Hi guys. Definitely not a troll, but I'm a little embarrassed about it all now. The mother and father of the girlfriend found out I'm a fraud and really got after me for buying such expensive equipment. I'm still set on going out and making the best of it. It's now obvious to me that skiing isn't quite as easy as it appears to be. Wish me luck tomorrow!!! I'll let you know how it goes.
Thanks litterbug. I guess I probably shouldn't be posting here, so sorry about that. And if people prefer, I'm happy to quit posting until I'm a bit better. I'm obviously over my head quite a bit at this point. I'm laughing at myself and the situation, it seems like a few others are getting some humor out of my misery :-) I'm calling it a night. For those interested, the bindings are getting mounted tomorrow sometime in the morning to mid-afternoon. I'm going to rent some ski's all day tomorrow. We'll see how it goes. In all honesty, I know there have been a lot of posts poking fun at me, but I've gotten a kick out of it all. I showed the thread to my girlfriend and she was really cracking up.
Anyway, thanks to everybody for both the good and bad advice :-) If anybody wants a good laugh, show up at Snowbird tomorrow. I'm guessing I'll be out and on the lift by 9:00 or 9:30.
Hi, I haven't finished reading this thread so I'd like to apologize if this has been covered, but I can assure you, this forum is a great place to participate. Some of our long time members [cough-me] had starts on this site much like yours.
The first thing I'd like to say is, Thank you for your good nature and fun first post.
Second, I sincerely hope you had a good experience at Snowbird with the GF and her family.
Lastly, Welcome to skiing and EpicSki. I think you'll have a good time here. Just keep your good nature and sense of humor in tact. Its all about having fun.
In the words of Bbinder
Actually, you should KEEP posting here! I agree that your first post sounded like a classic troll, but your subsequent posts suggest a good natured, enthusiastic (and mildly misguided ) person. This thread has provided some good entertainment for my entire family! If you end up enjoying skiing, this forum can serve as a good resource for the future! I apologize to you for having some laughs at your expense! And again, good luck! (I hope the girl is worth it!)