Get 2 FREE NIGHTS at Grand Sierra Resort in Reno with new code 2FCH. Valid ANY DATES through 3/31. Some dates are sold out so go to www.grandsierraresort.com and enter your dates and the offer code in the top corner to check availability. I’m going up this weekend.
Phone number for the hotel is (800) 501-2651 if you have questions.
My two favorite drugs of choice: black tar (my camera) and white powder (seen below).
Not the best image, but it’s the first time I lugged a DSLR up to the slopes. I didn’t have a choice since I dropped and broke my point-and-shoot in Shanghai back in 2007. The picture was taken this past weekend with a non-wide angle lens (boo…) at the top of Homewood, over-looking Lake Tahoe. This is where we take the high schoolers every year. (You can see them in the picture.) Homewood is not as big as some of the other resorts, but as you can see, it has a great view.
In case you didn’t know, the title is in reference to this.
Free Ticket to either Snowfest AND get a free lift ticket when you get there! I signed up for a ticket for the one in SF. Who’s in?
Kirkwood is proud to be a sponsor of the San Francisco Ski and Snowboard Festival, November 7-8, 2009 at the Fort Mason Center, and the inaugural Silicon Valley Ski and Snowboard Festival, November 14-15, 2009 at the Santa Clara Convention Center.
Just email your FULL NAME to email@example.com with “KIRKWOOD IS THE BEST” in the subject line by November 2, 2009 — indicate which show you’d like to attend — then bring your ID to “Will Call” at the show, to pick up your ticket.
Check out www.sfskifest.com for more info.
SierraSnowboard has Burton 2007 T-Shirts for men on clearance at 75% off starting at $3.74 with free shipping.
New Snow White. “Nay deng lah!” High five to Miss Violet for this and the other related ones.
There’s just something about snow that makes me smile.
No, it wasn’t snowing, but it sure looked like it was.
Now that’s the way to spend Valentine’s Day: whacking the heck outta the people around you. I’ve got feathers in places you don’t wanna know. Check out more photos at flickr.
Here goes another (I wonder how much of this people know about me):
Place an X by all the things you’ve done, or remove the X from the ones you have not, then answer the following questions and post it on your blog.” My comments in .
( x )Smoked a cigarette [that's according to my sister, but I have no recollection of it]
( ) Drank so much you threw up
( x ) Crashed a friend’s car
( ) Stolen a car
( x ) Been in love [phileo, agape, koinonia]
( ) Been dumped
( x) Shoplifted
( ) Been laid off/fired
( x ) Quit your job
( ) Been in a fist fight? [Does Wing Chun count?]
( ) Snuck out of your parent’s house
( x ) Had feelings for someone who didn’t have them back
( ) Been arrested
( ) Gone on a blind date
( x ) Lied to a friend
( x ) Skipped school
( ) Seen someone die
( x )Been to Mexico
( x ) Been on a plane
( x ) Been lost
( x ) Been on the opposite side of the country
( x ) Gone to Washington, DC
( x ) Swam in the ocean
( x ) Felt like dying
( x ) Cried yourself to sleep
( x ) Played cops and robbers
( ) Recently colored with crayons
( x ) Sang karaoke
( ) Paid for a meal with only coins
( x ) Done something you told yourself you wouldn’t
( x ) Made prank phone calls…
( ) Laughed until some kind of beverage came out of your nose
( x ) Caught a snowflake on your tongue
( ) Danced in the rain
( ) Written a letter to Santa Claus
( ) Been kissed under the mistletoe
( ) Practiced kissing on your hand and/or pillow
( ) Watched the sun rise with someone you care about
( x ) Made a bonfire on the beach
( x ) Crashed a party
( x ) Gone roller-skating [roller-skating when I was little, roller blading when I was older]
( x ) Ice-skating
( ) Ever been the butt end of a joke from a comedy show?
Any nicknames;? BJ, Beej
What is your favorite drink? water, juice, coffee, milk tea
Body piercing? only 3, including the ones on my ears.
How much do you love your job? It’s fine. Lots of work, supportive management, learning so much.
Birthplace? San Francisco
Favorite vacation spot? Anywhere new.
