Odd that Tayls wrote a blog today about how he doesn’t get skiing and all I’ve done for the past week is tell myself that I want to get into skiing, but here we are.  Don’t get me wrong, I’m not saying I want to be a downhill skier going like 85 miles per hour on fucking ice.  For Christ sake, I wouldn’t drive a car 85 miles per hour on ice!  I’m just saying the idea of skiing down a low grade hill, peacefully, looks enticing to me.  For that reason, I think I’m going to become a skiing enthusiast.

Now yes, I have been known to be a bit of a Peter Griffin when it comes to “getting into” things.  Will this be like my fishing phase that lasted like 4 weeks?  Will it be like my “baseball comeback as a knuckleballer” phase that lasted one bullpen session?  Will it be like my zip up hoody with no undershirt phase that comes and goes?  Will it be like my “hockey guy” phase that is still currently going on?  I could go on, because trust me, there are A LOT of phases I went through, but I have reason to believe that this phase could be the one to break the mold.  Here’s why.

  • Reason 1: Skis and skiing equipment is expensive* so if I don’t use it that’s very dumb on my part so once I just buy the equipment that very well could be enough to motivate me to actually ski.  “But ketch, you bought a fishing pole and you barely fish anymore!” My fishing pole was like $60 max.  Yes I’ve been frivolous with my spending in the past (see: shooting sleeve at age 21, and Charlie Whitehurst jersey at age 27 to name a few), but we start talking about multiple hundreds of dollars, I buckle down and actually use whatever it is I purchased.
  • Reason 2: This is actually the big one, while my parents are skiers, my sister and her husband are.  On top of that, a lot of my aunts and uncles are skiers.  I’ve been invited MULTIPLE times to go skiing with them, but I always declined.  I feel like that’s huge.  If I have skis, and opportunities, what’s stopping me?
  • Reason 3: Women skiers are pretty hot

So I think I’m going to do it.  I think I’m going to get into skiing.  I agree with Tayls in that to non skiers (which would include me right now) it kind of has a stigma of being the winter version of a country club, but what’s wrong with that!  I’ll never join a real country club so if this is the next best thing, why not!

And also, did I mention the women?

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*This new skiing venture will likely start next winter as I don’t have a spare $500 to drop on skis and shit.