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Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Laughing up at Big Bear



My friend, Brian Lee, took me skiing recently... It was a holiday... and the story you're about to hear is the truth.....

I had not been skiing for over 10 years... It was absolutely beautiful.... and I did NOT fall (while skiing) the entire day.... oooooohhhhhhhh, I was feeling good about that!!!

But before our final run down the mountain.. I suggested to Brian that we take our picture with the LAKE in the background...

So Brian is trying to set up his camera, but the camera is REALLY THIN and we can't get it to balance on this little bench....

Brian tries his best but he is just not able to balance this camera... he just can't do it... so I say.... LET ME TRY IT...

So... I accomplish this task in just a few minutes, and am really proud of myself...

ONE LITTLE NOTE: In order for the picture to look good... Brian and I have to stand about 10 feet away.. and it's down this sloped area... and it's kinda icy...

So he is standing there... on this ridge... down the slope a little... about 10 feet away.. .

I get this camera set... it was NOT EASY....
and I set the timer..... 10 seconds... 9 seconds... 8 seconds...

and I have to get UP from this table with OUT jiggling the camera or it will fall over... so I have to get up SLOWLY from the table... and by this time... I KNOW that I only have a FEW seconds left... to climb over Brian's snowboard... and get down the slope... to get in place before the 10 seconds are complete...

I step over the board... I am racing down this little ledge... to get in place..
and drum rollllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllll

I catch an edge with my boots and I literally FLIP upside down, and WHAM the camera CLICKS!

We go BACK up the little slope and look at the picture...
And.. Well... You can see the picture above.....

We both LAUGHED and LAUGHED and LAUGHED... and I thought YOU might enjoy laughing at my expense as well...

Thanks, Brian, for bringing your camera... I owe you BIG TIME....

I am still laughing...

For more laughs... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Iy8Ho-dmALc

2 comments:

Deborah said...

It's been a tough day but before I go home for the evening, I decided to check out your blog. I am sooo glad I did. I am laughing so hard, tears are running down my face. Thank you for making a tough day ok after all. These are the kind of laughs you can't get enough of!! Thanks for sharing Dudley.

Kelsey said...

The best part of that story was probably how true it is about getting up before the timer goes off! It's like, snap, I know it's coming, RUN RUN RUN, and then act like you havent just been moving super fast the past 3 seconds, right? This is priceless, thank you for the blessing! I read the story first, and then really looked at the picture, hilarious- thank you very much!