Opening Day

Well, there’s not enough snow on the front side for us to ski down to the base area, so we have to download on Chair 1. Which is not optimal, but does provide some nice views πŸ™‚

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Today is Opening Day at Whitefish Mountain. There were two chairs running on the back side – Chairs 7 and 5 – but 5 was only serving a green run, so Chair 7 had lift lines. That’s “five minutes waiting in line to ride the chair for six minutes, in order to ski reasonable snow, with a lot of sticks protruding up through the service” lift lines.

But it’s skiing πŸ™‚

I could say here that I took it easy, but it’s really hard to ski hard on blue groomed runs. There’s just not that much work that can be done πŸ™‚ So I skied seven runs, I think, just getting used to the feeling of my legs doing that turning thing underneath me.

I got new butt pellets yesterday, so I’m not allowed to work out for six days. Which is a good time to start ski season. I do wish that there was more to ski, but it still beats North Carolina (apologies to Beech and Sugar Mountains). And there is more football this weekend – it’s Championship Saturday (although the PAC Championship Game is actually tonight. Ethel will be insufferably smug during that game, because the stands will be empty. The PAC starts advertising their championship game tickets for sale in October. You’ll note that you’ve never seen an ad for SEC Championship Game tickets. That’s because you don’t have to advertise a commodity when people are fighting each other over the privilege of paying exorbitant sums to get into the game. But…the PAC is the “Conference of Champions” πŸ™‚

Okay, gotta go. So far today it’s been morning AA meeting, skiing, a piece of a noon meeting, errands, and lunch. Now I gotta do my chores and spend some time on Fur Elise – and maybe start working on the Minuet in G. It’s going to be hard to look at the sheet music, though – because Professor Harold Hill, Gary Indiana Conservatory of Music Class of Ought Five, says to use the Think System – if you can think the Minuet in G, then you can play the Minuet in G*.

Let’s see how that goes πŸ™‚

 

*N.B. – the Minuet in G in Music Man was Beethoven’s Minuet in G; I’m working on Bach’s. How about that.

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