Off to Ski the Blizzard

Quote of the Day:

If you’re not making mistakes, then you’re not doing anything.” John Wooden

Making final preparations for my trip to Lake Tahoe, TB had a moment for contemplation. And you know what that means…..no eye-rolling please….

In the literal sense, I almost always know exactly where I am; in the metaphysical I can triangulate my location to within a few meters. But I do not now, nor have I ever known where the hell I was going. Oh, at times I thought I knew, but I didn’t. I think that’s another reason why I love travellin. I’ve written before that I am an anticipator and of all the pleasure anticipatin a trip entails. But I also take great comfort in knowing my future, if only for a brief duration. Subject to the ever-present threat of calamity, I’ll be skiing for the next week, oblivious to almost everything else that matters in my world, and to everything that does not. For those of you who give a damn, you might make a mental note that theme of my memoirs has just been publicly stated for the first time. Not that I’m predicting a future of TB toiling away at the keyboard or anything, for dang sure I’m not planning anything of the sort–predicting and planning would be imprudent, impertinent, vaguely impudent; but, well, it’s possible.

If I’m not hospitalized, drunk or too sore to type, I hope to post from the mountain next week, so be sure to tune in. My plan is to see funny things. I’ve had a bit of trouble with that lately.

Finally, I have made a major decision today that I feel I should share with the world. I do not really care one way or another for golf, though I do take note of the headlines. Not only that, but every year I have taken a rooting interest against Tiger Woods. But now that he is an outcast, now that the media, fans, business associates and fellow competitors have turned against him, I have decided it is time for me to become a fan. Start wearing black on Sundays Tiger and give ’em hell.

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About travellinbaen

I'm a 40 year old lawyer living in Ridgeland, Mississippi. I'm several years and a couple hundred miles removed from most of my old running buddies so I started the blog to provide an outlet for many of the observations and ideas that used to be the subjects of our late night/happy hour/halftime conversations and arguments.
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3 Responses to Off to Ski the Blizzard

  1. Jessie Lou says:

    I would say you love the Underdog and that is where Tiger finds himself these days. I think it is best Elin was not there – it would be hard to control oneself – I know (and most of you would agree) there is no way I would be able to sit there and say nothing. I have found in the last year I do have more self-control than anyone ever thought possible but I doubt I would ever have it in that area.

    As for your ski adventure – have fun – getting outside in the fresh air is just what you need to get back to seeing funny things. Or seeing things as funny which ever the case may be.

  2. calicobebop says:

    I could care less about Tiger but I have to admit – I do like seeing a guy buck the system. Rawr Tiger, rawr! lol…

    Have fun and don’t get too banged up or frozen!

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