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post #31 of 47
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I married a girl because she had a house in the Alps and her dad was an orthopedic surgeon.

What, what?
So... um... does she have a sister?
post #32 of 47
If you feel the same obscession for different reasons (psychologically), and have not laid the foundation for the time away from work (the dough), you may occaisionally have a panic attack when the endorphins wear off. but we're into fear here, right?!
post #33 of 47
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My obsession is wearing my boots while watching TV
Know exacty what you mean. I used to sleep with my skis in the bedroom. Till my wife told me to grow up. Sigh.
David
post #34 of 47
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Know exacty what you mean. I used to sleep with my skis in the bedroom. Till my wife told me to grow up. Sigh.
David
My beloved Tecnica TNT Explosions are next to my bed. They are the third and final pair of Explosions to reside there when not on the snow. Before them my Tecnica TNT racings were in that spot.

My wife doesn't even notice them now. They have become invisible, amazing really because they are of course screaming orange

My 9 pack Head tour tennis bag with my equally beloved multiple i-prestige MP racquets stowed inside is next to the boots.

Also invisible.

My Les Paul and one of my vintage strats are under the bed.

Yep, invisible.....

My Cameron Newport 2 Pro Platinum putter was there too just before we headed to AZ last month. Needed to get at it quick to practice up....

She told me to get that stupid putter out of her bedroom.

Any one know how to make a putter invisible?

post #35 of 47
While I'm fairly new to the sport, I can identify with all of the responses in this thread yet I can't explain my personal obsession with skiing. .

My brother urged me to take a short skiing vacation in Salt Lake City back in 2005. I was 47 at the time. I figured, "what the heck...it will be a good one time experience". The following year, 2006, I took my family on a winter ski trip and during that trip my son and I decided to do a spring trip in the same year.
In 2007 it was once again two ski trips - winter and spring
In 2008 I upped the ante and decided it made perfect sense to take a short trip in between the winter and spring trips. I mean, fishing is not that great at that time of the year and it's too cold to golf...right?
Now it's 2009 and it's three trips again! AND my son suggested that we extend our winter trip to two consecutive weeks since he has a month off from college.

I live in the deep south. I started skiing in 2005 and the young age of 47. And by 2010 I'll be skiing 22 to 24 days per season.

I don't know where this obsession is heading but I'm sure it will fade in 30 to 40 years.
post #36 of 47
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I don't know where this obsession is heading but I'm sure it will fade in 30 to 40 years.
Don't count on it. My dear uncle, who started me on this trail is still skiing at 84. Hope his new hip replacement can keep up with him.

I have a great deal of respect for you and anyone who takes up this passion as an adult. I started when I was a little boy. That time when you are immune to the cold and fear is what you feel when your teacher comes at you with a stern look. Many adults are too "sensible" to take up a sport that puts them on a hill, in harm's way. Shame really. Good for you.
David
post #37 of 47
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She told me to get that stupid putter out of her bedroom.

Any one know how to make a putter invisible?
The wife says no room for your putter in the bedroom? Damn shame. That can happen. Now as for making it "invisible," I can offer some suggestions, but will pm you so as to protect any young "golfers."
David
post #38 of 47
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The wife says no room for your putter in the bedroom? Damn shame. That can happen. Now as for making it "invisible," I can offer some suggestions, but will pm you so as to protect any young "golfers."
David
Remember, if your putter stays invisible for more than 4 hours, discontinue use and see your doctor immediately...
post #39 of 47
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Remember, if your putter stays invisible for more than 4 hours, discontinue use and see your doctor immediately...
Now you tell me. Shuda gone a year ago. Off to get some See-alis.
post #40 of 47
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The wife says no room for your putter in the bedroom? Damn shame. That can happen. Now as for making it "invisible," I can offer some suggestions, but will pm you so as to protect any young "golfers."
David
I get it...kinda like the arnold palmer/mrs palmer joke on the tonight show huh?

I was discussing a 33" long steel device used for rolling a small white ball into a hole.....

ah nevermind
post #41 of 47
Heck, I married a girl because she had a season pass to Alta. In those days, passes were in such high demand new passes were limited by lottery. If you lost the lottery, well, immediate family were eligable.

Last week, the absurdity of strapping sticks on one's feet to glide down a mountain hit me.

Then I thought of poor Spaulding Grey, who tended to be despondent anyway... joyfully discovering skiing late in life, becoming an avid skier, then getting terribly hurt in a car accident to the point where he couldn't ski. He threw himself from a ferry in the dead of night. Of course he did.... I did a run for old Spaulding.
post #42 of 47
Scruffy, I printed out your message of 1/18/09 and taped it on my desk. It's poetry. Thanks.
post #43 of 47
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Last week, the absurdity of strapping sticks on one's feet to glide down a mountain hit me.

Last summer, in the middle of a tennis game, it suddenly occurred to me that I was running my tail off, drenched in sweat, to hit a fuzzy little ball across the net to someone who planned to hit it right back to me....

Soccer (no hands allowed?), baseball (150 years of hitting a ball with a stick?), football (250-lb. guys running at each other full speed?) -- if the Martians are watching any of these, they'd think we're all crazy. But as that immortal poet Jimmy Buffet once said: if we weren't all crazy we would go insane. Not sure how that would translate into Martian, though.
post #44 of 47
What is it about skiing?

Freedom, harmony, joy, facing fear, nature.
post #45 of 47
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What is it about skiing?

Freedom, harmony, joy, facing fear, nature.
And I thought it was all about spending thousands of dollars and travelling thousands of miles (if fortunate) to harness the ultimate free energy source.
Don't get me started on sailing....
post #46 of 47
Skiing serves as a microcosm for life itself - except skiing is usually fun!!!!
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In a nutshell

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Skiing serves as a microcosm for life itself - except skiing is usually fun!!!!
I'll second that emotion!
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