So, Chris's roommate has swine flu. She claims that she is not contagious anymore, so who knows. I was interested on the drugs which that have been using and many doctors have been administering antibiotics to people that are ill. Many don't know that antibiotics do not cure the virus, but it only kills the bacteria. So basically, someone can be on antibiotics, but they are not cured of the illness. Doctors are also using antiviral right now, and this actually has the potential to kill the virus, cutting down on the spreading to others it could do. Essentially this is what the swine flu shot is, but of course many places are running out of this shot and H1N1 is becoming a national emergency. Therefore, others can still get sick. Actually my good friends Linds brought this to my attention the other day. Since it is fall I am worried about getting the flu, at the most a cold. I have been trying to stay on top of my game and trying to be healthy. Chris and I lysoled the entire house yesterday, and I used febreeze at my house today to try and kill any bacteria that may be hanging out on the remotes, the couches, the handles of appliances, etc. Of course because we were looking out for our own health this angered his roommate. Ha! I was bummed in the first place that she didn't tell us that she has a cold, I know that that is the first thing that I do when I am not feeling top notch is a tell (basically warn) those who I live with so they can take the right precautions to staying healthy. The next battle I have been dealing with and constantly trying to remind myself is to wash my hands and not to touch my face. It has been pretty easy, I carry around some hand sanitizer with me while I am at school. Actually a lot of people that I have talked to about getting sick they say school is the # 1 place they are worried about. Think of how many different germs are going around there! Woooah! Lastly, on top of Chris's roommate being ill, both of mine have colds. That is the one downer about having roommates, because a cold or an illness can spread easily to other people rather than just keeping it in house. I was afraid that Chris was going to get the swine, give it to me and then I would give it to my roommates who would give it to their girlfriends and so on, luckily (knock on wood) none of this has happened yet!
Gentlemen,I'm making an appeal for a pair of bindings for Betsy's daughter,Elizabeth. She is in her final year at University of Nevada, Reno,and as Greg knows, is a skier I've supported for many years now.Elizabeth is, in addition to her skiing skills, a nationally rankedmountain biker who's competed in 4 NORBA national championships andwas the winner of her category in 2005. She lives in the Tahoe areaand through her biking and skiing is quite well known, skiing atSquaw, Northstar, and Boreal. She is also sponsored (product andgear) by Red Bull for her biking--no mean feat in any sport.To her skiing: Elizabeth was a prominent junior racer in RMD withthe Aspen Ski Club and later with Crested Butte Academy. She turnedto big mountain based on her time in the Crested Butte extremeterrain, and added park and pipe to her repertoire when she got toTahoe. Kate Stahler knew Elizabeth as a kid racer in Aspen and usedher as a model for the last two seasons, as well as using her in thebooth in Las Vegas the past two years. Nordica picked her up forskis and boots last year as a result of Andy Hare meeting her on thefirst modeling project, although that has not apparently beencontinued. She is an incredible supporter of any of the people andcompanies who've supported her.Four seasons ago I got her connected with Alan Trimble, the Mahres'old Lange rep and present Armada designer, and Elizabeth has risento become his number one women's ski tester based on consistentfeedback, enthusiasm, and prompt professional responses to testproduct. She has most recently become one of the head travelcoaches for the Northstar free ski team, meaning she and her kidsand Armadas will be attending events all around California andNevada, at least.I have been funding bindings for Elizabeth for some time. I'd liketo get her one pair of Griffons for the new skis Alan plans to sendher. She'll also be using a pair of Jesters and a pair of GriffonsI got for her through Bill Bird and Greg in the past. She is a"Marker only" skier in any event.Any help would obviously be greatly appreciated!Many thanks and best to you both. I hope all is well and businesscontinues to get better.So a big thanks to everyone that has helped me out of the last couple years. I am beyond thankful. If I can ever return the favor, please do not hesitate to ask. Without all the support that I get there is no way that I would be able to pursue the sports that I love the most.
