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Skiing with the ONE Truth!

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Happy Wednesday, everyone! I’m so excited to share some skiing pictures with you all, so let’s get started!

Peter in the rear.

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 πŸ˜›

Moguls

I skied some moguls yesterday. Notice I said mogulS. That’s because I skied TWO. As in two bumps.

Yours truly:

I took a short video of Peter tearing up the moguls:

I only wish I were that good.

Lunch was the usual:

Yum.

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!

Marinated mushrooms and goat cheese on a Parmesan cracker.
Basil-chive cornbread
Garlic-puree soup (think of the stink!)
Caramelized onion tart.

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):

Talk about fuz-ZAY.

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? πŸ˜› ). 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! πŸ™‚

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 πŸ˜›

Q: I want to know all about you – tell me something unusual about you!!

17 Comments

  1. Looks like yall are continuing to have a blast and eating lots of yummy and fancy food!! I wish I liked skiing… maybe I’d like it if I were good at it?? Anyway, very interesting about your teeth! You are very lucky you never had to get your wisdom teeth out!!

    1. I’m definitely not a chocolate connoisseur, Samantha! I just like my chocolate dark πŸ™‚

  2. I’m impressed with your skiing skills! Very nifty πŸ™‚ Those petite portions are adorable, and so appetizing πŸ™‚ I love the design on the soup – very elegant. Something unusual about me…I’ve lived in three countries and while my parents are here in Canada with me, the rest of my family (aunt, uncle, grandmother, cousins), is back in Russia. I haven’t seen them for sixteen years, except on Skype πŸ™‚ Have fun skiing on those gorgeous mountains!

    1. Wow, that is really interesting! I hope you’ll get a chance to go and visit.

  3. Those are awesome skiiiii pictures!!! looks like you really enjoy it!! I have never ski before, but look at such beautiful scenes!

  4. Thanks for stopping by my blog! This post is so much fun…I got that “creative writer” award a while back and it was so much fun to come up with the lies…and then read what people guessed was the truth!

    I really love skiing even though I’ve only done it a handful of times. It’s a lot of fun and good exercise.

    Your dinner looks fantastic!

  5. Those skiing views are breathtaking! Dinner also looks great — and I love the smaller portions idea!

  6. Awesome dinner!! I love the parmesan crisp!
    And that’s so interesting about your teeth- so unique!
    I used to have spaces in between all of my teeth. And my two front teeth were knocked out when I was a tot, so “All I Want For Christmas is My Two Front Teeth” really upset me! Haha

  7. The slopes look amazing!
    Your true made me laugh cause I actually got told that I have an extra wisdom tooth called a supernumery (sp?).
    Those marinated mushroom on goat cheese looks divine!

    1. Really? I’ve never heard of an extra wisdom tooth!

  8. Thanks for stopping by my blog. Looks like you had a great time skiing. Beautiful pictures. I see you are studying to be an RD, so keep up the hard work. You will find it is an amazingly rewarding career. Nutrition is everywhere.

  9. I think I tried to guess the false one, instead of the true one!! haha, ooops! An interesting fact about me that you may not know, is that I have one sibling and he’s 13 years old! Yep, he was born when I was 13 πŸ™‚ He’s like a son, almost.

    So it looks like you had a blast on the slopes!! PEter was tearing up those moguls, what a champ!

    1. Wow, that’s amazing! I’ll bet he’s a lot of fun to play games with πŸ™‚

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