Friday, September 28, 2007


I went wakeboarding on Wednesday and there was still some snow on the mountians from the freak storm we got over the weekend. The first time I went wakeboarding this summer, there was still snow on the mountians from the winter. We tried to go again this morning, but when we got down to the lake, it was too windy. I was a little disapointed, but it was 7:45 am and was under 40 degrees, so I really wasn't heartbroken. The mornings are getting to cold, but hopefully we can get a few more sessions in before the winter. Somehow i managed to hit my head twice on the wakeboard on Wednesday. Now, I think that takes real talent.

Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Snowboarders Anonymous

Rumor has it we might be getting snow tonight...that would be wonderful. I doubt it will amount to much, but the rumor is enough to drive me crazy. Man, it's the middle of September and already I can't get my mind off the white stuff. I've got quite a strong addiction. Like a methhead, I've been thinking of selling all my worldly possessions (besides my board) in order to fund my habit...maybe a trip to New Zealand? Unfortunately, I think I'm going to have to keep working my minimum wage job and try to keep this addiction in check until we get just enough snow to make riding possible. But once we get that first storm, all hell will break loose and I will be in a snowboard induced stupor for months until the snow melts again and I come down from my high once again. Every summer, the time without snowboarding becomes almost unbearable, but the euphonium created when riding is so strong that it keeps me addicted. I bide my time throughout the summer just dreaming of cutting through endless amounts of white powder or getting even higher off a jump. Year after year its a vicious cycle of snowboard highs and summer lows, but i just can't stop coming back. Is there and Anonymous group for this?

Monday, September 17, 2007

poverty with a veiw

I recently finished my last class for a BA in Journalism and a minor in Photography from California State University, Chico. Since I have finished school, the most recent question I get is "So, what are you doing with your degree?" Hmm. Well I don't have a full time job with benefits at a big newspaper. I work at a marina and a restaurant making just enough money to pay the bills. But I love my life. My "office" all summer has been an old wooden boat dock. I get to be outside all day in one of the most beautiful places on earth. All winter I get to go snowboarding everyday after work. As one person I work with said, our lifestyle is "poverty with a view." My goal for this winter is to work on my snowboard photography and spend every minute I can on the mountain riding. Can't wait for snow!