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February 11, 2006
(This post is from my old, old, super old site. My views have changed over the years, hopefully my writing has improved, and there is now more than a handful of folks reading my site. Enjoy.)

Saturday, February 11th, 2006

Here's another Northwest oddity for ya.

It's February. Flowers are blooming. People are outside mowing their lawns. It's February... wth? That's not what I'm used to. I'm used to walking to work outside with a windchill of -4 billion, having my snot freeze in my nose and muttering to myself "This is bullsh*t!" while I try and keep my arms as close to my side which in theory will help keep me warm. I suppose change is good.

It's also been really sunny lately (I'm not complaining) and reasonably warm compared to what we had a couple of weeks ago. This makes me happy, but it's also kind of a bummer because we aren't getting any new snow in the mountains. I was finally starting to get to the point where my snowboard tricks are a little more... daring. Opposed to just trying to get to the bottom without falling on my butt again.


Tuesday we went out snowshoeing with the dogs. We hiked up some big ass hill with lots of trees and snow and such, with the boards strapped to our backs. Hiking up is a pain, but coming down is really fun. Stevie thought so anyway... especially fun is running along someone snowboarding and then surprise jumping right in front of them and trying to get out of their way a split second later. It's very exciting. Until you get your paw run over a couple of times that is (yipe!). He then learned to get out of the way a bit sooner, and then to eventually stop playing that game (good boy!).

Poor Bean though- while he's generally faster than Stevie... he is heavier and doesn't have the endurance. And he's an alpha which means he must be in front... but that's not what happened about halfway down. He just got tired from his legs all of a sudden being buried in the snow, when a split second before they were on top. I imagine it's a lot of work for both of them. So I trailed behind to make sure he was going to make it down (he did).

They then passed out immediately once back inside the car, and we drove back to the sunny land of Everett.

The End.

-- posted 4:29 pm