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post #61 of 88
JimBob: Now how came I haven't seen these girls sking in CO? LOL Actually I think the board chicks r often really cool. Often they seem more athletic and comfy with themselves than the ski women. for example, how often do you see a board chick in tights? OK. I'm in trouble here...

LisaMarie: The flip side of your guys are often looking for the hotties (to paraphrase) is: women are often lookin' for the $$$. OK, i'm in trouble again here....BUT I'm not far wrong either. I'm not the worse lookin guy on the planet (I'm just before Foxy ] but I can't tell you how many women have been interested till they found out my lowly occupation. lot's of Soccer Mom want-to-be's out there IMH experience. This seems to be especially true of the older (i.e. my age: 38) women.

BTW, i did ask the woman who i like out but she says she is seeing somebody.

BadRat: not sure how she smells but I know what you're saying. i've alwyas liked the smell of the women i've liked. But she, hummmm, can't explain her appeal although my radar tells me underneath the smart, independant businesswoman is a goofy, giggily woman and that combo is potent indeed. women r good at mixing personality extremes, no?

OK, I'm off to siberia to escape the backlash...
post #62 of 88
Thread Starter 
Trey, I hear you! No argument, there. Having worked at a few "ultra chic" gyms in NYC, that mentality is out there!

meanwhile, with 85 degree temps in Boston, I'd like to be a "beach babe", myself!
post #63 of 88
Quote:
Originally posted by IceKing:
. The problem in the hardcore resorts in europe is that they attract so many ski bums from around the world the male to female ratio can be 6 to 1 so even talking to a girl can involve elbowing 3 or 4 other guys out of the way.
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You see this as a problem?? :

Now just where exactly are these resorts? Name and country, with attached maps, please!!
post #64 of 88
[quote]Originally posted by Trey:
[QB]I'm not the worse lookin guy on the planet (I'm just before Foxy ] but I can't tell you how many women have been interested till they found out my lowly occupation. lot's of Soccer Mom want-to-be's out there IMH experience. This seems to be especially true of the older (i.e. my age: 38) women.

Ok, I must be the exception to the rule. Money don't do diddly for me. If you are one step above the Fox, though, hmmmmm, I see potential!! Do you like older women?

. women r good at mixing personality extremes, no?

"Allow me to introduce myselves"....

Signed, Sybil
post #65 of 88
Bonni said: (Trey) "Do you like older women"?

Hmmm depends on how much money they have :
post #66 of 88
Trey-

See how you are? You sound like a soccer Mom wanna be..

I am sure I do not have enough money for you, but I am in your position--lowly--apparently. I think that when you are choosing partners, and start drawing silly lines like:

Not wealthy enough
Not handsome/pretty enough
Too old/young
Skis like a beginner
Worships squirrels

you will miss out on a LOT OF FUN, and possibly the best thing you could ever have.

Yada, yada, yada...

Now, where are those European maps??

Bon
post #67 of 88
Bonni,
I'm starting to fear you're planning to come over here for some fox hunting!

But, if you do want to find out about Euro resorts, go here... Ski Shop - Resorts Page

S
post #68 of 88
Quote:
Originally posted by ryan:
Margaret Thatcher or Madeline Albright? (Leave your politics at home and pick the hottie.)
Actually, there is a ray of sunshine in this grim vista: Maggie's been told by her docs to stop speaking in public.

post #69 of 88
Bonni
Chamonix - heaving with men, large mix, includes Canadians & Americans, also Australians & Kiwis, quite a few brits, lots of French, Scandinavians, and even a few Japanese. Few young women.Ratio say 1 to 6
Val d'Isere - Brits, and Scandi's, a few antipodeans, a few french. ratio say 1 to 6.
Meribel - brits brits & more brits (all in 20's)very loud.Ratio say 5 to 1.
All resorts in France. Chamonix is 1hour 15 min drive from Geneva airport. Accommodation ranges from hotel Albert 1er, which is better than any of those Canadian Chateaux hotels, to a tiny caretakers room in a block of flats shared by six or so ski bums, the rent was free but one of them had to do all the bins each day. Car hire's about $200 per week.
post #70 of 88
WTFH--
No need to worry about my going abroad to fox hunt. I am now searching for squirrels. Thanks for the link, however I could not read the French, Swedish, German, etc. Dang!

