Altitude Sickness

Altitude Sickness
May 31, 2017

Softball: Singles get the job done

Ah, spring, when young men’s thoughts turn to … well, to skiing. Also to mountain biking and road cycling and rock climbing, and softball.

I skied what I think was day 213 today (it starts to get confusing when I am not only operating by…

Altitude Sickness
May 24, 2017

Hiking is in, no jackassery

Day 207 total for this season with 195 being lift service, as of writing this May 19.  It feels good.  Hiking is now pretty easy (12 hiking days in, it should be). Though I don’t really want to do it when I start, I make…

Altitude Sickness
May 19, 2017

Skiing every day as long as possible

Two hundred days. That is how many days, as of this writing, that I have skied this year. Of those days, 192 were lift service, and eight were uphill on Superstar.

Last year it took me until June 4 to get to 203 days. I…

Altitude Sickness
May 11, 2017

It’s boot-hiking season

Boot-hiking season is here! As some of you may or may not know, boot hiking season is one of my favorite times in Killington. When everyone else is getting out their lawn chairs and firing up the grill, I am sharpening my crampons, eager for…

Altitude Sickness
April 12, 2017

Opening up a nerve gap

So now I have some thinking to do. As I mentioned before, the day after the cortisone shot I was pain free. In the week after I have been in more pain than I was before the shot. They say to give it a couple…

Guinea Pig emergency
Altitude Sickness
March 29, 2017

Guinea Pig emergency

I have said a lot of mean things about my Guinea pig Pip (“The Impaler”).  To be fair, he has deserved most of it over the past year and a half since I rescued him. But also to be fair, the first year of his…

Altitude Sickness
March 8, 2017

Comedy, Ambien and the English Channel

So the SnowPlow comedy contest at the Outback was fun. I broke all my rules, went in with new material (I usually rehearse myself silly), and engaged in filthy blue comedy (I am usually a clean comic, but contests are always basically a parade of…