Thursday, August 25, 2011

There must have been...

an updraft.

Two things catch my attention from this clip:

1. That recovery would send Sir Isaac Newton back to the drawing board.
2. Ski tournament announcing gigs are neither the time nor the place for porn voice-over work.

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Official video evidence of...

David becoming a bona fide tricker,

Yours truly coming tantalizingly close to the Toe Wake O,

And Maddy schooling the both of us in the ways of the toe strap.

Sunday, August 21, 2011

I would have built some...

side curtains too.

Ahhhhhhh, remember the good old days when it was almost practical put a ramp on a public lake? Maybe there was another commercial in which the group of skiers used their Stanley tools to repair the frame after it was damaged from jet skis trying to jump the ramp.

Wednesday, August 03, 2011

Eddie Pola, George Wyle, ...

and Andy Williams are, in the immortal werds of Lloyd Christmas, "full of shit." Tournament season is the most wonderful time of the year.

Although, sometimes, it can be less wonderful than it should be

Despite the hand pass debacle, Maddy placed a solid 5th Overall in her division.

One of the best parts about going to a tournament is the ability to pack lightly.
We had no need to bring portable buildings, large appliances, or any similarly sized items that might add unnecessary bulk to the drive up.
So roomy...

We had arrived.

10 days and a....

full course of Keflex later, Nola is on the mend


It's time for that dog to start doing what she does best,
harassing skiers.

Monday, August 01, 2011

Signs you least expect to see...

at a ski lake:
No peeing in the lake? Huh?

Apparently, the folks at Trophy Lakes in Minnesota are quite particular about the chemical composition of their lake water.

Stay tuned, Vids from 2011 Midwest Regionals are soon to come.