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30 year old up for adoption!!!

post #1 of 25
Thread Starter 
Anybody want to adopt me?

Requirements:
-Must live in Colorado, Utah, Jackson Hole area, or BC.
-Must give me an allowance. If my skiing is paid for, and I have a roof over my head, and food, then $1200 should suffice.
-Must allow me to stay out late.
-Im not growing, but every now and again, need new clothing.

What you get:
-I'll drive you to the ski resorts.
-Home security at night, as I am an insomniac of sorts.
-I can cook and clean.
-Can serve as full time Personal Assistant in the skiing off season, and a some negotiable hours during the ski season.
-I'll drive other kids to school, help with homework.
-I can maintain HVAC system in home, electrical, plumbing, carpentry, home audio/visual.
-Having a party? I can serve food, bartend(not the greatest here), clean.
-Have a daughter/son needs to be supervised?


Sound good? I think it's a great deal!

Adoption fine print:
-Adoption will not be official, but I will say Im yours to anyone who asks. Unless your rich and dying.
-Fees will include, moving fees, and my parents might want some compensation. Also, about $200 a month minimum should be deposited into my retirement fund.
-If I want to take classes at the local community college, you must help pay.
-spankings may only be done by women in the family, or other female friends of family.
-adopted adult kid will not mate with your daugter as that would be incest(yuck)!
-Im getting better at cooking.
post #2 of 25

Adopt a 30 y/o

I must say this is a good laugh. Ill let the family in on it.

p.s. they will barley help me pay for college so that part might be a stretch for ya
post #3 of 25
Thread Starter 
WooHoo! Where we going to live?

If your going to college, obviously you will need a designated driver. Can save your family thousands in legal bills!
post #4 of 25

where to live

actually my mom is done with teaching highschool this year. something tells me she will go west as far as a dd im usually too drunk to find my keys however i appreciate the offer
post #5 of 25
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Originally Posted by rtopforever View Post
I must say this is a good laugh. Ill let the family in on it.

p.s. they will barley help me pay for college so that part might be a stretch for ya

yeah but you live in PA...what fun is that.

Funniest post I have seen in awhile.

Why would your parents want some compensation? why we are on the subject.... anyone want a emotionally immature 22 yearold around feel free to PM me....hahaha.
post #6 of 25
LOL!! Tempting!
post #7 of 25
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Originally Posted by Lisamarie View Post
LOL!! Tempting!
You get a discount. You are a fitness instructor!
post #8 of 25
See, you think this is funny, but you don't know about the 30 year old guy I am adopting as my son-in-law next June! :
Serious business.
That's OK, I bought him a Kirkwood pass. I'm pretty sure I can finish him off before the wedding.
I started last year.



Oh, thats right, California doesn't qualitfy.
post #9 of 25
Borat is funny.

This is more pathetic, than funny.
post #10 of 25
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Originally Posted by Telski View Post
This is more pathetic, than funny.
Yeah, a 30 year old skier that can't figure out how to move to the mountains himself. I did it when I was a lot younger than that. It involved living outside in the summer, in a woodshed in the winter, and food stamps at times, but if you really want to ski just go. You can be poor anywhere, you might as well do it in a beautiful place that has skiing. You just need to lower your standards.
post #11 of 25
yeah seriousally dude, I am sure you cna find a job in SLC. Doing something.
post #12 of 25
Cook, housekeeper, babysitter, bartender, chauffeur, security guard, personal assistant, maintenance man. Wow, you're cheap!

Cute post!
post #13 of 25
Cirquerider: See, you think this is funny, but you don't know about the 30 year old guy I am adopting as my son-in-law next June! Serious business.

Kinda hard to say no to that "adoption" huh? Man, am I happy not to have kids. Might get lonely for me and my wife in our old age (assuming that we make it to old age), but it sure is easy cruising right now.
post #14 of 25
funny!

well i don't live in the requested locales so you'll have to keep looking for your family...
post #15 of 25
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Originally Posted by BushwackerinPA View Post
yeah but you live in PA...what fun is that.
i know it sucks but at least we learn to ski on good old PA powder if we can ski that crap we can ski anything
post #16 of 25
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Originally Posted by rtopforever View Post
i know it sucks but at least we learn to ski on good old PA powder if we can ski that crap we can ski anything
no you cant.(well maybe you can but you dont learn how to ski 3 feet of snow from skiing on icey/hardpack) why does every eastern skier think cause they can ski their home resorts snow conditions they can ski anywhere? Powder, crud, avy debris, mank, wind buffed. hardly.

Now what I will agree on is your edging skills will be better than someone who only skis soft snow, but that only helps you while you "on" the snow and not "in" it.
post #17 of 25
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Originally Posted by Cirquerider View Post
See, you think this is funny, but you don't know about the 30 year old guy I am adopting as my son-in-law next June! :
Serious business.
That's OK, I bought him a Kirkwood pass....
You've already bought him a pass? Any sons in the family ?
post #18 of 25
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Originally Posted by bklyntrayc View Post
You've already bought him a pass? Any sons in the family ?
Get back trac, I have dibs!
post #19 of 25
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Originally Posted by karrieann View Post
funny!

well i don't live in the requested locales so you'll have to keep looking for your family...
Well, according to your profile, your B-Day is the day after mine. So, locations might be negotiable! ::wink wink::

