Friday, January 30, 2009

It's All Downhill From Here (Yuk Yuk)

In a few hours, we're leaving for a family ski trip. (Yes, I should be more careful about letting the innernets know we're going out of town but a) we have an alarm system b) we have a neighbor who watches our house with an eagle eye and goes in twice a day to feed the cats, and who owns guns [think I'm lying? wanna risk it?] and c) unless you like freaky paintings by unknown of luck trying to find anything of value to steal.)

We're going to Massanutten -- a ski resort (I'm being generous in calling Massanutten a "resort") a couple of hours away and right near JMU, where I went to college. (I actually took skiing as my PE credit while I was there -- did night skiing at Massanutten twice a week to earn one of the few "As" I would get in my undergrad career...)

They have skiing, snow tubing, an indoor water park and a if Avery does not take to the skiing right away, we do have options.

This afternoon, we're going to spend some time on campus at JMU, probably trying to figure out when they began admitting tweeners to college.

Anyway, all this to say we're excited. And not just because my new ski pants are making their debut.


dilettante07 said...

Godspeed to those ski pants. Let's hope they don't suffer the same fate as their HS predecessors.

Anonymous said...

Any cornholing on the agenda?

Dilettard07 said...

I suspect if she doesn't take to skiing, she'll take to the bar.

Anonymous said...

Kathleen--Did you make the ski hut okay? I had a dream this morning that you stepped on a mouse trap and broke your big toe. I hope that's not a premonition.

Macker said...

Stopped by JMU and didn't pop in to say hello????? Miffed I am, absolutely miffed.......

Brutalism said...

Ski pants - intact
Cornholing - nope
Avery liked skiing - no bar for her
Mouse trap - figment of your imagination (or a reference I'm not hip enough to get -- ?)
Macker - if only I knew the classroom in which you were teaching, I would have audited your class for the day. When did the campus get so big?

Anonymous said...

Well, unless "mousetrapping" is something raunchy and untoward as per Urban Dictionary (and I suspect that it is), it just refers to your ordinary, run-of-the-mill mousetrap.