Sunday, March 13, 2011

More Cure

We enjoyed a fairly decent night on the hill, grooming was OK, but the weather really warmed up as the sun rose and a dark cloud deck rolled in.

We got out a little early, and I was stoked to get home and watch some Paris-Nice bicycle racing on VersusTV, followed by a Giants' game from Arizona vs the Dodgers.

Pretty good bike race...I remember switching to the baseball game...I woke up when the next program after the game started...I don't even remember a pitch! I'm gonna need the rest...the new early daylight savings time begins tonight.

This is one of those Good News/Bad News deals in my world. Yes...the sun sets an hour later, but I'm sleeping at day's end...the sun rises an hour later too...right as my crew is entering the home stretch. I also have a lot of clocks...only a few reset themselves...

I guess the big thing is I can no longer fool myself that the season isn't closer to the end than the beginning. Season 2010/2011 is more than half over.

It's bittersweet really, the sun rises higher every day now foreshadowing the end of "Hero Snow Season". The Vernal Equinox and Spring are eight days away, and my job is going to become a genuine Grind sooner than later.

I earn every cent once Grinding Season quote BB King: "The Thrill Is Gone"

Springtime, when young groomers fancy turns to other, gardens, fishing and camping, and racing...bicycle racing and of course motorsports.

I'll find my half full glasses. I always get a little sad as season's end looms closer...most nights, slope grooming is a Peak Experience (as long as you don't count Grinding Season) Those nights when all is right in my world are very precious...they've held me in thrall for 30 years.


  1. Back to the ol' grind, dude.

    Speaking of grind, I procured one of those new fangled plastic cones and some paper filters to make myself a cup of Joe. Boy howdy buckaroos was I disappointed. The durn things clog on the first pour and I had to adjust my grind to accommodate. The more coarse makes fer some distinctly crappy morning brew.

    So it is back to the cowboy way for me. Grind it fine and toss it buck naked into a pot of hot. Wait a few minutes and then pour in a little cold water to sink the grounds.

    Not only does it make a great cup of Joe, it gives you a daily demonstration of some of the complex fluid flow dynamics that operate not only in liquids but also our atmosphere.

    What is not to like?

  2. By "New Fangled" do you mean Melitta-style that received it's patent July 8, 1908?

  3. Yep, by new fangled that is precisely what I mean.