Afternoon sunlight fading into a golden dusk as I cruise across my home state. Hard to argue with.
Also, most states’ deer-crossing signs say as much, with a cute leaping buck silhouette. Oregon’s signs just say “DEER” in all-caps.
Spent the last 3-4 miles staying one mile above the speed limit alongside an OR state patrol car. Got a cheery wave in the end.
I hate the gas stations in Glenn’s Ferry. Worst squeegies in the world. Other than being here, drive is almost like summer less 70 degrees.
Dawn over the great Salt Lake. Roads in great shape.
Alright ID, OR & WA snow plow teams, do your best over night, please. Catch your work tomorrow.
Packing for the trip home tomorrow, packing 2 of my 4 pairs of skiis. Watching my almost-comatose parents try to be social after a long day.
Headline of the day, Los Angeles Times edition →
Los Angeles Times: Jamie Lynn Spears is not the first teen to have a baby Please try to contain your shock.
Finally put the finishing touches on my belated xmas letter, just in time to steal more of The Mom’s amusingly fancy themed laser paper.
In real life
Charli: "What time are you leaving tomorrow?"
Me: "6 a.m. or so."
Adam, gradually: "Well, wake me up before you go ... go. ... Don't leave me hanging ... on like a yo-yo."
Burton.com Poachers →
I *love* this call-to-arms, especially the day I tele-ski by the poor bastard snowboarders stuck walking across the gigantic flat area around Alta’s lifts. [counter-tumbling jimr.ay]
I own “ice” skiis, “rock” skiis, tele skiis & downhill/rondenet skiis. And I ski less than 10 days a year on a GOOD year. I blame my family.
Soulja Boys and Girls →
Everybody on earth just got served by a 6-year-old (at best).
Pint of porter, mug of homemade hot chocolate, buffalo jerky, popcorn & laptops is how we recover from climing a mountain in 2’ fresh snow.
Exhausted both dogs while being towed into the backcountry behind Adam’s house by Billy’s snow machine. Took 1/2 hour to de-ice their feet.
This is a pretty damn good snow storm. Foot accumulation since we went indoors. Can’t wait for the carnage report from ski patrol today.
Eating bacon. Suck it, @jimray.
Started the morning happy about 10” fresh snow, but blizzard conditions & record crowds has us back home prepping to tele ski backcountry.
Feb 28, 2008: Dropkick Murphys at Fenix... →
With Irish influences played by a band that could sensibly be called a true workingman’s band, The Drop Kick Murphys is an entertaining fusion of straight out punk rock.
Jan 22, 2008: Madeleine Albright: Memo to the... →
In ‘Memo to the President Elect: How We Can Restore America’s Reputation and Leadership,’ Albright addresses the major world conflicts and offers her thoughts on how to restore the country’s reputation and avoid the pitfalls that have plagued earlier presidents.
Batteries, just like liquids, must now be protected from becoming...– Vanessa Fox. Nude. about the new TSA laws.
Do you floss, your teeth?– The DEATH Test [TF — I really love the comma in that question. It gives one serious pause.]
Year End Clearance →
I should probably have some grand overarching theme to end the year but I don’t. Life’s like that sometimes. 30 Seconds to Mars “Stronger” (Kanye West) Being an old white guy, Kanye West is pretty much off my radar. I’ve heard of him and I know he’s from Chicago and that his mother was killed by an incompetent plastic surgeon. I had never heard any of his music...
Best feature of the Park City nightlife this evening: the bar’s hot rock, a rough-cut sandstone sidewalk bench that’s heated to about 100°.
MSNBC still burning →
Clonny posted a photo: Not as good as the previous combo, but these still match up. Again, see the upper right of the screen. Full size
This is a non-Threadless-wearing crowd. Weeeeeird. Then again, there are a lot of ratty college hoodies.
This bar smells like vomit & wish-it-were-Sundance posturing.
Evidently heading out on the town in snowy Park City.
The Seeing Tongue: Science News Online, Sept. 1,... →
“The Wisconsin researchers say that the whole apparatus could shrink dramatically, becoming both hidden and easily portable. The camera would vanish into an eyeglass frame. From there, it would wirelessly transmit visual data to a dental retainer in the mouth that would house the signal-translating electronics. The retainer would also hold the electrode against the tongue.” [TF —...
Pretending that the dog growling while dreaming is actually commentary about the Pats’ lousy color announcers (Dad’s got the game on in HD).
Jan 17, 2008: Sundance Film Festival at Sundance... →
In a coffee shop at the edge of Austin; on a South Bronx sun-baked sidewalk; in a cabin nudged inside of nowhere. Every year, groundbreaking stories begin in places far away from here. Every year they’re cultivated and crafted, rolled along their production path with the vision and gut and grit of their storytellers. And every year they come together in a mountain town in January.
Mar 12, 2008: Ladysmith Black Mambazo at The Moore... →
With the power of gospel and the precision of Broadway, the members of Ladysmith Black Mambazo are the undisputed kings of mbube, South African a cappella singing. The group was featured on Paul Simon’s hit album, ‘Graceland.’
MSNBC under attack! →
Clonny posted a photo: Wow! That’s an unfortunate (or intentional?) combination of weather and top story imagery on MSNBC’s home page. See the upper right of screen. Full size
Sick at heart reading more on the Carnation murders. Stone-throw from my hometown, & sadly fits a pattern of exceptional, inhuman violence.
Human Smoke: The Beginnings of World War II, the... →
Not yet published Date Added: 2007-12-30 Desired: 1 Received: 0 Sales Rank: 1403205 Price: $19.80 1 new from $19.80
In related news, how do you NOT NOTICE a 7” long cut down to the bone that’s making you nauseous? I could never patrol, people are too dumb
Moms just triaged a skiier’s bone-deep gash in the pub, which he hadn’t noticed before. But we got his table after PCMP backboarded him out.
It’s on the busiest day of the year that the advantages of being ski patrollers’ brats come out. Biggest liftlines I’ve seen in 2-3 years.
Is it possible for an industry to develop a business model based entirely on...– Music Recording Industry Will Be First Traditional Media Industry To Be Utterly Destroyed By Digital Technology - Publishing 2.0
Craming down a bagel before heading up to ski the newly opened Puma Bowl above PCMR. Good day for hiking some in-bounds backcountry.
Redeeming my strange evening with “Rescue Dawn”, NyQuil, the remnant of the evening’s wine bottles and a purring cat on my right foot.
The Moms is *way* too into the last 20 minutes of “Drumline”. Am I seeing the root of my brother’s & my fascination w/ streetbeat & hip hop?
Guests finally gone, 11 bottles of wine later. Regardless if we rally to go out, I’m done with smalltalk for the rest of the weekend.
…Would like the neighbors to go home now and stop asking me about how Park City has changed since my family moved here. I live in Seattle.
@jaime_d Congratulations! So, which century are you on to now? 24th?
Snuck on “Planet Terror” on the DVD player behind the holiday happy hour party.
… He had ceased to be my father a long time ago, and died as a result of...– Farewell Netscape - The Web Standards Project, by the otherwise irrepressible Ian Lloyd. Ouch.
Dad & I are prepping for The Mom’s holiday cocktail hour for the (mostly manipulative & ungrateful) neighbors by practicing our bartending.