Jan 27, 2011

Tahoe is TOMORROW!

Good Morning! I'm blogging to you today from a place of complete and total bliss! Tomorrow is my much-anticipated ski trip! Early tomorrow morning, Manfriend, me and some of our closes pals are headed to the great Lake Tahoe to hit the slopes and debaucherize for a few days. I cannot wait. Not only is it going to be a fun new adventure in winter sports, I'm pumped up for a friend vacation. Here are some of the things on my mind today...

I'm really excited to see some snow.
Not only have I never been on a wintery vacation, I've never seen much more than a foot of snow - in my life. I really don't know what to expect. With lots of parts of the country getting slammed with snow storms this week, I kind of want to see what all the fuss is about. In my limited experience with the stuff, I'm not a happy camper if I get cold and wet. I'm going to try to just ignore that and soak it all in!

Packing has stressed me out bigtime.
I'm a bad packer. We know this about me. I always bring too much, and not the stuff I end up wanting when I get to my destination. I just can't seem to ever hit my stride on the whole "travel necessities" thing. This makes my loved ones crazy. I spent alot of time last night carefully choosing outfits, considering my layers for the cold weather and generally hoarding items into my suitcase. I'm going to be honest with you, packing for snow is a whole new ball of wax for me, and I'm learning you need a lot of crap. Great.

I'm excited for a vacay with Manfriend.
At the risk of getting to lovey dovey on you, I'm excited to go on an adventure with my main squeeze. This will be the first place we go together that neither of us have already been to. Additionally, he's promised to be my ski instructor. I feel like this will result in one of two things: more together greatness than ever or me having a total meltdown. I'm really rooting for the first one, but if we know anything about my ability to get stressed, that second one is always on the table. Our third year anniversary will also be upon us during this trip. (WHOA. I hadn't said typed that out loud yet...) Whatever happens, I can't wait.

The whole "ski" part - NERVOUS.
I'm really trying not to think too much about the whole portion of the trip that revolves around me attempting a foreign and dangerous, ice-based sport. All the cards are in place for me to excel. I'm reasonably athletic, I've been busting my hump at bootcamp the last few weeks to prepare, and I can water ski. But the scales are greatly tippped when you consider my clumsiness and propensity to fall down. I trip, fall., stub my toe, drop stuff and break things more than most people. Why? I wish I knew. Now that the trip is here, I'm not doing so great at pushing it out of my mind...I'm nervous as crap about slamming my head on the side of the mountain.

I'm way overdue for quality friend time.
On the trip with me will be some of my most favorite-est BFFs. It's like an insanely good group going. We had a recent unfortunate drop out, but it's still going to be amazing. I'm excited for some extended catching up time with out-of-town friends (and in-town ones) that I don't get to see that often. We're all stuck together for the whole 4 days and it's going to be phenomenal. Gossip, giggles, partying and all-around magicallness will ensue. Can't. freaking wait.

Bears are an actual real thing to worry about.
But really though. We got an email from the guy who owns the house we're renting that they've had issues with bears recently and we should strictly adhere to various bear-avoidance techniques. WHAT THE HELL? I guess I'm not totally shocked, but it's not often that carnivorous predators are something that I need to worry about. I'm worried in advanced (see what I mean here about the neuroticism?) about some drunken boy (Manfriend) trying to attract one to mess with it. This is completely within the realm of possibility. Not only are my best friends going to be there, but his will too, which is usually a recipe for mischief. Bears seem to be no laughing matter.

Despite various worries, I'm so excited it's just stupid. I just have to power thru this day and it will be go time! YES!

Don't forget to come on back tomorrow to get hoppin' for my Friday Newsflash!

5 comments:

  1. What a great post!
    This time tomorrow I will be sitting at a slot machine in the Reno airport awaiting your arrival.
    I will buy you and manfriend an anniversary gift with my winnings. This could go one of two ways-- a box of franzia or dom perignon.

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  2. Can't wait! I like the picture of the snowman couple, they look so happy... They must be on a ski trip together.

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  3. Oh gosh...I'm as accident prone as they come, but I somehow manage to ski. And I love it! Make sure you start on the bunny hills first. :o)

    Yeah, the bear thing would totally freak me out.

    Have a blast!

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  4. Enjoy your time! I love trips with friends + BF. Nothing beats that quality time for sure! I'll be eagerly waiting a vacay recap upon your return! ;)

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  5. So jealous of you! Have fun!!!

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Thanks for the comment! I"m sending you a big cuddly warm bearhug through the interwebs....

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