Tuesday, January 26, 2010

The best almost Puked Moment Ever.

So there I am about to throw up. I mean I am having vision problems, I can't breath, I'm sweating profusely and on the verge of complete body shut down. I vividly remember having experienced this exact feeling before when in two-a-days in football summer practice I almost won the iron man competition. Why do you ask was I in such a state today, the flu maybe, no more like a fever, ski fever!

I was feeling sick because I spent two straight hours destroying the upper part of Alpental this morning, I actually accomplished the feat of skiing myself sick. Basically, there was just a lot of new powder and I met a cool (albeit bad ass skier) guy on lift that decided to take me on a personal tour of his favorite secret spots of Alpental. With new snow, long skis and a belly full of coffee I skied until my body gave out. It was amazing, clear skies, most people think that Snoqualmie/Ski Acres/Alpental is lame, but today on the top around almost 6000 feet I realized that Alpental is the best kept secret in Washington. So much terrain, so much back country, so much fun! Enough Said.

Onto reflections from last post, thank you SerialStar for the suggestions. Good Thing/Good Thought/Good Quote of the Day or Week is a GOOD idea. I will try to work that in.


Today's Good Thing: Blue Powerade. This is by far the most effective and comprehensive hang over cure as well as delicious electrolyte restorer known to man (orange original Gatorade coming in close second). Of course it has to be ice cold so that you can feel that icy smooth goodness save your soul as it goes down. Upon my return to the parking lot today from the hill I slammed a blue Powerade myself and it restored me to funtionality.

Today's Good Thought: A Good Summer takes Good Planning. Most people don't realize it but planning the most epic summer of your life starts now, so start getting those party funky crazy dancing ducks in a row right now.

Today's Good Quote: There are two types of people in the world those who finish what they start...

Today's Good Band: Hard to pick but its Definitely what I was rockin on the way up to the slopes, a sweet reggae band called GROUNDATION. With many many albums already they are one of the most "Bob Marley" like reggae acts I've heard in a while with lyrics like "Music is the Most Hiiiiiiigh." Oh yeah get your summer on early and check em out.

Anyways, be cool my babies


Susan Iverson said...

Nice post! I am happy you are happy and enjoying your ski pass. Maybe we can go up together at least once this year!

Hal Iverson said...

"There are two kinds of people in this world : those who believe there are two kinds of people in this world and those who are smart enough to know better."
From "Still Life With Woodpecker" by Mr. Tom Robbins

Glad you had a wicked day on the slopes. Wish I were there to tear it up with you!

Randall H. Sloot said...

This post made me want to go out and destroy my body, through alcohol or otherwise, just so I could have the amazing feeling you just described in chugging a blue poweraid. It's something magical.

Anonymous said...

Kale! Its leslie, glad to hear you're shreddin it up! I recently have been on a groundation while boarding kick too... super groovy. hey, why dont ya take sarge on an adventure down south for a visit. free tickets and a place to stay... would love to ski with ya...so if you dont get any sub jobs for a while let me know!


Anonymous said...

hey kale. the newest news at mekoryuk is.... is apu's dad and brother got into a accident. her brother is okay. his leg is just crushed. but her dad got crushed by his snomachine [it was a very heavy snowmachine, his son try to lift the snomachine and it wouldnt move] after they both fell off a 24ft cliff waaay upriver not far from the village. were waiting on troopers to come out and do an autopsy..

Kale Iverson said...

I'm am so unthinkably sad about the Mekoryuk news, I don't think I could feel more far away than I do right now. I'm so sorry for this to have happened.

Anonymous said...

it was actually a 50 foot cliff... and apu's dad was crushed by his snowmachine, and his sled that was filled with wood. and when his son fell off the cliff, his snowmachine landed right by his dad and dug into where the snowmachine was. we just had his funeral.... my bad.

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