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post #31 of 50
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Originally Posted by Richie-Rich View Post
Yes, even my not-so-avid-skier friends/family find it annnoying. So thats why I come onto Epic to talk to those who love to ski as much or more than me...if not for it, I would explode.
And with your new eco GMC you can talk to your friends that can talk about the environment, low fuel consuption, the perils of mass consumerism (leasing) and other fun subjects.

So you do not have to bore them about skiing.
post #32 of 50
It's very important in life knowing how to choose the people you want to do something with! I mean, I would never go fishing with my girlfriend. That's why I don't take her skiing either! I guess we have nothing in common )
post #33 of 50
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Originally Posted by Metaphor_ View Post
Two profoundly despise it. Another one told me his interest dropped off the more I talked about it. I have only positive things to say about skiing too
Maybe if you talked about how much it sucks and whatnot they will be interested in going... Make it sound miserable and lazy, mix in a buffet and a bar, then maybe they'll want to go. Tell them skiing is just a cover for geting hammered in the lodge away from the wife. They'll go next time.
post #34 of 50
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Originally Posted by DoWork View Post
Maybe if you talked about how much it sucks and whatnot they will be interested in going... Make it sound miserable and lazy, mix in a buffet and a bar, then maybe they'll want to go. Tell them skiing is just a cover for geting hammered in the lodge away from the wife. They'll go next time.
I have actually tried that approach!
post #35 of 50
This is what ski forums are for!

I didn't have any friends who wanted to talk about skiing, either. But then I joined Epic and TheSkiDiva. Problem solved.

What can I say -- some people have just not seen the light.

BTW, if they don't want to talk about skiing, what on earth DO they want to talk about??? :
post #36 of 50
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Originally Posted by slider View Post
On a side note I had a ski picture blown up the other day and when the wife saw it she says."You can't see anything but your hand!" : I said,"Ahhh yeah."
slider, that's hysterical! I mean really, that's like some sort of cartoon!
Take that to work and show it around!
I think this would actually be a great idea for metaphor (the username) at work. If he brought in a photo like this they'd really think he was nuts.
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wife: But how can anyone tell it's you? How can I tell it's you?
slider: Well, can't you see the glove? That's my glove - and pole!
wife: That's great. Your going to put up a picture of a glove..and pole!
slider: It's about the snow and being there. Just a glove in a cloud of snow.
wife: Your right. Sometimes I think I married a glove and a pole in a cloud!
post #37 of 50
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Originally Posted by Tog View Post
slider, that's hysterical! I mean really, that's like some sort of cartoon!
Take that to work and show it around!
I think this would actually be a great idea for metaphor (the username) at work. If he brought in a photo like this they'd really think he was nuts.
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wife: But how can anyone tell it's you? How can I tell it's you?
slider: Well, can't you see the glove? That's my glove - and pole!
wife: That's great. Your going to put up a picture of a glove..and pole!
slider: It's about the snow and being there. Just a glove in a cloud of snow.
wife: Your right. Sometimes I think I married a glove and a pole in a cloud!
Can't show Skiing pictures at work! Only Harley's and large dead Mammals. This one will slay you. Same day I skied this knoll above the Beginners chair. Had it enlarged also. She sees this shot ......."It says SLOW and your going too fast." Anyway, most people just don't have the urge like us skiers. I guess you just have to be there.
post #38 of 50
I have a very good friend who just won't talk to people who don't ski. He says if they don't ski something must be wrong with them so why bother.
post #39 of 50
Thread Starter 
Wow, thanks for all the responses! I really feel like I'm in good company with you guys.

