Iâ€™ve been remiss in my writing for a while now, so here I am catching myself up! Iâ€™ve been picking up more events recently, which is good, but Iâ€™ve not been snowboarding enough, which is bad.
So far this season Iâ€™ve been to Whistler a couple of times and hit the Snoqualmie as well. I had an epic fail on my second trip to Whistler, using oneâ€™s head as a pivot for a cartwheel is not recommended for ones neck or shoulders. I injured myself on the 27th of December and a month later itâ€™s still not healed right. Not to mention the injury I have on my left arm, or the bad knees, or ankles… But am I going to let that kind of crap stop me from enjoying the snow? Hell No!
I picked a good day to go to Snoqualmie, there was six inches of fresh powder the night before heading up, and I was pleasantly surprised on the available runs. Theyâ€™re wide open and I can get my speed on, which is one of the reasons I love snowboarding. Iâ€™m not one for fancy tricks or jumps, although I can see the appeal in Snowcross as something I wouldnâ€™t mind trying as itâ€™s based more on speed and navigation than jumps and tricks. I didnâ€™t injure myself which also leads me to like Snoqualmie a little more than I thought, since itâ€™s been a rough year for finding new and interesting ways to hurt myself.
The events side is a little more interesting, Iâ€™ve been on a few calls to the top of the Space Needle, not just on the observation deck, but on the actual roof and outer fixtures of the needle. They call it â€œwalking the haloâ€ I call it a 360 degree view of Seattle and the surrounding area that is unmatched with anything else Iâ€™ve ever seen. No only are you walking out 500+ feet off the ground with only a harness and tether keeping you from falling, but you get an unobstructed view of Mt Rainier, Mt Baker, the Cascades and the Olympics, a view that very few others have had the chance to see.
The two different gigs I got the chance to be a part of that included the Needle I had clear winter days, and the view was spectacular. I only wish I had taken my good camera and not just my small one, but alas no large objects that canâ€™t be tethered to you are allowed.
Now Iâ€™m getting ready for the roll out of the 1000th 767 for Boeing, it should be fun as we have a short amount if time to install a serious lighting rig. I love the challenges, if it were boring I wouldnâ€™t want to be a part of it!