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The Girlfriend Chronicles

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I have just completed my second ski weekend with my girlfriend. Until she met me, she was a never-ever. I don't know if you recall, but some time ago I asked for input on the forum for navigating the trecherous relationship waters - snow? - of first ever tracks with a significant other not resulting in a last ever date.

The best advice I got boiled down to attitude and money, perhaps not in that order. I bought all the ski crap I could place my checkbook on to ensure she had all the stuff to make her comfortable. Ski socks, 13 or 14 various base layers, mid layers and shells. Hats and gloves. Good ski rental equipment. Add in the three private lessons, tickets, hotel and apres ski, and you have, with the single exception of an ill advised trip to the Carribean with a former Ms. Significant Other, the most expensive date in the history of the world.

As I was buying all this stuff months before the date in question , Ms. SO started to page through my ski magazines every once in a while. Genuine interest, perhaps? One day I heard her exclaim, "Hey, there's an article on grooming here!" I think she was a bit disappointed when she realized it had to with the makeup of the slopes and not her face. At least she's reading about it, right?

Jump forward to halfway through the first skiing date. Picture Ms. SO with me at the top of a slope. Think of me trying to figure out what green slope is wider and more shallow than Liz Taylor. The answer is: none, none more shallow. Now think of me trying to remember all that advice on Epicski about not taking your gal down anything more difficult than they can handle. Now think of me thinking about being single again, memories of her fading only about as quickly as I pay off my credit card bills.

Wipe out numbers one, two and three come and go. For that matter, so do four, five and six. But something happens. Or doesn't happen. No tears, no swearing, no sharp knee to the groin. Ms. SO laughs and laughs hard each time she face plants. She smiles. She kisses me. She says, later, lets do it again. She even says let's go skiing again. We do. We smile, etc. Hmmm, boy meets girl, takes girl skiing and boy keeps girl.

Well, maybe attitude is the most important thing. Hers anyway.

Regards,

Rob

[ January 27, 2003, 09:24 AM: Message edited by: rob ]
post #2 of 9
Would you still feel that way if it had been a bluebird day with a foot and a half of the lightest snow you'd ever skied?

Paying all that attention to her with everyone hooting about shreading up all the untouched?

Would you be saying under your breath, look at all this pow. What the hell am I doing with this woman when I could be rippin it up big time?

The big question is, did she make it worth your while later on?

You know the saying, "There are no friends on a powder day" not even girl friends!
post #3 of 9
And some moves will ensure no friends on a powder NIGHT...
post #4 of 9
Thread Starter 
Lars,

The answers to your questions: no, yes and yes.

Regards,

Rob
post #5 of 9
Ryan, have you been talking to my wife again?

Mark
post #6 of 9
I only got serious with my wife when:

She survived a "two blanket day" at Stowe without a whimper.

A week on the Alligash (Maine) after "ice out", snow still on the ground, portage the canoe through snow drifts ..... still no complaining .........

All depends on yer needs ...... and wants ????? [img]graemlins/evilgrin.gif[/img] [img]graemlins/angel.gif[/img]
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Originally posted by rob:
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I bought all the ski crap I could place my checkbook on to ensure she had all the stuff to make her comfortable. Ski socks, 13 or 14 various base layers, mid layers and shells. Hats and gloves....tickets, hotel and apres ski...the most expensive date in the history of the world. [QB]
Dude, if things don't work out, send me a PM.
post #8 of 9
Badrat:

Dude, it's unseamly to seek a date from someone who is financially tapped out.

Mark
post #9 of 9
Rob, warning be careful of what you say. Your SO just may get addicted to skiing and find her way here!
Also my dear husband has been grumbling that he created a monster! I make him get up early, do bumps, and lately I have been making noises about needing new skis.
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