Friday, May 23, 2008

And home again

So, Spooney and I are off this weekend to the Goretex Vortex.

Yes, we are visiting GKL and SV in the land of Boulder, where fleece is considered appropriate attire for fine dining, as long as it's pretty clean.

My forays into the land of comfortable footwear are always made exciting by the fact that sis inevitably arranges for me to climb a mountain or trek through puma country or some other such outdoorsy nonsense. During the latter adventure, I learned what granola bars taste like! Unfortunately, they do not taste good. I wonder why so many people buy them? Although their "flavor," reminiscent of cardboard rolled in rabbit pellets, may explain why there are like fifteen billion kinds of granola bars in Trader Joe's. I think they're just trying every variation they can think of, hoping one of them will accidentally approach "palatable."

Anyhoo, this time, we are white-water rafting, which I am excited about. I am. Much in the same way I am excited about surviving the 101/405 interchange on the Friday before a 3-day weekend, but still. As long as I do not become the subject of some Jon Krakauer article for Outside magazine entitled "What Was She Thinking?" I'll consider the weekend a success.

Spooney is, I believe, "stoked" about the rafting thing. He has been rafting many more times than I have. I have been once. I was 25. I went in the water. I do not want to go in the water again. That will be my goal.

Meanwhile, I have posted the above picture of my kitchen window as ju-ju to bring both Spooney and me home safely. Let's all have fun this weekend, and let's all get home safely, okay?

See you next week.

13 comments:

Grant Miller said...

Sounds fun. Hang on for dear life.

Doc said...

The most importent things to remember are: Have a good time, eat well- you'll need it, and live to tell the tale.

Don't get me wrong, the first two are importent, but the third is the main one. This shouldn't wind up as a remake of Deliverence, but take a flaregun just in case.

Enjoy the sounds of nature.

Doc

SkylersDad said...

Rafting is only second to sex for ripping fun screams outta your throat as far as I am concerned!!

Enjoy yourself, and sorry I won't see you this time.

kirby said...

Yeah, make sure your sister lets you carry the emergency beacon just in case.

Cheer34 said...

Don't go near the water is my advice.....wait at the ending point with a case of beer for those that make through the water rafting..... I really like your kitchen window diplay of colored glass....do you collect it?....

Mnmom said...

This is funny. I have relatives like that too - they just don't understand my aversion to labored breathing. Go to my blog and link to "Stuff White People Like". I'm sure you'll be amused.

Some Guy said...

Have a great time, you two! If you feel like upping the adventure level, try the rafting with a wild puma IN the boat. Intense.

'Bubbles' said...

I haven't rafted in years, but boy did I have fun back in the day. Hope you had a great trip and make it home safe. Love, love, love your window! Color - oh, yeah!!

GETkristiLOVE said...

What a great time! Two words: Nice face.

SkylersDad said...

Did you make it home OK? There were no TV news items about horrid rafting accidents...

Cap'n Ergo Jinglebollocks said...

Mmmmm....

dguzman said...

OMG, I miss a few days, and you go off and try to get drowned! Are you okay? Hope you and your sis had a great time together!

vikkitikkitavi said...

Thanks for the well-wishing everyone!

Cheer34: I do collect colored glass, especially vintage pieces. I collect a lot of kitchen utensils and tools, too, including egg beaters, rolling pins, and basically any vintage utensil with a painted handle.