Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Geek Sent to Siberia

Ok. Ok.  I didn't really get sent to Siberia but I am choosing to visit a colder climate later this week.  Yes, I know I'm crazy.   More on that later.

Roses magically appeared at the geek household this past weekend.  It's a good thing because they sure smell a lot better than Cat.

Sweet Hubby Geek surprised me with the roses for our anniversary.  We also went out to dinner. I ordered crab claws.  They were tasty but huge so I'm glad I didn't have to catch them myself.  I might have lost a nose.  I had to stop eating the claws with my tiny fork because I was tired. 

We had some very tart key lime pie for dessert.

"Um, yeah.  That was some bitter pie, Mate."

In other sweet news, Dana over at Life is Good, is obviously addled from lack of sleep due to a new pint-size member of their household (Woof!)  She thinks I'm sweet.  She also things I'm a blog award whore but we won't talk about that.

She gave me some cupcakes:

Silly Dana.  She has obviously not met Evil Twin. 

Since I don't want to be the only blog award whore out in Blogland, I'd like to spread the icing around. The following sweethearts are welcome to take the cake and eat it too:

To get back to the colder climate discussion, Hubby and I are taking a few days off. I may miss a few of your posts with their witty insights and coffee-spewing humor.

On second thought, I don't need laughter to spill things around here...

Oops. Excuse me.   

"Cleanup on aisle....."

We are headed to New Mexico for some skiing.  Maybe.  Weather permitting. 

It's a short trip so our plan is to ski ONE day.  It will be interesting to see if we're able to get up the next morning.  We don't ski as much as we used to when we were 20-somethings with arthritic knees.  Now we are bit older with arthritic knees. According to Warren Miller, knees have a finite number of ski turns.  My knees are on the countdown:  T Minus 100 ski turns and counting....and NO, I don't ski like the extremists on his videos (I WISH!)

Maybe I'm just getting too old for this kind of "fun".

People-watching on ski slopes is also fun.   Let me rephrase that.  Watching other people do silly things is fun.  Seeing oneself and corresponding gear all over the mountain (called a "yard sale") is not so fun....unless you can find a fireman, Matt Damon, or Kiefer Sutherland to bring it to you.  It's also important that one is able to get up with all limbs intact and successfully ski to the bottom for Happy Hour.    Wine, beer, margaritas, hot toddies, or Diet Dr Pepper.  Take your pick.

What?  It's only 11:00 am and I've only skied a hour?  What's your point?

Another favorite activity is hat shopping.  I must model new big floppy hats.  Remember this one?

Obviously, I'm easily amused.

Please don't tell anyone but I also like to EAT when we go to New Mexico.  The chiles light my not-so-iron tummy on fire but Blue Corn Chicken Enchiladas Christmas is some good stuff.

Also, if anyone sees the sun, would you please send it down here?

Wait.  I think I see it.   Wow!  Let me get a picture.

Oops.  It's gone again.


Photos: floppy hat geek: Hubby, Bitter face cat, ornoth on flickr.com, Creative Commons license (see sidebar)

P.S.  I like Blogger's new post editor.   Nice. 


MrsBlogAlot said...

I hope you see many people doing silly things while you are there! I hear that they get funnier with each margarita (-:

I am also easily amused so I hope you come back with a story or four

Unknown said...

Oh I thought whne you said colder climate, I thought you were coming to visit me in Michigan. Maybe next time! I have never skied & don't like the cold anyway.
Congrats on your award! Have lots of fun watching the funny people.lol. (((HUGS)))

Me-Me King said...

Congratulations on another award!!!

Wow, skiing in New Mexico sounds like loads of fun. Be sure to take your camera, I really want to see you on a pair of skis.

Keep your tips up!

Mama-Face said...

Oh, I knew you were a sweetheart from the start.

skiing? New Mexico? What????????

Depending on where you are going-- try out Garduno's (sp? no idea) restaurant. yum.

Deb said...

Like Collette, I thought you were coming to visit me in ME! Damn.

Have a great time and return home intact!

ReformingGeek said...

@MrsBlogsAlot - I may need a few margaritas once we get there.

@Collette - Thanks. You're next on my list.

@Me-me - Thanks. Believe it or not, there are photos of me on skis.....somewhere.

@mama-face - Thanks. Santa Fe is where we are headed!

@Deb - Thanks. I thought ME froze off into the Atlantic. ;-)

Anonymous said...

I have absolutely no ski advice whatsoever. At all. Zero. Enjoy New Mexico. Beautiful, even when lying face down in the snow.

Unknown said...

Happy Anniversary and Congrats on the award. I love the picture of the cat. That looks like one loopy cat. Have a great time skiing, arthritic knees and all.

I wish I had learned to ski when I was a young-un. Now it freaks me out. It's a control thing. I can't even make it down the baby slope. Both my husband and son ski. Me, I head right for the lodge as soon as I have completed my run, sliding down the baby slope on my ass.

gayle said...

Hope you have a wonderful time in New Mexico..It's beautiful there!Can't wait to read about it!!

honeypiehorse said...

Thank you my dear I am a total award slut!

Mike said...

I love everything about skiing, especially watching the other people on the slopes!!

Lots of awards out there lately!!

That is a mean looking cat!

Brian Miller said...

mmm...key lime pie! love skiing as well...always a good laugh in there somewhere...

Jean Knee said...

awww. you gave me a sweet award.

....should I feel insulted?

Nooter said...

new mexico? colder climes? (snicker)

Anonymous said...

Skiing? Let's hope you don't lose your ski poles or anything like that.

Will cat be going with you?

Now that I would like to see.

Cat on skis!

Hee hee hee

Have fun Reffie! I'll be waiting for your return!

Oh and be careful! I don't want to lose my BBFF to some strange alien abduction in the snow.

I mean you ARE going to New Mexico. Land of Enchantment? Sounds mysterious and mystical to me!

Unknown said...

We have some sun here but I'm going to keep it. They are calling for 12+ inches of snow here. YUCK. Enjoy your mini-vacation!

Michigander Marv said...

I'm with Collette - thought you were coming up here to REAL Siberia! lol. It's actually a little warmer than usual for this time of year. All the way up in to low 30's!

The Old Silly

http://howtobecomeacatladywithoutthecats.blogspot.com said...

Enjoy your ski weekend with Mr. Geek!

Bee said...

Have fun! My knees couldn't take a single ski trip nut they would like some enchiladas please!

K A B L O O E Y said...

Have a great time. Maybe you can invent a DDP toddy.

Ed said...

I just went skiing yesterday. I don't know about knees...I've never had a problem and I use really short snow blades (they're only 90 centimeters long) so I probably wouldn't have that problem anyway. Still...my muscles can feel my fun from yesterday. Paybacks. Oh...and yes...I've been to Siberia...

Skye said...

Ok, I just left you a nice witty comment, went to post it and got a nice 503 error message! Errrrrrrghhhh that makes me mad!

Anyway, enjoy your trip and have yourself some fun skiing with Mr. Geek! :)

Anonymous said...

Opulently I agree but I about the brief should have more info then it has.

Delia said...

Oh I adore Santa Fe. Have you have a great time. Just found your web site and am a new follower.

PS - Is that Flower on your header? I was a merkat fan...now there's a real geek for you!

"1.00s, 1.50s, 1.75s for the short arms. If you know what I'm talking about, you're probably old, too."

"Boomer brain fog: What was the last, middle, and first part of what you just said to me?"