Scotski--
Hey, these don't look so bad! Cairngorm is about 100 times better than anything we have here. I have to drive 90 minutes one way just to get to something kinda like Milton Keynes only outdoors, and they still want premiuim price for a lift pass ($32). What's your annual snowfall? Do they make snow? We had a whopping 11 inches for the whole season. They manmade another 30" of ice for a really fun ride.

IceKing--
Thanks for your excellent reporting. I will dump the bins, I am not proud. I like your description-- Heaving with men -- my kinda place. I do not speak French, but I have a friend in Montreal who does, and I will have to get her off the cross-country skis and into the alpines and take her along as interpreter. Do women just not ski there? Why is the ratio so lopsided?

Bonni
post #71 of 88
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Originally posted by Todd M.:
One sickness that I have is that how a woman skis, on a very basic level, affects how attractive she looks to me. A woman who I might normally not look twice at, looks very interesting if I see that she rips. And an outrageously flawless specimen at first glance will suddenly lose much of their allure if I see them hacking it on the slopes.
I agree. Since you're a professional skier, skiing is very important to how a woman rates on your attractive meter. For me, it's languages: if a woman is uni-lingual, she loses lots of points, and I'll probably get bored with her eventually, no matter how smart or beautiful she may be. Thankfully, my significant other figured this out without me verbalizing it -- she's in Berlin right now, learning German!
post #72 of 88
If a woman is uni-lingual, she loses lots of points, and I'll probably get bored with her eventually, no matter how smart or beautiful she may be.

Does it matter what the woman says, or just that she can say it in lots and lots of languages?

[ April 20, 2002, 01:51 PM: Message edited by: scotski ]
post #73 of 88
Quote:
Originally posted by IceKing:
Chamonix - heaving with men, large mix,...
Bonni, get thee to Chamonix!
post #74 of 88
Thread Starter 
So, 73 posts later {Come On Folks, we have to catch up with the Elephant and the Leprachauns !} the irony persists! Whether its skiing, or "Oui, je parle francais", or "Io parla italiano" or whatever, most people look for someone who embodies excellence in something they find important.

The powderboyz like to consider themselves high end skiers, but their interests in women lie at the beach. Go figure!

Hey, is it okay if we turned a random humor thread serious? [img]smile.gif[/img]
post #75 of 88
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Originally posted by Lisamarie:
Hey, is it okay if we turned a random humor thread serious? [img]smile.gif[/img]
Has anyone suggested renaming this forum so it sounds a little less inconsequential? I know it's a constant battle for AC when people post topics in the general skiing forum that only have a tenuous relationship to skiing (my "dandelion" thread for instance, but it certainly wasn't a humorous topic either, so I put it into the general forum).

This (very interesting) thread is a good example of a topic that doesn't deserve to get thrown into the "random humor" dustbin. Maybe a simple name-change for the forum would do the trick?

Sorry, I know that this is revisiting an old, already hashed-out discussion, but...
post #76 of 88
Quote:
Originally posted by scotski:
Does it matter what the woman says, or just that she can say it in lots and lots of languages?
Good point. Sorry if my statement came off as a bit pretentious/elitist.

For me, one of the prime annoyances in life comes in the form of people, men or women, who make uninformed blanket statements about other countries or cultures. It's just my experience that people who have put the time, effort, and money into living in a foreign country and learning its language (whether it's France, Germany, Japan, or Timbuktu) are less likely to hate other cultures to the point of starting a war against them or flying a commercial jet into one (or two) of their skyscrapers.

