I’ve decided I’m allowed.
Friday Fives #17whatever
Five Things MIL’s HOA Taught Me
- Making a list for my MIL, then a letter, then another list, to help her fight a terrible idea is tedious.
- Everyone anywhere near my age is naming their children terrible things.
- If you don’t like being called a “Home Maker”, apparently you put “artist”.
- People still use super outdated websites for their email.
- Being rich doesn’t make you smart.
I’ve never just sat at home and handed out candy (am I that anti kid?) but I have overall had some very terrible/boring/cheesy/weird Halloween times in my past.
That all changed when I learned that the Las Vegas Hash House Harriers have their Red Dress Run every Halloween. It’s still 79 degrees and sunny during the day, Vegas is close, and yeah, I love celebrity hashing.
Can’t wait! This will be our second year, and we’re bringing buddies!
What is a good Halloween to you?
I’m not really a newbie, not anymore. But yoga is making me a NEW me, so that’s what I’m thinking about today. Being a newme.
Wanted to just share some things I’ve been spending my time lately thinking about.
“The thought manifests as the word, the word manifests as the deed. The deed develops into habit and the habit hardens into character. So watch the though and its ways with care…let it spring from love.”
Stepping back and simply observing the world without passing judgement makes it easier to tolerate change and allows you to let go of old ways of thinking and accept new ones.
We are responsible for what we are, and whatever we wish ourselves to be, we have the power to make ourselves. If what we are now has been the result of our past action, it certainly follows that whatever we wish to be in the future can be produced by our present actions, so we have to know how to act.
“When I let go of what I am, I become what I might be.”
Now, let’s be honest. I’m pretty awesome . So I’m not all trying to recreate me, me has a lot of good baggage I can be proud of. But starting a new thing, whether it is a commitment to work out or eat more chocolate, whatever it is, most people I see fail. Or at least to not be harsh, have many hurdles to overcome to be successful. Remembering strong suggestive thoughts like these can remind you it can be easy to do that thing, make that change, grow and bloom into someone who isn’t talking about what they should be doing. It’s also helped me not want for anything, by starting to realize I have so much more than I need.
It’s a little funny to fight with MH about just how excited we are for winter. He used to be a ski instructor, but he doesn’t live for the winter here – he has a real job! We aren’t those people that pray for snow, but let me tell you about my weekend:
- finished up the outside housework
- put skis in ski swap
- attended ski swap
- sold skis at ski swap
- saw Warren Miller’s Wintervention
- went to another ski swap
- bought gloves at ski swap
- got MK new coat
- picked up ski money at ski swap
- read Ski Magazine buyer’s guide to pick out new skis
- tried on all our new ski gear
- attended Park City Girls Pub Crawl and talked about skiing
So as you can see, I’m kind of a junkie now. And I’m tweeting it – in case you didn’t see the picture, all my hard snow dance work paid off and it snowed overnight. Everyone in Park City is talking about it – except MH. I’ll keep working on him.
Let it snow!
It’s about to snow, so we’re keeping the ski theme.
Five Things People Are Actually Telling Me Predicts A Snowy Winter
- How much you see the moose eating.
- How much domestic animals are shedding.
- How ashy your skin is.
- The Farmer’s Almanac.
- A Meteorologist, ha!
Two moose stopped by yesterday
At best, I get to say hi five times a week. At worst, you wonder if I’m under 100 feet of snow. Blogging was always my favorite, and I always aspired to greatness and recognition in the world of social media.
So today, I’m linking you to my first blog post for Ski Utah. Be impressed with me over there. Unless you don’t think I’m impressive. But in that case, what are you doing here? Silly reader.
HERE IT IS. I think it’s funny. I hope you do too.
This is the guest bathroom. Grouted. I’m still cleaning it, but it was too exciting not to share. Because I did it. All by myself. Me.
Which means a one legged blind baby could do it.
Vail recently announced that their ski passes are going viral. They have connected you through RFID to a world of social media while you ski. There are pros and cons with RFID, and the debate is on.
I tweeted I thought it was a cool idea - this article details how you are able to track your vertical feet (something we already do on our cell phones) connect to Facebook, share pictures and other parts of your day on the slopes.
Then I read about the Ski Pass defender, and the cons to an RFID pass tracking your whereabouts. This ski blog poses the question what if you ski a million runs, have a beer, and have an accident? Someone will have the data.
I love the idea of ski resorts evolving – it’s my hope that through Ski Utah I can encourage those people that don’t already know to see opportunities and the value that Utah ski resorts are creating with their efforts and pushes toward technology changing the way we ski. Real time lift line info on your cell would blow skiers away, right?
Someone mentioned that most skiers don’t bring their cell phones when they ski, and I wondered if he’s been behind a desk too long…everyone skis with their phones. So we already have that luxury. To me, there’s nothing I have to hide about my day on the mountain or that a mountain would gain by storing my skiing information other than that I have a few favorite runs I might do 10 times in a row. I hardly see how that hurts me, but it might help them. The ski resorts may learn surprising things from collected data that help them improve the mountain.
However, I’m not one to sneak over boundary lines either. If you are, I can see why you’d be screaming “big brother”.
What do you think? Is the technology being put in place to help or hurt skiers?
Comedy at it’s best.
What’s The Best Way To Not Get Hurt Skiing? Don’t Ski.
- How does a snowboarder introduce himself?
- What do snowboarders use for birth control?.
At a party, how do you tell who the ski instructor is?
Don’t worry. He will tell you.
I’ve lost count of how many furnished rentals we spent time in. I dealt with nasty kitchens, smelly bathrooms, and weird arrangements. Well, not dealt with, more like scrubbed and cleaned and made shine and rearranged.
It might not be a big deal to you, but for the first time since we moved in, my kitchen is all the same color and there aren’t any holes in the floor or ceiling.
I’m sitting in here now looking around and grinning. I did this. I made rough walls flat with coat after coat of spackle and sanding. I arranged it just how I wanted it. I got a window looking in to my living room, where I can see my fireplace. I got the perfect pantry and all new fixtures. We’re waiting to redo the counter tops, but other than that the room is done. First! A big room! Done! Ish!
It feels great.
4 or 5 old vinyl floors hanging out
We had half a kitchen for the past week. I’ve been getting up EARLY and staying up LATE. It took longer than we thought, of course. We ran out of paint, on the last wall, of course. But we did it. And even in half a kitchen, and sometime half a house – we’re still down a toilet and some trim and a door or two…it is a good house. A good home. We can hang some art in the kitchen and living rooms and be just about done on this level of the house, finally!
I spackled and sanded all week!
I’m sure it’s just because it’s ours, and everywhere you look you see things we (ok mostly MK) accomplished – I’d take this half a house over any of the furnished rentals ever. We are spoiled travelers with lots to see forever, so even if they are baby roots, it feels nice to have some roots.