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Fix the damn software. Hold a bake sale & pay the bills. Whatever...

I need my fix of inane banter. And time travel. And...
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I don't think he can hear you in here.
Just a guess.
They talk about skiing a lot in here.
Ski this, ski that, ski blah blah.....
Where's the inane banter when you need it?
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Ski this on 68 mm skis, ski that on 68 mm skis, ski blah blah.....
Fixed it for ya!
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BTW, it's "carving" or "arcing?".
I do these two things at A) thanksgiving and B) when I'm trying to fix the fuse panel in the basement.
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I've often pondered which is worse - the long, nonsensical political diatribes or the long, nonsensical discussions about skidded carving. But I guess you can always avoid the padded room and the instruction forums.

If we're having a bake sale, can we get KQ to fork over the recipes?
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How do I Ski this, Whats your favorite ski that, ski blah blah.....
And another variation.
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Fix the damn software. Hold a bake sale & pay the bills. Whatever...

I need my fix of inane banter. And time travel. And...
Yes, it is raining outside. Again. The PNW dangles a few days of sunshine in front of us, luring us into thinking it's summertime - then snatches it away.

I am bored, too. I have the morning off. I'd planned to go demo some shiny new bikes, but not while it's pouring.

Re: time travel, are you watching the new Doctor Who?

I have absolutely nothing to say about skiing, except I wonder when we'll stop seeing Alpental open again! threads. I'm surprised no one has complained about them yet!
post #8 of 23
BWAHHH. I went to go on for the first time in a week or so and it's down. What luck...
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BTW, it's "carving" or "arcing?".
I do these two things at A) thanksgiving and B) when I'm trying to fix the fuse panel in the basement.
This just scares me. But so does the fact that I can just "picture" it happening. :
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Yes, it is raining outside. Again. The PNW dangles a few days of sunshine in front of us, luring us into thinking it's summertime - then snatches it away.

I am bored, too. I have the morning off. I'd planned to go demo some shiny new bikes, but not while it's pouring.

Re: time travel, are you watching the new Doctor Who?

I have absolutely nothing to say about skiing, except I wonder when we'll stop seeing Alpental open again! threads. I'm surprised no one has complained about them yet!
People who want to stop skiing for warmer weather annoy me, and if you posted this on TGR I wouldn't be so polite in mentioning it.

Oh, if you don't like rain, why the fok do you live in Washington? :
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People who want to stop skiing for warmer weather annoy me, and if you posted this on TGR I wouldn't be so polite in mentioning it.

Oh, if you don't like rain, why the fok do you live in Washington? :
Actually, I've been trying to figure out how to get away either to Mt Hood or Utah this weekend, but unfortunately it's not going to happen. Alpental isn't fun from my point of view because it's moguled everywhere from top to bottom.

I live in Washington primarily for job-related reasons. My husband and I have specialized professions, and this area allows us to work within a few miles of each other. There are lots of things I like about the region, but the rain gets old, especially in the late springtime, when it's been raining already for months on end. Pretty much everyone here feels this way right now, natives and transplants alike. When I know that the rain is fresh snow in the mountains, it's not so bad, but now - meh.
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Actually, I've been trying to figure out how to get away either to Mt Hood or Utah this weekend, but unfortunately it's not going to happen. Alpental isn't fun from my point of view because it's moguled everywhere from top to bottom.

I live in Washington primarily for job-related reasons. My husband and I have specialized professions, and this area allows us to work within a few miles of each other. There are lots of things I like about the region, but the rain gets old, especially in the late springtime, when it's been raining already for months on end. Pretty much everyone here feels this way right now, natives and transplants alike. When I know that the rain is fresh snow in the mountains, it's not so bad, but now - meh.
Ya see? This is entirely too reasonable a response, given my inflammatory post, where are the flames? Probably put out by the grayness of epic. Sigh, I need to go off on some idiot kid posting stupid sh1t. I'm all outta balance having only this haven for relentless mildness available.
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Ya see? This is entirely too reasonable a response, given my inflammatory post, where are the flames? Probably put out by the grayness of epic. Sigh, I need to go off on some idiot kid posting stupid sh1t. I'm all outta balance having only this haven for relentless mildness available.
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Pretty much everyone here feels this way right now, natives and transplants alike. When I know that the rain is fresh snow in the mountains, it's not so bad, but now - meh.
I love the rain. Especially washington rain. It is the best rain in the country. It rarely rains too hard, most of the time it is just gentle misting but even when it storms it is nothing like storm in other places.. Its always the perfect temperature when it's raining, never too cold, never too warm. The air tastes cool and moist. I love hiking in the rain, I love biking in the rain, I love just walking in the rain, I even LOVE skiing in the rain. Skiing in the rain is amazing, the slopes are always empty and the snow is always beautiful, fast and smooth, yet soft.
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I love the rain. Especially washington rain. It is the best rain in the country. It rarely rains too hard, most of the time it is just gentle misting but even when it storms it is nothing like storm in other places.. Its always the perfect temperature when it's raining, never too cold, never too warm. The air tastes cool and moist. I love hiking in the rain, I love biking in the rain, I love just walking in the rain, I even LOVE skiing in the rain. Skiing in the rain is amazing, the slopes are always empty and the snow is always beautiful, fast and smooth, yet soft.
How about Pina Coladas?
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Sorry. Don't swing that way.
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Originally Posted by PhilT View Post
I love the rain. Especially washington rain. It is the best rain in the country. It rarely rains too hard, most of the time it is just gentle misting but even when it storms it is nothing like storm in other places.. Its always the perfect temperature when it's raining, never too cold, never too warm. The air tastes cool and moist. I love hiking in the rain, I love biking in the rain, I love just walking in the rain, I even LOVE skiing in the rain. Skiing in the rain is amazing, the slopes are always empty and the snow is always beautiful, fast and smooth, yet soft.
Whoa, Phil, sounds like you're about to burst into song
Most of the time I don't mind the rain. I'm glad somebody loves it. But I'm ready for summer, with day after day of brilliant warm sunshine giving way to cool nights; and the endless lazy evenings sitting by the pond, sipping local wine and watching the hot air balloons drifting by; and finding a certain meditative zen as my feet spin at 90 rpm on a road bike, carrying me across the rolling hills of country backroads.

This is turning into the waxing poetic thread...
post #18 of 23
Plenty of opportunity for inane banter in the Supporter Lounge if you want to pony up $20/year.
Helps keep the lights on with no need for a bake sale.

Not complainin' .................Just sayin!
post #19 of 23
There are places in the PNWet where it only rains ~10 inches per year. Sadly, this aint one of them. I moved 26 miles and doubled the rainfall. Phooey.
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There are places in the PNWet where it only rains ~10 inches per year.
Every time I visit one of these "less rainy" PNW places (San Juan islands, Spokane, etc.)...

...it rains.
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Every time I visit one of these "less rainy" PNW places (San Juan islands, Spokane, etc.)...

...it rains.
There's a place that is in the middle of Admiralty Inlet where it rains less than 10" per year. Unfortunately, there's no land there.
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There's a place that is in the middle of Admiralty Inlet where it rains less than 10" per year. Unfortunately, there's no land there.
So the driest place in Washington is...in water?
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So the driest place in Washington is...in water?
Oh, no. Just west of the Cascade Crest. Go over to Dry Falls and Soap Lake for dry conditions. George is another hot spot. There are lots more.
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