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Old 05-27-2014, 11:55 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Am I the only Super Nerd?

I'm not ashamed. I admit it. I am such a nerd for snowboarding.

Since we're pretty much rockin' the off season, I've been doing my own daily and weekly uhhh... stuff to keep stoked at work.

For instance:

There's a white board in a shared area near my office. It has a countdown that I update daily. Today is 172 days until Stevens Pass opens.

My co-worker is fun and plays along (kinda -- because I make him). He tried to call me out on not updating it today. He said it was 172 days last Friday. Uh no, no it wasn't. It was 176 days on Friday and I updated it while he was out at a site visit this morning which is why he didn't see it change. :P Try to catch me forgetting will you? Unh uh. Not gonna happen.

Additionally, every week, I pick a new Snowboarder of the Week and make my co-workers guess who it is. HINT: It's NOT Shaun White, so quit guessing Shaun White. What am I, a 14 year old boy? Snowboarder of the week gets his or her picture as my desktop wallpaper, lucky them!

I was going to make a paper chain to rip off days until the hill opens, but figured the white board was more interactive. And by interactive, I mean I can force people to talk to me about snowboarding.

I haven't been wearing my new boots around the office lately, but I did that for like 2 days straight when they first turned up in the mail.

Oh, and at lunch time, I've been crocheting wool gaitors to keep my neck all toasty next winter!

So I realize I'm probably Queen of the Nerds, but please tell me I'm not the only major dork?
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Wouldn't say "Nerd"!!!!!

More like a Snowboard "Junkie"!!!!!
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You may be!


Me? I'm more of a snowboard "Spaz!"


Snowboarding ROCKS!!! Enjoy being the "Cool" nerd!!
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You're special.
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Old 05-28-2014, 12:28 AM   #6 (permalink)
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ummm just go to Timberline. It's not that far from you.

Yes.
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Old 05-28-2014, 12:30 AM   #7 (permalink)
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I like "junkie". That seems pretty accurate.

Also, it's ok, you guys can make fun of me. I view it as being jumped into the gang. One of my instructors called me Short Bus for the duration of his lesson, and I bought him a beer afterward because he was a great teacher. So do your worst.

All that aside, there's nothing that makes me happier, so I'm just trying to hang onto it all year. I'm tired of being so cool that I can't get excited about things that I love. Especially things I love more than breathing.

And hey, if you're nice, I might even make you a gaitor.
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After my second time on a snowboard, I went and spent more than $1,000 on equipment. Board, binders, boots, helmet, etc. I wasn't even linking turns yet! I just knew I wanted, needed good gear cuz I was going to be going out to ride as much as possible. I maxed out a few cc's on trips north to a bigger hill, etc. etc.

I have downloaded gigabytes of "Snow Porn!" I sit in my rig, watching POW vids on my laptop. Dreaming of the day I can get to ride that kind of POW! I've got a shitload of SA, and YT boarding tutorials that I watch, over & over.

I compulsively check this forum day & night,.....!






Still think you're the "only" nerd here?
You're just another one of "Us!!" Congrats & condolences! lol!
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I'll be nice, where do you live in Wa?

Wheres my gaitor?



Wait what's a gaitor?
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ummm just go to Timberline. It's not that far from you.

Yes.
Maybe. Probably can't. Work has a rule about no vacay from now thru Sept. We're busiest in summer. Plus I already took every Monday off for 10 weeks in a row Feb - April.

Plus my husband has these funny ideas about me putting away the board and helping with home reno projects so we can get the house refi'd next month.

But I'm not on the hunt for solutions. Just being a geek.
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