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Originally Posted by mudfoot
Yeah, a 30 year old skier that can't figure out how to move to the mountains himself. I did it when I was a lot younger than that. It involved living outside in the summer, in a woodshed in the winter, and food stamps at times, but if you really want to ski just go. You can be poor anywhere, you might as well do it in a beautiful place that has skiing. You just need to lower your standards. .
While I wish I just made the move years ago, that I did not. So, now I have standards I have been living by, for the past 10 years. If I am to move anywhere, I need to make sure my life meets my minimum expectations. Currently, I am an HVAC Tech. I can get a job anywhere, but I am very picky about this. I will only work residentially. So far, I have not found a residential company out those ways yet. Out here, where we have a few million people packed into a tight space, a residential only company is easy to come by. Out where the people are spread out, companies need to diversify their business to survive. People have offered me jobs out in places I would like to live. They are not jobs related to my field. The problem is, they can not guarantee that they will have work for me next year. While the little red devil on my left shoulder is telling me just go, be poor and ski.... the old wise man on the right shoulder is telling me, "Don't be foolish!"
post #20 of 25
If you have a profession and "can get a job anywhere" then you have the best insurance available. What's the worst that can happen, you go broke and have to move back to your old home town and resume your present life? If the worst case scenario is that you get to ski out west for a year or two and return with great memories and stories you should be packing right now, because the season is about to start. Besides, if you do eventually end up back in the city you'll be able to cash in on your "mountain man" status with the girls for a couple of years. You'll make those metrosexuals look like wimps. It's a no lose proposition.

If your "minimum expectation" is that you will ski alot you'll do fine in a ski town. If you want an affluent lifestyle then you can stay where you are and save up for a two week vacation during which you will get a taste of the life you could be living. The choice is yours. The question is how committed are you to skiing. 90% of the people in ski towns moved there from somewhere else, so it can't be that tough.

I don't mean to be a jerk about this, but I have heard this same refrain from hundreds of people I have shared chair rides with. Everyone wants to live here, they just aren't willing to take the leap. You sound like you could not be in a better position to move to a ski town, you just want a guarantee, but it don't work that way. For god sakes man, nothing great would ever happen if people weren't foolish?

You coming, or should I look for you on the chair during your vacation?

Best wishes,

The Little Red Devil
post #21 of 25
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Originally Posted by mudfoot View Post
You coming, or should I look for you on the chair during your vacation?

Best wishes,

The Little Red Devil

This is a fantastic post. You ought to save it and use it whenever someone waffles about moving to ski country.

As for myself, I've got too many entanglements here to even waffle, so you'll have to look for me on the chair during my vacation...
post #22 of 25
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Originally Posted by mudfoot View Post

You coming, or should I look for you on the chair during your vacation?

Best wishes,

The Little Red Devil

Look for me on the lift. It will not be 2 weeks, but 9 days.

Who knows maybe I will be inspired after the trip this year to just get up, and go.

That will be around Vail and Beaver Creek from the 13th of Jan, to the 21st.

Planning on Beaver Creek on Sunday, and the following Saturday, and Vail on the weekdays.
post #23 of 25
mdf: Thought maybe you were close enough that I could push you over the edge. As soon as I graduated from college in the midwest I bought an old truck, packed it up and moved to the Rockies to ski. Been here over 30 years and never looked back. Wish I had a dollar for every tourist that told me they really wanted to move here but just couldn't get it together. Good thing very few of them did or it wouldn't be such a nice place to live and ski. Hope it works out for you one day if that's your dream. Good luck with the adoption.
post #24 of 25
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Originally Posted by mudfoot View Post
mdf: Thought maybe you were close enough that I could push you over the edge. As soon as I graduated from college in the midwest I bought an old truck, packed it up and moved to the Rockies to ski. Been here over 30 years and never looked back. Wish I had a dollar for every tourist that told me they really wanted to move here but just couldn't get it together. Good thing very few of them did or it wouldn't be such a nice place to live and ski. Hope it works out for you one day if that's your dream. Good luck with the adoption.
Hey, you've got me and the original poster mixed up. I left 30 behind long ago.

Moving when you are young is the key. Not only do you have the Warren Miller factor ("another year older") but you will be another year more entangled in your current life.

Actually, when I first came to New England, I was a lower-intermediate and Vermont was plenty of challange for me. Joined a ski house and did a lot of skiing. By the time I wanted/needed western skiing, I had a job I didn't want to leave, a not-serious-about skiing girlfriend, and I'd gotten used to having money. Now, 25 years later, I have a non-skiing wife, the same job, and elderly parents in town...

Fortunately, my son likes to ski and my wife understands (and likes to go different places), so we take a 1 week western family ski vacation. Plus, last year and this year, I've gotten an extra skiing week besides the family thing. And we make day trips to VT/ME/NH. Still not enough, but ....

My current goal is to maximize my incidental skiing. My company has a Colorado Springs office, so I keep trying to find a reason I have to go there (in the winter).

Hmmm, thinking back, over the years I've had four ski trips tacked onto business travel. If you discount the early years before it mattered, that works out to one every five years -- got to do better.
post #25 of 25
Sorry, got mixed up on the initials.

It certainly is easier to make a move before you get entangled in a serious career and family life. Big cities and careers accumulate gravity that requires an increasing amount of energy to reach escape velocity. I always say that I got retirement out of the way right after college. Now I have to keep working because of my late start on a career.
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