Snowy Sunday #08
Hey, what do you know… it snowed recently. And today is Sunday. Must be time for a brand new Snowy Sunday video.
Snowy Sunday Ep. 008 from Marty Mankins on Vimeo.
For the YouTube version, click on this link: Snowy Sunday Episode 008
Happy New Year
It’s a new year and not only does that mean snow on a regular basis [at least we hope so], but it also means weekly videos out here – each and every Sunday [sometimes bright and early, other times as late as this one is getting posted].
I also am going to make better efforts to post out here more often. This twice a week thing is getting to me, and I’m getting behind on posts that I wanted to post out here before now. I’m not really lazy… honest. I just let too much get in the way…. and trust me… that’s pretty easy to do.
So let’s hope I can get more posts out each week for 2009. Wish me luck.
Lucky you didn’t end up straddling one of those posts in a very uncomfortable position!
dave2 – Oh yeah… those posts kept getting closer with each run down the hill.
Blimey, I haven’t been sledding since I was a kid. How much fun was that? There was one point there where I thought you were going into that tree for sure 😉
kevin – Brings back memories, doesn’t it? I did some sledding as a kid, but growing up in Southern Calif. there wasn’t much snow. It was a lot of fun… and yes, that tree got a bit closer each time.
Had to of been difficult to balance the tripod as well as yourself.
That is the best fun! I wondered about the posts and the trees too but I guess an “old guy” like you can steer quite well 😉
I always stop when the brightness of the snow starts to hurt my eyes.
We haven’t had a good day to sled yet…one day was a high of negative 4 or something and not safe for the kids to be out, and the rest of the really snowy days were either school days (and I considered calling them in sick to have some fun but then went the responsible parent route) or so snowy and still snowing so it was dangerous to drive. I am hoping we get to go soon though! You are lucky to have that hill all to yourself! Where we go I have never seen it empty like that.
xisor – Actually, the legs of the tripod fit into the grooves on the sled. It was pretty stable… just had to hold it.
penelope – Thanks. My advancing age affords me the experience of steering out of danger (for the most part) 😉
tori – It was very bright out yesterday. I had my sunglasses on at the beginning, but needed to take them off because I couldn’t see the camera screen properly.
Hoping you guys get some good sledding days. It’s a lot of fun. The hill is normally packed with tons of kids, but early Sunday morning is empty for the first hour or so. As I was leaving, there were a few kids with their sleds walking up.
Which hill was that it looks like the one right off 123rd and 10th east….
breakaway9 – This hill is close to my house, just east of Jordan Parkway off Bullion, near giant power lines (close to where Sean use to live off Walden Wood)
I miss good snow. There’s a pretty good chance that we won’t go skiing this year, making it the first such year since 2003 and potentially the first year without visiting any *real* snow since 2002. Much sadness.
ren – Sorry you will miss this season. I know Utah is getting some really good snow in the mountains. So is a lot of resorts in Colorado. Much sadness indeed.
I’m with Ren. All I want is a good foot of snow. No demon ice storm, no sleet or freezing rain. No blizzard. Just a day or two in Austin with a foot of fluffy, fun snow.
whall – If I could ship this out, I’d send you a big truck load. But for some reason, it changes form and consistency before it reaches its destination.
I guess for now, you’ll have to hope it snows a lot in Austin. Sending snow karma your way.
I want to do a video of us sledding with Lilly on the sled with us. The ASPCA won’t come after me for that, will they?
kapgar – Now that’s a video I’d like to see. Nope, you’ll be safe, so long as Lilly doesn’t jump out mid-way down the hill and take a tumble… Maybe put her bed or a thick pillow on the sled and head down.
Whew, actually got a bit of motion sickness! Great job on these, and I notice we have very similar taste in music.
sj – Yeah, as many runs as I did that day, I started to get a bit dizzy.
I’ve been wanting to go sledding all winter! I need to go get a sled. We have LOTS of snow…
kilax – Sleds are pretty cheap… most sporting good stores have nice ones for under $20 (on sale). Take advantage of that snow before it’s gone.