Happy Wednesday, everyone! I’m so excited to share some skiing pictures with you all, so let’s get started!
Don’t you just feel like you’re on the lift with me?
A better picture of my favorite trail:
These are called The Chutes:
I did not ski The Chutes :P
I skied some moguls yesterday. Notice I said mogulS. That’s because I skied TWO. As in two bumps.
I took a short video of Peter tearing up the moguls:
I only wish I were that good.
Lunch was the usual:
Dinner last night was FABULOUS! We ate at Chez Betty (or Cheese Betty, as Peter calls the restaurant). What I love best about this restaurant (besides the fabulous food) is the fact that it offers “petite” portions. YES!! Let’s make this a mainstream thing!
And then, disaster! I was so excited to get my petite almond-crusted salmon that I forgot to take a picture. My stomach can vouch for its deliciousness, however.
I did get a picture of dessert, of course. Chocolate molten lava cake made with only the BEST CHOCOLATE IN THE WORLD (aka Valrhona Manjari):
Yes, oh, yes.
Now, as I’m sure you guys are dying to know, here are the six lies and the ONE truth:
1. I’m a freestyle skiier – I love terrain parks and sometimes do 180s and was able to do a 360 once.
FALSE. As you can probably guess from this post, I’m not a
crazy expert skiier. I stay off the moguls and all the slopes with wild terrain. I’m a pretty decent skier though – I like my blue squares and occasional black diamonds.
2. I’ve been to Hawai’i once, on our honeymoon.
FALSE. I’ve been twice – once on our honeymoon, and once many years ago, with my family. My strongest memory from that trip is hiking for two hours over extremely hot volcanic rock, praying that I wouldn’t fall through the crust into a molten river of lava below. Hey, who says walking doesn’t raise your heart rate?
3. The widespread obsession with Lord of the Rings drives me nuts – who cares about short people and some ring?
FALSE. This was an easy one for long-time readers. If you know LOTR at all, you’ll have seen references in this and this post.
4. I have really small feet, which has saved me a bundle because I can buy kids’ sizes.
FALSE. A former coworker once said I have “sled feet”. If you must know, they’re a size 9.
5. I only have 75% of the number of teeth a person normally has.
TRUTH! When I was eleven, I had an x-ray of my mouth in preparation for braces, and the orthodontist found out I was missing one of my molars. As in, NO permanent tooth, so that when the baby tooth fell out I would have a gap in my grin. In addition, I have NO WISDOM TEETH. Woah. (As many people have their wisdom teeth removed in a most painful manner, I like to think my lack of wisdom teeth indicates my status as a more evolved being.) As I have a very small mouth anyway, the orthodontist yanked four molars over two session (no biggie, because I got ice cream after each time). I then proceeded to have braces for FOUR YEARS, longer than any shy, socially awkward adolescent should have braces. So, to keep count, a normal person has 32 teeth (with wisdom teeth), and I had four removed, plus no wisdom teeth. So 32 – 8 = 24 teeth, 24/32 = 0.75 x 100 = 75% of full capacity.
(Note: Adam, you hit the nail on the head when you guessed this one in the comments. I should have said that DENTISTS are VERBOTEN from guessing!!)
6. When I was a kid, I announced I was going to run away from home (haven’t we all?) and actually camped out in the nearby woods for three hours.
FALSE. I’m surprised how many of you guys thought this one was true (is it perhaps an extension of some childhood wish to run away from home? :P ). We did have some lovely woods near our house growing up, but I was far too chicken to actually run away from the home that provided me with chocolate and Super Nintendo.
7. I have a strong aversion to clementines, but not oranges. I don’t know why … maybe because their small size creeps me out?
FALSE. Clementines and oranges are sooo delicious. Grapefruits, on the other hand …
I hope you had fun with this challenge. I can’t wait to see what the next batch of bloggers cook up! :)
See you guys again on Friday with some more skiing adventures!
Final Note: Happy National Registered Dietitian’s Day! I’m looking forward to being an RD … in 1.5 years :P
Q: I want to know all about you – tell me something unusual about you!!