Thursday, October 29, 2009


We had our first couple of actual snow storms! PCMR (Park City Mountain Resort) is now blowing the snow machines and hopefully this cold and snow will keep up so that the resorts can open on time this year! (Last year was far to warm so the resorts opened 2 weeks late!) This year I am making an attempt at being a ski instructor at either PCMR or the Canyons. I really want a free pass this year since I'm super poor. Plus it would give me the chance to be outside more than last winter... after all I did move here to be outside. Wish me luck!

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Looks like a poem...

It is easier to type than write.

It is easier to judge that actually live the life you are judging.

It is easy for me to look and you and want exactly what you have.

Some days it is hard to look into the mirror and like the face gazing back at you.

Some days you wonder why you ever feel sad, why every moment can't fee like this.

Sometimes I hate you.

Every now and again I get lost in a song.

Once in a while a laugh until it hurts.

More often than I'd like to admit, I cry until it burns.

Sometimes I'm numb.

Most of the time I go through the motions and enjoy doing so.

It is easier to miss you than deal with the fact that you are gone.

Too often I think that a new town will fix everything.

Every time I have found to be wrong.

Life isn't the way any of us planned.

It leaves us confused, hurt, and with more questions than answers.

But it is uniquely ours.

Like it or not.

Monday, October 5, 2009


Is that the name of the season or what happens to you during the time before winter and after summer has gone? My life has been a whirl wind the last month with a new coaching job, my last day at the Marriott and dealing with things I never wanted to. There is something amazing about the changing of the leaves, especially on such a perfect day as featured above.

Fall didn't last long and I can say that considering that it is now snowing. It was beautiful while it did last! We even got a visit from Candice & Keith & Remi! Those pictures coming soon!!

Wednesday, May 27, 2009


This has not been my year... I have gotten hurt so much in the past 5 months that you would think I am accident prone or Bella Swan (sigh, no Edward).

In March I learned how to snowboard, I'm already an fantastic skier so i decided to do something humbling... and humbling it was! I was on my ass most of the time and as a result, I broke (or extremely bruised) my coccyx. I could sit for weeks and it still hurts if i sit too long.

Now May has been rather tramatic for my body...

After I got back from Houston, I was wearing my new shoes to work and it caused a small cut in the back of my right foot. Nothing new, nothing major, happens all the time with new shoes. Two nights later I woke up in an extreme amount of pain for a little cut. Over the next couple of days my foot puffed up so big that I couldn't bend my foot. Turns out I had gotten a serious infection, had to get a shot in the hip (holy hell that hurt!!) and put on serious antibiotics that made my very ill (lost 5 pounds in 5 days).

Then the antibiotics gave my an inchy rash all over my body. I couldn't even wear normal clothes.

Between that, I took a fall running at full speed because I told my body to jump and it didn't and I brused both my knees... My left one is still a little off.

Today I decided to go trail running. It was quite a beautiful trail and uphill. On the way back I was flying (do to the fact that I was running down hill) and I hit a edge just so and sprained my ankle. I was a mile in the woods and had to gimp out with a stick as my crutch.

I just can't win.

Sunday, May 17, 2009

spending freeze

I've put myself on a spending freeze... however, I am not doing a very good job. I keep finding things that I "need" or that would be a pity if I didn't purchase ($30 for normally $100 biking shorts!!) Someone please, ANYONE please, give me advice that I can actually use!!!

Saturday, May 9, 2009

Mixed Emotions

I have to be honest... I have mixed emotions about keeping a blog. Just doesn't seem like I have that much exciting going on that is worth documenting on a public source. However, I have gotten a surprising amount of grief for not keeping up-to-date on the blog... guess it wouldn't hurt to start it back up.

The whole winter went by in kind of a blur. I worked about 70 hours a week, skied once a week, saw my family very little and my friends even less. Now that it is warming up outside and the greenery is starting to emerge, I find myself getting anxious to do all the things that the winter forbid. Hiking and biking are at the top of my list along with hanging out with the people that mean the most to me in whatever little time I have. I have a sneaking suspicion it'll be a good time.

Saturday, January 31, 2009


I'm finally starting to feel like I live here and realizing what it means to be a Parkite. For starters, there is always something to do. Whether it be skiing, snow shoeing, snowmobiling or other various seasonal sports, shopping or just walking up and down Main Street with no purpose in mind, dining dance and whatever else you can imagine... Sundance was quite the experience, parking was impossible which made the whole experience just annoying. But where else can you see so many celebrities in such a confinded area roaming the streets like anyone else??

Here is a list of ten things I've learned about this town:

1. 23 degree's is warm
2. This town is full of drunks
3. The majority of people that vacation here are pretentious and have a false sense of entitlement
4. The cops like it when you stop at stop signs...
5. -23 is grounds for turning on the heat
6. Mountain people are the nicest types
7. Four wheel drive is as necessary as toliet paper
8. Roadkill is a frequest sighting
9. The air is thin and crisp and clean (no inversion)
10. I love it here.

Saturday, January 10, 2009

Christmas, My birthday, a new year and cold, cold, cold.

I still suck at this. But lets give a brief overview of what has happened in the mountain town of Park City

Christmas was uneventful. I worked Christmas eve night at Ciseros, Christmas morning at the Marriott, Christmas night at Ciseros. You get it. That was my Christmas. Below is a picture of my hotel... pretty isn't it?

My birthday I went skiing at the Canyons, and had sushi with Teeny and Rocky at Ahh Sushi (half price sushi rocks!!) This is the resort that I have my season pass at. It's very big so its easy to find runs where I am the only one there! Talk about solitude!

The new year I worked. are we surprised??

Sundance begins this week and its gonna be great and exhausting between the two jobs. I'll take some cool pictures of that too!!

Oh and its been freezing, I mean like -6 during the day and it got to be about -23 at my house two nights in a row... Brrrr!!!!

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