Ever been to Africa? No
Ever steal any traffic signs? Yes
Ever been in a car accident? Yes
Salad dressing? Kraft zesty Italian
Favorite pie? Fresh Strawberry
Favorite Number? 7,8,12,22
Favorite movie? The Princess Bride
Favorite holiday? Christmas
Favorite food? Yes. Food is a favorite.
Favorite day of the week? Friday
Favorite brand of body soap? Dove
Favorite current TV show? CSI
Favorite smell? Recently, it’s the smell of the woods, probably because I live in the city and I don’t experience it as much as I did before.
What do you do to relax? Read, watch TV, play around with this website.
Message to your friends reading this- “Thanks for reading this.”
How do you see yourself in 10 years? Not sure, God knows.
What do you enjoy receiving? Affirmation, including comments. :)
Today is the 100th anniversary of the great quake (check out the old-fashioned design on that site).
The earthquake hit San Francisco at 5:12:05 a.m. There were two shocks. The second one was stronger. It lasted 40 seconds, but in those seconds, energy equivalent to several nuclear bombs was released.
Some scientists say that the quake was about 30 times the energy released in the Loma Prieta quake of 1989. Wow. And I remember that one.
I keep saying I need to get my emergency kit together. If a quake happened and phones and computers were down. I wonder how I would get a hold of my family. I wonder where we would meet. At church? Our church building has gone through seismic retrofitting, so the 4 stories should still be standing, right? I hope it won’t end up as a pile of rubble on top of the social hall.
If anyone happens to be shopping at the Embarcadero Center , check out the Peet’s Coffee there. I couldn’t pass up the opportunity to leave my mark. If for some sad, unfortunate reason you don’t live in this great city, here are some pictures:
A close up…
Yeah, I’m a coffee-lover.
On a more healthy note, I was able to play some tennis today. No, I didn’t see my buddy Peter out there today. Maybe he just plays on the weekends. The sun was out and the weather was warm enough for shorts. Too bad my legs were as white as the snow I was sliding on last weekend. Hey now, they’re coming out of hibernation so gimme a break. My new favorite line: Love means nothing to me. I’m a tennis player. Ha! Someone should make a sticker with that.
It’s still snowing in Tahoe! I was up there a week and a half ago sliding and it was great. Looks like there will be more snow throughout the week. So make the best of all of this precipitation. Get out of the city and go skiing, snowboarding, snowshoeing, or dog sledding!
On a more serious note, I am reminded during this Holy Week of how Jesus loved (and still loves) me so much that he KNOWINGLY and WILLINGLY endured all that pain and suffering that I may live.
The death of Jesus Christ is the fulfillment in history of the very mind and intent of God. There is no place for seeing Jesus Christ as a martyr. His death was not something that happened to Him— something that might have been prevented. His death was the very reason He came. ~Oswald Chambers
He knew everything that was going to happen to him, yet he still came. You are amazing God.
Going up to Tahoe tomorrow. Looking forward to some good snow with my free Kirkwood ticket. Pray for safety.
I went to WCC for the very first time evar. It was great to see people I haven’t seen in many many years. I was especially encouraged by the fact that they were still serving after all these years, even if they did go to the same jacked up “Christian” school that I went to where my Bible teacher burned down the school because he was embezzling funds. I would definitely recommend any young adult to attend. So sad I felt a lot older than everyone there. I have never talked to so many people in that short amount of time. I felt like I was “on” the entire time. I guess that’s expected since I was there for work. My days began with breakfast at 7:45 am and I didn’t get to shut down the booth until after midnight every night. (They always got out really late at night, which pushed the booth time back for at least an hour.)
A negative? We didn’t have a single drop of hot water in our cabin. That’s right, snow was predicted for the Santa Cruz mountains that weekend, and I froze my butt off. I’d have the water running and had to scoop handfuls of water to rinse. So sad. I’d look down and my feet were blue. After turning off the water, I’d be shivering uncontrollably. One of my roommates went to another cabin to shower. Not just sad, it was tragic.
The goal is not to put more years to my life, but to put more life to my years.
Yeah, I’d go again.
You know when you played tag and you wanted to be it….oh oh, tag me, tag me! You end up just reaching out asking for the tag? I’m it!
