this isn't the longest I've ever gone without, but it is the first time that I've voluntarily done it. For the last couple years having a beer or glass of wine with dinner was normal, especially when I eat out in a restaurant. Which I do regularly.

A side effect of this is that I've actually started to slim up or trim down or however the fuck you want to say I'm starting to actually look as fit as I feel. I've actually jumped a belt loop.

Now if I'm not drinking on the weekends that means I'm not wasting my days recovering from a hangover or lack of sleep. So what did I do with my time?

Me and my friend Marco
in that order.
I've been riding the slopes. I spent two full days on the hill. Which means that Friday I stayed in and was in bed by 10 pm to be up at 630am to drive to the hill. Marco as seen above lives on the resort in staff accommodations, with a couch, where I slept Saturday night, early, again.

I wish I had a better camera but I don't so you're just going to have to take my word that there was waist deep powder in places and powder everywhere else. It was up there with some of the better riding I've ever experienced. By the time I was done on Sunday and had made it home my body was twitching in protest and exhaustion.

I looked it up and a guy my size snowboarding for roughly 5 hours burns around 3000 calories. No wonder I'm starting to slim down.

I'm going on another trip this weekend although it is only going to be an overnight one day kinda thing. I'm going with an ex girlfriend. Not the one I went to see a couple weeks ago, a different one who has a boyfriend and just wants someone to go snowboarding with and split the cost of a lesson. I haven't seen her in about 8 months and am kinda excited to catch up.  We are going to learn how to ride park. Hopefully by then I'll have a better camera and can get some sweet pictures.

Before I go I wanted to say thank you to Random Girl for the shout out, although I'm not so sure I should thank her as she alludes to me influencing her to lewd behavior. Good for you Randy I hope you enjoyed it, one of us should be and it sure as hell wasn't me.

Later Days,


  1. I'm proud of you for taking a break and giving clean healthy living a try for a change. I too will be back on that route after last weekend's tragic hangover. I remember why I am the girl that never has more than a drink or two in any given night....SO not worth it! You totally win the title of "smart one" for this weekend!

  2. Best of luck with riding park! I miss snowboarding so much. =( I have to admit though that even if I could ride again, I wouldn't go near the park so kudos to thee!

  3. Jealous. Definitely need to make it out snowboarding one of these days soon. I haven't been in 3 years, which is right when I joined an accounting firm. Stupid busy season.

  4. Hello, randomly linked here from another blog. Don't know if you'll see this but what mtn were you at? Is that big white?
    Just wondering. Oh and nice blog


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