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“Skiing in the rain, just skiing in the rain…” That’s how it was New
Year’s Day on Hunter Mountain. Interesting effect: we ended up
sugar-glazed, covered all over with rain that had frozen to ice.
Snowboarders now around 50 per cent on the slopes–amazing. Seems like just
yesterday I saw my first-ever snowboarder (actually about 7-8 yrs ago, I
think). Nellie Muriel declares that green & blue slopes (i.e. beginner and
intermediate) are “gay” — the latest, and I think rather interesting,
sub-teen synonym for “beneath contempt,” “babyish,” “lame,” etc. The way
snowboarding is coming up, I’m afraid that pretty soon skiing with two skis
will be “gay.”



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