Friday, March 14, 2008

ski for yourself

When I uploaded the videos below to YouTube, I chose “sports” as the category. I think you’ll agree with me that that’s a little optimistic.

1. Here’s me, trying to make a mountain out of a molehill:

2. I think I’m posing for a still photo:

3. AK gets her cross-country on:

4. AK carefully, carefully prepares herself to go downhill:

5. Check out AK’s Olympically intense concentration. This is what it takes to be an athlete, folks:


Jamie Asaye FitzGerald said...

What speed! What grace!

Cheryl said...

Are you sure you didn't mean "What speed? What grace?"?

Anonymous said...

OK - these totally made me smile. As someone who has never been on skis, this looks to be my kind of skiing.

Loved the dramatic narration! :)

Cheryl said...

I told Vivian that I went downhill skiing and she said she'd never been. I was like, "What?! But you're from such cold places!" She said, "Yep. Cold and flat." I was like, "Oh. Right."

Schrodinger's Kitten said...

9.8 from the Burbank judge. .2 off for self-referential narration.

Cheryl said...

Sigh...everyone knows the Burbank judge is the toughest, next to the Ukranian judge.

Laura and the family said...

You were brave to go down the hill without a helmet! Guess you would not want to look like a geek/nerd, right?

I remember the first time I went on skiing at South Lake Tahoe. Going on a ski was not a problem for me. But I was always stopped by the chair lift operator because I usually ended up being under the chair lift at every time I've tried to get off the chair fast enough. (It is alright to laugh at me.) So, I ended up having someone pushing me out of the chair lift.

Your cousin,

Unknown said...

my favorite is when ak asks, 'what are you doing?' and cheryl goes, 'i'm narrating'. how many times have i said that before?

Cheryl said...

L: The chairlift is definitely the scariest part, especially if you're not fond of heights (which I'm not).

V: Some things just call for narration, and some of us have a tendency to narrate. Words make life better!