Sunday, April 27, 2008

Tuckerman's Ravine 2008

Last weekend we made the trip up to Tuckerman's Ravine, a section of Mt. Washington famous for it's "steepest in the East skiing". The hike was intense! It was definitely tough for me- especially the narrow section once you get past HoJo's we affectionately named The Goat Path.






Once you make it to HoJo's (see Hermit Lake Shelter on this map), you get the majestic views of the bowl that almost make the trip worth it. What really makes the trip worth it is the atmosphere of 4,000 other hikers and skiers/boarders who all make that long hike up to Tuckerman's to spend an afternoon hiking up the bowl for a run or two down, or the spectators like myself who spend the entire afternoon sunning on a rock and cheering for the daredevils who launch themselves off the Headwall and tuck the whole way down. More entertaining is the oooooohhhs and ahhhhhhs you hear from the unfortunate souls who end up careening down the pitch in a cartwheel... ouch.





This video was shot on the day we were there, April 19th, 2008 and was able to catch all of the good crashes!

Sunday, April 13, 2008

A Little Slap n' Pickle



jem415 (10:24:36 PM): ever have one of these nights?
IcCa444 (10:31:33 PM): i hope i've never had a night like that
jem415 (10:31:47 PM): hahhah yeah... I guess one never knows.

Saturday, April 12, 2008

Funniest thing ever...

This is the funniest/most addicting site I've seen in a long time. Unfortunately, I discovered it at work, tried my best to stifle laughs but ended up busting a gut and laughing hysterically in my cube.. and then had to go on and explain to everyone what was so funny.

http://postcardsfromyomomma.com

The best part is that some of them will remind you so much of your own mother that it's eerie.

Here's a sample:

itches
What are you doing getting bitten by mosquitoes?!! You will get MALARIA - and i will have to start worrying about that instead of typhoid. Maybe you have got dengue fever even! Are the drugs working? Are you still alive?

and this one... also hilarious.

HELP!
The news is out! Dad bought me a Webkinz. It is reallly well designed and is the biggest craze I’ve seen in a long time.. It is comparable to the tamgachi and beani babies of your early youth. Every first grade through 5th grade student has one. They are awesome, yet a bit addicting.

I need your help. I can’t make enough money to feed my Webkinz. I have failed at three jobs so far. Please do not check my resume. My Webkinz has survived on pudding which is the sale item.

Please tap into my account and do something about it. Remember, I can get kicked off the site if not used appropriately. No mating of Webkinz. Any ways here is the information you will need.

www.webkinz.com
username #######
password #######
Thanks, Gotta go and make some real money.
Love,
Mom
P.S. Don”t give my password away………seriously

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