February 21, 2011

Snow Ruined Skiing

Denn ich will skifahren
skifahren ist das beste, was man sich vorstellen kann

Oh wait, it is snowing like crazy and waaay below freezing?!

....denn ich will couchsurfen
couchsurfen ist das beste, was man sich vorstellen kann!

Wait, not exactly what I meant either (source)
So yeah, we had planned to go skiing today. There are some really nice resorts nestled in the Alps that are only a short hour away. But the snow came back for yet another visit last night, and doesn't seem to be in a hurry to leave. So not only is it crapping snow, hard, but the forecast for up on the mountain says that it might get down to -17° Celsius this afternoon, which is about 1° Fahrenheit. Yeah, I don't think so. 

Back in Texas, we used to make the 10 hour drive to New Mexico for skiing trips during winter and spring break. NM isn't known for great snow, but us Texans didn't know better and could care less. We were happy to hit the slopes... often in T-shirts during the slushy month of March. So I am not sure I am built for skiing in this cold of weather. And judging the way the hubs got up, looked outside and promptly jumped back in bed, I'd says he wasn't built for it either. 

Ok, we never wore this little of clothing. Otherwise we would be freezing balls out there! Haha get it?! I'm hilarious AND mature. (source)
I do feel guilty we haven't gone yet, but then again its not like he has a ton of totally free days during the hockey year. I was surprised to learn that the slopes are open until April 25th, which I find ridiculously late. So maybe we will have a chance to go again. 

I'm only going if I can wear this and yell the lyrics of "God Bless America" the whole way down (source)
I think this winter relapse is partly our fault. Last weekend, when the weather couldn't have been nicer, we planned a BBQ for this Sunday over at a friend's place. On the drive over to his house yesterday, it started snowing. I blame it on us trying to actually organize something fun in the season.

Since we are being babies about the weather, I am trying to convince the hubs to go to a Therme Bad, or indoor heated pool and sauna land, this afternoon. I am up for a little more embarrassment today! Oh, and being totally weirded out by naked strangers and their bare lady and man parts.

Have a great Monday, and *stay warm out there!

*doesn't apply to all you Texans who have bragged about the 'beautiful weather' you've been having. In your case, stay cold...hearted. :)

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  1. Thanks so much for paying me a visit and leaving your lovely comment. Hope you're having a wonderful day!


  2. Aww, I'm sure you guys will get a chance to go again :) By the way I could not imagine anyone skiing naked until I saw this picture. He really has got some BALLS, lol!

  3. you are so funny...Michigan is a pretty hopping ski locale but I have only gone once this year, since I am originally from the south and my skin isn't thick enough to deal with the unbearable cold!!

    I hope you find a sauna and no one too gross is there naked!! haha

  4. Too funny! Just kick back and take some time to relax, there will always be more snow.

    But...that nekkid guy on skis...well, even I am speechless. Hard trying to enlarge that picture...

    Stay warm,

  5. I'm still laughing! That guy on the skis is crazy!
    Have fun a the sauna! I'm sure that will be pretty interesting as well :)

  6. @Palatable - well glad you stopped by too :)
    @ Apfel - haha, you have the same sense of humor that I do. And you're right, we will probably get to go again soon.
    @Ashley - I don't think us southerns are made for that cold of weather. I am ok with that though. Thanks, I'll try to keep my eyes waaay above waist level, haha
    @Slidecutter - true! haha, you would try to enlarge it. And apparently that picture came from Austria and it is for real. Of course! Thanks for being sweet :)
    @Trisha - glad I could entertain! Thanks :)

  7. I have never been skiing and really have no desire. I know people who love it but I just cannot stand the cold. I could hang out in front of a fire at a lodge bar, though.

  8. Hey Lindsey, just wanted to let you know there is a picture of a yucky naked man up there...ha!

    I want to go snowboarding SO badly, I have never been!

  9. dont even get me started about the weather...its either snowing or being insanely cold!!

  10. @ April - Just stick to the apres ski parties, sounds like you are good at those, lol
    @Tanya - I miss them too, they are covered in all this snow!Haha
    @Shalyn - how dare you insult the hubs that way, haha. Ewww, I know a little gross, sorry for the shock, haha
    @Mrs. K - no joke, just like you, sooooo ready for spring and summer!

  11. Thanks for stopping by my blog! Now following back.

  12. Hello! Found your post today to be hilarious! Your BBQ luck sounds about like my family's luck--at least we had lovely weather for our winter break last week, though. This week we just get cold and rain. Anyway, thanks for stopping by my blog! So happy to have "met" you. Returning the follow-favor.

  13. LOL! Wow, that seriously is hillarious. Love the umm errr naked skiier guy? Can't believe someone actually did that. Crazy much!

  14. @Zibeline - thanks for stopping by :) I think it is a contagious 'luck' lol. Nice to have met you too, you're too funny
    @Katherine - no kidding, I can just imagine how he was sticking to the chair lifts, haha!

  15. You mean you don't fly down a mountain on a couch???? Thats what we do in Massachusetts ;)

  16. Thanks for stopping by my blog. Just stopping in to say hi. I was born in Norway(Stavanger)but now live in the US. I can't wait to check out some of your older posts!

    Have a great evening!

    Adelaide@Norwegian Phoenix

  17. Furry Uggs and a lycra in t's below zero(this is for your hubs) 'stand beside her...and guide her..' bless it!

    Hope you made it out for spa day!

  18. I found you on the blog hop and now Im following you! Please check out my blog and follow me, http://toesthattwinkle.blogspot.com/ I also wanted to say how much I love your blog and reading the posts!

  19. Hahahaha...you should head over to the Texpatabroad.com blog and see my big ol' photo of the weather in Texas. It was 80 on Sunday :)

  20. Hi! The above comment is correct! I am also in TExas and it was 80 today! I am a new fan from Making Friends Monday. I look forward to reading more from your lovely blog! Have a great week! ~Heather www.livingonloveandcents.com

  21. @KY - haha, ok I think I just found your next blog post with that one :)
    @Norweigen - too cool! Thanks for stopping by. My whole family has roots in Norway, so I have a soft spot for ya'll, lol
    @Morgan - Haha, can you just imagine that. And really, what is Lindsey Vonn wearing there!?
    @Toes - thanks for stopping by Toes, that is a very nice comment :)
    @SB - not funny. Haha, thanks for stopping by!
    @Living - hate you guys, not cool. I will be laughing at ya'll in AUgust when all I hear is complaining, haha, just kidding. Thanks for stopping by!

  22. Don't worry, it could be worse... it's been -20 to -30 Celsius here for over a week now!! And that's WITHOUT the wind chill. Just anywhere between -5F and -25F, no big deal. Apparently it's been breaking records. Ahhh :( Bring on Spring!


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