Went snowboarding with the GMan and it was a blast. Condition were terrible but it was still a lot of fun. We got afternoon tickets and boarded non stop for a little over three hours. It was fairly warm but windy so the snow field like boarding on frozen granular sugar! What do you want for man made on the east coast.
I was a little sore the following day but not as bad as I expected. Only too a few hits and good tumble. I also briefly chatted with a similarly aged boarder and we laugh about the importance of making it down in one piece especially at out age!
All in all it was enjoyable and I cant wait for Friday and the GMans’s school ski/boarding evening.
Here’s something to think about. When I was the GMans’s age and my dad was my age I could never imagine doing anything remotely like snowboarding. Granted snowboarding is not that old and Ireland is not known for wonderful skiing conditions, but I can think of a few more things that may have happened but only other very different circumstances.
No boarding today. I’m going to finally turn off my work pc.
Thank u know who it’s almost Friday. It was an interesting week so far! Tonight was the first Revit class at the BAC (Boston Architectural College). Good group of student from all over and with varied backgrounds. It was nice to be back teaching.
Tomorrow is 1/2 work and 1/2 play! Next post will be while I’m boarding.
Got to the indoor range last night and tested out some new ammo in my S+W M41. Up to this point it was on a steady diet of CCI Standard Velocity, but I bought some American Eagle by Federal and it seems to be just a reliable as the regular bulk pack (550) round Federal stuff. I had one hang fire in 120 rounds. It was the last round in that clip and I tried to re-fire without rotating the round but it also failed. I tossed it in the squib can and move on. All in all the results seems the same to me. Keep in mind I was shooting single handed so this was not an accuracy test from a fixed position just a will it shoot test!
Go here for details on America Eagle: http://www.federalpremium.com/products/details/rimfire.aspx?id=68
Go here for details on CCI Standard Velocity: http://www.cci-ammunition.com/products/detail.aspx?use=5&loadNo=0032
Its Monday. Coming up this week is the first night of Revit classes at the BAC. This year I’m co teaching the class with a friend from work. It should be a fun class and I’m looking forward to heading back in the city. After sever years of my own classes at the BAC its a hard habit to break.
Go here for info on Revit: http://usa.autodesk.com/revit-architecture/
and here for into on the BAC: http://www.the-bac.edu/
Who said that old dogs can’t learn new tricks! I finally managed to get on the lift last Friday for the first time this season. I took a few lessons last year and forgot everything. This year I’m helping out with our sons ski program and decided to buy a season pass. I worked it out at the office so I can come out mid afternoon on Friday’s, snag a few tables for the ski kids and get in a few runs. Last week was only my second time this season, but it all came back fairly quickly, and so did the ground! I hate catching an edge……you know what I mean…..one little edge and its face plant time. Other than a few spills I had a great time and it was really fun to board with the GMAN. By the way he falls as much as I do, but he’s closes to the ground.
Go here http://www.wachusett.com/ for detail on the mountain. Great place for kids of all ages.
I figured I’d join the rest of you and start blogging. Not sure where this is going to wind up but check back ever now and them. Cheers, Alan