I have this obsession of an idea right now. I really want to get a lomo camera, or a classic polaroid camera. Of course a polaroids are hard to get your hands on now a days, unless you are lucky enough to come across one in a thrift store (good news! Polaroid is actually going to start reproducing these awesomely fun picture takers!). I have a bunch of photos from a few years ago from when my old roommate Chelsey and I went down to Santa Cruz for the weekend; we brought down her Polaroid and snapped away. The pictures are awesome, the natural effects of the development. Hard to actually explain unless you know what I am talking about. I am trying to find a way to scan them on to my comp so that I will be able to treasure then digitally. Lomography is another type of outrageous film camera too that I would just LOVE to get my hands on. Lomo cameras were invented by a man in Russian back in the 60s, now they are just becoming a hot commodity. I want to be able to travel around and take amazing photos that are skewed in some forms. I remember last year when I was at a photo shoot with the amazing Alexa Miller that she was talking about the endless possibilities of old film; the ideas she was sharing were amazing and stuff I would never thinking of. I have been browsing a lot of photography blog sites now looking for different photo techniques and all that jazz, but most of it has to do with digital work...that is not what I want to do.... granted I do intend on having them on my computer..ha! But none of that photo shop stuff! Plus, lomo's have all sorts of crazy fun accessories. I have my eye set on the Diana F+ with a flash or the Lomo LC A+. I remember when I first saw a Lomo, I think it was either on Fredflare.com or on Urban Outfitters (suprise...my 2 favorite websites! ha!) but I was interested the moment that I saw them. Of course when I actually did have money buying one never crossed my mind, since I will potentially be traveling a lot from here on out why not spend some scrilla on one when I have it?!
I'm selfish, impatient, and a little insecure. I make mistakes, I am out of control, and at times hard to handle, but if you can't handle me at my worst, then you sure as hell don't deserve me at my best."
One of the girls on the team was nice enough to be there for support and take some pics the entire weekend. Marian actually was one of the main people who got me in to the idea of joining the UNR team. She and her boyfriend Cody have been extremely helpful this entire season to me.
Have a better time than most can dream
Have it better than the best
And so can pull on through
Whatever tears at us
Whatever holds us down
And if nothing can be done
We'll make the Best of What's Around - "the best of whats around" Dave Matthews Band (Friggin' love this song...reminds me of one of my bessssssst friends)
Oh my baby see I ask for nothing more
I wanna show you that my love is for real
Oh pretty girl what gave you the right to steal
My heart, it's in your hands
Oh your beauty occupies all of my land
Well I am, yes sir, just a man in love- Trevor Hall "31 Flavors"
Youll need them, your boat is at sea
Your anchor is up, youve been swept away
And the greatest of teachers wont hesitate
To leave you there, by yourself,
Chained to fate - "I alone" - Live
You can’t stop me and you already know
The best days of our lives have yet to come - "Night on Fire" - VHS or Beta
6-year-old Colorado boy floats away in balloon
A sibling saw the boy get into the craft Thursday morning. Officials were concerned that the boy may have fallen out of it, an undersheriff said.
Margie Martinez of the Weld County Sheriff's Office said a sibling saw Falcon Heene climb into the basket before the balloon took off from his parents' Fort Collins, Colorado home.
Since the door on the balloon was unlocked, it's possible the boy had fallen out, Martinez said.
The balloon appeared to be a saucer-shaped, Mylar-coated helium balloon, similar to a party balloon. The craft was drifting eastward, authorities said. The helium balloon was tethered to the boy's family home, the Larimer County Sheriff's Department said. The boy got into the craft Thursday morning and undid the rope anchoring it.
The department said the dome-shaped balloon is 20 feet long and 5 feet high.
"The structure at the bottom of the balloon that the boy is in is made of extremely thin plywood and won't withstand any kind of a crash at all," said Erik Nilsson, Larimer County emergency manager, according to CNN affiliate KMGH.A dispatcher received a call Thursday morning, and emergency services personnel were contacted, Larimer County Sheriff's Department spokeswoman Kathy Davis said.
A balloon company has been contacted and several media outlets offered to help track the balloon with their helicopters, Davis said.
"We're trying to determine the best course of action," Davis said. "This is a first and we'll do what we need to do."
Authorities said police cars were tracking the balloon, which was believed to be drifting about 8,000 feet off the ground. The FAA was notifying planes in the area, said Mike Fergus, agency spokesman in the Mountain Region.
They are "preventing air conflicts" by letting aircraft know of the location of the balloon and keeping the airspace free.
Cpl. Eric Wynn of the Colorado State Patrol told CNN, "At this point I think they're trying to evaluate the safest way to get that balloon down.""I think our involvement at this point is we have officers on the ground."
According to Wynn, authorities are worried about where the balloon could safely land, avoiding buildings and power lines.