Four jobs I’ve had in my life
- Ice Cream Scooper
- Restaurant Manager
Four movies I can watch over and over (hmm, I own the last 3 movies on the list)
- The Shawshank Redemption
- Princess Bride
Four places I have lived
- San Leandro, CA
- Danville, CA
- Santa Barbara, CA
- Hong Kong
Four TV shows I love to watch
Four places I have been on vacation (not many places, sadly)
- British Columbia, Canada
- East Coast
Four websites I visit daily (er, almost daily)
- Google News
- Yahoo -to check mail and fantasy golf stats (when I remember)
- The high school fellowship site
Four of my favorite foods
- Breakfast – sausage, eggs, hashbrowns, toast, bacon, etc.
- Japanese -but not the raw stuff, hate the texture
- Noodles -any kind
- My mom’s cooking
Four places I would rather be right now
- Sleeping in my bed
- Snowboarding on a snow-covered mountain somewhere
- On a golf course playing 9 holes (not in any shape for 18 right now)
- Eating with my parents or my grandma
Four people I am tagging to do this (no one specific, like how I was tagged)
- anybody who reads this and wears glasses
- anybody who reads this and is bored
- anybody who reads this and has a blog
- anybody who reads this and is procrastinating like me
Update (2/16/06): My friend in BJ said he was able to get on to the AOL site, so it seems that they’re AOK!
For my LA trip last week, I rented a car from SFO. While picking up the rental car, the guy directed me to this bright red car (economy size, of course). He asked if I was planning on touring around the city. I told him I was taking a little road trip. He said, “In this car???” Haha. Hey, you can’t beat the price of $14/day.
Yep, went to Santa Barbara and LA in that tiny body capsule. Every time a car passed me, I had to hold the steering wheel tight.
Here’s my travel lineup for the next week: Continue reading
I wish I had time to write about everything that’s been going on this holiday season–my birthday, celebrations, and tomorrow’s snow trip with the high schoolers, but there’s only been one thing on my mind. My mom’s been sick for a while, but she was admitted into the hospital tonight because of an abnormally fast heart rate. She’s in a stable condition and will be staying in the hospital overnight for observation. If you’re reading this right now, I’d like your gift of prayer for her. I’m not sure where she stands before the Almighty.
Someone get me this so we can make igloos on our next snow trip. Yeah, right, can’t waste time off the mountain.
I’ve gone whitewater rafting before, but this time we ran the Middle Fork of the American River. It was terrific. If you look at the picture on the website, you can see how all the people in the boat (with the exception of the guide) is sitting down in the middle of the boat. That’s because in the Tunnel Chute, the guide gave the command to “get down” so we would put the weight in the center of the boat. That was only for a few seconds and we were called back to paddling immediately after the first huge drop. The water was sooo cold, but it was extremely fun. Thanks to Brad for a fun trip!
Someone asked if I would take the high schoolers next year. All summer long, they kept asking me when I would plan a rafting trip for them. Even the several weeks prior to the trip, I asked for a show of hands of who’s interested and who would go. But when it came time to turn in all the permission slips and money, not a single soul wanted to go. So you ask, will you plan a rafting trip for them next year? I say they don’t deserve to go. I don’t even want to plan the snow trip anymore. I just know that I’m going up.
As I posted before, today is officially Talk Like a Pirate Day. Play this game where you have to convert as many people as possible into piratey Pastafarians as you can before the time runs out.
I’ve been itching to buy stuff lately. Don’t know why, but I’ve been falling into the girl stereotype by keeping this long list of stuff I want. Understand that this is stuff I want, not need. Sometimes, I just buy stuff that I think is cool and then after a while, it just sits around taking up space. Kinda like the vest/jacket I bought because I was being a brand whore. I wore it a couple times, but nowadays, I rarely wear it because I never know when to wear it. If it’s too warm, then why wear it? If it’s too cold, the lack of sleeves does me no good. Continue reading
I can’t breathe right now. My nose is fully plugged up, so my mouth is open to allow air into my poor old body.
I finally called in sick today. Not only is this cold getting to me, my back has been the main cause of my sleepless nights. To give some background, there has been a dull pain in my lower back for about a year now. Continue reading
Street boarding? No soft snow to fall on. Thanks to Joey for the link.