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post #1 of 18
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My wife travels to the other side of the world to do medical missions.

Check out her blog here.

She was in Brazil working for interplast when I broke my leg last year.

I was good this year. While she is in Sri Lanka, I didn't injure anything. I did get one last ski trip in.

She does ski too but her passion takes her in different directions as well.
post #2 of 18
there is a doll, made of chicken bones, burlap, rubber, straw, brillo pad remnants and other found objects, that is, i believe, hung in effigy and poked here and there with sharp objects. i have a feeling matches have also been held up to this doll that is busted out when i go skiing.

i first met this doll when the plumbing backed up and, after running the snake, a little straw-ish doll-thing, with "ryan" etched into its forehead (probably an exacto knife) emerged from the pipes. attached to its (seemingly burned) feet were popsicle sticks that looked quite a lot like skis. also, the doll had several bb pellets embedded in it. (ballast?) somehow this thing had gotten itself into the toilet and flushed himself. must've just wanted to make it to sea.

of course, this could all be coincidence. when i inquired as to the history of this mute fella i was asked, "what are you talking about""

i chose not to pursue the subject. but she did take the doll away immediately and walk off whispering in its cardboard ear.
post #3 of 18
Happily, most of the time she skis with me. not only are we SOs but also good friends and skiing companions. Sometimes she stays at home and I go solo with her blessings.Last Sat she came for the ride but didn't ski, I think that she wanted to be on hand in case I took another fall like the one 7 weeks ago that left me "unable to drive" . I guess I'm just a lucky guy. At 54yrs it's about time I found the right SO.
post #4 of 18
Go no SO - but he'd have to be skiing with me. Women tend to be ok when their man is off on ski vacations but men usually are not when situations are reversed.

DChan is quite the guy. Saw her blog - she's doing great things out there.
post #5 of 18
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Originally Posted by bklyntrayc
DChan is quite the guy. Saw her blog - she's doing great things out there.
Not me, Her.

I'm just the support guy.
post #6 of 18
My SO is a ski instructor and we usually ski together and have a great time.
He is happy that I am now skiing more challenging terrain and have increased my speed. He is a very patient guy. He knows what I can do and takes me places that push my limits but that I am capable of skiing. There have been some interesting moments - such as the discovery of the "fu" turn. The "fu" turn is where he takes me somewhere very steep, I freeze, and he stands below me and says "turn" and I say..... It was not very funny to me at the time but now we have had some good laughs over the "fu" turns.
post #7 of 18
As much as possible, my SO and I try to ski together. Over the years, we've also enjoyed other outdoor activities together. We're pretty closely aligned in our interests. Sometimes, it would be nice, though, to have an SO who stays home, builds a fire in the fireplace, and prepares a lovely apres-ski meal. I guess you can't have everything!
post #8 of 18
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Originally Posted by skier31
The "fu" turn is where he takes me somewhere very steep, I freeze, and he stands below me and says "turn" and I say..... It was not very funny to me at the time but now we have had some good laughs over the "fu" turns.
LOL! I've apparently been responsible for a number of "fu" turns by my SO. The advanced version requires the MTFT prompt, as in "Make The F'ing Turn" coaching style.

There's also the subtle variant, the "a-h" turn. This one requires an audience, to whom the skier in question exclaims, "My husband (wife|boyfriend|girlfriend) is an a-hole!".

During which time, the alleged a-hole can often be found impatiently singing U2's "Stuck in the Moment" with the slightly changed lyric, "You're stuck on a mogul and you can't get off of it."
post #9 of 18
My S.O. was with me at the top of the North Face at Crested Butte when she felt a little vertigo. She was perplexed because steep had not bothered her since our first born. She said that nothing scared her since childbirth. I told her she was pregnant. She said she wasn't. After fighting queasy feelings the whole trip we took a visit to the local medical facilities. The doctor there agreed with me. Eight months later the fourth skier in our family was born.

My S.O. is my wife, confidant, best friend, love of my life and soul mate but since child rearing she is only my part time ski companion. For me, that has been one of the toughest aspects of parenthood. We take family ski vacations and she and I enjoy skiing with the kids and watching them master the skills and enjoy the accomplishments. Occasionally we have the chance to ski together. Since both are now in school I'll take a day off mid-week and we'll send the day at a local area. Those days I savor but skiing is my passion but only a relaxing interlude for her so she sends me with her blessing to play in the steeps and trees with my local ski buddy and the new buddies I've found here.

She merely tolerates the time I send online.
post #10 of 18
Ryan: Are you sleeping in the spare room now with a dead bolt on the door?

I'd also give thought to keeping the skis locked in the trunk or at least doing a binding check evey time.
post #11 of 18
She rides(horses)and I slide. I go to her shows and she goes to my races. Works for us.
post #12 of 18
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Originally Posted by bklyntrayc
Go no SO - but he'd have to be skiing with me. Women tend to be ok when their man is off on ski vacations but men usually are not when situations are reversed.
I agree with you, girl. "Skiing and the Single Girl" ... if you really love to ski, you gotta find a guy who does, too. Otherwise the guy loses interest in a woman who is always off skiing!
post #13 of 18
In answer to the original question, I don't care.
post #14 of 18
The fu turn is a great story. I can really identify with it.
We were at Sunday River one year and my wife wanted to go to the other side of the mountain. I said - "Are you sure, it is steeper over there". As always, she "listened intently" but didn't seem to comprehend so we went to the other side. Although she negotiated the run without falling, she was not a happy camper. Steam rolled out of her ears and the snow began to melt. Our son and girlfriend were along so encouragement was abundant - "your'e doing great Mom". Somewhere on that run, it became clear that I had convinced (tricked) her to go down a black diamond (sign was blue and square).
It's been several years and I am no longer sleeping in the dog house but our memories are very different on how we got to that run. We have had fun remembering and telling the story.
We both love to ski and usually go together. Always have a good time.
Garyskr
post #15 of 18
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Originally Posted by dchan
My wife travels to the other side of the world to do medical missions.

Check out her blog here.

She was in Brazil working for interplast when I broke my leg last year.

I was good this year. While she is in Sri Lanka, I didn't injure anything. I did get one last ski trip in.

She does ski too but her passion takes her in different directions as well.
Kewl Dchan
When I was in Honduras doing medical service recently, our host family had a 2yr old little girl who had had a cleft lip/palate repaired by Interplast. The family "gives back" now by hosting medical personnel who come to work in their church's clinic.

Interplast is an awesome organization. Your wife sounds cool
post #16 of 18
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Originally Posted by skier31
My SO is a ski instructor and we usually ski together and have a great time.
He is happy that I am now skiing more challenging terrain and have increased my speed. He is a very patient guy. He knows what I can do and takes me places that push my limits but that I am capable of skiing. There have been some interesting moments - such as the discovery of the "fu" turn. The "fu" turn is where he takes me somewhere very steep, I freeze, and he stands below me and says "turn" and I say..... It was not very funny to me at the time but now we have had some good laughs over the "fu" turns.
LOL!!!!
In my case, if I recall, my words weren't "fu" - they were "BITE ME!"
post #17 of 18
We ski together....... a lot. When I don't go on "patrol night", I stay home and give him a warm welcome (except that one time, during a bad snowstorm, when he didn't call and didn't arrive home from Apres Ski (read BAR) till 1am, over 2 hours later than the "normal" apres ski, and I envisioned him buried in snow over the embankment....but we won't get into that!)
post #18 of 18
Skis with me...errr I ski with her. We do have seperate ski trips planned evey year. She goes on a "Womans Ski Spree" at Okemo and I go on a "Guys drunken binge" at MaD River Glen.
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