Saturday, February 13, 2010

the worst.

Today might have been the worst day of my life. It started off all dandy and sweet, cousin Bryson and I went to Park City Mountain Resort to do some skiing, snowboarding for him. The snow was much better than expected, powder in the face is always good. Then tragedy struck! (don't worry we are both physically ok) So, i'm skiing along, quite fast, down a double black, powder going everywhere. I decided to split two trees, kind of two big bush things. I go between them and one of my skis catches on a twig! I tumble forward, a ski pops off, i do somersaults for 30 ft. Get up a little ticked that I had fallen! I don't fall! I look up the hill to see how far I have to hike up to get my ski that fell off, but I can't see it. So I hike up and use my other ski to prod the snow to find my other ski. I STILL can't find it! It had never taken me more than two minutes to find a buried ski before. Bryson and I looked for about an hour. We dug through sooooo much snow! He goes and gets ski patrol. Another hour passes and we still can't find it. Ski Patrol guy goes and gets a metal detector...nothing. Ski Patrol guy tells us its 3:45 and we have to get off the mountain. I AM NOT HAPPY at this point! Needless to say I came home with one ski!

I admit tears DID come out of my eyes, more than once today! I'm still depressed. Now, to make things MUCH worse, I bought those skis last week, because I broke my other pair a week and a half ago!! (I did get a good deal from the company because my other skis broke) I loved my new skis, their time with me has been far too short, they were beautiful see! Now i'm thinking that my ski, while I was flipping, slid down into the little ravine at the bottom of the run. I was almost to the ravine when I crashed, so I think it's down there somewhere. If it did slide to the bottom it is probably under only an inch or two of snow, so i'm hoping that someone skis into it tomorrow. If I have any hope to find it before spring I have to find it before it snows again. I will go search for it ASAP. Maybe not tomorrow, because it's Sunday.

However, when you realize that the worst day of your life consisted of you losing a ski, a beautiful ski, then maybe your life isn't half as bad as you might think it is. It's not like something really bad happened, items can be replaced, I got a huge tax return this year, i'll buy another pair, I would rather do other stuff with my money, it's just frustrating!

p.s. I wasn't even kidding when I said I cried a little, i'm on the verge of tears right now!

Monday, February 1, 2010

happy birthday to me.

Hello friends, I write this blog post from my revamped computer! If you hadn't heard, I dropped my macbook down concrete stairs! So it's almost at 100% we need to make a few changes and get it to stop freezing sometimes, other than that its doing great!

Anywho, I just wanted to share with you what I bought myself for my birthday. I already had a speedlight (flash) for my camera, so I picked up a set of radio triggers, the transmitter slides onto the cameras hot shoe and the receiver plugs into a port on the flash. To top it off I got a light stand and an umbrella! Thus I have my very own mini studio, that is portable.

This is what it looks like:

I haven't had too much time to play with it all yet, but this is what I came up with in a few minutes on saturday night. (while watching The Princess Bride by myself) I might be a tiny bit out of focus if you make the picture bigger, but hopefully better pictures will come soon.

ps I put the flash on the cameras left mounted up kind of high looking down on me, just have one flash, but some light bounced off the wall lighting up the other side of my face a little bit.
pps the glasses belong to my friend Katie, they are fake.