I see how it's similar to the geek talk my geeky friends and I get into - nobody wants to hear about, say, Battlestar Galactica if they're not a fan. They do say friends come and go - I guess this is one of the reasons why. Time will tell what happens. Thanks for your input! Your perspectives have added tons of value to me.
post #40 of 50
Friends come and go and come and go. The ones that go and come just don't get it even some of the ones that do, don't. Get it? A good way to make some more friends that do get it is wut u found here. Put on your list of things to do next season.....hit an epic gathering. I made a couple this year, everybody i met Gets It.
post #41 of 50
jimmy, you been cloud skiing yet?
post #42 of 50
Slider, another great photo! You are skiing quite close to the cameraman no?
I take it you're using flash? What's the camera that has such a quick shutter response from when you push the button?
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Can't show Skiing pictures at work! Only Harley's and large dead Mammals -Slider
Ok, well maybe show them this one:
Grizzly Bear at Big Sky

Metaphor,
You should take a look at "How Big is your quiver" thread and look at some of the nut jobs like Rossi Smash in there. You'll feel even more at home.
post #43 of 50
Actually, even to those of us who are passionate about skiing, people who can think and talk about nothing except skiing soon seem boring, especially if they only talk about themselves.
post #44 of 50
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by raspritz View Post
Actually, even to those of us who are passionate about skiing, people who can think and talk about nothing except skiing soon seem boring, especially if they only talk about themselves.
Hm, are you referring to someone in particular? (It may be premature to dismiss someone as simply ski-obsessed/crazy when posting on a ski forum)
post #45 of 50
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Originally Posted by comprex View Post
jimmy, you been cloud skiing yet?
Yup last couple of evenings, visibility sucked but they was powder dayz. Boottop drifted to chest deep, i could feel the coldness on my legs then gone and back then over my knees, hips deep feel the cold and then the cold is rolling up my chest into my face i can't see i can't breathe.... i need to go inside and get my goggles. Get it?
post #46 of 50
Here's a tip- if any of your friends like to play hockey, they will love skiing. If they love wakeboarding, waterskiing, rollerblading, going to the gym, etc... they will probably love skiing. If they love cribbage, buffets, playing video games, sunbathing or reading books, they probably won't. It takes a special type of person, and some just aren't down...
post #47 of 50
Lucky that my older friends are mostly people I've been skiing with forever. Because don't think anyone over the age of 30 or so is likely to take up skiing from scratch unless they want to marry you and it's spelled out in the prenup. Just too much pounding and humiliation. And if they don't ski, they're not going to hang on your ski stories. (I even geek out my skiing buddies when it comes to gear.) Just is what it is. Find something else to go on about and come here for a fix.
post #48 of 50
Oh my gosh, and you like Battlestar Gallactica too!  How cool. If I was on a chair with you we could talk about how intense Adama is, how hot some of those pilots are, and then take flight ourselves on the runs below. 

It has been fun reading the funny responses.  In my earlier post (as EJL) I mentioned the panorama view.  To my homebound cohorts, I'll just say, "it sure is beautiful out there! Just sitting on the chairlift is worth the price of the lift ticket." 

In December 2001 I won a ski trip to Park City. I called a buddy who had not been on skis since he got engaged (on the Sheer Bliss chair at Snowmass) and told him "I have an offer for you your wife can't refuse!"  [Airfare, four days of lodging and lift tickets in Park City, no cost.]  He came with me and it re-invigorated him and with his wife and two daughters they are a skiing family!

EJL
Bloomfield Hills, MI
post #49 of 50
Great post from a young person. I'm 46 and live in Houston. There are plenty of Houstonians who ski, but these people don't live near me. The people who do either 1. don't want to run the risk of looking dumb trying something they are not used to doing, 2. married to someone who doesn't like spending time outside and/or in the cold/snow 3. see me with my twice reconstructed knee, ankle with the bone graft, and shoulder with the screw holding the labrum/ant capsule together and think I'm a nutcase who does crazy things. In any case, they don't get into a conversation with me about skiing. They also don't get in a conversation with me when I talk about hiking, backpacking or biking...
Fortunately, I agreed to be a Venture Crew advisor. We need consultants as part of the program, so I trust, when it's time to take the crew skiing, I have any number of consultants available from here

FYI, a Venture Crew is a Boy Scout unit designed for kids 14-20 and it's co-ed. It replaced "Explorers" for people who remember that program.
post #50 of 50
Our cycling group used to meet a lot for parties. The talk was always cycling, more so with the guys, gear and racing and all.  Some people began to refer to the lack of range of topics as "bike breath". Something you can only indulge with like souls
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