February 25, 2010


I promised more pictures of the ski trip, but they have not been given to me yet.  They are on another person's camera.  In the meantime, I leave you with this thought:

This is how we are feeling right now.  We made a substantial and difficult decision recently, and that was a direct result of thinking along these lines.  Liz is reading a book by Winston Churchill, but I'm unsure if this quote is in that book; however, it is excedingly excellent.

“To every person there comes in their lifetime that special moment when you are figuratively tapped on the shoulder and offered the chance to do a very special thing, unique to you and your talents. What a tragedy if that moment finds you unprepared or unqualified for work which could have been your finest hour.” — Winston Churchill

February 20, 2010

Ski trip (part II)

I promised some pictures and I will deliver:

The slopes were beautiful.  They have been receiving 6-7 inches of snowfall every evening, and the routes were covered in a thick layer of powder. However, we rarely stayed on the routes long enough to appreciate that, because we took to the trees in the back-country and beyond the ski-boundaries.  My partners in crime were Adam Parks and Cale Schweitz.  They were not part of the group, but they live in Colorado and made an appearance.

The men from Grace Chapel that included Greg Baker, Craig Moore, Ben Loos, Scott Seebom, Ben Welstead, Ryan Norris, Chris Rahjla, and of course Rob Nixon (the owner of the cabin).  Here are a few of us on the lift.

When I have a chance, I'll get some pictures of the cabin, and a few more of the snow-shoe adventure we went on today.  

February 19, 2010

Ski trip

I promise to put more pictures up tomorrow, when I have taken some pictures, but I wanted to give an update on my ski trip with the Grace Chapel men.  First, we encountered weather.  It was only two hours into the trip when it started snowing, and for the next nine hours we battled visibility, icy conditions, and suicidal truck drivers.

However, with an expected arrival time of 1:00 AM pushed back three hours, we finally pulled off the interstate only to find the Google Maps directions were faulty, and the detour cost us another 45 minutes.  All said, I am posting this at 4:30 AM mountain time, and I am tired!  Good night.  I miss you, Liz.

P.S. Tomorrow should consist of snow boarding at Beaver Creek, snow showing around the cabin, and lots of settlers, cigars, and beer.

February 10, 2010

The Google Buzz

For any Gmail users out there, (you know who you are) you've been walking around with a smug expression and a vague knowledge that you were better than all of the other hotmail, aol (insert inferior company name here) users.  Your time has finally arrived.  (If you fall into the latter category, sorry.)

Google Buzz - arguably the new facebook of internet based social networking, is not only easier and faster than it's big brother, it is also more integrated into the day to day applications that people use: blogger, reader, twitter, flicker, etc.

If you are wondering what all the "buzz" is about, check it out for yourself.  Just click on the picture below:

And if you were wondering, no, I was not paid by Google to make this shameless plug, and I have not had my account hacked by an advertisement for Google... I've chosen to do this out of my own geeky excitement for a program that gets me.  (I've been burnt out on facebook for some time now, and the only thing I've used it for lately is it's crossword application - which reminds me...)

February 1, 2010

Funny stuff...

This made me laugh:

And if you want to see the list of songs on the album, you'll have to click on this link: Take Your Vitamin Z