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This week I have been mostly... sleepy

I have been mostly playing with my new Canon 5D Mk II

I'm currently reading... White Gold Wielder, Stephen Donaldson

I am mostly listening to... Muse

I am currently... Writing a paper

When I should be... Working harder

I am most looking forward to... The Muse concert on Thursday :)

This weekend I am... probably cooking an Easter dinner for everyone.

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Or should that be bored cam? Thought I'd do a few snowboard-eye-view
shots. By the way, trying this while moving fast seriously doesn't help
with staying upright!

Joe says:

welcome to the world of the damaged coccyx :) you'll be doing 540 mutes in no time....ace pics

22nd Nov 2005, 02:01

goode says:

highlight worthy!

22nd Nov 2005, 03:35

Gael says:

lovely shot. I'd been getting "need to ski" pangs all this week. Better hurry up and book a holiday, I guess : )

22nd Nov 2005, 09:05

mysocalledmoblog says:

snoooowwww!!! i want snow!!

22nd Nov 2005, 09:16

crickson says:

Hmmm...we were talking about snowboarding this weekend. Was it much better / faster than skiing?

22nd Nov 2005, 11:12

dhamaka NLI says:

cool!

22nd Nov 2005, 11:15

Snowboarding is amazing. I went to Andorra earlier this year and its great. I really though it was so much easier than everyone anticipates! I paid about £550odd for a week all inclusive including 4 days tuition! It was awesome. I can't wait to go again. I did really hurt my coccyx though when I whacked down from toe to heel. Oooof the pain. Laughing felt like giving birth really quickly, again, again and again.

22nd Nov 2005, 12:07

Thanks for the highlight :o)

My coccyx seems to be fine ta; all the falling-on-your-arse moments were kinda controlled. This was my first ever time doing any kinda snowsport, and I was amazed how quickly you can pick it up. The advantage here is that these mountains are a 30 minute drive from downtown. Plus my season pass with hire and 5 lessons cost me around 170 quid.

Crickson> dunno; never tried skiing. Most of the snowboarders were zipping past the skiers though. The season goes on until April if you wanted an impromtu holiday!

22nd Nov 2005, 18:01

Joe says:

Its a preference thing really, skiers have a bit more "control" and can therefore generally go faster, I can ski, but you'd never find me using sticks, the moment I got on a board I knew I'd never go back.

22nd Nov 2005, 18:10

frog51 says:

I always found snowboarding way faster than skiing, but then I'm an old-skool boarder...I like a long asymmetric board with rigid bindings and hard ski boots, and they are fast. I find I can't carve hard enough on these new boards, so if I am somewhere I have to hire, I go for skis. Snowboarding is way easier to learn than skiing, just more natural somehow, but stunts seem easier on skis though... YMMV

23rd Nov 2005, 09:52

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