Does this mean that all uni-lingual people are ignorant, hateful bozos? Absolutely NOT! I just want my SO to know how to be thrown into a place where she can't communicate her most elementary needs, and then emerge a few months later with the ability to discuss Roland Barthes or Walter Benjamin in that language . Oh yeah, and she also has to be athletic (with particular emphasis on skiing and mountain biking)!

There! Now that I've established myself as the Charles Emerson Winchester III of this chat site, you can say that you've encountered a straight male who isn't interested only in perfect breasts and buttocks (not that I'm averse to that either!).

Have I turned this thread too serious?

[ April 21, 2002, 05:18 AM: Message edited by: jamesdeluxe ]
post #77 of 88
James,
I agree with you entirely...
A woman, who, when in Aubagne, will go down to the Boulangerie to get me my pain au choc for breakfast, when in Drogheda will get me potato bread, a soda farl and a slice of fresh wheaten for breakfast, and when in Breckinridge, will go to Cafe Breck, and get me their mile high stack (5 pancakes with maple syrup, cream cheese and fruit on the side)

She needs to understand global culture, and know what to make for breakfast for me in each of the countries.

Is it too much to ask?

S
post #78 of 88
LM--
I get your point. I can moan in Australian. Therefore I am bi-lingual. I took French in high school. I remember the basics: colors. months, counting, and two phrases, one being "My skis are too long." (just don't ask me to write it!)

Australian is English with a twist. My first few months there were FUN!! I went to a little greasy spoon type of place for lunch and ordered a hamburger and lemonade. I got a ham sandwich and a Sprite. If I had ordered a minced beef sandwich and a lemon squash, I would have gotten what I wanted.
Then I asked for ketchup. There is no ketchup in Australia. It's called tomato sauce. If you actually want tomato sauce, ask for tomato puree. If you want a cookie, ask for a biscuit. If you want a biscuit, ask for a scone.

Then I picked up this accent !! I do that. I just start imitating the dialect when I am around it too long. When I came back to the states, it was funny. No one could understand me. I still say "bin", my daughter calls me "Mum" once in a while, stuff like that stuck with me.
Does all this count? My nappy's full, let's hear from man from oz....

jamesdeluxe--
Maybe we need a place where we can post relationship-Mars/Venus type of things. I will never understand any of it. Just when I think I've got it, I hear something that makes me thankful I'm single. (and probably will be for life if I don't start getting a clue!)
:
I made a list of what I was looking for in a mate about 10 years ago. I still have it, and am still looking. I'd print it, but would have to edit some things for sexual content. Maybe in the classifieds, see if someone picks that up,haha.

Fox--
If she carries a bag of fruit and bagels with cream cheese, and never lets you out of bed, would that suffice?
post #79 of 88
Quote:
Originally posted by jamesdeluxe:
For me, one of the prime annoyances in life comes in the form of people, men or women, who make uninformed blanket statements about other countries or cultures. It's just my experience that people who have put the time, effort, and money into living in a foreign country and learning its language (whether it's France, Germany, Japan, or Timbuktu) are less likely to hate other cultures to the point of starting a war against them or flying a commercial jet into one (or two) of their skyscrapers.

I agree with you 100% here, though I confess to speaking only English and a reasonable quantity of French.

Nothing pisses me off more than watching the English abroad (and I mean English, they are the worst of the Brits in this respect). They SHOUT S-L-O-W-L-Y and LOUDLY in English and assume all "foreigners" are fools. It's not just toe-curlingly embarrassing, it speaks volumes about the blinkered perspective these people have on the planet.

