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Screaming Fans

Working downtown allows you to see a lot of weird things. Walking out of State Street today, I heard a lot of yelling but had no idea what was going on until someone told me that they were filming a Visa commercial outside. We got to see an eyeful of these people because they had to do about 20 takes to “get it right”. Apparently, it is a 90 second Patriots Visa commercial and it will be featuring fake BSO performers, Patriots Fans, Patriots Cheerleaders, and the End Zone Militia in it and Morgan Freeman is the narrator.  Figure it will be on the TV for the game against the Jets maybe…

Here is a sneak preview:

Mountain Week, Summit Photos

Four times up and cloudy skies each time. I actually had some clear skies once while almost to the top, but they went away fairly quickly.  Mount Washington spends about 90% of its year in some sort of cover: fog, clouds, snow, sleet, rain. It looks like this time will be no different with showers predicted for the morning of our hike.

My creationHopefully by the time this summer is over, I will have two more summit pictures to show. One will be a true summit (in my mind) because I’ll walk up myself. The other one will be aided by a car ride (really a truck ride) up the Auto Road. As my birthday present to myself, I have booked myself a weekend at the Mount Washington Observatory. Not only do I get to be geeky and learn about weather, I get to sleep overnight on the summit. How cool is that? I would rather the clear skies for that because I am definitely bringing both my cameras (just got the new one) to try and take pictures of the stars! 🙂

Back Again

Ice EricWe made it back alive and without any fights! 🙂

I am not a great teacher for skiing as I had to remember how to actually ski, so every once in a while I would tell him a new nugget as it popped back into my head from the back of my brain.

Overall, the mountain was pretty good. A few people were real big idiots, 2 snowboarders who were just lying across the steepest part of the main trail and a woman and her daughter standing at the end of the ramp for the ski lift. We actually ran into them because they wouldn’t move.

However, ending the day with a warm waffle dipped in maple syrup was a stroke of brilliance! So tasty and hot and sugary. Just what I needed.