Monday, October 25, 2010

It's ski season!

This webcam shot is the view from the deck at the base lodge at the Arapahoe Basin Ski Area today.

Colorado ski season officially opened yesterday at Loveland Ski Area, followed quickly by today's opening at Arapahoe Basin.

Most Colorado ski areas will open sometime in November.

Since my last day of skiing was Memorial Day, I'm eager to get my skis on and take a few turns at A-Basin.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Bully Goat.

Since a Colorado Springs-area woman was recently attacked by a mountain lion, and since a hiker was recently killed in Washington by a mountain goat, I thought you'd want to know what to do if you're ever attacked by one. Click here and learn.

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Welcome to the Family, Charlie the Hedgehog!

He's little.
He's kind of spikey.
But he's cute, and now he's ours.

His name is Charlie.
He is a hedgehog.

We gave him to Sophie last night at her 10-year-old birthday party.

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

I really like those Chilean miners' t-shirts.

Those who know me well know that I don't think too highly of "Jesus Junk".

But I really like those Chilean miners' t-shirts. Might even try to get me one...

Have you seen the words on the back of their shirts?

Spanish: "Porque en su mano estan los profundidades de la tierra, Y las alturas de los montes son suyas."

English: "In his hand are the depths of the earth;
the heights of the mountains are his also."

These are the words of Psalm 95, verse 4.

And so, while people around the world wait for the last man to be hauled up out of that deep hole in the earth, the Obsessive Skier offers up this prayer:

Thank you, Father in Heaven, for the faith being proclaimed by so many of the Chilean miners being rescued today. Thank you for the enduring hope of their families and rescuers that helped them to persevere. And thank you for ruling providentially over all of our lives. We rejoice together with people around the world today as each man is released from the Fenix 1 capsule. We pray for each of the 33 miners and their families to recover fully and remember your purposes for their lives. At the same time, we realize that there are still so many suffering in this world. We pray that you would rescue them too. And in those moments to come when we're trapped in our own sufferings and you are our only hope of rescue, help us to keep trusting in You. In Jesus' name, Amen.

Thank you for the photos.

Friday, October 1, 2010

"Lovin' my new ride."

For my birthday, my family got me this awesome new bike. I'm now a bicycle commuter.

Maybe someday, the roads in Boulder County will look like this...

HT: Signs Signs
(Thanks, "Signs Signs")