Monday, December 10, 2007

Ski Season has begun--officially

Winter in the NW is unbelieveable. We have so many activities available to us. In our family, we will spend the rest of the winter at 49 Degrees North and other various mountains within our PNSA region, downhill skiing and watching our youngest daughter race with her teammates on F.A.S.T. (Forty-nine Degrees North Alpine Ski Team)

Saturday was the beginning of the long ski season for us. I always anticipate the beginning of the season with mixed emotions. Excitement-There is nothing better than to stand at the top of the mountain with the sun beating down on the beautiful sparkling white snow and to see the most magnificent view I have ever experienced. Hesitation-I always wonder if I can remember how to get on and off the lift and then actually ski down a mountain since I tyically start my pre-season workout the first day of ski season. You see, I am a late bloomer when it comes to skiing and waited until I was 39 to actually take up the sport.

In the end, I experienced both emotions and ended the day with great success!

Friday, December 07, 2007

Unbelieveable--It's almost winter.

So here it is a couple of weeks before Christmas and we are starting ski practice tomorrow so I think, "Hey I should add to my blog!" ...So I look back at my last post and realize that the last time I blogged was in July when I was complaining about 86 Degrees. Now the high is suppose to be 34 today and I am complaining about how cold my office feels.

Well since my last blog entry, I bought the Verizon Samsung i760. I have had it just a little over a month and still haven't figured out if I like it or not. I do love the ability to dial with buttons instead of the touch screen and I like the slide-out side keyboard over my old vx6600 touch screen which I also loved when it was new. I also love having Bluetooth and the built in wireless. Although, this morning was a bit funny when I dropped off my daughter's oversized, costly school project before work and looked down at my phone as it was trying to access every network in the Brentwood. :) There are a lot of folks who need to set up some security on their wireless networks in the area. I do not like the fact that Verizon wants to charge extra if I want to use the tethering capabilities when the old 6700s worked fine and I already pay for data. This is a little more than irritating since I can't use both the phone and my laptop at the same time. It is not like I would be using more bandwidth! All and all, the final report is still pending, but my every two years isn't up for 1 yr and 11 months so I guess I'm stuck with what I have. At least it runs Windows Mobile 6 and I have longer battery life!