But I have to say I've seen plenty of Americans do it as well - sometimes their sheer ignorance and arrogance is breathtaking! I witnessed some particularly unedifying screeching at a Paris Metro station not long ago, with the American in question getting angrier and angrier because his bizarre (and lazy) pronounciation of the destination he sought was being blanked by the ticket saleswoman. The whole ticket queue watched this one in amazement, amid head-shaking and plenty of muttered "Americains! Huh!" My daughter - eight at the time - was gobsmacked and asked me why the man couldn't ask in French.

I guess it comes down to education - in mainland Europe, most kids are taught at least one language from an early age. My daughter won't start learning her second language - which randomly happens to be German - until she's turned 10. And I imagine it's much the same in the US - perhaps someone would like to elaborate. The downside of speaking the world's most popular language, I guess.
post #80 of 88
Thread Starter 
In some cases, languages are taught in elementary school. Usually its starts in junior high school. And yes, some Americans are quite guilty of yelling out in english, if they cannot speak the country's language.

But James raises an interesting point. Language, like skiing, is something that needs to be LEARNED, and the type of person who would atttempt either of these skills, is usually NOT the type of person who would spend an entire summer, and part of the winter, lying on the beach!

Warning: I'm about to get overly intellectual again. I heard once that similar parts of the brain are used for language and movement. I had trouble with French in junior high school, but when I started studying, dance, I also started studying French and Italian, simultaneously!

So perhaps, if a skier WANTED to study language, they would not find it all that challenging.
post #81 of 88
In Australia .......

The Neighbours theme tune is not the national anthem. :

Vegemite or might not.

Thongs are part of the national dress. :

Durex is a less effective and more painful method of birth control.

DB

"Learn a new language, get a new soul"
post #82 of 88
Yeah, DB,
Isn't Durex a brand of rubber in Australia?

(for those of you who are wondering what a rubber is, you can buy them in a stationery store, most people buy them one at a time. They are to correct mistakes, not prevent them.)

S
post #83 of 88
Quote:
Originally posted by Wear the fox hat ?:
Yeah, DB,
Isn't Durex a brand of rubber in Australia?
S
Almost

Durex = Sellotape in Australia

DB
post #84 of 88
Vegemite tastes like dung.
post #85 of 88
It's been quite awhile since I've thought about this stuff(I've got a great looking wife who skis)but it reminds me of a time in Govey Camp. A guy at Charlie's was talking about his" BMW". "what model" I asked. His reply was:"Not a car, a Burly Mountain Woman"
Oh well.
post #86 of 88
As I said, Pamela Anderson is NOT my type (nor is Arnold, for that matter )

I do like women who can perform active sports,
I don't like the usual beach bimbo.
My MTB buddy was (because I had to drop the activity) a girl (mother of two kids), and she could beat me by a mile, she pushed so hard on the pedals that it was impossible for me to keep the pace (while climbing)!
The same, I will prefer a girl who can ski, swim, plays volley beach, tennis, squash (which I don't btw), any sport, to one who lies in the sun all day and cares only about how she looks.
I've always found athletic girls immensely sexy. This has nothing to do with the way they look!
Or the size of her bra.
post #87 of 88
Nicely said Matteo.

The law of numbers implies that the vast majority of us, both men and women, are very, very average.

You get your genes without anyone ever asking you what you would prefer. No choice. You just do the best you can with the raw material.

Yet for something we have no control over, we get judged. Often. If there is one good thing about getting older, it's that this incessant drone of judgement quiets.
post #88 of 88
Quote:
Yet for something we have no control over, we get judged. Often. If there is one good thing about getting older, it's that this incessant drone of judgement quiets
There is a reason for this.

Geography of a Woman

From 13 to 18
She's like Africa
Virgin and Unexplored

From 19 to 35
She's like Asia
Hot and Exotic

From 36 to 45
She's like America
Fully Explored and
Free with her Resources

From 46 to 56
She's like Europe
Exhausted but
Still with Points of Interest

From 56 on..
She's like Australia
Everyone knows it's down there
but No One Gives A Damn!!



That's my take on aging. I have another 9 years of life left....
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