Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Tuesday Tune vol 32 - Should I Stay Or Should I Go

Today's Tuesday Tune is Should I Stay Or Should I Go - The Clash.

Today is Tuesday March 16, 2010.  (Notice that I got the date right this time.)  Due to an arranged playgroup with my kindergarten Yahoo, I have the whole day to myself.  The WHOLE DAY! (At least until 3:30.) Do you have any idea how big it is to have the Whole Day?  (At least until 3:30.)  Trust me.  It's a big deal.

Last night, I was pumped and ready to spend the day skiing.  This morning?  Not so much.  I'm wondering if it's worth the effort.  I'm wondering if it's worth packing up the gear and whatnot.  I'm wondering if the drive will be enjoyable and if the mePod is ready.  I'm wondering if the snow will be soft.  It's 17 degrees at the resorts right now after being in the high 40s yesterday.  I like spring skiing as long as it's soft.  If it's hard and frozen, I play the Utah spoiled brat and do something else.   I'm also having reservations about spending the day alone.  I grew up skiing alone and sometimes prefer it.  Daddy worked at a ski resort, so I'd ride to work him, ski, then ride home with him.  (Alone, of course, because this is Utah and not many kids ski outside of the ski towns.  And that's why I grew up skiing alone.  I won't mention that I skied alone because I was weird - 'cause that's the real reason that I grew up skiing alone.) This year, however, I'm not enjoying the alone thing as much as normal.

What could I do if I don't go?  Who knows.  Prolly work.  And Read.  And run a few miles.  And clean something (ewe!)

Here's the deal.  I'm going to listen to The Clash's Should I Stay Or Should I Go, then decide.


Jessica said...

Take yourself to lunch and a movie. That, right there, is heaven.

dug said...

i can't even believe you're having this conversation with yourself.

go. ski.

Makell said...

Hi - I'm a blogstalker of yours! I thought your blog was hilarious when I came across it when I was looking up the Wasatch Back relay, and I check it out every so often for a good funny and dose of pleasurable reality.
This is absolutely going to sound desperate, which I am not, but I NEED a good ski group of women that rock and can kick my butt so that I become a better skier. I love to ski, ski by myself, am a good skier, but lately I have not enjoyed skiing alone as much. So I go with my friends - who I love love love, but they have only been skiing a short time and there really is no challenge.
Have you ever thought of getting a women's ski group together? I've been thinking a lot about it lately.... When I read this post I thought it was spot on - my exact thoughts this year. Just curious. I'm just throwing it out there..:)

rabidrunner said...

Dug's right - it's so very embarrassing that I had that conversation with myself.

Makell - hello and nice to make your acquaintance! I have considered a women's ski group. I went to this group at Sundance a few years ago but it ended up being a group of groomer gals. Don't get me wrong, I'm a groomer gal. I like groomers. But not all day, every day.

We should most definitely discuss this in detail.

Makell said...

Rabid -
I'm not an all groomer gal either - I will go on about anything, it just may not be pretty sometimes!
I live up in Layton and I noticed you're in Provo or down south somewhere, so where do you normally ski? I've always loved Snowbird and Alta, but the last few years I have had free passes to Powder Mountain and have ended up finding out that it is a nice little locals secret. I've got a couple of girls that are good skiers that would probably love to meet up with other woman skiers a few times each season. If you want, you can email me at makell.westenskow@gmail.com and we could talk more about this.
Thanks for responding - I usually don't leave comments and wasn't sure if that was sort of creepy or not! Hope to talk to you soon.